Pembreys is a serious contender for one of the best restaurants in the world. Our meal here was not just our best in our entire SA trip, but one of the most memorable meals of our lives. While the service and ambience are good, the food is simply outstanding, and worth a significant detour, or a special trip.
We had dinner at Pembreys, which works as follows - they have a range of appetizers that are served buffet style, and charged by weight (yes, this doesn't sound fine dining, but Pembreys manages to pull it off with élan), and a daily a la carte menu. The appetizers were stunning not just because they were brilliant in taste, but because all 16 of them were vegetarian - a mind-boggling fact in a strongly meat-biased country (and a very welcome relief for us). Our main courses were uniformly excellent, as were the desserts, something many fine dining restaurants which do great appetizers and mains get wrong. Overall, this was a perfect meal. Please do eat here if you are anywhere in the vicinity, but remember to make a booking in advance as they are often sold out.
PS Another great plus (for us at least) - even though this is a fine dining restaurant, they were happy to have our toddler along.
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February 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us this review. Although we have "fine dining" awards we certainly do pertain to be in this category but we are a typical Bistro from the dishes we serve to the simple decor, cook and blackboard menu! You mentioned your child and may we say that it gives us great pleasure when the children eat our food as we do not offer "kiddies" dishes.
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