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Butterflies Bar & Kitchen

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31 Queen Street | Pontypool, Blaenavon NP4 9PN, Wales
+44 1495 791044
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove up from Newport yesterday hoping for a nice Sunday lunch as we had an absolutely dreadful one elsewhere 2 weeks ago, plus no kids!! Butterflies is sssooooo cute, beautiful and tucked away. The staff were lovely, the menu was hard to choose from as it all looked wonderful. The food arrived quickly and was amazing. My lamb was... More 

Thank Jo B
Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had been looking forward to going to Butterflies and it didn't disappoint, the food was really good and reasonably priced, the service was also very good. However, the bill came to £67 , bottle of wine included... and my intention was to give a £5 tip. I gave the waitress 4 x £20 notes... £80.. as... More 

1 Thank Cappachino23
wales uk
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Again an absolutely fantastic meal!!! Birthday celebration and failed to disappoint. Pleased to see a work colleague there following my recommendations 😊. If you haven't been your missing out on an amazing culinary experience. You'll have to go along way to find better. Thanks again Dayna and staff 😊 awesome

Thank Jane F
Abertillery, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice food but was spoilt by frozen sprouts and aunt Bessie's Yorkshires. Chairs were a bit low down to the height of table. Puddings were lovely and very well presented but been here twice and both times they have been running out of puddings resulting in heated discussion who's going to have the last fudge cake! Long wait between courses... More 

Thank 805jay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit for us, having read and heard many good things about this place. Ordered some cocktails on arrival and were shown to a table in a pleasant waiting area. The place was obviously fully booked, we had a little wait. We've never waited in such pleasant surroundings, so it wasn't a problem. Busy and a little wait usually mean... More 

1 Thank welshgal1
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, super friendly staff and a very chilled, welcoming atmosphere. Would definitely recommend the asian steamed seabass (pictured). Will be returning again and again!

Thank George_bris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal. The pork belly was fork-tender and desserts are amazing 😍 A good place to stay on for a drink too

Thank Benjamin B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Butterflies for a Christmas meal, although staff were friendly and meal was nice, I was expecting a fantastic meal based on friends previous recommendations.

Thank Jen R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to butterflies last night after seeing some lovely food submitted over facebook weekly. Only had a main course. My wife had the 10oz ribeye steak which was beautiful. I had the game pie which was advertised shortcrust pastry. I was dissapointed as the pastry LID was so thin there was no bite to it. In fact it seemed closer... More 

Thank manicgavinski
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for 2course meal with a lot of friends the meal was lovely the dessert was lush and to finish was a lovely cup of tea.

Thank willmott83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Queen Street | Pontypool, Blaenavon NP4 9PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Blaenavon
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 791044
Butterflies Restaurant is situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. We are proud to be a part of the Blaenavon story, we have Big Pit on our doorstep and Blaenavon Ironworks is within walking distance. Our menu offers traditional classics and À la carte dishes with a continental flavour. Our blackboard is very popular and offers fresh, seasonal dishes to suit all tastes. We have two restaurant areas; the garden restaurant is a contemporary room with oak furniture, leather chairs and views onto the patio. The traditional lounge is very comfortable with original beams and 2 open fireplaces. We have a large walled garden with with plenty of room to relax. We even grow some of our own produce to use in the kitchen.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?