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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 10 February 2018

After the disastrous fire last year this superb Restaurant has risen again. Food service and wines all exceptional I am in awe how so many dishes can be offered and all be perfect with such deiicate flavours. Excellent wine list and efficient service. Thanks to...More

Thank djbeecroft
Reviewed 8 February 2018

So relieved this wonderful restaurant has risen out of the ashes of the Knysna fires and is back to it's normal excellence. I am so boring in my choice of food and always go for the springbok which did not disappoint! The fillet is good...More

Thank Sue B
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are pleased that you once again enjoyed your favourite Menu items! Thank you for returning ! Viv and Peter

Reviewed 6 February 2018

If fine dining is your choice you will be delighted with Pembrey’s. A classic dining venue with an ecclectic mix of haute cuisine with a taste of South Africa. Springbok, Ostrich are on the menu along with the famous Babootie. All are absolutely delicious. You...More

Thank patbond2222
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great sighs of relief when we learned at the end of last year that it would indeed be “business as usual” again at Pembreys in 2018, after the fires of winter 2017. Nothing much has changed, thank goodness, and the staff still heave the chalkboard...More

Thank Grahame E
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It is guests like you who make our "work" so rewarding. Thank you for the review. Viv and Pete

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Dinner at Pembrey’s was one of the best meals I’ve had in recent memory. My husband and I shared a starter, each had a main (I had sole—melted in my mouth!) and two desserts to share. Each dish was absolutely delicious. We also each had...More

1  Thank HGR221
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I tried to make a reservation 3 month ago before my holiday and it was impossible regarding the fire which affects connectivity whith it’s personnel and when finally somebody answered my call said that on my desired date is fully booked. Finaly I obtained a...More

Thank Bogdan A
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The effort is evident. Fantastic food. Best prawns I've had in a long time, great generous portions of veg.

Thank suyenneb
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you so much for your recognition. Viv and Peter

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We dined twice recently and had equally good experiences. The blackboard menus change with product availability so always seasonal. Fish and equally meats all cooked to perfection. The accompanying sauces/jus enhance each dish. Ostrich was excellent. Attentive serving team know their business. A must visit...More

Thank S5152VPElizabeth_M
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for recommending us! The Pembreys Team

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Lovely setting and really exclellent food. Loved the cheese souffle and my sole was delicious. Will definitely go back. Service was good and a very good menu to choose from. The owner was friendly and helpful and choosing our dishes.

Thank valrunkel
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you for the positive comments. Viv and Peter

Reviewed 29 November 2017

We were delighted to find Pembreys open again just as we arrived in Knysna, as I had been following it on Trip Advisor and was keen to try it. The huge blackboard menu carried around the room is an amusing touch. My husband chose the...More

Thank claranda
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

We are sorry about the misconception that you were treated with aggression, it was rather conviction that the pasta was not overcooked and perhaps you forgot, but you were mistaken when you said that we did not use imported parmesan. We can assure you that...More

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26 November 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
12 February 2017|
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Response from CARGOLSA | Property representative |
I have sent you an email!!!
2 February 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.
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