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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
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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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Vancouver
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is located only two blocks from our guest house. Staff are all very friendly and efficient, quite willing to explain the intricacies of the menu which changes each day. Terrific food in a really fun atmosphere.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I don't know what the perfect dining experience is but this comes close to it! Perfectly cooked fish with outstanding service from polite, attentive and well trained staff, nothing was too much for them. I know the chef is a co-owner and it shows, my wife had the Jumbalaya and I had Yellow Tail, delicious!

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Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The owner of our B&B recommended the Miller's Thumb as a great place to enjoy fresh local seafood. We are so glad that he did. The food, wine and atmosphere were outstanding. The passion that the owners and employees had for their restaurant made the experience even better. This should be the first stop for anyone traveling to Cape Town

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Dallas TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lovely, small, restaurant in Cape Town. This is a couple owned and run establishment, she runs the floor, he the kitchen. The fish is fantastic, the wait staff very on top of it and so friendly. Some places its more than the food. Here you can tell lots of love and care go into everyday and every meal. Open for... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good value. Fish was very good and prices reasonable. Service is excellent though you might need to slow them down! Used by locals so busy and slightly noisy though that adds to the atmosphere

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere, informative, friendly staff. Food is above the average when it comes to taste buds. Clever interesting preparations

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Cape Town
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The ambience, the service, the quality and the taste of the food, the choices on the menu, the wine...everything worked in harmony. This is one of the best restaurants in Cape Town, and if you want to experience a brilliant fish dish, well then I can only recommend Miller's Thumb. Left feeling grateful and completely satisfied.

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Exeter
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

An extensive fish menu with a lot of different sauces . They also have meat on the menu although we only ate fish. A relaxing venue but it is a good idea to book first.

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Queenstown, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The bed and breakfast we stayed at, referred us to this little gem. The restaurant was full and we had no reservations. We were whisked off to the bar, had a drink and were then seated shortly afterwards. The food is amazing. Best calamari I have eaten in a long time. The interior is quirky and there's a real vibe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant this evening and were welcomed despite having no reservation. Immediately felt at home in this relaxed,non pretentious gem on kloof, which is a rarity nowadays. The owner and waitresses were so down to earth and watching them bustle away around the extremely busy restaurant was an awesome site. Despite being busy they smiled as they worked,... More

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