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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
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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Ashland, Oregon
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tuna with Malay sauce was amazing. Everyone got very healthy portions. Good prices, great courteous service. Wines were ok. I wouldn't return though because of the noise. There are no barriers to noise in the back room where 8 of us were seated with another 2 very loud large groups. We had a couple guests who were just a... More 

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Thank Lisa K
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at a hotel within walking distance and were hungry after hiking all day. We were at the door of the restaurant already 15 min before the opening time, but the co-owner Jane let us in for a drink! The carpenter cooked Malay style just melted in the mouth and the side vegetables were cooked perfectly, still being crispy.... More 

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Thank Hanna H
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded atmosphere, make a reservation as they get busy. Friendly staff. If you don't like fish, there isn't much on the menu for you if you were hoping for beef. There are a few items with chicken. I ordered a salad and asked them to add chicken which they did! The six other people I was with all enjoyed their... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From some very serious advice I ordered the blackened Cajun spice steak, in a fish restaurant... Good call. Done as " the chef would like to serve it" it really did not need a steak knife. The service is very good and the ambience is lovely. Would I go back? Definitely.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my other half on the first night of our honeymoon and it was perfect. Starters (muscles for her, springbok carpaccio for me) were great but the main is what won it. I had bluenose cooked Cajun style and it was literally the best fish I have ever eaten - full of natural flavour and served with a delicious... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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228 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice little restaurant that specializes in seafood, but also have steak. Service is good and environment is quaint.

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Thank Marius P
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited MT more than 15 years ago and have been back many times. My wife still remembers her first dish. We took our children there the other night. Without a booking and packed as usual,they made room and again the food, service and personal attention of the owner didn't disappoint. My children now have new favourite seafood restaurant.... More 

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Gibraltar
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommend and will like to go back. Good efficient service, excellent starters, mains and dessert. Coffee too! The owner was lovely, remembered us a few days later and also explains her meals very well before you make your choice. Simple, go eat here!

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Thank GIBEATLK
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent! We had the baby calamari done Cajun style, kingklip in Malay style and Bengali fish curry. Pecan tart was to die for too! Definitely will be back before we leave the Cape Town.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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256 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a long time I have wanted to visit the restaurant and last night was the moment! What a pleasant experience! Friendly reception, interesting menu presentation, great wines and fabulous food! The salads for starters were colorful and tasty. We all had fish what a variety. The Kingklip with wasabi came out tops. The Blue nose cajun was delicately spiced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?