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Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 386 0005
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Excellent meal, from start to finish - we had piri piri prawns and artichoke ravioli (home made), followed by lamb shank, confit duck and sole - all were delicious, as was the wine. The service was also superb and the owners (chef and front of...More

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Having searched the net looking for a "nice" restaurant I found this in the top 10. I have eaten here twice. I cannot fault the food - it really is delicious and served beautifully and ample portion size. Menu has a nice selection for all....More

Thank cc777
Reviewed 5 August 2016

A good place to eat. On the way to Belvidiere this place is a good option. View around is very good. The dessert Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake is delicious

Thank trilochansaini
Reviewed 26 July 2016

very good food, excellent service, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, worth many more visits comp. wine list to suit all tastes,

2  Thank petenico
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are not quite sure why we got only two stars! Peter

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Their food was amazing, service great and we really had nothing bad to say about them. What an amazing restaurant with people that know what they are doing and friendly waiters. Recommend everyone to go there!

Thank vonIsic
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We visited on a cold winter's night. The log fire was a welcome sight. The service was fantastic, a varied menu and congenial atmosphere. I had the sole which was fantastic and my wife had bobotie also well worth it. A great evening out.

Thank CRT1977
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we particularly appreciate it as I was hospitalised so Peter and our two wonderful staff were under a lot of pressure. Viv

Reviewed 9 June 2016

My husband and I were staying in Knysna on our honeymoon. We had researched the restaurants in the area prior to our trip and decided to try Pembreys. We booked a table in advance by sending an email to the restaurant. The setting of the...More

1  Thank karleeanne00
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

I apologise for giving you the feeling that we were not attentive enough. At this time of the year when we are so quiet, we continually have to instruct our staff not to rush the guests and rather to give the guests the chance to...More

Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We had dinner on the one night we spent in Knysna and what a great meal it was. The reservation process from the US by email was pretty seamless and Viv was really very gracious in making a last minute change to our reservation. The...More

2  Thank GautamStamford
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This we my second visit to Pembreys. Honesly, I had forgotten I had been there but it all came back when we entered the restaurant. Not particularly warm welcome, all faded glory. Service at the table was good. Food was excellent - the crab and...More

Thank veronique h
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

We apologise for falling short in your expectations. Peter and Viv

Reviewed 23 May 2016

Friends asked us to check out this restaurant when they found they couldn't get a booking for the entire holiday they were in Knysna. What a find! Lovely setting, great service, amazing attention to detail, food that was both delicious and well presented. Two of...More

Thank Shelley C
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. If only you had asked for salad leaves we would have served you some! We try to serve 12 different salads that one does not find at other eating places. Viv

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Hi, We are attempting to book a table for 2 on Saturday the 11th of March 2017 at 7-30pm and not having much success in ringing from UK, can we book in a different way please and if not can we have an idiots guide to dialling from the UK, cheers. Best Wishes Pete
12 February 2017|
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Response from CARGOLSA | Property representative |
I have sent you an email!!!
What is on the menu, and what are the prices?
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
Are you really closed on Monday and Tuesday? We are traveling through town and those are our only dates there.
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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.