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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 - $22
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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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I had some of the best mussels in white wine sauce in this restaurant. Sit outside on the terrace, enjoy the view and the boats going past. A tranquil spot, the whole family loved it.

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Picton, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visit Slip Inn quite regularly, and we normally go with friends. It has a great view, and the "goings on" at the boat ramp invariably provide some quite unintended amusement. The service is great, and the food excellent. Staff are attentive but happy to let you take your time if that is your wish, There is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great view, good atmosphere, friendly staff, good service. Great pizzas, especially the Upstream pizza!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We ordered steaks with mashed potato and roasted veges. Steak was excellent but potatoes and veges only lukewarm and not very good. We would have liked a dessert but no-one came back to our table. Eventually went to the bar to pay and left. Very poor service.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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336 reviews 336 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

we were driving from Picton to the Abel Tasman, and can me across the Slip Inn in Havelock, looked like a perfect place to break the journey for brunch Great deal overlooking the harbour, the service was quick and attentive, and the food that we got was well presented and rally tasty The only issue, I had Prawn and Calamara... More 

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Wellington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Next to the boat launch ramp in Havelock is the Slip Inn Cafe......well more a pub. Really friendly staff, with a good menu and a good choice of beer and wine. If you are in the area or just passing through, it is well worth a visit. It is quite good fun watching the boats going into and out of... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stopped off on the way back feom Nelson. Lovely views over the Marina watching the boats come and go. Good selection of food. I am sure something for every one. Selections of Gluten Free available to. . Would recommend for a meal or even just a coffee. Loved the pizzas.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We met some friends from a nelson there for dinner. We hada lovely meal - mussels were tasty and fresh and sitting by the sea eating them even better. All 6 guests were pleased with their meal and the two visitors we had with us from Australia said they will return for another meal. Service was exceptional.

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Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great Ride to Havelock today . Thought I would go to the Slip Inn for lunch. Watch the boaties do their thing . Nice place,tidy decor and lovely view over the Marina. Would you like some lunch the maitre d. Yes that would be fine . Find a seat she said and I will come and take your order. I... More 

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Woodend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stopped in at Slip Inn for dinner on our way back to Nelson from the Picton Ferry. The food was great as was the service. We were keen to get home as it had been a long day and the food came out in good time even though it was quite busy. The menu is extensive and we all... 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 - 22
Cuisine: Pizza, Bar, Café, New Zealand

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