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Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 386 0005
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18:30 - 22:00
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleased to hear that out guest house owner had booked us a table at Pembreys. We went by taxi--less than 10 minutes. The salad selection was wonderful, all so fresh and unusual. We went for the two starters which were great. It was a pleasure to be able to eat just what we wanted, without needing to have... More 

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Thank susieQ321_12
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed the salads and starters. We find that in the summer, this is a popular way to eat. Viv and Peter More 

Hilton, South Africa
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the favourite restaurant of great friends who live in Belvidere Estate,Knysna. Four of us went to Pembreys for dinner. All had different dishes, and all thorougly enjoyed their meals. I had the unusual starter of marrowbones with crostini. The shin was cut vertically which I had not seen before, but it was delicious and totally wiped out my... More 

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

Thank you for recommending us! Viv and Peter More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pembreys was recommended to us by our friends, had they not told us we would have missed out on a delightful evening and meal. The setting is serene,homely and rustic. The menu is extensive and varied. The buffet salad had something for all tastes and was beautifully presented. The bill was fair. I felt the service slipped a bit as... More 

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologise for the service, some nights everyone arrives at once despite us staggering times and we cannot cope. Viv More 

Knysna, South Africa
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pembreys is a lovely restaurant that is great for special occasions or just a good meal. They have an interesting an fairly extensive menu with excellent service and reasonable prices. this is a popular rstaurant so you must book well in advance.

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to recommend us. Viv and Peter More 

Dubai
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten track - must book a couple of months in advance. Chef and Patron are very well versed and have some really special dishes to offer on the menu. Food portion sizes are very good and my wife had a 'Eton and Mess' dessert with Passion Fruit Sorbet & Ice Cream and it was exquisite! A must visit...

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Once the Summer is over, it is very quiet for us and then it is easy to get a table! Our passionfruit vines are laden this year hence the passionfruit desserts! Viv and Peter More 

Dorset UK
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Knysna for 20 years and have dined at Pembrys on a number of occasions throughout this time. We had not been for a couple of years and thought we would revisit and when we rang to book a table, we could not get a reservation for two weeks! The restaurant is set a little way out... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review Pembreys. We are fully booked because we can only serve 40 diners a night as Peter works almost single handedly in the kitchen. More 

Garden Route, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

European-trained and annually refreshed by cooking holidays in France, Chev/owner Steve produces exemplary food.

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We do not consider ourselves fine dining, but we just love eating and cooking. More 

Bucks uk
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much has changed at Pembreys- but that's a plus!! Great food and great service from Vic Peter and the team. Still good value too. Deserves it lofty position in TA. Keep up the good work!

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

Thank you for the encouragement, after 23 years at Pembreys we feel that we are part of the furniture! Viv and Peter More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most amazing Blesbok (venison) fillet, mouth watering Pannacotta, excellent service in a homely setting. Simply the best in Knysna and a must for all visitors and locals. #1 for a reason!

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We just want to satisfy our guests so your review has meant a lot to our staff. Thank you, Peter and Viv, Anita, Jen, Ronel and Letta. More 

Oban, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Managed to get in at the last minute, which was very lucky for us. Selections from an extensive blackboard menu. Food was top quality and a good wine selection. Run by a husband and wife team. The chef came out and spoke to all the diners at the end of service, which was a nice touch.

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Thank john0653
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Meeting so many people from all over the world is certainly a wonderful experience for us. Peter and Viv More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 6571, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?