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“Perfect chilled out eatery”
Review of Butterfly Cabinet

Butterfly Cabinet
Ranked #134 of 1,303 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 20, 2013

First visited on a quiet period (A rainy Tuesday afternoon) and it was expectantly emptyish. Food was amazing, got plenty of it for a decent price. Service was great, decor and vibe are cool but not pretentious. Always a winner.

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Thank theSIH
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Visited The Butterfly Cabinet after hearing reviews from friends and it didn't disappoint. Went on a Saturday morning and had to wait for around 15 mins for a table - but after our experience I can understand why a place like this is so popular. We all opted for Eggs Benedict which was delicious- eggs were perfectly poached. Particularly liked the option on the menu for diners to make their own full English and the ambience was perfect for a casual meeting place. Overall experience was great, will most definitely return.

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2  Thank Lj_Mckelvey
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

super good, massive plates of yummy food, service is a tad slow but its a nice place to sit and hang out.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I class myself as a regular to The Butterfly Cabinet often stuffing myself with a cooked breakfast prior to watching the football. It is an unassuming place situated across the road from Heaton Park.

The food is plentiful, good quality and excellent value for money. On the breakfast front, you are pretty much create any breakfast you like from. heir extensive selection of items. But make sure you're really hungry before you order 'the business breakfast'!

The place does get very busy on weekend mornings but it is well worth the wait. And, although it is in a student area, it attracts all sorts of people - not just students.

They also hold events in the evenings - live music on Mondays, a Blues club on Thursdays and an art club on Sundays.

The staff are always pleasant and service is swift, even when they are really busy.

I would thorougly recommend The Butterfly Cabinet to everyone.

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1  Thank TheHappyChappie
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is geared up for breakfasts and lunches. And specialises in the urban classic, brunch. The quality is very good and reliably so; if you're new to the area or a visitor who wants somewhere reliable, this is a good option.

However, I don't tend to visit often. I think that the food is very pricey (I don't know how the students that frequent this place have the cash to do so). I don't mind paying top dollar for a top product, but this is an upmarket bohemian cafe. The menu is limited and yet I've often been aware of orders being delivered incorrectly, perhaps this is all part of the 'vibe'. My view is that places at this price point shouldn't charge a supplement to have some ketchup/mayo with chips, but this place does.

So, the food itself; cooked breakfasts, international variations on cooked breakfasts, wholesome sandwiches, soup, gourmet burgers, this is what to expect. Service is insincere; you never get the impression that the staff want to be there or that they have any real interest in whether you've enjoyed your visit or not. This place won't let you down, but there are better options that also offer better value in Heaton.

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Thank Michael J
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