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Butterflies Bar & Kitchen, Pontypool, Gwent

Butterflies Bar & Kitchen

4.8
4.8
341 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
BUTTERFLIES BAR & KITCHEN
A unique gastropub situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. Our menu is inspired by local produce and some dishes our chef has picked up whilst travelling around the world. Our steaks are renowned in the area and we have just won an award for “best steaks and grills” in South East Wales and "Best Welsh Restaurant".

We have two restaurant areas; The Garden Room is a contemporary room with views onto the courtyard and our large walled garden. The Cwtch is part of the original pub built c1832 and has two feature fireplaces, one of which houses our beautiful log burner.

Many people refer to us as Blaenavon’s hidden gem - we have to agree!

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2 people

21:30


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sun 12:30–16:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01495 791044

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Dayne Watkins

  • Area

    Pontypool

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • South Wales

    Best Service

  • South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • South Wales

    Best Value

  • South Wales

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Wales

    Group Bookings

  • South Wales

    Healthy

  • South Wales

    Lunch

  • South Wales

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  • South Wales

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  1. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Best steak I have had in a long time. Shared alot with my partner so we could try a few different things. Highly recommend and will be visiting again
  2. E

    Exile60

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food quality was excellent would definatly go back
  3. N

    Nadine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Butchers block was massive enough for two people.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning food and service
  5. J

    Jono

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoy our visits to this lovely place, everything about it is wonderful. So fortunate its on our doorstep .
  6. RC

    RachC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals as always - starters, mains and sides! Short ribs, bbk byrgers, steaks and bottomless chips!! No room for desserts! Absolutely love this place 😍
  7. KJ

    KarenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, can't wait to return.. food was outstanding and so was the service
  8. AJ

    AmiJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time that I have been to this restaurant and it was lovely. Great atmosphere and setting and all the staff were very friendly. The food was lovely and very generous portion size - I was so full I could not eat my dessert so they offered to box it up without me having to ask which was lovely.
  9. 0

    01121999

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Set meal courses was not mentioned before the Day so had had to have a starter and dessert we didn’t want. We only wanted a Sunday dinner…, so came to be quite expensive at the end more than we wanted to spend, and after a nearby table complained about having a hair in there food we then found it in ours to, massive shame!
  10. GM

    GarethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food amazing staff the quality of food was amazing
  11. LR

    LouiseR

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night again at Butterflies Bar and Kitchen. Introducing friends to the restaurant for the first time and they are definitely returning!
  12. D

    Debster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was lovely and was prepared quickly in the kitchen. The service, for us, was very poor. For others the service was good. Not sure if it was because we were sat right in the furthest corner in the second room but we waited 20 minutes to be asked about a drink order, our starter plates weren’t cleared until I asked, even though a member of staff was clearing a table where the customers had paid and left. When the starters were cleared the main meals came in seconds so they were ready and waiting to be taken from the kitchen. The staff were apologetic each time I mentioned the issues but no attempt to recompense us. The table right next to us, who came in after us were served immediately to drinks, the waitress was attentive and informative. Their starters came quickly, were cleared quickly and they caught up with us regarding the mains. Totally different experience for them. No service tip was left by us which is very unusual. Despite the lovely food, we won’t be returning. I can eat lovely food at home but when you go out it is to experience good service.
  13. MB

    MattB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was presented well and tasted delicious. Would definitely eat here again.
  14. SW

    StephenW

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food, waiter kept forgetting to come back to us but hasn’t put us off, will go again
  15. MV

    MartynV

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good meal in pleasant surroundings with attentive staff.
  16. D

    Dashy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food at butterflies never had a bad meal in the years we've been eating there. always delivers quality service and a lovely friendly atmosphere well recommended
  17. RS

    RobynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Sunday lunch would definitely return & have recommended it to family & friends.
  18. F

    Foodie

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is outstanding, it really is worth the money. The food is cooked perfectly and really tasty. We can't wait to go back! The only downfall is the parking is limited.
  19. AW

    AndrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and always the best service from the wonderful staff! Can’t wait to visit again!!!
  20. AS

    AnneS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff amazing polite and helpful. Nothing too much trouble An oasis in the valley. Food fabulous Music a little loud when seated under or near speaker Expensive but commensurate with ambience, quality, and service.
  21. R

    Rhi24

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, had Sunday lunch with my family, meat was stunning, veg however was hard, roast potatoes were awful, hard with no flavour, would return to try general menu
  22. NM

    NathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and brilliant food. Would recommend
  23. BS

    BethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff and good service. Would recommend to all
  24. J

    Jowall5

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quality of food was excellent! Never fails to disappoint Would definitely recommend
  25. A

    Anonymous

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was lovely good service and a lovely atmosphere would definitely recommend visiting Butterflies Bar & Kitchen.
  26. JS

    JonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booked for a certain and arrived early but it was no issue for staff. Food was delicious. No issues at all. Will come again.
  27. J

    Jedward

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place, food and service were excellent. We will be back.
  28. H

    Howard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Butterflies 🦋. What a fantastic place from start to finish was Amazing .best ever food and the staff was very friendly and welcoming, helpful. Atmosphere was so relaxing and enjoyable. Everything about this Hidden Gem was delicious and Delightful. Would Definitely be rebooking and would Definitely recommend. Special place this is .please say Massive Thankyou to all your wonderful staff for making our first experience so Amazing see you soon XX
  29. H

    Helbren

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and good tip top Lovely restaurant best around
  30. JR

    JoanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic friendly service and amazing food definitely be coming back again .
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food outstanding, staff polite a great evening.
  32. LP

    LeanneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal to celebrate a family birthday, place was lovely, food even better. Ordered the taste of Welsh beef it was outstanding. There were 6 of us & everyone loved their food. Oh & those onion rings were the best I’ve tasted. Will definitely be back. Thank you
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well if anyone is looking for somewhere for a Sunday roast that’s out of this world you need to try this place! 😳 Oh my the meat was just falling apart, I felt like we were in heaven and there was so much flood! 🥩🥦 Our bill was a pleasant surprise too…. 🧾 Starters - HM soup and calamari Mains- Sharing platter of beef, pork, chicken, lamb and sausages, as well as all the trimmings and veg Sides- 2 cups of coffee Drinks - water and Fanta for the whopping price of ….., £48 You will not be disappointed if you pay this place a visit and we will most def be back ❤️
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, faultless service and not overly priced. Definitely returning.
  35. R

    Rhi1974

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little gem of a place hidden away in the heart of The Valleys. Food was amazing, literally the best steak I have ever eaten and everything else was just as good. Came home and booked again, this time with friends. Definitely worth a visit.
  36. T

    Terrence

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice local restaurant, with great staff and well presented meals. Well worth a visit
  37. AB

    AliceB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Butterflies on Sunday for a roast as a little anniversary celebration. The food was stunning and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Love the decor too. We will return.
  38. DA

    DeborahA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Butterflies, Blaenavon and it didn’t disappoint, YOU have to go ! It’s the cutest, quirkiest place with great ambience and amazing food. The service we received was excellent. We were made to feel welcome and despite the restaurant being full and busy, staff were attentive and we were made to feel special. Can’t wait to return !
  39. SB

    SarahB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food Great service Lovely place tucked away Will be back soon!
  40. J

    Joker

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb, the service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere was great. We'll definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Butterflies Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Butterflies Bar & Kitchen

31/33 Queen Street Pontypool, Gwent NP4 9PN

Additional information

  • Area

    Pontypool

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sun 12:30–16:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dayne Watkins

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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