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Slip Inn Cafe

Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (28 reviews)
“mussels” (138 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 538 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is on the water in the Green Lipped Mussel Capital of the World. They have a lovely spot to get a great cup of mussel chowder. There is a fireplace to warm up by and many tables to choose a look at the...More

Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place tops the list for location, right on the marina with lots of action; boats coming and going provide some entertainment while dining. The menu changes fairly regularly, the lamb rack was exceptional! And they do a great rissotto. The desserts are great! especially...More

1  Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought two latte bowls Saturday 9th June. Charged $8 a bowl, $16 for the two. Never pay more than $6.50 in Nelson, usually $6. Gobsmacked.

Thank Darren p
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The service here was friendly and the views/warmth/feel of the cafe is lovely. Unfortunately I ordered a warm vege salad (which looked and sounded amazing!) but as soon as I tasted it I was able to taste salmon....It is probably my fault for ordering a...More

Thank tearohanui
Nicola T, General Manager at Slip Inn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hello We would like to start off by saying how sorry we are that you had a bad experience with us here at The Slip Inn. We have put better procedures in place so that this will not happen again. We do appreciate it when...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy a great mussel meal here. This time we ordered a bottle of wine with the meal. We did not finish the bottle as we were driving and planned it’s consumption for dinner. When settling the bill we were told by the cashier...More

1  Thank GwaiLoh07
Reviewed 24 May 2018

A well-appointed restaurant on the waterfront with beautiful food and great service. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This is the fourth time I've booked Slip Inn for the day for team training. The staff are all fabulous and simply can't do enough to help. The food is well priced, generous and delicious. Excellent service from an awesome customer focused team. In addition...More

2  Thank Simone H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We went here on the recommendation of a local and it was worth the visit. Lunch was great and the view complemented it along with the friendly service.

1  Thank Q6995YRwilliamb
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Was dubious about having lunch in this cafe because of the prices, but was so worth it! Had the Blue Cod and chips and it was honestly the best fish and chips I've had. Batter was light and crunchy, fish was lovely. Nice views over...More

1  Thank Grace D
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We were passing through Havelock on our way to Nelson and wanted to try the famous mussels. Being just after 10.00 am on a Monday some of the food places were closed. This was not a problem as the Slip Inn down at the marina...More

1  Thank Gracie2612
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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