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Miller's Thumb, Fine Fish Fare

10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
0214243838
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Atlanta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The restaurant has a "locals" feel to it and while dining, it did seem like many of the patrons were regulars which is a plus. Jane, the owner, came over to introduce the menu to us which I felt was a nice touch although it did seem like she was only going through the motions instead of actually making any... More

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Castro Valley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food was very good and service excellent. The staff were very friendly - as was all of Cape Town!

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

I was I town with work and this spot was recommended by a co worker that is South African and lives in beijing. Nice family run business. Fish was well seasoned and fresh. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Would recommend to anyone.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were staying in the Gardens district in Cape Townfor 5 days and went to this place on a recommendation and it was wonderful. Husband and wife team run it and it is clearly very popular with lots of neighborhood regulars for a good reason. Food was really good with lots of options for meat/fish or vegetarians. May be a... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Go here for excellent fresh fish/seafood and cozy, family atmosphere - I had terrific fresh fish with Moroccan seasoning, with an excellent wine to boot, and delicious meal all around. I didn't see this one listed in any of the guidebooks that I had, but it came highly recommended by the nearby B&B at which I was staying. Don't miss... More

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Cape Town
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We are astonished by the good rating. The decor/atmosphere is luke-warm and the menu and food unmemorable and bland. What we do remember is a great fat cockroach traveling down the wall next to our table. It eventually dropped to the floor, at which stage we lifted our feet and looked forward to home.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Millers Thumb has always been one of my go to restaurants when I want a quality meal at a good price. The restaurant is a family affair with the from of house and chief being a husband and wife team. The dishes on offer are explained with such passion which leaves you mouth watering. Service is great, atmosphere to match.... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We order three different fish for our lunch main course, kingklip, dorado and tuna. All of them are fresh and delicious.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

When the local guest house suggested a restaurant right around the corner a was a bit sceptic. But Miller's Thumbs was a true find: Fun atmosphere, competent staff and delicious food. And that's an added bonus: All of this at very reasonable prices!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A friend and I went to dinner while on a visit in Cape Town. There is a nice selection of fish that can be prepared in at least 6 ways. I had the Cajun style fish which came with pecan butter. Delicious! Brown rice is a side option as well as a variety I vegetables. There are specials in addition... More

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