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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
+27 21 424 3838
18:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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Madison, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just walked in and I guess we were lucky because it's hard to get a reservation. Food was out of this world...Owner came and told us about specials personally. We were into our first glass of sparkling wine and the waitress came over to switch it out because it didn't seem bubbly enough. Everything was beyond perfect

Thank peaniepie1987
Somerset west
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent cosy restaurant in upper part Cape Town city where the service,food available and served is of high standard My wife and I had fish catch of the day, which was Cob served with a garlic butter sauce, small salad and chips

Thank Alan J
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a great little find for us. We only went to millers thumb as a friend told us about it. Well, we so glad we went as the food is absolutely awsome. We called up for a table and was told they have one left, but it's not the best of tables as it faces the hallway and right... More 

Thank Fernando E
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I sat at the bar having a nice chat with the kind barman and the other staff and manager. Wine recommended was great. The fish recommended was done awesomely. And also I remember having had very delicious starter and desert. All in all this was an excellent experience. If in CT, reserve and go.

1 Thank Simon B
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely vibe in this place , great staff , wine and food excellent they have fresh fish on a chalk board each day and can be cooked in a couple of different ways. We had kingfish cooked in soy and ginger was amazing , plus the wine was delicious ! Would definitely recommended .!

1 Thank eeley1987
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent. Homely feel. Front of house came around to talk. Waitress very friendly. Try the bullnose with periperi butter. The fries were fantastic

Thank Nicolas E
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A spur of the moment recommendation led us here. My husband had the fish caterer done cajun style with an orange mustard tabasco sauce on thin veggies. I nibbled so much of his food it was perfectly cooked. I have the starter salmon ravioli . Nice texture pasta and tasty salmon filling. I have the mushrooms with crab unfortunately there... More 

Thank InezzPatel
New York, USA
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located very close to the Mount Nelson Hotel. In fact we walked back at night with no problem. At first they gave us a lousy table but agreed to move us. The atmosphere was very pleasant and quaint. The food was great. We had a delicious curry. The staff was very friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.... More 

Thank semsemsemsem
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a blissful sensory experience! amazing food! I have referred so many of my friends and networks of contacts to dine at this fine establishment!

Thank Madge P
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knocked and the place looked closed. But luckily we were the first customers for lunch and were treated very nicely for a simple light lunch Offered a half portion was great. Didn't want a whole plateful Food was tasty and my wife loved the Greek mussels Overall a nice place

Thank GolfDuck

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?