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Slip Inn Cafe

Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (25 reviews)
“mussels” (121 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning home later than planned, called in for a meal, had the special fish of the day, all of the meal, the veges, the fish, and the mashed potato were all over dosed with salt, as we left we could taste the salt on our...More

1  Thank valmalcornish
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Called in for early dinner on a Sunday after a weekend boating. One of the first customers there so had choice of tables. Ordered pulled beef burger and partner had mussels. Both meals were very good - chips were probably the best I've had for...More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Went here for brunch with the family and our meals were good, the service was very good, and the location great

Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Called in for lunch on the way to Picton. Pate was to die for (one of the best i've ever had) and the John Dory delicious! Total talent by the chef's and totally recommend!

1  Thank LEXC80
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner and almost no one else there which was a shame because the food and service was very good. Squid with Mung Bean salad was yummy. Mussels were great too. Not so sure about the Creme Brûlée or the Garlic bread which was...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for lunch. Views are awesome and meal was delicious. Had mussels and they were yummy!!! Friendly service and good wine who could ask for more....

Thank annemarie p
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Firstly I have done a review on the Slip In previously and a disgruntled one at that. But - Credit when credit is due today we came and you have reintroduced the steak sandwich and WOW ,it's a winner. To be fear this is our...More

1  Thank lynneneilson
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed lunch looking over the marina. She had the salmon gravelax and I had the mussel chowder and garlic steamed mussels. Great service, loved the food, great coffee. My wife recommends the wine list.

1  Thank BruceFarquhar
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Great stop after the ferry trip across from Wellington to Picton. Havelock is a must and mussels were divine. Friendly staff Max? Was very helpful and pleasent recommend you visit you wont be disappointed

1  Thank KatSydney11
Reviewed 10 June 2017

What a view! It was a chilly day we visited, however being tourists for the day my colleague and I insisted on braving the outdoor deck which had been closed. The staff were more than happy to open it up for us, then to move...More

1  Thank w-a-hobbs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-574 2345
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Slip Inn Cafe is the only waterfront cafe in Marlborough. We are renowned for our relaxing cafe atmosphere, stunning views, friendly crew and for our extensive offering of tasty house-made fare, served all day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizza, platters and nibbles, many mussel dishes to choose from, gluten and dairy free and vegetarian options and a huge selection of drinks to enjoy featuring many local wines.
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