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Slip Inn Cafe

€€ - €€€, Cafe, Seafood
Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“mussels” (124 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We organised to have our Christmas Function at the Slip Inn. What an amazing place to do this. Staff were fantastic and the food was amazing. Having the private function room with views over the Marina made for an excellent and relaxing day. The team...More

Thank DSmith711
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just popped in while we waited for our day on the water for coffee and a cheese and spinach muffin. Sat and watched the boating activity while we enjoyed both. Well worth it.

1  Thank Owen S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Recommend this place for great water views of harbour and if with your significant other or on a date I highly recommend the seafood platter for two-get it with green spicey curry for added flare!!

1  Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal, sooo fresh seafood. We ordered the white wine & garlic mussels and the smoked salmon... yuuuum! Friendly & genuine service, the russian lady (sorry I forgot her name) made us feel so welcome. I'm glad we chose this restaurant for our last day...More

1  Thank lmontnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We turned up early for breakfast as we were off tramping for the day and had a 9.30am pickup. We sat on the decking overlooking the marina which was lovely. However, the service was a bit slow and we also had to clean our own...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, away from the busy main road, overlooking all the action on the water and the slip. Food was delicious and coffee great. Service was what made the experience though - everyone was smiling and happy and relaxed even in the bustling lunch service!

1  Thank cvpcis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect spot for mid morning coffee - great coffee and great views over the Sounds. Staff were fine and wifi access available at no cost.

1  Thank R3425KODavid
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch here yesterday. The mussels were amazing! Staff were pleasant and helpful, and it’s a lovely setting too.

1  Thank Sally T
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Felt like eating at KFC. .. IT IS FINGERLICKING GOOD! Had the mussels and was surprised how tasty they are. Steamed in whitewhine.. Mhhhh

2  Thank DerBrause
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We organised a birthday cake to be made as it was a friends 50th they brought out a cheesecake with a tea light candle on it the cheesecake was terrible it was a brought one very very dissatisfied they had forgotten to make the cake...More

Thank lurchsta
Cieran T, General Manager at Slip Inn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello Lurchsta, Unfortunately our staff made a wrong decision when they realised the chef had not received the memo regarding a cake. We would like to sincerely apologise to you for the way this was handled.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: +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 and dairy free and vegetarian options and a huge selection of drinks to enjoy featuring many local wines.
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