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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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Good for:
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply Delicious Salmon

My wife and I visited Salmon Bar for Sunday breakfast/brunch. This proved to be a good choice. The seating in the adjacent courtyard was quaint to say the least and the food was delicious. The staff were faced with a system failure which slowed down the service but they handled it well. We will... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Glen C
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Salmon Bar for Sunday breakfast/brunch. This proved to be a good choice. The seating in the adjacent courtyard was quaint to say the least and the food was delicious. The staff were faced with a system failure which slowed down the service but they handled it well. We will be back !!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting in the middle of Franschoek. We had a lazy late Sunday afternoon meat and cheese platter which was not only delicious, but also good value at R95. While buying bread, cheese and cold meats afterwards, we realized that it would almost cost the same to buy the same platter at a shop. Wine was well priced and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had brunch here and enjoyed the open air seating, service which was prompt and friendly, and the food which was freshly prepared using local ingredients, and delicious. The trout was to die for.

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Checkendon, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unlike many of the local winery restaurants, the Salmon Bar was actually open on a Monday. It was recommended by a local guide and he was spot on. Great food though the atmosphere was slightly lacking. Perhaps that was because it was empty - we had arrived for a relatively late lunch. I had some smashing spring rolls followed by... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For those who love Fish - have your salmon or trout in all forms, from pasta to burgers and enjoy! Service was good , and the salmon bar has a deli at t he back - worth while visiting for local cheeses and cured meat i.a.

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London
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154 reviews 154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Ask for a seat in the courtyard at the back. Very peaceful and away from the road. Food wine and service was all great. Highly recommend.

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Köping, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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154 reviews 154 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Walk in the alley and you will find this restaurant. Mostly fish on the menu, but it is very well cooked. The wine list is impressing, and you can also visit this place just for the wines. Have a glass in the shadow under the trees.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We are here twice, and had lots of sushi, which was excellent. Food and service very good, and the beer very cold. Excellent for lunch.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Ate breakfast here on two occasions. Good, fresh and plentiful. A good place in the evenings to enjoy a glass of wine and meet fellow travellers

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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: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?