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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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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful informal spot

Visited many times , great for Breakfast & Lunch with a good varied menu not just salmon. Informal setting , good service and the food is always excellent & fresh . Nice small shop on the side selling bread & various add one. Always recommend & will be returning

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Rachhol
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Bham
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Bham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Visited many times , great for Breakfast & Lunch with a good varied menu not just salmon. Informal setting , good service and the food is always excellent & fresh . Nice small shop on the side selling bread & various add one. Always recommend & will be returning

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Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely quiet setting off the main drag. Pet friendly outside tables, under a beautiful big Banyan Tree.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Easy and informal, a change to the Chef led restaurants. Excellent food, wide menu, ideal for lunch of dinner. Located central Franschoek. Worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

So many fab places to eat in Franschhoek however we fancied something casual so decided on the Salmon Bar and were seated in the Yard which was lit up beautifully. Gret, fresh tasting food with lots of zing and flavours. Great service too.

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Bures. UK
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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Dropped in here for a simple Sunday lunch. We ate a salmon salad and deep fried squid. Just what was needed and excellent. Sat in the open under a large tree.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Been before and it was still nice for lunch. They open at night but never went so not sure if the menu is the same as lunchtime. Tasty food and reasonably priced.

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Sabie, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Wow breath of fresh air in Franschhoek we loved the vibe. Totally unpretentious not only salmon but real creative food.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Only recently opening for dinner, the Salmon Bar does not let you down. Either inside or in the courtyard, as we were, the food is great quality and a clever mix of simple recipes with great ingredients. Yes the menu is a little limited but then this is a bar not a 5 star restaurant and there is still more... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

An excellent place for lunch, inside or out. Service was good and the food very palatable! The have lovely fruit salad with yoghurt and caramel nuts, yummy. The vanilla milkshakes are great too!

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Arlington, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's not all salmon, so if you don't eat fish, don't ignore this place, it's a great breakfast spot in the village. Order a mimosa with breakfast and get your holiday or weekend off to a great start.

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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?