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Miller's Thumb Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
RR - RRR
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary
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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3838
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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Weimar, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A chef- and owner-driven menu with VERY fresh ingredients. Excellent flavors and portions are large. Staff and owner were very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank SevenFouteen
London
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A busy bustling little gem of a restaurant! We did reserve earlier the same day but arrived a little early so had to sit at the bar for a few minutes. Not a problem, the barman, although unable to make any cocktails, was friendly and talked us through the beers and wines.Our table was soon ready. The owner (? Cathy?)... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recommended by the excellent guest house we were staying in close by - Millers Thumb was very buzzy and friendly wine bar atmosphere. Casual dining with great food - mostly fish - very enjoyable evening. Well recommended

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Thank Mike C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to Miller's thumb for years. Sometimes I forget about it as there are so many new restaurants in town. I went again last week after about two years and it was as great as always! Menu does not change dramatically but you are still spoilt for choice. A lovely relaxed atmosphere with a very attentive owner... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant with the feel of a pair of old comfy slippers and the food is always top notch delivered by Jane and created by Soli , always a first choice for us , sauces are creative and fish choices are always fantastic , faultless !!!

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Thank Andimar115
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We try and visit 'Millers Thumb' on each of our Cape Town trips. We think that this is the best place in town for fish by far, I had fish soup followed by grilled Kingklip - magic!

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Thank Brewersfriend
Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We found this by chance but what a gem. We were in Cape Town for one night only before flying on . Our hotel was on Long Street so decided to just take a chance and not book anything before going out.After walking about for 45 minutes and being told "Oh you should have booked" or sorry we are full... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can not praise this restaurant enough. Jane ( front of house ) Soli ( chef ) excuse the spelling. And their team of professionals Will cater to your every whim and fancy When it comes to local delights. If you have not booked in advance, Jane will do her upmost to seat you. Very simple idea of choosing your... More 

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Thank Joe G
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! Best seafood of my life! Run by a couple who love both great food and great hospitality. Not a bad seat or dish in the house, but don't miss the calamari and try that Moroccan preparation of fish.

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Thank renbar55
Malaga, Spain
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice on our Capetown trip. Excellent both times, Jane really knows about fish and explains carefully to you your options. Brillant service, lovely staff. Def. need to book as this very busy and popular with locals and visitors.

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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?