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Miller's Thumb

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary
As featured in Lively viabrant City and 1 other guide
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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife. Very nice mishroom starter. The espetade was overdone but the meat was still juice amd taste full. The waitres did not smile at all. The owner was very friendly and checked up om everyone. The barman chipped in to help clear tables and was very friendly. Will defnately recommend this place.

Thank jaconiemand
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking distance from our guess house. We arrived at the start of dinner service and the chef was sitting near the bar and greeted us as we came in. He told us everything was good, but we should be the judge. We can only speak about the fish as that is what we enjoyed: Outstanding! A small unremarkable place, that... More 

Thank travelingjoeann
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to find a local restaurant with excellent service and great fresh fish cooked to perfection! I recommend the chicken livers and the mussels too! Kingklip with lemon butter garlic sauce was divine.

Thank inxvdh
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found Miller's Thumb on Trip Advisor. It met and surpassed the superlative reviews I had read. The menu comes with descriptions of the different kinds of fish the restaurant offers and our waiter was able to answer additional questions. All 4 of us settled on Kingklip prepared Malay style and we had a delicious red wine (yes I said red)... More 

Thank foxboro-bob
Geneva, Switzerland
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in CT for a number of years and seen Miller's Thumb rated highly on TA we finally made a reservation. I guess, having driven past the restaurant a hundred times and not previously visiting, the reason is that it's pretty low key. On entering it was jam packed, buzzing yet cosy. Despite it being full (reservations definitely necessary)... More 

Thank Howzit_CT
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there for diner ,had a lovely pizza and it was very good . Atmosphere was good and super service !

Thank Hans9856
West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended by our tour guide as I wanted fish and my husband meat. He had chicken livers to start followed by a rump steak both of which were cooked to perfection and delicious. I had homemade sweet potato soup and kingklip which were equally tasty. Jane visited our table to explain the specials and readily answered all our... More 

Thank zenia10
Boyne City, Michigan
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was walking distance from our guest house and recommended by them. It was our first dinner after arriving in Cape Town (as arrived very late the night before). After a busy day, we wanted something close and casual. After enjoying our dinner, we would've gladly gone a further distance! Fun, bistro atmosphere. Excellent menu with lovely fresh fish... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unquestionably one of the best meals we had in South Africa. We were lucky to pop in one day when our shark-cage tour got cancelled. I'm so glad it did! We got to discover this Cape Town gem. Do yourself a favor and go at lunch, no crowds and awesome personal attention. I had the Kingklip, it was perfection!

Thank mzoryan
Atlanta, Georgia
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This predominantly fish restaurant has a nice buzzy kitschey feel. The owner or manager reviews the fresh fish of the day and you are given the choice of three or four sauces to go with your fish. Our group of 4 ordered several different kinds of fish and sauces. The kingklip seemed the best liked. The fish was good but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?