The recently launched Silo District’s exciting new ‘concept store-cum-bistro-bar’ The Yard, is soon to become the go-to retail and dining experience of the area.

Carefully selected products catering to both local and international visitors, as well as local businesses and residents, will be apart of the new eatery and store’s offerings.

The retail area features displays of ‘urban-friendly homeware’ and accessories, blending effortlessly with a delicatessen offerings fine chocolates, preserves, chacuterie, home-made pasta, and farm fresh cheeses. What’s more is that the deli also has a food-on-the-go section, which offers an array of smoothies, and house-made iced teas and flavoured water, as well as Rosetta Roastery Coffee.

Yard Concept Store

A fresh salad and warm buffet section just alongside the deli and coffee bar, changes daily. Located adjacent the main bar, the buffet sits and both boast beautiful marble and copper bar counters, providing the ideal after-work drinks and snacks.

If you’re interested in the finer things in life, the fine dining section will be open for lunch and dinner. The menu aims to excite many palettes as it reaches across world cuisine, borrowing flavours from the Mediterranean, the Middle Eastern, Oriental and Indian influences.

Yard Concept Store

The eatery was born from the minds of retailers and hospitality visionary, Abigal Bisogno, and her business partner, successful restauranteur, GP Singh. Bisogno explains: “The inspiration for The Yard came from my wine farm background, and my creation of the Spice Route Destination in Paarl, together with my partner’s experience in the food industry over the last 15 years.”

With Bisogno raised in the Cape Winelands and Singh from the Punjab in India, the two shared a combined love for collaboration.

“GP and I share a vision and passion for Euro-Asian cuisine that seeks to unify Asia-Insian-European flavours,” she explains. “We intend to make our new space in the Silo District the destination where this type of food and our unique brand of retail can be experience and enjoyed!”

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Nikki Louw

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