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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
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Excellent seafood and busy ambience

We ate here twice. The first time just two two of us. Friendly wait staff, owner and fellow diners. I would have gien it 5 stars if not for our experience the second night. Food was just as good, but we hosted a married couple we had met on the Blue Train from Pretoria. He is a Brit (white... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
D7819YRjohns
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice. The first time just two two of us. Friendly wait staff, owner and fellow diners. I would have gien it 5 stars if not for our experience the second night. Food was just as good, but we hosted a married couple we had met on the Blue Train from Pretoria. He is a Brit (white) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My flatmate and I visited the restaurant for the first time tonight. I had calamari, which was absolutely delicious and tender, melting in my mouth. My friend had the "chimichurri" yellowtail and we both wanted more. The service was amazing and we had lots of fun tonight. Thank you Miller's Thumb!! Definitely coming back for more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Back in Cape Town again, so a return trip to the legendary Miller's Thumb. Despite load shedding the place was booked out but fortunately, because I was dining alone, I was able to dine at the bar which I really enjoyed. I normally drink shiraz, but the friendly barman suggested I try a new merlot, he had just got in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A truly enjoyable venue indeed. Colourful decor in a small welcoming hive of friendly staff and happy clientele. Food was exceptional . Our waiter was full of fun and gave us many alternatives to enhance our order. Be sure to book in advance to ensure you get a table . This is a very popular spot

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Overpriced and typical of Cape Town, restaurants here think they dont have to try as hard as Jhb and therefore they done, often leaving patrons wanting more, but still charging what they like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We dropped in at Miller's thumb spontaneously on a Tuesday night.We cannot fault the food,however the overall dining experience leaves a lot to be desired.Our waitress rushed us through our entire meal,not giving us a chance to enjoy our meals,which were delicious.I would not done here again if I had the same waitress.She needs to learn what customer service is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a lovely meal, the owner explained every dish and possible sauces. This was great for us as we didn't know any of the fish being served. Very pleasant meal, and full of locals which was fun. If you like fish, this is the place.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Four of us went and by the end of the night we were all in agreement that this was the best seafood we'd ever eaten...anywhere. In the last decade I've had seafood at places all over Cape Town, none anywhere near as good as Miller's Thumb. Add to that amazing and super-friendly service and an unpretentious, relaxing atmosphere and you'd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We tried to eat here once, but the place was totally booked. Came back the next just when it opened and got a nice table for two. The place is funky with a good vibe, the owner who is expansive and very nice, explained all of the choices (especially what the local fish were for us non-Cape Towners). The wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were a large group, but they took care of us, and everyone seemed to enjoy their selections from the rock lobster, the fish dishes and the calimari.

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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: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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