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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
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    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
Easy going atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
angela c
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Cape Town
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After a very good meal here in January, we rushed back for a another. Oh dear, it was not good. Not at all. The service was friendly as ever, but the food ... sorry, off the list it goes. The linefish was only just this side of fresh, the chips looked oily and unappetising so back to the kitchen it... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a small cosy restaurant serving great fish. We had tasty starters and great kingklip mains. Service was excellent. We would certainly eat here again.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

sounds a great name, looked a trendy place serving sushi, sashimi and other fishy meals. Sashimi was cut thinly,and not a lot of it! thought with a name like this there woukd have been more variations on salmon. The fish dishes we had for mains were fried!. No personal attention or care and as it was past 9pm they couldnt... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Impromptu lunch at the salmon bar turned in to a delightful Valentine's Day afternoon. Good for light meals Sit in courtyard if available.

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Stockholm
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240 reviews 240 reviews
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239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We go here the first day when we arrive every year. This year they had changed the menu so we did not find the variety of salmons dishes that they used to have and it was more expensive. Still we like salmons!

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Cape Town
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a good lunch time spot - there are tables and chairs indoors as well as outdoors. The salads were fresh and appealing. It is not cheap though.

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Havant, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just stopped for a drink and got very overcharged for ice tea, which the waiter found amusing. Would not got back.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This small restaurant serves a variety of mostly seafood dishes. Their salmon dishes are great and the food is generally very tasty. Friendly staff and good service, it was a nice night out.

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South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Franschoek is well known for its excellent restaurants, but this time we went there specifically because I have read about the Salmon Bar. A walk along the main road is like an overseas holiday, and at one stage was wondering whether we should not go to one of the "filled to capacity" places along the way…there is a reason why... More 

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?