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Slip Inn Cafe

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Bar, Pizza, Café, New Zealand
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Havelock Marina, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Slip Inn Cafe is the only waterfront cafe in Marlborough. We are renowned...
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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Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 110
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Staff are great, location is excellent

Went for breakfast with a group of people and the staff were lovely, but the orders were slow to come out, We had ordered as we arrived and the orders came out all mixed up with some getting their orders very quick and some slow. But the food was great, lovely location looking over the marina, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
danjonelson
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Nelson, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Nelson, New Zealand
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136 reviews 136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast with a group of people and the staff were lovely, but the orders were slow to come out, We had ordered as we arrived and the orders came out all mixed up with some getting their orders very quick and some slow. But the food was great, lovely location looking over the marina, and boat ramp

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Oh my goodness, I had a mussel pie with grilled vegetables for lunch with a rather nice Chardonnay (Torea) and it was a taste sensation. The curry flavoured sauce with the mussels was an absolutely blow you away taste, there was absolutely no heat in the curry, just the beautiful flavours associated with a top notch curry combined with succulent... More 

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Melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love going to The Slip Inn Cafe. The food is always high standard, delicious and served by the most friendly staff I have met anywhere. Wonderful environment, wonderful staff, wonderful views. Lunch was grand and as a coeliac I need to be sure the food is well prepared. Coffee was great too and we will be back. Love going here.

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Wellington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We shared a pizza and green salad at the Slip Inn, and everything was delicious, with nicely presented fresh ingredients. Service was good, and we enjoyed looking out over the marina while we ate.

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Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The position overlooking the marina makes for an interesting view while you dine (apart from the stiff breeze which always seems to blow up the sound). The fish & chips were disappointing - chips were excellent, but the fish was far too heavily battered with too little fish (and very dried out). A first choice of onion & blue cheese... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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235 reviews 235 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stopped here for a late breakfast before going on one of the tours. It was a lot better than I was expecting and the outside areas offered shade with a view over the marina. The breakfasts were good with plenty of bacon. Coffee was good as well. The lunch menu looked good with a couple of mussel options.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We enjoyed a seafood platter with a nice glass of wine overlooking the Marina! Good service. Good food. Great position.

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Las Palmas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stopped in for coffee and a brownee and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The coffee was served as we requested (with milk on the side) and was good.

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Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had an evening meal here recently. The venue and location are wonderful. Looking over the water with outside dining if you wish. Both my wife and I ordered the 1kg of mussels. They were superbly cooked and beautifully presented. One complaint was that the sauce they came with was too thin and watery and could not be eaten as a... More 

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We felt well looked after by the great staff, and the setting was awesome. The meals came out reasonably quickly, but for a place right on the water, the fish and chips was pretty disappointing. Lots of batter with very little fish inside and quite dried out. A friend had the steak and that looked awesome. If we were to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Havelock Marina, Havelock, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-574 2345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 23
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Café, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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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