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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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Castro Valley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
319 helpful votes 319 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Oslo
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My friendly hosts at the Jardin d' Ébène warmly recommended Miller's Thumb and I was not lead down. It has an easy-going, friendly atmosphere with a smiling staff who make you feel welcome in an instant. The menu is impressive and their fish is prepared in any style you can dream of. The prices are reasonable and the food and... More

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