We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 386 0005
18:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 259: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It all starts from booking. What a lady! Then, arriving you will find a pleasant restaurant just outside the town, on a small hill, decorated with fine taste. Food, well, devine. Accurate, very tasty, well presented. You just want more. Highly recommended.

Thank Yair B
Cape Town
Level Contributor
45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasing venue with a nicely designed building. There is a cosy fireplace for winter. The food is superb and Peter's Bread and Butter pudding is a revelation. The food is upmarket in style and delivers on taste, but price is reasonable giving good value for money. One to visit on your visit to the area.

Thank HenryGreeff
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us and Peter is pleased that you enjoyed the B & Butter! Viv More 

Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky in our 1 night stay in Knysna to chance upon this restaurant without a reservation. The chef mentioned they don't get a lot of walk ins. Dinner was delicious. The evening menu is written on black boards with a good combination of seafood and game. The desserts were delicious particularly the homemade ice cream.

Thank Tess G
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

So pleased that you "walked in" and thank you for the photographs. Peter and Viv More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

After quite a few friends mentioned how great Pemburys was, we decided to give it a try. I did book 2 weeks in advance and they were very quick to respond to my voice mail reservation. The restaurant decor is lovely albeit a bit on the old fashioned side. The food was absolutely delicious and definitely not "old school". We... More 

Thank SueFerreira
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We do hope that you will visit us again! Viv More 

Knysna, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were told that this restaurant was very expensive, but it was value for money and not expensive, there was no extensive menu to plough through it was all on a blackboard and the choice was, all the same, interesting and varied. We had a starter of Tomato soup (It was a cold evening) and Bone marrow, both dishes were... More 

Thank Alan/Denise J
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your largely positive review of our bistro. It is a pity that people do not take into account that bread/toast & butter and the vegetables are included in the price and not charged for separately. All our meats are carefully sourced and are of the best quality, so in comparison, we are certainly not more expensive. May... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The best meal I have had in Knysna and recommend the restaurant to anyone in the mood for some fine dining. We had the fillet and lamb shank with the Amarula creme brûlée for desert.

Thank Carel M
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. Peter and Viv More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We first met Peter and Viv so 35 years ago when they were "mine hosts" at Lake Pleasant Hotel in Sedgfield. At the time we were blown away by the quality of food on offer. Now a 14 year sojurn in the UK we have returned to SA and reconnected with them and can only report that the food is... More 

Thank gearymad
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Excellent meal, from start to finish - we had piri piri prawns and artichoke ravioli (home made), followed by lamb shank, confit duck and sole - all were delicious, as was the wine. The service was also superb and the owners (chef and front of house) extremely friendly. Highly recommendable!

Thank Natalie L
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Having searched the net looking for a "nice" restaurant I found this in the top 10. I have eaten here twice. I cannot fault the food - it really is delicious and served beautifully and ample portion size. Menu has a nice selection for all. Warm and friendly staff who are happy to engage and assist where needed. As it... More 

Thank cc777
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
104 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

A good place to eat. On the way to Belvidiere this place is a good option. View around is very good. The dessert Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake is delicious

Thank trilochansaini

Travellers who viewed Pembreys also viewed

Knysna, Western Cape
Knysna, Western Cape
Knysna, Western Cape

Been to Pembreys? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 386 0005
Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pembreys and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Pembreys staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?