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Slip Inn Cafe

Havelock Marina, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Havelock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Café, New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We drove from Blenheim to Havelock to eat the mussels which are renown from this location. Slip Inn is nicely located on the waterfront by a marina, and is casually decorated and clean looking. The steamed mussels by the kilo were offered with a few choices of steaming liquor, and the garlic and white wine choice was predictably good. We... More

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Blenheim
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Warm welcome upon arrival. Such a great spot upon the water. Service was a little slow, we would have drunk more wine if they were a bit more attentive but food was great! Stuffed chicken was moist and well seasoned! Definitely recommend

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Brunswick, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed the food however although we were only one of three tables, getting some service from the waitress was slow which was disappointing.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Looked forward to a lovely lunch. Arrived at the cafe and it was empty so thought service would be great. Waited 25 minutes for a simple meal and there was no apology. Very disappointed.

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Recently dined at the Slip Inn with a fairly large group of people (who drank a fair bit!) Had a sit down entrée of vegetable soup or mussel chowder, followed by buffet mains and dessert.. And WOW! The best meal I've had in a very long time. We hardly noticed the staff popping in and out with so much food... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Called into this place on my way back from Blenheim to Nelson last Thursday afternoon 24th july Had the Kumura soup and some local larger .. Both very nice & very fast service ! The lady was very friendly & the views over the water & mariner was even better . Nice Decor as well in front of the fire... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A group of us went to the Slip Inn for a late breakfast/early lunch and sat outside. The staff were amazing, fast friendly and they knew the menu! We had the Seafood Platter to share... divine! So many mussels, prawns and very tender calamari this would have to be one of the most tasty sharing plates we've had. 2 of... More

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Murchison, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A group of us went there for dinner and breakfast.My dinner was fantastic, had very tender Lamb cutlets, overall very pleased. Had a standard breakfast of bacon and poached eggs no complaints there, but all of us who had coffee, was cold to luke warm only complaint

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Bromley
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

... this is the place to eat. Relaxed and friendly dining experience. Whilst touring the South Island, we stopped overnight in Havelock as our family had heard good reviews about this place. There were seven of us and we had a great evening. The seafood platter served all the adults as a starter and was terrific value for money. Good... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were 6 of us (4 adults & 2 small children), visited for lunch. We didn't know about this place prior to our visit but went on recommendation by a guy working at Tourist Info in the town. He told us it's the best place to eat in town & he was right! The place was fairly busy but we... More

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