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Miller's Thumb

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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 840
    Excellent
  • 274
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Great fish!!!

We had dinner at Miller's Thumb bc it happened to be close to out guesthouse and had great reviews. We were not disappointed. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. I had a white fish cooked Cajun style and it was amazing, the best fish I've had in SA so far! We were bummed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2013
Karen W
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner at Miller's Thumb bc it happened to be close to out guesthouse and had great reviews. We were not disappointed. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. I had a white fish cooked Cajun style and it was amazing, the best fish I've had in SA so far! We were bummed they were closed... More 

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Nice, France
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235 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We had not been here for a while and arrived 45 mins late. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff who were efficient and professional. Decor is a bit kitsch but everything is spotless. Small menu is written on a board. Good idea, no frozen fish here, can be added or deleted at the touch of the... More 

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hout bay
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

recently we went to Miller's Thumb after having read the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Although the decor and atmosphere is nice and the service excellent we found it overrated. There area number of restaurants in Cape town, esp. in Hout Bay that offer better value for money. But certainly a nice place if you live in the area.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The Milers Thumb has a great selection of both fish and meat dishes. The wine list is good. The staff are world class and the atmosphere is fantastic. The steak in chocolate and chilli sauce was brilliant.

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Thank FMF1886390
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening at Millers Thumb. Great service with friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit. Make sure to reserve a table if you want to eat before 21h.

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Thank Mary B
Cape Town, South Africa
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376 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Best to book a table as this popular restaurant can get very busy! We visited on a Friday night and it was fully booked (we had reserved a table) The waiter was very attentive, the food was very good and the vibe is pleasant. Fish is their speciality and it was delicious. A great spot in town although parking is... More 

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Thank kaapie62
Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We ended an awesome sundowner cruise with an absolutely superb family/friends dinner at Millers thumb. Jane gave us a separate area where we entertained our family and friends. The service was extraordinary - the seafood the best I have ever experienced. we were made to feel extra special and Jane had absolutely everything SPOT ON. I have been to many... More 

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Thank Gail J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We were recommended to try this restaurant by our son who had been a couple of years previously. On our arrival the greeting made us feel very welcome, the food was excellent the service could not be faulted and the price was very reasonable even allowing for a favourable exchange rate. If you like fish this is certainly a place... More 

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Thank Doc061
Perth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

What a wonderful little intimate restaurant. Staff very friendly and helpful. The choice and quality of food was superb and great value for money. Would definitely go back on our next trip to South Africa.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

we visited here on the recommendation of our B&B owners and we were not disappointed. The decor maybe not to everyone’s liking as the colours on the walls were very bright and vivid. However, the staff were excellent and very attentive. The food was very good and plentiful, with a good selection, not only fish. we felt very welcome there... More 

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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: Soups, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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