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Pembreys

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Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 386 0005
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18:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food & run by awesome staff. This is always on our itinerary when we visit Knysna. Make sure to book in advance, as they're always busy.

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

And it is always a treat to welcome back the families and say, My how they've grown!! Thank you Viv and Peter More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We got the recommendation from our guest house, otherwise we would have not found it. A very charming place, letting you experience the best of South Africa. Very locally sourced food, accompanied with excellent wines and sparking wines!

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1 Thank srszrh
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Well what a place up in forest and great setting for pre drinks overlooking Kynsna, a great choice on the menu and everything we had was fantastic, great flavours and nice twists on the menu , very highly recommend

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Thank Liz K
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us. Viv More 

Knysna, South Africa
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great food, nice location in a forest. A changing menu on a blackboard, which ensures only fresh ingredients, prepared in a nouvelle cuisine style. Very friendly service, and a nice wine list. Very cosy in winter with an open fireplace.

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1 Thank MikeGoodChow
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It has been so cold that we have contemplated lighting the fire in November! Viv and Peter More 

Knysna, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

good food, prettily arranged, nice atmosphere. One feels welcome and over many years have never once been disappointed.

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Thank ik1957
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, consistency is what we aim for. Peter and Viv More 

Sedgefield, South Africa
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife took me to Pembreys as part of my 50th celebrations and we were just blown away at the overall experience. The service was attentive and friendly, and the food was just outstanding. Will definitely be back for more and would recommend Pembreys without reservation.

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

We feel privileged to be "part" of our guests many celebrations. Viv More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Highly commendable restaurant with interesting and innovative dishes. Enjoyed superb mushroom and gruyere souffle, grilled calamari, marrow bones and perfect fillet. Accompanied by an excellent 2011 Muratie. Eclectic style with 'antique' crockery adorning the walls, interesting 'corked' art and some shelved recipes books. Service is five star. Go and enjoy yourself!!

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Thank Felicite F
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. We certainly enjoy serving our appreciative guests. Peter and Viv More 

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Tried this one out on our trip from West Cape to the Parks... We booked a table for 2 at Pembreys for diner... Great food and also the service was top So all and all good choice... They serve some nice local dishes.

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Thank Marc C
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed trying the South African offerings! Viv and Peter More 

Sandy, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Excellent standard of cooking. Friendly ambiance. Very impressive choice of wines by the glass. One wants to keep coming back to work through the menu.

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed having our wines by the glass. We feel that one can then try different wines for each course. Thanks, Viv and Peter More 

Knysna, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Just when I had just about given up on finding fine dining in Knysna I rediscovered Pembreys! Definitely the best restaurant in Knysna, friendly, great service and delicious food - the mushroom and gruyere soufflé was "to die for"! I will certainly be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.

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