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Miller's Thumb

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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3838
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18:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The title of this review says it all! My wife and I finally got a table and we were thoroughly pleased that we had persevered. From the welcome at the door to our being shown our table through the attentive service throughout the evening the experience was just right. Oh, they do serve food too, I had the Jambalaya, done... More 

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Thank Neville F
Mill Valley, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A casual hang loose place with chalk board menu that will make everyone happy. Owners meet greet serve and make sure all is in order. Food is amazing and so is the wine friendly reception if you bring your own bottle. A place you will go back to over and over.

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Thank rmendrib
Winchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not a lot to say other than brilliant. In Cape Town for four nights and ended up eating here for two of those nights. Great food, great service, great everything!!!!

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Thank Caroline T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Forget about anything. For starters go for Greek mussels - it's so good that you will end up scooping remainings of sauce with shells !! And for for main Marlin fillet (medium rare of course) ONLY with wasabi sauce - it's just marvelous so you will forget your name ;)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant no frills restaurant specialising in Seafood. We had wonderfully cooked Kingclip and Marlin. Family run, very busy, you must book early. Well worth visiting if in Capetown. It is quirky in atmosphere, informal, ie relaxing, and very reasonable in price.

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Thank Thornpilot
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at this restaurant they have daily fish menu (it's a must try place) food & wine choice is very excellent Thanks

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Thank Gaz4220
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had read such great reviews of this place and it certainly delivered!! From the moment we arrived we felt totally looked after, the service and friendly staff were fabulous. The food was the best meal we have had in Cape Town !! What a hidden Gem of a place, if you like seafood and fantastic service... More 

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Thank Michelle1576
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Miller's Thumb is the kind of friendly, neighborhood restaurant we enjoy most . Nothing pretentious, nothing fancy, but delicious, super fresh fish and seafood beautifully prepared. We can't wait to go back.

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Thank Richard D
Falls Church, VA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we arrived in Cape Town our driver pointed out this the window and said "that's the best fish restaurant in town." He wasn't joking - Miller's Thumb is outstanding. Super fresh and delicious oysters, mussels cooked with ouzo and feta cheese, calamari, perfectly cooked fish and a Malay shrimp and chicken stew - all outstanding. Reservations a must.

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Thank malbec-lover53
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our B&B hosts recommended this place and it did not disappoint. Good, friendly service with the chef's wife coming to each table explaining the menu. Chicken livers are gorgeous and moreish. Fish courses we had were cooked beautifully with good sides. Would have gone back for more if we had the time. Next time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 3838

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