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“Excellent Food in very nice surroundings”
Review of Pembreys

Pembreys
Ranked #1 of 163 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.
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food in very nice surroundings”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Pembreys. Sitting by the log fire was cosy and added to the experience.
We both had the prawns and the Duck. No complaints about the portions. Our desserts were great as well especially the Soufflé !
At the end of the meal the owners joined us which was also nice.
It was for a us a better evening than at the Olive Tree and I am sure it won't be long before they regain their position as one of the best in Knysna.
We can recommend this place unreservedly .

Visited May 2014
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Thank Neil C
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
The best part of our business is meeting people from all parts of the world! Thank you for the review. Peter & Viv
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English first
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“VERY, VERY GOOD”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

A great menu, with some diffrent dining options. Pembreys is a great resturant, offering good food, and execellant vibe and some great hospitality. Tghis was our first visit and we will deffintly be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank ian j
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
We look forward to welcoming you back to Pembreys! Viv & Peter
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Knysna, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“i have had many meals at pembrey over the last 12 years and I cannot remember having had a single bad meal in all this t”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I used to have sunday lunch with my departed wife for many many years ,I sometime go for a dinner as its a few minutes drive from Belvidere,and the food is always top class probably the best restaurant in the area

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank foodlover1931
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for your continued support. Pete & Viv
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Hazyview, South Africa
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“King of Souffle”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

It is always a highlight of our Knysna visits to dine at Pembrys. The food is consistently good, well priced and the service efficient. Pete's souffles are simply irresistable - from starter to main and pudding. Don't miss it!

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Thank AndrevanHeerden
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
You make us nervous! Now we cannot have a flop! Thanks, Peter.
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Cape Town
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely Divine!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The ambience was assisted by the fire that was burning. My partner had the cauliflower and blue cheese soup as a starter which was nothing short of delicious for a starter I had the spinach and ricotta ravioli which was light and full of flavor. We both enjoy the lamb shank as a main which was cooked to perfection. The bread and butter pudding which we shared for dessert for just the thing to end off the perfect comfort meal. Ps. The salted caramel ice cream was better than Hagen Das.... That's just my opinion.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Louwrens123
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you! - Seeing the devil's horns in your photograph, really made us smile at the heading for your review! Viv and Peter
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