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 dedictated staff.

I am Solly,                                         WELCOME! 

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 motivating.

From Tripadvisor.com 14 September 2014
“I don't know what the perfect dining experience is but this comes close to it! Perfectly cooked fish with outstanding service from polite, attentive and well trained staff, nothing was too much for them. I know the chef is a co-owner and it shows, my wife had the Jumbalaya and I had Yellow Tail, delicious!”

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.



P.S.  You carnivores too are not even vaguely sidelined by our fish dominated menu

Travelers' Choice® 2012 Winner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 September 2014

"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."

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 September 2014

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

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 12 September 2014

"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!"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 September 2014

"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."

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