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Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 386 0005
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited in Dec 18 on friend’s recommendation and because we heard it was one of the best restaurants in Knysna. Disappointing. The highlight was the dessert - excellent bread and butter pudding and great home made ice cream. Sadly nothing else matched this. The menu...More

Thank car_lra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had yet again another excellent meal at Pembreys last night !! The Ravioli is to die for and the calamari tubes a winner, duck was also delicious !! A must visit if you are in Knysna

Thank Ilsev918
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent venue for an evening meal, fine-dining style. The service was outstanding, as was the quality of food. Compared to prices back in the U.K., it is about half price to what I would expect to pay. When we're back in Knysna, we'll definitely...More

Thank walkerdawn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best places I have ever eaten in, it can only be described as fine dining, with all local produce cooked to perfection, very reasonably priced, with excellent wine. Top high end selection and delivery, fabulous.

Thank Reeferman64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A treat just minutes out of Knysna. Delicious foods on a seasonally changing menu complemented by an extensive carefully chosen wine list that is exceptionally well priced. This is not a cosy romantic setting but will not disappoint.

Thank GravelRoadAdventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service and food. Peter and Viv are amazing hosts and absolutely love this restaurant will definitely highly recommend this establishment to anyone living in or visiting Knysna

Thank adrianhR9884LK
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Personal attention from the owners and good service from the waitresses contributed to a great evening at this charming restaurant. The food was delicious and well presented. It is obviously well patronised by the locals and booking is essential I will certainly revisit Pembrey's whenever...More

Thank margiehk
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for the positive review. We, and our staff do appreciate and enjoy our patrons.Viv and Peter

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Awesome restaurant on the western side of the Knysna lagoon. Extremely good food and very popular so you do need to book.

Thank Val M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I had been wanting to dine at Pembreys for a long time but it’s quite a drive from Plett and they’re only open in the evenings. It is a real comfi, old style restaurant with delicious food and good service. We ordered the gruyere and...More

Thank tanya2792016
Reviewed July 9, 2018

On the recommendation from the B&B we were staying at we called on a Friday evening of the Oyster Festival in hopes of reserving a table, and Pembreys made a plan to accommodate us.We were delighted that they did because we discovered one of the...More

Thank BeverleyG_1974
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November 26, 2017|
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Response from CARGOLSA | Property representative |
We regret that our lines of communication at the restaurant were all destroyed in the fires. We still have only temporary lines, 5 months after the fires. Please phone us on 044 3860005 between 11am and 5pm when we should be... More
February 12, 2017|
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Response from CARGOLSA | Property representative |
I have sent you an email!!!
February 2, 2017|
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Response from CARGOLSA | Property representative |
Please could you look for a guide on our website. We are not allowed to include it in our answer. We do not charge extra for vegetables, 4, that are served with the main courses, nor the chips, potatoes etc, nor the bread... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes. Please add that we do not have Vegan Dishes.
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