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Slip Inn Cafe

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Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand
08:00 - 22:00
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Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We snuck in for a predinner drink between rain showers after a walk, but the menu looked so good we stayed for dinner. And it was totally worth it, service, taste, presentation, all perfect. Could not fault the service staff. View is fabulously stunning. Thank you. A good evening

1 Thank Katznkaye55
Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice on our 5 day stay at Havelock. All 3 of us ate different meals on both visits and each meal was consistently tasty and very well presented. The online review rating wasn't the highest in the area but I'm not sure why - I thought it was the best restaurant in Havelock!

1 Thank ClareyG
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious meal and very friendly staff. You can see the haven and the sounds. They serve local vines as well.

Thank Martin W
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called for a late lunch and the café/restaurant was just starting to calm down after very busy service. Lots of locals and also travellers from afar like us. Food coming out of the kitchen looked superb but our quest was to find some really good mussels. We were not disappointed, great mussels simply cooked. Staff excellent and service good. Not... More 

Thank PeterSueSkippie
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I went for dinner here last night it was a beautiful evening in a beautiful location. We both decided on the 'cattle and coast' meal which was steak and prawns with broccolini and roast potatoes with creamy garlic sauce. To say it was delicious is an understatement. The steak was to die for, a prime cut at... More 

2 Thank johndoe187
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Slip Inn Cafe for breakfast and the food was good. Went their for dinner and the food was fabulous. The seasonal vegetables of broccoli, carrots and peas was done with garlic butter and they were divine as was the Pork Belly that I had. One of our other guests had the grouper seared with mashed potatoes, cabbage and... More 

1 Thank Marina B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent dinner. Mussels in coriander, coconut, ginger and chili were 'to die for'. Steaks perfectly cooked. Wine superb.

1 Thank Miles D
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

right on the harbour - delightful food and service. We arrived at 7pm without a booking and were accommodated with a great table.

Thank johnson52015
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I both ordered the fish of the day, pan seared grouper served with mashed potatoes, braised cabbage and hollandaise sauce. Every bite was fantastic!! The portions were very generous, too, which made the $32 price tag a bit more bearable. We each had a glass of wine priced around $8-9 per glass. The restaurant's location on the... More 

Thank Lyn M
Perth, Australia
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390 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were going to the Mussel Pot for lunch but we're told by a very nice waiter they only serve fish in batter! So came here and very pleased with our lunch. These guys did have fish pan fried and good service too. Really lovely sitting outside watching the world of boating go by. Definitely recommend

Thank Jill M

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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
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 035742345
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?