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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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Wed - Sun 18:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Probably the most difficult restaurant to get a booking as it is so popular ! Excellent cuisine with a menu so tempting that it is difficult to decide , amazing salad bar with 12 different salads to choose from . The chef who is also the owner spends most of his time in the kitchen , but takes time to... More 

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Thank Dan R
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we can only serve a few so it seems that we are busier than we actually are! Viv and Peter More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had booked for Kynsna staying Villa Afrikana ( review on tripadvisor 5 *) and this was one of the restaurants that was recommended by my bookclub friend. It is essential to book and our booking was made 2 weeks beforehand. The menu is put up a chalk board and a stand is brought round and placed near the table... More 

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Viv and Peter More 

Cairo, Egypt
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Food here is always top notch quality with fantastic service. Fine dining at a sensible price is always a must for those staying in Knysna. Book early as places here go fast....but when you have tasted the food and atmosphere, you will understand why.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A very nice place to have dinner. They have a big board where all the meals are listed. The food was incredible good. And I could actually choose any wine and they offered me it as a wine by glass. The food is outstanding and the service very family style.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Every dish will surprise you with wonderful tastes and great combinations between the ingredients. The prices aren't cheap, but it's definitely worth it! You definitely shouldn't miss the cauliflower and blue cheese soup!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We stopped by this restaurant and really liked what we saw. We were shocked at how far in advance it was booked out for. Approx 2 weeks! Wow we were not disappointed though. This is a beautiful spot. We enjoyed some wine outside and then had the most amazing food. Everything was delicious. I wish we had found it earlier... More 

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you found us! We are only busy in the Summer months but then we can only serve 40 guests! Viv and Peter More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Thank you Pembreys for the fantastic food! Local stew, ostrich fillet, beef tartar and cheesecake were beyond what we imagined. If in knysna - gotta go

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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us! Peter and Viv More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant a bit outside of Knysna, take a cab to get there (don't drink and drive!). All the food we had was delicious, the service lovely, the cook is adorable. We had great wine and can only recommend this place to anyone seeking above average for mild prices.

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Thank Serge O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

After not returning for many years due to lack of ambiance. .... we were pls entry surprised to find they had installed dimmers on the lights . Still not particularly pretty but wow the food was fantastic ! Well priced wine list with plenty choices . Will definitely go back , my crab ravioli to start was sublime and the... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Lovely atmosphere. Owner/chef and his wife are most welcoming and totally involved with the excellent cooking and presentation of food. Always assured of a great meal here.

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?