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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Seafood, International, Pizza, European
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Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are locals in Brenton. The new menu and layout of the restaurant has destroyed what has been a classic restaurant for many years. No atmosphere and very disappointing. Good buy Butterfly Blu!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They made ou r(anniversary) evening super special. A glass of champagne each. A “happy anniversary” card and a desert that was out of heaven. Asenathi, our waitress was professional yet warm and friendly. The prawns were fat and juicy. It was just such a special...and lovely evening, celebrating with the most beautiful sunset. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant overlooking the bay/beach - can turn up in a fancy dress or shorts and t-shirt 😃 relaxed breezy feel in smartly decorated surroundings. Lwando our waiter was very friendly and charming, thank you! Offers a few vegetarian options which was nice for us...(the vegetable curry was really excellent)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely Valentine's dinner yesterday with tasteful sushi and a fabulous sunset. Especially our waitress Veronica was very attentive and took care about us with her friendly service. It was a wonderful evening and we will return shortly. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal this evening with pleasant, attentive service. We all had the tempura prawn starter. The line fish and Hake was also beautifully prepared. Certainly worth a visit if you are in the Knysna area.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a absolutely fabulous time. The service was great but the food was out of this word. I have never had so much seafood in a linguini before. The rainbow salad was amazing the steak and lamb was beautiful. Yes I did try everything...deliverd to the table. The Don Pedro's was the best aswell. Thank you for a great night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wanted to write about the staff, they made our experience absolutely amazing, from our waitress, the lady that kept checking on us and mostly Asisipho with her great smile and welcoming presence truly made the whole experience beautiful. We definitely coming back and...will be recommending the place to our family and friends.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner there tonight and while the food was good it seems that the chef piles so many vegetables on top of the main it is hard to find it. While it looks like a great deal of food it was mostly cooked vegetable,...which again was good but the plate looked unappealing. Great tasting food needs to look good as well as taste good. Just sayin. Amazing views and the staff was great! Love South Africa!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Brenton Haven for three nights and knew breakfast at Buttefly Blu was included in the price. However, on our first night we went there for dinner and we ended up having all our breakfasts and dinners there! The food is outstanding...and we are really fussy. It is made with such love and has amazing flavours. The produce is fresh and seasonal and you can tell the chefs in the kitchen are passionate about what they do. All the staff at the restaurant were fabulous and the managers were very visible too and came to chat to us each time we were there. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. There are lots of restaurants in Knysna and surrounds, but this one, for us, topped all of them. It was such a joyful experience each time we were there and we loved, loved, loved the food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and then returned for dinner. Location is first class with a view to die for over the bay. Service is always with a smile with some fun thrown in. My ostrich steak with beef marrow on the bone was just superb....My wife’s pork chops equally as good. As usual, too much to eat but hey this is RSA. WOULD I RETURN - YES MANY TIMESMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Excellent service and friendly staff. Beautiful view. We had our wedding reception and it was superb. Best day of my life and would highly recommend this venue for any function. Kiara the manager was a phenomenal host and attended to our every need....Cudos to the team of Blue Butterfly Restaurants. The whole experience was FANTASTIC!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Generally one of our favorite restaurants to visit as locals. It is therefore a pity to say that the steaks have been disappointing on two occasions. Yesterday three of us ordered sirloin, the meals we received were underwhelming. Although they were cooked to our requested...preference, they were unseasoned and tasteless. The whiskey and green peppercorn sauce was also very watery. The other dishes we ordered were delicious. Please, could the relevant chef(s) look at seasoning steaks properly.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Good location with a nice view. Staff are friendly and quick. Furniture could do with some renovation. The food was disappointing. I had squid for starters, squid tempura style rather tasteless but with the vegetables edible. As a main course surf and turf. Asked for...sirloin to be be medium but arrived well done and rather tasteless, squid similar to starter, shrimps ok, french fries squishy. My partner had half shelled muscles in a thai sauce as a starter which was ok, her sea food platter was disappointing. Short on sea food, replaced by unappealing rice and en fries. We will not return nor recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

A Christmas Lunch was booked in Oct already and the 4 course menu delicious. Very attentive service top class.The restaurant views of the oceanfront very stunning

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Thank you Butterfly Blu for an incredible christmas lunch. Epic views, super friendly staff and the food was simply wow...

Date of visit: December 2023
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Ane E
17 June 2021|
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Yes Butterfly Blu has a ramp next to the deli and the restaurant is very spacious with large bi-fold doors and a wheelchair friendly toilet.
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Hello Tour38781173981, Butterfly Blu does not offer buffet lunches or dinners as a standard procedure but does offer it on request for groups. Occasionally functions will include a buffet option. I hope this helps! Kind... More
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Dear Garth we only allow them on the grass in front of the deck. Hope to see you soon. kind regards The Brenton Haven Team
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Yes, Butterfly Blu Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Butterfly Blu Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5