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Miller's Thumb

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary
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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Kingston, Ontario
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here twice, the food was that good. This is a homey unpretentious restaurant that serves wonderful fish and seafood. It's crowded and a bit noisy but worth it because of the food. They have daily fresh seasonal fish cooked many different ways and each was wonderful. Good draft beer and wines by the glass at very reasonable prices.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hadn't been to this restaurant in years then decided to pop in with a foreign guest. The food was exceptional. Fresh fish! Great steaks. A memorable occasion. Will be back again soon!

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Thank Bonitajphd
Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is off the charts good. The decor is cool with an excellent vibe. Nice energy. Had the specials of the day - outstanding.

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Thank Rosie8620
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurants in the city. The staff is very friendly and helpful and dont be surprised if the owner/chef stops by the table with some wonderful ideas. If you are coming to Cape Town make sure to make time to find this wonderful gem.

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Thank Richard C
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to Miller's Thumb for 13 years and all I can say is its always fantastic. Try the blue nose Cajun style, if available. Thanks Jane and Solly

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Thank Keith R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Millers Thumb twice during our four day stay in Cape Town. It was recommended by a friend back home and was rightly so! Jane is the leading lady front of house and her amazing husband is working the magic in the kitchen. Jane runs through the menu and specials with precision and passion and this makes decisions easier... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and cosy, the staff were very friendly as I ate alone at the bar. Busy on a Monday night, and once you've tried the fish it's easy to understand why. Great choice of fish & wine. For two courses and two glasses of wine my bill came to R370. Worth every Rand and... More 

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Thank nvarley
Portland OR
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish was amazing. Super fresh, really well prepared. Service was very good. And the desserts were AMAZING!

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Thank Elizabeth H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to eat with a really interesting menu that may have us returning to try more. I had the Spanish inspired chicken livers which came cooked in paprika, sherry , cream with a hint of chilli. They were truly divine and one of the best things I have ever eaten! This of course set the bar too high for... More 

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Thank Dave T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst I went to this Millers Thumb Restaurant expecting some type of bakery, I was pleasantly surprised by the range of fish on offer. I selected the Yellow tail with a Soy and Wasabi sauce and it was absolutely delightful. Service was prompt and efficient and the prices were very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?