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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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Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2017

As always, Pembreys is a great example of fine dining! relaxed but attentive service and delicious service. The best restaurant in Knysna!

1  Thank 480susan1949
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The dinner was very good but presentation and service was lacking a bit considering the prices. Starters, Mains and Dessert were very tasty and of a good proportion.

Thank Catbluefoto
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Another great find thanks to TripAdvisor! What a gem! The reviews for Pembrey's are spot on! The welcome is warm and friendly the service is superb and the food really delicious We started with the salad selection - help yourself and weight your plate The...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

Thank KabulPastryChef
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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 reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Nick1950
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank BURTONWiltshire
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

Thank sleepingleo2010
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

We are pleased that we surpassed your expectations. Viv

Reviewed 12 April 2017 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 reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your vote of confidence. Viv and Peter

Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

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12 February 2017|
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Response from CARGOLSA | Property representative |
I have sent you an email!!!
3 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
15 July 2016|
Response from CARGOLSA | Property representative |
So sorry but we are closed Sunday and Mondays! However, from 19 July we are closed for our Annual Holiday until the end of August. Hope that you will visit us in the future. Regards Viv
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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