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Slip Inn Cafe

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Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
08:00 - 22:00
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Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely lunch seated outside on a beautiful Marlborough Sunday afternoon. Always enjoy being able to watch people and their boats coming and going right next to the restaurant.

Thank Heather S
Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We both ate here after a tour and had the fish & chips which were plentiful and very good. Service was fast and it was appreciated that they closed the sliding glass door as it was quite cold when we got there. Servers were friendly. Prices were typical...I think the fish cost about $23. My boyfriend said the beer was... More 

Thank hotrodgurl
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stood trying to get someone's attention for a fair amount of time- we had booked a table with a high chair, (we were a little early) another family was using the high chair and there was only 1 so we said we would wait. Food was nice and a reasonable size for the price. Unfortunately the service was extremely... More 

Thank 615sunshine
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food after our tramp on foxy Lady Cruises. We left feeling very well nourished. Thanks to Slip Inn Cafe

Thank Meranie O
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great with a superb wine & beer list. Can't go past the mussels with coconut cream, good pizza & fish.

Thank Pete d
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoy this place. The added bonus of entertainment from people launching and retrieving their boats. Excellent pizza and great, friendly service.

1 Thank JVJW-NZ
Niteroi, RJ
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the slipway of the marina, this is a great place. The food is very good and the people are very nice.. We had a good time here

Thank Flexair
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for lunch passing through Havelock because it is such nice spot next to the boat launch ramp. I've been here before, and it wasn't bad. This time, I ordered the kilo of mussels "in coriander, coconut cream, ginger and chilli", one of the 4 flavours of mussels on the menu, along with mussels and white wine. When... More 

Thank deelvines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice. First visit waited 30mins for our drinks, second visit after waiting 20mins we left because no one came to take our order. Wouldn't bother to go back.

Thank BandGolo
Nelson, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in on Sunday, New Years Day. Busy but not too bad. Told there were no tables free until I pointed out two free tables that had no reservation signs. Ordered lunch and then waited one hour and ten minutes to be told our order had been forgotten and would be another 5 - 10 minutes. Another table next to... More 

1 Thank Peter T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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: 035742345
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?