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Salmon Bar at the Yard

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The Yard, 38 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
+2721 876 4591
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Follow the sound of the water from the Main Road and let it lead you to...
Follow the sound of the water from the Main Road and let it lead you to the cobbled courtyard where you can dine under the wild fig tree... Inside seating also available for cooler days.
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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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the best breakfast and coffee in Franschhoek. Staff extremely friendly. you can sit there on your own and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the people pass by. a great meeting place for locals

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Colleen D
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Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
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Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the best breakfast and coffee in Franschhoek. Staff extremely friendly. you can sit there on your own and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the people pass by. a great meeting place for locals

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The staff was fantastic, but the food was overpriced for what it was. There really wasn't value for money. My fiancé and I won't be returning.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Salmond Bar just off the main street of Franschhoek is a little restaurant that serves up some lovely fresh seafood. Pop in for a lunchtime " brunch" and enjoy.

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The restaurant doesn't look that fantastic, but the food was good quality and well cooked. Very tasty salmon dishes - reasonably priced. Cannot fault it and friendly efficient service

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St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great sashimi and a pleasant Sauvignon. Excellent pot stickers and squid. Good service and reasonably priced We would return.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took some out of town guests for lunch and the food was extremely disappointing. We have eaten there previously and all had a great experience. This time it was embarasing. I am not sure if it has changed ownership but the quality leaves much to be desired. The prawn salad ( R95) offered as part of the mains, came... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am not usually a salmon eater, but the procuttio sliced salmon on toast with cream cheese that I had was AMAZING. We would definitely eat here again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ate at two other highly regarded restaurants and were rather disappointed, especially compared to the quality of food and service at Salmon Bar (although we did not have dinner). Breakfast and lunch (each on 2 different occasions) were great....food quality and service

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Took some time to get attention and have someone serve us. Have to say it was ok, but not a place I think I would return to. There are so many better places all around it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Never order the steak; tough and no concern by the management when you answer honestly "How was your meal?". My wife's salmon was also not very good. Their bakery seemed okay, but we did not order anything as the prices were higher than the La Motte vineyard's superb cakes (red velvet and carrot cakes are super at La Motte).

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Additional Information about Salmon Bar at the Yard

Address: The Yard, 38 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: +2721 876 4591
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Yard, 38 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +2721 876 4591

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Follow the sound of the water from the Main Road and let it lead you to the cobbled courtyard where you can dine under the wild fig tree... Inside seating also available for cooler days.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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