Butterflies Bar & Kitchen

4.8
72 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 72 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneG
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reviewed yesterday
Little Gem
What a little gem of a restaurant. We have had the pleasure of eating here several times and it never failed to surprise us with the quality of food and friendly service. My partner is a bit of a ribs fiend this was the first time he ordered the rack of ribs I saw them coming out before he did, was he in for a surprise the portion was massive. The smile on his face when it was put in front of him was priceless. He said they are probably some of the best ribs he has ever tasted and trust me he has tried ribs in a fair few countries including American the home of ribs. He could not finish them not a problem we were supplied with a take out box. I had the prawn and crab chilli linguine the portion again was massive and so tasty. No room for pudding. We will 100% be going back. It is so worth a visit. Always book on open table as you get confirmation of your booking immediately.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply stunning steaks, the best we’ve ever has. This little place is a hidden gem and do not be put off by its location. Great service, outstanding food and a lovely atmosphere. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

JD
JulieD
South Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food as always, really helpful friendly staff, our favourite place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, amazing service, will definitely be going again 😁

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was absolutely lovely.
Service was slow and some of the waitresses were forgetful and not very attentive, with one in particular being very grumpy. We were sat outside under the marquee which was fine, but we felt like we had been shoved in the corner - where there were soaking wet bar stools right against my back and waitresses were always back and forth to just behind us getting and returning cutlery and dessert boards which was noisy at times. We booked our table as soon as butterflies announced they would be open, but really felt it was as if we had booked last minute and they had just squeezed us in a random space.
We love Butterflies and have always loved our visits, but this one unfortunately fell short this time. Granted the weather wasn't the best and these are exceptional times at the moment, but we came last year and sat in the marquee and had a much more enjoyable experience. The experience is just as important as the food.

JD
JulieD
South Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, nice sat in the garden well protected from the rain, even had a bit of sunshine,
great staff

JD
JulieD
South Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great efficient staff, real ale, nice atmosphere, lovely place.

LB
vipLisaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing as always so do glad to be able to dine here again. Already looking forward to the next time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant as always! Can’t wait to come back when we can dine indoors ☺️

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service thank you

CH
ClareH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service ! Highly recommend!

Blankets were offered and the food was delicious

LJ
LauraJ
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food in lovely surrounding. Staff were very attentative and kind. Overall lovely experience with good social distancing measures in place so felt really safe

JT
JTFP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Without question one of the best steaks I have ever been served! Great food, service and ambience in a COVID safe environment. Highly recommended.

AD
AnnD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal ! Again we were not disappointed l would highly recommend. Took mum for her first meal and she said it was the best restaurant meal she had ever had - praise indeed!

DC
DavidC
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, very good quality food and value for money. Definitely worth a visit, well be going again.

JS
JaneS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Friendly staff. Food was second to none and perfectly presented. Service was first rate. It’s a hidden Gem and we will definitely be returning in 2021

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adamt
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always with exceptional service , cant wait to go back .

MG
MarkG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious , although my starter was a little pricey at £7 Had intended to stick with 2 course for £16 But picked a started not included. The staff were all very pleasant.

JR
JulieR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal with friends. Food hot a very delicious. We will definitely be back ❤

KD
KimD
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is Blaenavon’s best kept secret. The food was out of this world, service was fast and extremely good. The ambiance is lovely; Covid-19 measures were clearly addressed and information available on each table. The steaks looked amazing and my turkey dinner was fantastic. Desserts were also to die for - I recommend the lemon meringue cheesecake.

JC
JensC
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here a few times and the food and service is always fantastic. Will be going back

KH
KarenH
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food , everything was cooked to perfection even down to the side salad on the starters.

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Karen
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food and service. The Covid setup was well organised too.

JL
JoanneL
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and service will definitely be back.

MH
MichaelH
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food outstanding from the second we got in there to the second we walked out

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Cath
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal. Everything was perfect. Staff were friendly and very efficient. Nothing too much trouble. Lovely inviting environment even with current restrictions in place. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

DR
DarrenR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Went for food last Thursday.. food was lovely place was extremely full though background music playing on top of a small room in the back with 20 people in there most of them loud and drunk .. way to loud couldn’t have a conversation with my Mrs and had to shout at the lady to order my food.. food was lovely fp.. but wasn’t asked if everything was ok or if I wanted more drinks while there. Left with a headache

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely pub with fantastic food and service. Everyone was very friendly with a lovely warm atmosphere.

HJ
HayleyJ
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful meal as always, so lucky to have this on our doorstep

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food,lovely staff

RM
RebeccaM
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, amazing service - The staff were incredibly helpful. Lovely ambience - great all round experience

BJ
BevJ
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place. Will definitely be back. Great staff

R
Robert
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely meal and the staff were very friendly.

LL
LauraL
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak experience = amazing! Never seen so much meat, perfectly cooked and totally delicious! Highly recommend!

PK
PaddyK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal with my wife and son for my 50th birthday.
Food as always was wonderful, the service was also great although felt a little rushed, this is in no way a criticism though as we fully accept the current predicament due to corona virus.
Can't wait to come back again

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mikes
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit for us. The food was superb. Service was excellent
Will visit again

LP
LeanneP
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! Best I have had! Price was very good also! Staff were very polite and very helpful! Can’t wait to go back x

AG
AnneG
South Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had four different starters which were plentiful and tasty followed by amazing steaks cooked to perfection. A couple of sides which were good enough to have been the main meals. Two of the party had a dessert which again large and scrumptious. The service is very friendly and attentive without making you feel in comfortable. Would highly recommend a visit to this gem of a restaurant

FAQs

Butterflies Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.