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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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another delicious meal at Pembreys last night. My husband had the figs stuffed with Gorgonzola and the mussels were lovely. I tried the blesbok for the first time - delicious and tender with a beautiful sauce. Unfortunately we could not manage a pud - we will try harder next time ! Best service in South Afica - efficient and friendly.

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Thank sarah g
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are pleased that our portions did not leave you hungry! Our staff and ourselves appreciate your review. Peter and Viv More 

haifa
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were having dinner at the Pembreys, starters were amazing, we had the cauliflower and blue cheese soup and the cheese souffle. for mains - the ostrich was amazing. the desert was also excellent, amarula creme brulee. highly recommended.

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

Thank you for recommending us! Regards Viv and Peter More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Tried Ostrich here for the first time in South Africa. Lovely cut of meat just like beef. My wife had some amazing mussels. Very popular make sure you book.

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

We are so pleased that we could introduce you to ostrich meat. Peter and Viv More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had many wonderful meals during our recent stay in South Africa over Christmas and the New Year. Pembreys was the best by a stretch. The food is marvellous. Even a discerning Parisienne was very impressed. The service is 5 star, with excellent menu advice on offer. The chance to have a chat to the wonderful chef at the end... More 

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you, it is without a doubt, the guests that make our business so rewarding and satisfying. Peter and Viv More 

Seattle, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Wonderful food and attentive service. Many options, all fresh and house made, in a lovely garden setting.

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

We appreciate your appreciation, Thank you. Viv More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Top of the top. You will see! The prices are good value and the owner is lovely. Listen to the frogs outside - even for nature this is a paradise.

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you! We have often been asked if we don't serve frogs legs!!! Viv and Peter More 

tamworth england
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table at this very select restaurant in November and I have to say it was a mouthwatering experience for us . I had never eaten blesbok before but wow !! All of the food we had along with some pretty classy Pinotage was Michelin star standard and the service was exceptional . The... More 

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our staff were thrilled to start 2017 on this positive note. All of us at Pembreys. More 

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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Pembrey's is a lovely restaurant set in a wonderful location. My husband and I went here for the first night of our honeymoon, and we both loved it! There are no traditional menus, but rather you get to see what's on offer on unique blackboards which are placed by your table upon huge red easels. We both thought this was... More 

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for the detailed review. Unfortunately with our limited staff we do slip up on topping up the wine glasses! Peter and Viv More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We arrived late in Knysna coming from Cape Town, but our host Nicole from the fantastic Cambalala guest house still managed to get us into this wonderful restaurant. Not a large menu, but some real SA dishes and wondeful local flavour and tastes. We has the pleasure to be seated in front of the fireplace (it was a cold and... More 

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

As we swelter in the summer heat, it seems strange to think of sitting around the fire! Thank you for your review. Viv and Peter More 

london
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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Excellent food, in a lovely stetting, with a very pleasant husband and wife team. Excellent menu - not overly large. Bookings essential. Food was very well prepared and well presented. Very good value for money.

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

It is wonderful for us to meet so many people. Thank you for your review. 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?