"The ambience, the service, the quality and the taste of the food, the choices on the menu, the wine...everything worked in harmony. This is one of the best restaurants in Cape Town, and if you want to experience a brilliant fish dish, well then I can only recommend Miller's Thumb. Left feeling grateful and completely satisfied."
Just off the main thoroughfare between the Cape Town Waterfront and the aerial cable way to Table Mountain lies Miller's Thumb Restaurant. Established in 1995, one of the Cape's best kept secrets.
Orange hues and startling green draw you into our bustling, yet cozy character-filled converted home and an air redolent with aromas of freshly prepared seafood-inspired fare.
Co-owner Jane, the better half of this experienced and skilled husband and wife team entices you with mouthwatering descriptions and suggestions; I follow through on the plate with "roll up your sleeves", "ask for a finger bowl" and "dig in", creations all capably supported by our dedicated staff.
I am Solly, WELCOME!
P.S. You carnivores too are not even vaguely sidelined by our fish dominated menu
Although we realise that we can’t make all of
the people happy all of the time, Jane and I and our loyal staff have
made a life time of trying. They say, “don’t read your own press.” We
get both compliments and criticism all of which, against
popular wisdom, we take on board looking for trends and ways to
improve. The criticisms can sometimes be disheartening and the
compliments rewarding but then there are those that are just plain
"We went to this restaurant as it was recommended by our guest house and we were not disappointed.
was very busy but the service was spot-on, the waiting staff and barman
are a credit to the place and it was really good that the owner came
round to describe the various dishes.
My husband's fish was excellent and my Mozambique chicken curry was delicious.
liked the quirky décor and the general ambience. A brilliant night out
and when our pre-booked taxi failed to arrive the owner came to our
rescue and ordered another one for us. Thank you."
Thank you to all those who take
the time and trouble to express themselves on various media platforms
about our restaurant. Your comments are never ignored.
The owner of our B&B recommended the Miller's Thumb as a great place to enjoy fresh local seafood. We are so glad that he did. The food, wine and atmosphere were outstanding. The passion that the owners and employees had for their restaurant made the experience even better. This should be the first stop for anyone traveling to Cape Town
Travelers' Choice® 2012 Winner
"Deservedly very popular with locals and visitors alike this little gem calls us back time and time again and never disappoints A huge thanks to Jayne and Sol and the lively team that serve for providing such quality and value in such an eclectic setting. We even cancelled our reservation at one of CPT's newer "arty farty" restaurants to return a second time in 4 nights!! The mix here is just SO right - see you next year!"
"This restaurant is located only two blocks from our guest house. Staff are all very friendly and efficient, quite willing to explain the intricacies of the menu which changes each day. Terrific food in a really fun atmosphere."