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Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 386 0005
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

And elegant and what seemed to be a family run restaurant with guests enjoying a special night out, locals and tourists alike. My meal was delicious: I started with a classic, muscles with butter and herbs in a little white wine - the wild muscles were fresh and delicious, followed by a steak cooked to perfection with the yummy sauce.... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really exceptional. So many great options to choose from & you will definitely leave raving about your meal! There is , however, no energy/vibe in this restaurant. Cold atmosphere but the food is totally worth it

Thank Leandra S
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We love cooking but perhaps we are too old for this game? We are sorry that we did not fulfil your expectations. More 

Hua Hin, Thailand
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there for the 1st time since moving here 1 year ago for our 11th anniversary. The food was just exquisite - the best I have had in years of travelling around the world. The service was excellent and attentive The atmosphere was however sterile. Other guests spoke in whispers. They really need some background music - possibly classical... More 

Thank Nick1950
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are sorry that you will not be visiting us again. We are not sure what happened to the music the night that you dined at Pembreys? Viv and Peter More 

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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pembrey's is a delightful restaurant run by Peter the amazing Chef/proprietor and his wife Viv supported by a very lovely, friendly and professional team. It is situated near Belvidere. Booking is absolutley essential as the restaurant is extremely popular. The creative menu and choice is varied offering an excellent fish, meat and fresh pasta dishes and there is also an... More 

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

Thank you for the recommendation, we appreciate it so much. Peter and viv and our staff. More 

Cologne, Germany
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at Pembrey's. In the first place we hadn't been sure whether it was the right kind of restaurant for us. On the pictures it appeared to be very "classical". We've been taught differently: Starting from the warm welcome, the extraordinarily and honestly friendly service by the owner (very good wine recommendation) and the other lady.... More 

Thank sleepingleo2010
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are pleased that we surpassed your expectations. Viv More 

Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food in pleasant surroundings We have never had a poor meal there and believe we have had excellent value

Thank Stephanie &... C
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your vote of confidence. Viv and Peter More 

Cape Town
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pembrey's is the one restaurant in Knysna you have to reserve a table 10 days in advance. And that says it all. Very good food, very well prepared and worth a visit. Dont let the dated interior influence your decision.

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

Thank you for your review. In the winter we are not very busy so although one has to book, one does not have to do so, so long in advance. Viv and Peter More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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424 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two visits here this time in Knysna – once as a couple, then with friends. The menu, written daily on blackboards and moved between table by the waitstaff, is extensive and reasonably priced. I ate the lamb shank (house speciality) and, next time, the filet steak. The lamb is a lot of (tasty) meat and the steak was excellent. All... More 

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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I went there was just the same excellent! service, food, salads and the only place where I have desert after my dinner. the care put into the detail of the deserts with the ice cream to live for! all and all value! For sure you do not leave hungry!!

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

Thank you for visiting us all the way from George! Viv and Peter More 

Freeland, Washington
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant with great food and services at a great price. If I lived in the area I would eat here as often as possible. The setting is also delightful.

Thank June D
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, it has made us so happy! All of us at Pembreys. More 

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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
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 386 0005
Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.

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