A restaurant born from a fusion of cultures

Renowned for her tasteful flair and joie de vivre, Abigail is the inspiration behind The Yard. As founder of Paarl’s popular agritourism destination, Spice Route, and former Managing Director of fashion chain Foschini, Abigail brings together her knowledge and experience of retail and design along with hospitality and cuisine in creating this unique gastronomic experience. Her inspiration for The Yard came from her love of diversity and culture, with the restaurant becoming a fusion of her favourite cuisines.

Abigail Bisogno

My heritage is so important to me. I grew up on a farm where we ate farm-to-fork style and learnt to live sustainably off the land. That said, I’ve traveled the world extensively, with one of my favorite destinations being India. I particularly adore the colours, spices and flavours of the food, and wanted to combine my past with this passion”. It’s this mindset that has driven Abigail to create a unique locally-focused culinary and retail destination placed within the cosmpolitan setting of the Silo District at Cape Town’s renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.