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“Still the best restaurant in Knysna by a country mile”
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: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bistro, casual country cooking including South African dishes.
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Still the best restaurant in Knysna by a country mile”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Remembered to book a couple of months before leaving the UK and so pleased we did. Once again Peter excelled himself. The food was superb as was the wine and the atmosphere. We had friends with us and were showing them around South Africa which meant poor us had to eat in some lovely restaurants and the four of us agreed that Pembreys was the best. From Viv's lovely welcome to Peter taking our money off us it was a lovely dinner. The staff are so relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable to them thank you all. (I even forgive one of you for forgetting my beer lol.) For anyone visiting Knysna Pembreys is definitely a do not miss. Thanks again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank mike b
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Lovely to see you again. Having guests return is what it is all about. Thank you. Peter and Viv
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D.C.
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pembry's”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

this was great evening...not only did we have a superior meal (in a delightful room) but we also got to talk with the owners and learn their story...which was fascinating...their son is a chef at Vergelegen

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank JohnWK
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
It is fantastic to meet so many people. It is really one of the great pleasures of our work. Thank you for the review. Peter and Viv
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Zurich, Switzerland
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188 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“good restaurant, good food”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

very good kitchen, the chef works hard to offer a excellent variaty of dishes. way above the standard. a good choise (most likely the best) in knysna.

Visited November 2012
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Thank pedrowei
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you from all the staff at Pembreys.
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Bucks
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent meal, good wine”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

The menu is written up on the board daily and had a great range. The food was excellent and service attentive but not intrusive. Heartily recommend.

Visited November 2012
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Thank tonyc768
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“One of the best Dining experienced”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Pembreys is one of the finest fine dining Restaurants I have visited. Our main courses duck and springbuck fillet was superb. The service was very good and desserts excellent. Prices reasonable for the quality of the food.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank CharlErasmus
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CARGOLSA, Owner at Pembreys, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Wonderful to get a "local" review, thank you. Peter and Viv
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