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“A great addition in 2015”

Butterfly Blu Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We offer a stylish, relaxed setting with an exquisite view over Brenton Beach and Buffalo Bay. Our modern restaurant is beautifully furnished in an eclectic style,which springs from Ibiza, Greece and an alternative South African influence. The elegant and beautifully appointed dining and lounge spaces compliments the delicious creations from the Kitchen. Bring your family and friends for an ideal dining experience with the best views in the Garden Route. 1 Hour Free Wifi is available to all visitors of Butterfly Blu.
Reviewed 1 January 2016

For us, this is the new kid on the block. What a lovely surprise it was. The restaurant carters for both inside & outside eating. The outside timber terrace allows for fantastic views of the beach below. In case of windy or rainy days, the terrace has glass sliding windows & a roof that can be shut making it an all year round venue. The menu offers a variety of dishes which are excellently cooked & served. The prices are good value for money. During our next visit to the area, we will definitely dine there again.

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LE1985, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Blu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

Thank you very much for your review! We are so pleased that you had a great meal and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Butterfly Blu team.

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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Visited early evening for dinner in peak season. Took 30 minutes to get the drinks. Apparently the 2 cocktails delayed all the drinks. If you can't keep up with cocktails then don't offer them. Food took a reasonable time but was very average. The pizza was the best part of the meal. The setting is amazing on the beachfront and the sunset spectacular. We saw a pod of dolphins cruising along. Just a pity about the food and service. Perhaps it is better in the off season.

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LE1985, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Blu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

Dear Sandra,

Thank you for very much for taking the time to review our business. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We do try to make customers aware that they might wait slightly longer during peak season but would like to apologise for the wait during your visit. We are really glad that you enjoyed the pizzas!

At Brenton Haven and Butterfly Blu we always try our best to create a fantastic experience for guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Best wishes, the Butterfly Blu team.

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Our first visit to the hotel was pleasant, but we waited quite a while for food. The chips were out of this world and we were looking forward to experience the famous pizzas that were served there.
Sunday night 27 December. We waited and waited for a waiter. Then we were told they ran out of pizza bases. This is their very peak season and they cannot serve one of their best dishes? I asked for a menu in any case, which was handed to me reluctantly. Other customers also complained and the managers seemed unhappy about something, but the waitress was quite relieved when we decided to rather leave, because we felt they could not cope with the customers. We even offered to come back for take aways, but the waitress had lots of excuses.
Really, a four star restaurant in peak season with service like this? Not good! This is the time to make money and it is the only place where food was served that night, yet they were unprepared to serve their customers. Very dissapointing!!

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LE1985, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Blu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

Hi,

Thank you for very much for taking the time to review our business. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We do try to make customers aware that they might wait slightly longer during peak season but would like to apologise for the wait during your visit. Our pizza station has become more popular that we could have ever imagined and the reason for running out of pizza bases was that we had already served 300 pizzas that day and we were struggling to keep up with the demand. We have learned from this experience and are busy formulating a plan for next year. We are really glad that you enjoyed the chips!

At Brenton Haven and Butterfly Blu we always try our best to create a fantastic experience for guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Best wishes, the Butterfly Blu team.

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We had a late lunch and a couple of drinks at Blu in Brenton on Sea, such a stunning view over Buffelsbaai, the service was great and the food fantastic, huge "Croatian" pizzas and awesome Hake & Chips. Really worth a visit

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charte2015, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Blu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Thank you for the fabulous review we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

We went to Butterfly Blu during December 2015 and whilst the location is wonderful, the food was forgettable. We were told that we could not book but on arrival noticed that tables were being 'held' for people. There was no system in place to seat people and no management oversight. Extremely poor service. We will continue to go there for a sunset drink, but never again for a meal.

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