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Miller's Thumb

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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
0214243838
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Today
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 278
    Very good
  • 66
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  • 22
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Onions in everything

We were recommended this restaurant and I was looking forward to trying the steak with chilli and chocolate sauce. Unfortunately I have a drastic intolerance to onions and the sauce randomly had them in. In the end I had garlic butter on it which was pleasant enough. This was personal to me and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Helen P
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and I was looking forward to trying the steak with chilli and chocolate sauce. Unfortunately I have a drastic intolerance to onions and the sauce randomly had them in. In the end I had garlic butter on it which was pleasant enough. This was personal to me and I am not a fish eater so... More 

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Thank Helen P
Ile-de-France, France
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You would walk right by and miss it. But the homey climate and friendliness were omni-present The steaks and side dishes are first rate, the wines can be ordered by pitchers in all sizes. We thoroughly enjoyed t. Thank you.

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Thank Lucille and Dan... h
Cape Town
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with a friend the other day and it is always an enjoyable experience: efficient reservation, friendly service, good choice, excellent food (fish is tops) and affordable too. They really know what they are doing right at Miller's Thumb. Also good choice of wine by the glass and secure parking nearby.

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Thank Bettina S
Boras, Sweden
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so pleased with this restaurant that we reserved a new table the following evening. Fish is great. We tasted Tikka, Moroccan, Malay and cajun style and everything was very fresh, lot of flavor and very tasty.

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Thank PJE50430
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned again and we were not disappointed. The owner recommended the Bluenose fish and it was perfectly cooked. Great mussels to start with and you can take your own bottle of wine with no corkage. Service and value for money is why it's always busy.

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Thank Gordon K
Surrey, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts and were so pleased with what we found. We were welcomed well, particularly as we arrived much later than our booking because of our busy day. The owner, greeter was exceptional and she sat us down and we were served very quickly by lovely, young and polite waitress. The restaurant is quirky... More 

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Thank Pamelala
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Solly the Chef/ Owner and his lovely wife run their restaurant. She knows the menu like the back of her hand, and every dish is exciting with interesting combinations and fantastic flavours. You really need to visit this great restaurant, which is a hidden gem. Never been disappointed. it really is Fabulous - highly recommended.

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Thank AfircanRoots
Bonn, Germany
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The overconfidence of the restaurant owner/chef unfortunately does not match the quality of the food. Our fish and steak was ok but nothing special. The service was friendly.

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Thank D R
Poole, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With whacky decor and an innovative fish menu , this was a delightful place to eat. Very popular so book well in advance. You will not be disappointed. Service was very personal and good,the food excellent. Only downside was the smell of disinfectant used to keep the tables very clean. Got to be on the hit list for restaurants in... More 

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Thank drummondone
Hull England
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227 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best fish restaurant in Cape Town. Best fish coupled with suppurb cooking and value makes it so. On this visit i was again given the best table for a single person in the place. I gratefully appreciate this,add that to wonderfull staff and chef you have the perfect place to eat in Cape Town. Thanks very much... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 0214243838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Soups, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?