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Slip Inn Cafe

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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand
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Havelock Marina, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2345
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mussel your way in for a GREAT meal!

Pun intended! I stopped in here with a "mussel monkey" on my back, as I'd been craving the reknowned local delicacy for weeks. I ordered "The Mussel Kilo", a full kg of mussels in the classic white wine, butter and garlic sauce, and let me tell you -- a beautiful, sunny afternoon on the deck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
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  • Scenic view
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon with a nice lunch and good beer. I had been craving mussels from here the moment we landed at Nelson. Had to wait a couple of days however, but managed to stop here on our way back to Nelson from Blenheim. We sat on the balcony outside overlooking the ramp and marina.... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Popped in by chance on the way back from Nelson to Blenheim. Havelock Marina is a great stopping off point for lunch and to appreciate the gorgeous views. Staff were excellent without being over fussy. Chowder was to one of the best as were the Calamari and Prawns. You are not pressured to leave and many people were popping in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch as a treat. Had the fish and chips. Fish was overpowering and almost threw up. Spat it back onto the plate. Just made the loo when we arrived home. I actually paid for it. Never again!

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Nadi, Fiji
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Congrats to the staff. Thanks for making a real effort. Arrived late on a very bleak night. Was welcomed creative solutions a great dinner great wine highlight of my day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Well, what a surprise it was to find this gorgeous spot. A friendly and modern atmosphere coupled with fantastic food and service staff. Well done!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went in for lunch and found the food, just OK ... not bad, but nothing special. We had the Thai Green Curry and Fish & Chips. Had ordered the curry hot, but came out as mild-medium ... lacked salt ... was far from being authentic Thai. Fish & Chips was just OK. I also had a coffee, and that I... More 

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HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Pun intended! I stopped in here with a "mussel monkey" on my back, as I'd been craving the reknowned local delicacy for weeks. I ordered "The Mussel Kilo", a full kg of mussels in the classic white wine, butter and garlic sauce, and let me tell you -- a beautiful, sunny afternoon on the deck overlooking the sparkling bay, a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Dropped in by chance for a late lunch, nothing a problem and a great lunch, really nice spot for a recharge before hitting the road again ...

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A precious memory of a wonderful trip to NZ. We happened upon this roadside restaurant on a long car drive and were delighted with the chowder with green-lipped mussels - wow, so fresh with delightful fresh baguette and NZ real butter - and of course a glass of local wine just right!!! Outstanding seems too mild a word for this... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On our way to Stephens Bay at Easter we popped in for lunch. We shared a pizza and had a coffee each. both were superb. I said to my husband it was one of the best pizzas I have had, thin base and great toppings, we had one with pesto, feta cheese and meat.

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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 6 - 20
Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand

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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 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Cafe, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?