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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
+27 21 424 3838
Today
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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food! Fresh and well prepared. The fish is very good especially. They know which wine goes with each dish.

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Thank beautifulworld2
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant we went to in Cape Town. Choice of menu and wines very good indeed. Cooking and service (Amber) exceptional. Early booking almost essential in holiday season.

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Thank Martin B
Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very nice experience there. The owner is a personality, and the service was great. Cosy place, an the fish was tasty. Glad we had a reservation, IT was fully booket. Will go back if I visit CT again.

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Thank ChristinaPlatina
Reading, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on our way back down from Table Mountain, We arrived at 6.10pm but were welcomed in for a drink as they didn't open until 6.30pm. Although fully booked Jane managed to fit us in. We got chatting at the bar to Solly who asked us about our experience of South Africa. When we mentioned we were considering another... More 

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Thank Diana L
Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been at Miller's Thumb for dinner around 5 times and it has always been excellent. The attention is close and warm, the fish is always very fresh and the deserts (pecan pie) just the cherry on top of the cake! A place to become member of!

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Thank ELP1980
Dar es Salaam Tanzania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Milller's Thumb in Capetown Tambourskloof district is as good as any restauranct we have experienced in our years of travel around the world. It is simpy the best for excellent food, wonderful staff and terrific value.

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Thank Jerry G
Cambridgeshire
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the poorest meal we have had in Cape Town. Service was chaotic - Given the wine list and it took several attempts to get a member of staff to come over. Placed out orders and after a while considered walking out. Starter was average and fish mains were over cooked and drowned in sauce to the point that... More 

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Thank Oundle-Owls
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were served by a fabulous waitress who sorted out exactly what we wanted. As non fish eaters we wanted to taste some so she sorted smaller portions of pasta to accompany a Malay style kingklip which was lovely. Manageress was great to us, fitting us in and greeting/ checking everything throughout.... but she clearly rules the restaurant with an... More 

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Thank JulieH2707
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A laid back ambience maybe but there is nothing laid back about the approach to the food at Millers Thumb. It was beautiful. The standout restaurant of this trip to Cape Town. Simple brightly coloured tables and chairs, super friendly and knowledgeable staff and above all a well balanced lovely menu. King clip, blue nose and angel fish were fresh... More 

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Thank StrictlyManc
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is colour full and fun the tables bistro style, the service excellent. The meal we ordered was first class, I had the Kingclip in Malay sauce, my wife had the angel fish with Cajun seasoning, every mouthful was a delight. My kids had king prawns and noodles and both left empty plates, the puddings were lovely, mud pie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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
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: +27 21 424 3838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?