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Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
08:00 - 22:00
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Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a pretty good experience here for mums day. They forgot my coffee and fluffies for the kids so had to remind them towards the end of the visit. Food was ok just a bit under seasoned. Amazing location.

Thank Mary B
Blenheim, New Zealand
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good variety on the menu and good quality food. Good place to sit for a nice coffee or meal and watch the boats.

Thank Sontie
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 the seafood pizza. Wow, what a flavourful, seafood loaded pizza it was. We've had similar... More 

Thank Ross B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 to ask for a vegan meal. Wow!!!, it was so delicious - really, really good... More 

2 Thank Heather M
Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 it, service continued to be great throughout the time we were there.

Thank Kiwiintheus
Nelson, New Zealand
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 main road. Give it a go!

Thank Cat D
Nelson, New Zealand
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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. I think very carefully before giving a negative review as I know it can have... More 

1 Thank Declan O
Seneca, South Carolina
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468 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 were outstanding! I'm glad we tried some.

1 Thank Bill Y
Dubbo, Australia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 server comes to take your order. We ordered the green lipped mussels with chorizo and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?