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Miller's Thumb

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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3838
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18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Managed two visits here during our stay this year! You notice it the moment you enter; the fantastic service, the way the menue has been set up, the humour, the fact that no challenge is too much for this staff....then comes the food! Words are hard to find....you must try! Even if they think of themselves as a fish restaurant,... More 

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Thank MaritandPer
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We discovered Millers Thumb about 8 years ago during a visit to Cape Town, and make sure we dine there each and every time we visit the area. As it is such a wonderful restaurant it is definitely advisable to book a table in advance. They serve wonderful seafood and the steaks are fabulous. The staff are extremely helpful and... More 

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Thank Michelle T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been traveling to Cape Town for almost 20 years and usually stay near Miller 's Tumb . Always had a great meal and the grilled calamari is ti die for. The meal portions are very generous, the best place to eat in the Cape.

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Thank Kyhub
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Cape Peninsula tour guide recommended this place to us, and we're so happy we took his advice! We didn't have a reservation, but they sat us quickly — probably because we arrived early and were willing to take a small table. Food was incredible, and presented beautifully. Staff was friendly, quick with recommendations, and didn't rush us even though... More 

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Thank mpn243
Weimar, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A chef- and owner-driven menu with VERY fresh ingredients. Excellent flavors and portions are large. Staff and owner were very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank SevenFouteen
London
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A busy bustling little gem of a restaurant! We did reserve earlier the same day but arrived a little early so had to sit at the bar for a few minutes. Not a problem, the barman, although unable to make any cocktails, was friendly and talked us through the beers and wines.Our table was soon ready. The owner (? Cathy?)... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by the excellent guest house we were staying in close by - Millers Thumb was very buzzy and friendly wine bar atmosphere. Casual dining with great food - mostly fish - very enjoyable evening. Well recommended

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Thank Mike C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Miller's thumb for years. Sometimes I forget about it as there are so many new restaurants in town. I went again last week after about two years and it was as great as always! Menu does not change dramatically but you are still spoilt for choice. A lovely relaxed atmosphere with a very attentive owner... More 

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Thank marnipl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant with the feel of a pair of old comfy slippers and the food is always top notch delivered by Jane and created by Soli , always a first choice for us , sauces are creative and fish choices are always fantastic , faultless !!!

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We try and visit 'Millers Thumb' on each of our Cape Town trips. We think that this is the best place in town for fish by far, I had fish soup followed by grilled Kingklip - magic!

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
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?