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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Fantastic atmosphere

We were recommended to try this lovely small privately owned and run restaurant - fish is the speciality and served in amazingly different ways. Quite noisy and very busy so booking is essential . Our party of 5 all tried different fish dishes served in diferent ways and all were superbly cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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71 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to try this lovely small privately owned and run restaurant - fish is the speciality and served in amazingly different ways. Quite noisy and very busy so booking is essential . Our party of 5 all tried different fish dishes served in diferent ways and all were superbly cooked and presented.

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Yorkshire, England
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Millers Thumb is located on Kloofsnek, a hillside road in a pleasant residential neighbourhood above the city centre: it is well worth finding. The restaurant has a simple premise: buy lovely fresh local fish and serve it in one of four styles, from simple to spicy. Four of us each chose a different style, and none of us regretted our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We felt very crowded here and the ambience is noisy, but the food was good. The owner comes up to your table and rattles off the specials and the menu--it felt hurried. We probably won't go back since there are lots of other good places to eat in CT

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We wandered into here looking for a light dinner. The wide selection of fish is well explained both in the menu and by the server. We each chose one that interested us and split the servings between us. Good food, great service, nice atmosphere.

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london, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

All tasty, very tasty. Excellent service, more than ample portions and as we all ate something different we were able to taste all those wonderful flavours in our varied fish dishes. We could not understand why we hadn't returned (from our first good dinner) for about 10 years!!! See you soon, again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

An excellent meal with a great choice, with out doubt a place we would return to eat. The colour of the interior decor was a little bright but did not distract from the wonderful fish

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

we had seen this before we went to South Africa and luckily the Hotel also thought it was excellent. We were not disappointed!! Place was packed and we waitied with a drink at the bar. Had a great conversation with the barman who was a font of knowledge on all things South African Booze! Dinner was sublime. I had Oysters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great service, great food, good prices. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant! We've never been there when the owner hasn't been there and the quality is consistently high.

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Great Neck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a very good meal. The fish is very fresh, the service is good and and overall the price is very reasonable.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

What a lovely place. Our guesthouse highly recommended it and we were not disappointed. Small, bright, lively, friendly vibe. Superb food, fantastic service. The dishes were well explained, and the fish was fresh and delicious. Wines were excellent. I returned again the next night for another memorable meal.

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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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