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Pembreys

Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 386 0005
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Brenton Road | Belvidere, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 348 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Quite a spacious restaurant which at first seemed to lack atmosphere ( Quite Early ) but improved as the night progressed. The menu was like going back to school with blackboards on easels being whisked around the tables - a novel approach and at least...More

Thank johhew
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The food is always very good and the service is spot on.The mussel starter is excellent and the prawns are cooked to perfection.Our only problem is that the Bistro type restaurant lacks atmosphere and for some reason the patrons all seem rather elderly.

Thank brimsted1
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for the review. I am curious that you seem to feel that the"elderly" should not eat out?! Viv

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

With plenty of choice on the menu, you can struggle to decide. It makes you want to go back again and again. Cooking is skilled, such as a superb soufflé and also filling. Three courses would normally be too much. Service is good from the...More

Thank Chapperz2014
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for taking time to write us a positive review, it is appreciated especially by our staff. Viv and Peter

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best Resturants along the entire garden route..Must book well inadvance. Service and food really of the best, somewhere too spoil that someone special

Thank Craig D N
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for the review, we appreciate it. Viv and Peter

Reviewed 3 March 2018

When your home and possessions have been lost to wildfires and your life's work hangs in the balance you could be forgiven for retiring but the owner chef and his wife have ensured this brilliant bistro still is tops in Knysna. We tried to book...More

Thank Stronge
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for the positive review. It is the thought of not having the interaction with the guests that made us re-open! Viv and Peter

Reviewed 2 March 2018

We don't quite understand all the enthusiastic comments - we didn't like the rather dull and old-fashioned atmosphere, the mediocre food, and the rushed service. Big plastic bottles of water didn't help to improve the experience, and neither did the fact that we were never...More

Thank polartravel
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We regret that you do not wish to visit Pembreys again. We do not ask our patrons whether they enjoyed their meal as we feel that Peter and I are on hand every night and that gives our guests time to interact with us, be...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Recommended by out hotel and glad we visited. Food was fantastic, service was friendly and the wine was flowing. Great night, great food, great chat - would highly recommend. Very busy so worth making a reservation in advance.

Thank Jellybean29923
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you!!!!! Viv and Pete

Reviewed 26 February 2018

so pleased to eat here again after the summer fire caused so much damage. The menu was as great and varied as ever and really appreciated the lovely cooking, service and wines. we really recommend this super bistro!!

Thank michaeldufty
CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

And we look forward to welcoming you back again and ofcourse thank you for the magazine! Peter and Viv

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a family run restaurant, nice setting, nice couple and very friendly service. The menu is presented on a blackboard and gives a good selection of SA food. I had the bobotie which was one of the best I ever had in SA! And...More

Thank Norbert_Gabriel
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Nothing was too much trouble for this outstanding restaurant....our party turned up 24 hours early but this was not an issue for Viv and her front of house team. A grateful drink and we were seated in no time. The food cooked by Peter and...More

Thank derekmilne2018
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travelled-annie
27 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
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DriverCheshire
12 February 2017|
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I have sent you an email!!!
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billyboy53
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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Description
Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.
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