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Slip Inn Cafe

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Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there yesterday with my daughter. She had pizza which was yum she really enjoyed it. I got the fish burger I would not get it again. It had no taste and all I could taste was oil. Staff really friendly. Place clean. Great over looking the harbour

Thank Tina S
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome little cafe and bar overlooking the slipway in havelock. Great on a nice day for sitting in the sun n watching the marina

Thank jordanm513
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a sunny day for some lunch. Ordered drinks and we were quite happy. When we placed our order we were told they didn't have any muscles! The waitress was very polite and explained the earthquake meant they had been unable to land any recently. Fair enough, except I called the nearby muscle pot who said that they... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat on the deck overlooking the marina at Havelock and had great food. The menu is varied and service good. Ideal stop for either food or just a coffee.

Thank Ed C
Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch, the setting was, as usual, excellent. The meal at lunchtime was really enjoyable, and the service really good. Fish was beautifully fresh, and everything was great. We were very happy with this visit.

Thank JackieMikeCoop
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner with the family there last night. Had an outstanding meal with fast and friendly service. My steak was cooked to perfection. We will be back for sure.

Thank Olly W
Blenheim, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just stopped in for an iced coffee and beer after having a nice walk along the estuary birdwatching. Good service. Lovely setting. We sat outside and watched the boats coming in. Very relaxing.

Thank WeekinWellington
Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on our way through to Blenheim. We sat outside and even though it was a windy day we were sheltered. The food was yummy, good portion sizes, nice and fresh and the seafood was of high quality. Service wasn't great, waitress didn't seem to impressed, but then again I wouldn't either if I was working a... More 

Thank kiakaha7
Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee is not good. But the food is nice. Very polite staff. Awesome view. Price is expensive. But is good to visit. I went there several times. Kids love it.

Thank Juanisio B
Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly my two criticisms: 1. The waitress deliberately ignored us when we had made eye contact several times, not very attentive. 2. For 3$ you get 2 small prices of bread which contrasts the otherwise generous portions. Absolutely delicious food. We had 2kilos of the mussels (one wine&garlic one chorizo&tomato) both were incredible and reasonably priced. Their fries were a... More 

Thank Tom E

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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$22
Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Business meetings, 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
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?