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Salmon Bar at the Yard

The Yard, 38 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
+2721 876 4591
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Ranked #11 of 61 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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.
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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Let me start by saying I am not a big salmon, trout or tuna person but one look at their menu and I had to go in. The menu is just so enticing. I ended up having two off of the tapas menu and they were beautiful. Such wonderful portions that I could not finish them. Even my mother who... More

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Plymouth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed. The special for the day included tuna steak which I ordered and was delicious. We sat and had a bottle of wine, the service was good, relaxed

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We tried this place a few days after it had new management and met the owner. We had the tuna ceviche and my companion had the seared tuna. Both were delicious and the wines were lovely (as you'd expect in the winelands). Very good inexpensive meal for what you got. Definitely recommend.

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SA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Takeaway fresh coffee, croissants straight out the oven, fig jam and the best brie I have ever had. Do I need to say more? If you want to have a luxurious breakfast I suggest heard that way. I didn’t eat any other meals but wish I had. The menu and food looked great.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Not a very clean place, wouldn't risk to go there again . Service nice but not too focused on clients. .

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Ilkley
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant tries hard to obtain its food from ethical and local sources and largely succeeds.Two visits during our stay in Franschhoek were markedly different experiences. One of my favourite dishes in town is the lime noodles with salmon flakes, which I had on both occasions. The first visit was marred by the recommendation of ' wine of the month... More

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Vacallo, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I suggest this restaurant for the kindness of the staff. Very clean and good food in the center of the town. Good fish and very cheap comparing to european prices!Good service as well, as I did not have much time, I could eat in very short time. To come back next time when visiting the surroundings of Cape Town.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My wife and I visited this little restaurant hidden away off the main road in a tree lined quad with a surprisingly surreal view of the vineyards in the distance. One could quite easily have mistaken your location for Tuscanny or the Bordeaux region of France. Escapism at its best. We had chosen a restaurant off the main road as... More

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Kettering
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful imaginative food but we were disappointed that they did not have any wild Alaskan salmon left (a Saturday lunchtime) as we would all have chosen it. It did seem slightly ironic that a salmon bar would run out of salmon! What we did have was lovely so we will try again and hopefully get the salmon.

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LeanaS876, General Manager at Salmon Bar at the Yard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your meal with us. We would like to apologize for the Alaskan Salmon being unavailable. It is a MSC certified product and unfortunately our supplier have discontinued the species for the time being. There is only one Alaskan Salmon dish on the menu but we have a... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

A bright cheerful place, perfect for lunch. We were attracted by the name and we were not disappointed, wonderful food, a good wine selection and served with a smile.

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