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Miller's Thumb, Fine Fish Fare

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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
0214243838
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 19
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    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
Most recent review
Charming Local Restaurant

Located on Kloofnek Road is a charming restaurant called Miller's Thumb, a favorite with locals and visitors alike for its delicious seafood. As you enter, you are greeted by your hosts, Jane or Solly, and when they show you the menu, they are only too happy to go over the different fish used, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Toni N
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Incline Village, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Incline Village, Nevada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Located on Kloofnek Road is a charming restaurant called Miller's Thumb, a favorite with locals and visitors alike for its delicious seafood. As you enter, you are greeted by your hosts, Jane or Solly, and when they show you the menu, they are only too happy to go over the different fish used, as names can be unfamiliar to foreigners,... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I had seen this restaurant on TA but was also recommended to go by a friend who lived in Cape Town for a while. We were not disappointed as the place was wonderful! We made a booking on the day we went and got the last table in the place, which was not a great location but which was down... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had high hopes for this place after being recommended by friends. Those in our group who had fish definitely had a better meal. The hanging meat on a skewer was tough, and the special chocolate chili sauce did not go well with steak at all. The sauce was too bitter and heavy.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

a hidden off the beaten track gem. simple but perfectly cooked fish, good choice accompanied by healthy veg. very professional staff more than happy to recommend. good wine list. great atmospher but book your table

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic meal at this restaurant recently, would recommend to all. Staff are so friendly. And catered for our 8 year old granddaughter. The owners are very helpful and explain all the dishes on offer.

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bexley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Set in central Cape Town along the busy areas of klof and long streets. Very well review restaurant specializing in fish, the menu is mainly of 5 or 6 different types of fish, hake, kingklip, maki maki, yellow tail and other locally caught game fish done in various ways from oriental honey and soy glaze, Cajun blacken style, plain grilled,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have been a regular patron of this neighbourhood jewel on my trips to Cape Town over the last 12 years. Walked in the door on Tuesday night to find all its still as good as I fondly remember my previous visits. Great fresh fish, good reliable wines and proprietors as welcoming as ever ! Long may it remain thus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always consistently good food. Lovely menu ,not the same old . Very popular with locals . lovely atmosphere . Friendly owners ,management and staff. Quaint decor . Always a great evening.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Millers Thumb always proves to be a wonderful eating experience. Owner participation is obvious as is the professionalism of the staff.

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Qualicum Beach
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38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Millers Thumb and our 5th visit to Capetown The calamari here is melt in your mouth delicious! We went back because of the seafood and were not disappointed. If you come from North America you will be very impressed with the Calamari here, it is so much more delicious in South Africa! We highly... 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: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?