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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
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very busy place and for a good reason as you will soon find out. These folks have a focus on quality, of both service and food. We had shared four starters, one main and one desert. Delicious! Just do it!

Thank bdaly75
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156 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Miller's Thumb for dinner last night and I can't stop thinking about the food! On arrival everyone was really friendly and we were introduced to our waiter, Simon. The food was explained to us and recommendations were given. For me it's important that the staff can help me decide - I'm hopeless - I eat everything and... More 

Thank oannao
Cape Town, South Africa
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After many years of patronizing Millers Thumb it never ceases to amaze me what a fantastic and consistent experience it is. Run as a family concern the level of professionalism towards the menu, preparation and service is astonishing. I have never had an average meal here; it as always been between great and amazing. Set in an old residential house... More 

Thank richardj828
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Great waitstaff and greeter. Well layer out with nice decor, not loud. Food was EXCEPTIONAL, as was the service: Jessica was our server. We brought our own wine, but they have very good local options. Food: Calamari and Greek muscle appetizers .....both a 10!!! Great flavor and very nice portions. For the mains we had an Asian Tuna,... More 

Thank Bruce D
Berkeley, CA
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive, patient and pleasant service. We were able to taste a few wines before deciding which to order. Wines can be purchased by the glass. Quick turnaround from the kitchen. Enticing dessert offerings. Casual atmosphere with high quality of food and preparation Our order: Angelfish (pomfret) prepared two ways - Cajon seasoning with an orange sauce; and Moroccan seasoning Pecan... More 

Thank Travelingspud
Berkeley, California
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Miller's Thumb knows how to do fresh seafood. We will definitely go back while we are in Cape Town. They had four fresh catch available with six different preparations... some traditional and some very creative. They also had a standard menu with additional seafood and steaks. We both had the Angel Fish (Pomfret... 120R each, about $9 USD). Very well... More 

Thank mrosen456
Rome, Italy
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with fresh, tasty seafood (and meat and vegetarian) dishes. Good wine, excellent service. Really enjoyed our dinner!

Thank Mytravelwonders
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly management and staff. We were served possibly the best tuna that I have encountered. Busy, informal restaurant that one felt at home in immediately.

Thank Anthony D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great environment, delicious and healthy food, service was quick and efficient. The perfect place for anyone seeking a local cuisine.

Thank 719bertiew
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place via Trip Advisor. It was a Friday night and we are lucky to get a table when booked last minutes. I made a reservation through phone and the staff could tell my name when we walking in. The setting of the restaurant is quite special (see my photo posted) with different painting and decorations. The menu... 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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?