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Miller's Thumb Restaurant

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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3838
18:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for lunch, tried oysters, baby callimari , oysters and kingship with my daughter. Food was fabulous, served in good time. The owners were delightful offering a very comfortable dining experience. Food was of top quality, and the serving size was perfect. Even the music was good - 60s to 70s mix. Highly recommend this a must visit.

Thank Rick R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Today we ate lunch here. The owners both work in the restaurant and are super accommodating and friendly. While the lady was taking our order she placed her hand on my dad's shoulder. Such a simple gesture but one that really touched him and made him feel welcomed. We started with 1/2 dozen tasty oysters, dad then ordered grilled Kingklip... More 

Thank Dynese R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can I say, food was great, staff were friendly, wish I was staying longer in Cape Town as I would have returned! Give it a go, you won't be disappointed!

Thank danny b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly welcome and it was a pleasure to observe the quiet efficiency & team work even before our food arrived. We chose fish and both the yellowtail and marlin were delicious & cooked perfectly. Yummy pecan pie, ice cream & sorbet and good quality wines by the glass. Our only regret – our schedule didn’t allow for a return visit.

Thank sonoscozzese
Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love fish, this is your place. The restaurant only serves the freshest fish. The menu consists of the best catch of the day, whatever it might be. You choose how you want your fish prepared. Not only was my fish perfectly cooked but the portion was more than ample. The service here is friendly and expert. Every patron... More 

Thank Bordentownguy
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant presents itself as a neighbourhood bistro but its rating (fully justified) indicates the kind of high quality which deserves to attract people from across town - the journey will be well worth while! We were warmly welcomed and the service by the friendly staff was excellent. We had a really good and enjoyable meal starting with chicken livers... More 

Thank Charles G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were invited by friends and although we are not regular fish eaters, it was a great experience. We have had Marlin and Blue Nose, spiced in a yummy sauce. Will be back any time soon...

Thank Frank K E U
Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were keen to return to the Miler's Thumb having had 2 lovely meals there on our previous visit to Cape Town. We were not disappointed and had a wonderful meal yet again. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the fish delicious.

Thank GinnyStaffordshireUK
Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Miller's Thumb on March 17, 2017. I was blown away by the ambiance, the quality, the quantity and the friendliness of the staff. This place is a home run and should be on your evening agenda if in Cape Town. We went here our first night and despite being jet lagged and tired, had a fabulous experience. Run,... More 

Thank jcabbage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinga , my wife and I had wonderful dinner in this funky restaurant on 2/25/17 . Very colorful full of life owners Jane and her husband , the Chef are very cheerful an friendly bohemian and open hearten colorful people. The salads for entry were great but the taste and presentation of kingklip for Kinga and marlin for me were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
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?