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Miller's Thumb

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary
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10b Kloofnek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3838
Today
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't recommend this place enough. The service, the food, the ambience are all 100%. Fish is always cooked to perfection and the recipes are scrumptious. I eat here every single time I visit the cape.

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Thank cjnali
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there for the mussels, boy oh boy was it a stunner, the best tarragon creamy mussels ever, absolute must when you visit cape town ,

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here tonight for the first time. Introduced to the menu by Jane who exuded welcome and confidence in their food. Not misplaced! We shared the special salad to start which was delious and more than enough for two. The restaurant specialises in fish and we both had Kingclip for our main cours served in different ways and it was... More 

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NJ
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a recommendation of some friends. Its about a 10 minute cab ride from the wharf but well worth the ride for fish lovers. The owner/manager comes over to the table to explain the various fish options - all fresh from the local waters. We were a group of 9 and tried a variety of fishes, sauces and... More 

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Thank beatroff
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We eat here often as it's within walking distance of our house. Never had a bad meal here - fantastic food and service always.

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Thank 414suzie
Coventry, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well i've booked again for two days time. Wonderful service, brilliant food, attractive atmosphere. Just go. It's great. If only anything like it existed back home. Minor issue, no wifi so difficult getting an UBER.

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Thank keithf50b
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regulars at Millers thumb when we have time in Cape Town. Specials every day and real home cooked food with a Cape touch. Bring your wine or taste theirs. The restaurant is a converted house with nooks and crannies to settle in for a quite meal. Colourful decor and managed by the owners who will take time to... More 

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Thank mikecathy14
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best seafood in Cape Town. every time we go there, Great service and Solly and Jayne are the ultimate hosts. it is like visiting old friends. Wonderful experience

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Thank grahaml473
Cape TOWN
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't been to Millers Thumb in at least 15yrs. Almost had forgotten it was still around. It's such an unassuming place and from the outside really doesn't let you know what joys await you inside. The chef and manager are the owners and really know their fish. Cooked perfectly, delicious and good size portions. I really think that this... More 

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Thank Cal L
dublin, ireland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great fish done lots of ways....Kingclip was super nice wine list and very helpful waitress and manager

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?