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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 - $24
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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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I had two occasions to step in while lurking around NZ. I tried mussels on my second Havelock visit and must admit I have planed a stopover for my next road trip in NZ later this year. I had not been such a fanatic of anything coming out of shell before I tasted Havelock mussels. It is one of these... More

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8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went here for lunch and all had the fish and chips meal, this wasn't too badly priced and to be honest was a great meal. I had been staying in the region for about a week for work and every morning two of us would always grab a coffee and hot chocolate. The coffee is great but over the... More

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Melbourne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We started off with coffee here and then stayed for dinner. A great menu, a perfect location and fantastic food.

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

While driving from Picton to Nelson via Havelock and getting rather hungry we dropped into the Slip Inn for a kilo of steamed mussels. Wow what a top spot, great decor and great staff. Can thoroughly recommend this cafe even in winter as it was lovely to sit around the fire while waiting for our lunch.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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Additional Information about Slip Inn Cafe

Address: Havelock Marina, Havelock, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-574 2345
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
Cuisine: Pizza, Bar, Café, New Zealand

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