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Slip Inn Cafe

Havelock Marina | H, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (27 reviews)
“mussels” (135 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Havelock Marina | H, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Located in a nice spot overlooking the marina. Food selection good - mussels, pizzas, steaks & fish are available. Friends had the platter which they really enjoyed, fish & chips very good but little pricey. Mussels in green curry sauce ok but bit disappointing. Curry...More

Thank Thomotravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though I live nearby. This is a great place to visit. Food is good. The views over the water are. good and the staff are extremely friendly. Any time of the day is a good time to visit.

Thank Guide824310
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here twice. Its position right next to the mail boat pier means its a good place to wait, either for breakfast or as we did for the lovely coffee. They serve food all day, so when arriving back from the cruise we stopped...More

1  Thank MarcusBridges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting and fabulous view. Visited only for drinks but had to wait 20 mins just to order them, despite asking at the bar. 45 mins to get a coffee seems unreasonable. Clearly communication problems ! Plenty going on in the harbour.

Thank weareonholiday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch their yesterday with friends from Nelson. The food was fantastic. Service to match and I thought a very fair price. After lunch, sat around and had a nice talk and watched people placing and retrieving their boats from the slip way.

1  Thank DavidP14293
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time here as on previous trips we had always made s point of dining for mussels at the competition. But stupidly, that other place was closed. Have to say we found that Slip Inn is actually much better than the competition in main...More

1  Thank Vickskix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to stop for lunch. When travelling with 2 young children we find meals out can often be a stressful/ rushed experience but this wasn’t to be here. The waitress was so helpful in sorting out a highchair, giving colouring books to...More

1  Thank sarahwJ6002QK
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were visiting the area and keen to have a meal of mussels. We were not disappointed. Garlic mussels for one and mussel chowder for the other. Both choices wer beautiful and highly recommended. Restaurant is on the waterfront so we were able to watch...More

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This place was absaloutely amazing, venue atmosphere, service, range and price of food, quality of food. Could not fault. We had amazing green lipped mussels with garlic and white wine sauce, 1/2 a kilo plus bread only $16 they were very tasty! The kids were...More

1  Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The venue is nice, but the lunch menu is very limited. I was hoping to have egg bene, but that is not avalable after 11am. Four of us had different meals that were "okay".

Thank Mary G
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Peter O
25 August 2018|
Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact them directly, like you I am a customer and there to enjoy the food and scenery
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havelock Marina | H, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-574 2345
  • E-mail
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 free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options. Well-stocked bar to enjoy, featuring many local wines.
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