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“Awesome food”
Review of Pembreys

Pembreys
Ranked #1 of 170 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is one of the best restaurants in Knysna. The food is incredible and the hospitality excellent. The menu also does not stay the same and you will most probably find exciting food on the menu that you will not find anywhere else in Knysna. Definately a MUST!

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

It is still after these year's still one of the best in Knysna.
We as family enjoyed over 12 dishes, and all of them was above average. Owner Chef couple, has made Pembreys a place to eat and enjoy, each others company, in an home style enviroment.

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Thank AgrumeA
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Pembreys with high expectations as it is rated nr 1 in Knysna. After the first course it was clear why. Generous portion size with taste quality to rival (and probably beat) that of any top restaurant elsewhere. It is definitely value for money, you can enjoy a 3 course meal without breaking the bank!
There's no menu available online because the chef changes the dishes to ensure that only the freshest of ingredients are used, so the menu is presented upon arrival.
For starter, i had the gruyere cheese and nut souffle which was a taste explosion. My partner had the buckwheat gallet but swopped the blue cheese for cheddar and it was still fantastic. For mains he had the pulled lamb bobotie and I had the roast duck leg confit. Both were amazing! The highlight of the evening was the dessert which was the lemon posset with cardomom ice cream. It is the single best dessert I have ever tasted. My partner had the new York cheesecake with blueberry compote and honey and lavender ice cream - a perfect serving of a classic recipe.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience. The ambience is personal, quaint and cosy. The chef/owner, Peter, doesn't hover around, but still takes the time to engage with each table to ensure they've enjoyed their meal.
Highly recommend to anyone travelling to knysna. Bookings are essential!! You don't want to miss out on this place.

Thank Angelique C
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

We had high expectations eating at the #1 in Knysna. Our expectations were exceeded! This was reasonably priced fine dining, a perfect final night out after our weeks stay in the area. So many choices of starters, mains and sweets, each described so mouth-wateringly on the blackboards. Our choices were as delicious as their descriptios. 'Need to return many times to enjoy the wonderful menu, so sorry we live 300 kms away!
Necessary to book, understandably.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had the most unbelievable meal at Pembreys and it didn't break the bank. What an imaginative menu! We had marrowbone as a starter and it was extremely well prepared. We had two of the pasta dishes and they were the best I have ever had! The pork neck was very tasty and the veg was well prepared. An what a treat in the desert menu!! Everything fresh and delicious!

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