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Slip Inn Cafe

Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (26 reviews)
“marina” (84 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed this restaurant sometime ago but it is certainly worth another mention. Calling in for a quick meal on our way through to Nelson we were met with a friendly welcome and shown to our table. Not wanting too big a meal we chose...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my dear old mum for lunch to the Slip Inn. When I booked I asked if there was a vegan option and was told yes. There was nothing vegan on the menu and the restaurant wa packed so I was a liitle nervous...More

2  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Slip inn after poor service at another place. We received excellent service from the wait staff - thank you. We sat outside and watched all the boats come and go, which we all enjoyed. The food was delicious and well worth...More

Thank Kiwiintheus
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just the spot to stop between Nelson & Picton for food in a very pleasant atmosphere. Long opening hours & just what we needed on Easter Friday. Thank you for being open. Enjoyed the green lip mussel chowder. So definitely worth the drive of the...More

Thank Cat D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I travel round the South Island of New Zealand a lot and generally find the service to be friendly and excellent. It is extremely rare to find bad service but yesterday was the first time I have encountered what can only be termed hostile service....More

1  Thank Declan O
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for some Green-Lipped Mussels that everyone said we need to try. They are apparently the featured item in this part of NZ. This place is right on the water and the wait staff was very helpful. We tried an order and they...More

1  Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped in for a quick lunch in the Mussel capital of New Zealand. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, seafood chowder and smoked salmon hotplate. Wow! Loved it! Service was great and staff very helpful.

1  Thank sylviajdunn
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We were looking for a seafood lunch by the water. One of the locals suggested this restaurant. It is built right by the Havelock Marina and has nice outdoor seating by the water. When you walk in you just pick any table and then the...More

Thank phishears
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great location and feel to this cafe/ restaurant. Staff great and menu looked good but what else can you have in Havelock other than mussels! We had three bowls each with different sauce by far the best was the chorizo and tomato. The garlic and...More

Thank MHIChris
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Havelock claims to be the Green Lipped Mussel Capital of the world and after lunch at the Slip Inn, I wouldn't argue with them. A great meal of fresh mussels washed down by a beer and coffee in front of the fire afterwards was a...More

Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, 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
  • 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.