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“Great service, special spot!”
Review of Slip Inn Cafe

Slip Inn Cafe
Ranked #5 of 11 Restaurants in Havelock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stopped in for lunch at the Slip Inn, as it was really the best place we could see. Lovely location, very attentive staff, excellent all round experience. Glass of Marlborough Sauv, a must have on the deck in the sun! Really good to see a great drinks menu - with the new change in ownership :)

Thank Tyla2013
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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Slip Inn several times during our stay in Havelock and really liked the place. Mainly for the location- right next to the marina with stunning views inside and out and also the smiling friendly staff. Menu was typical for NZ and typically priced. Big plate of steamed mussels was around $18 though many local shops and accommodation providers will give you vouchers to get a couple of dollars discount. My husband had a superb pizza one night, coffee was excellent as was the wine selection which was reasonably priced by the glass. Service could be a little slow and haphazard but we forgave them as everything else was wonderful!

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1  Thank Crystal231
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

First visit since change of ownership..great service..lovely lunch and friendly reception ...and a lovely bluebird sky"

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Thank Harriet W
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Slip Inn is in the Havelock Marina and a short distance from the main street and within easy walking distance. Modern building, clean and tidy with friendly staff. Fish and Chips would have to be one of the best fish and chip meals I have had in recent years. Good coffee. Seating inside and outside on deck that over-looks marina and launching ramp - good to watch boats being launched and retrieved and during snapper season some of the fish caught. Clean rest-rooms.
Separate room for meetings or private functions.

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Thank John B
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We (mum, dad and two teenage boys) stopped here for breakfast en route to Kaikoura. We arrived early and were the only people in the restaurant.

It took the staff 10 minutes to offer us a drink-they seemed more interested in chatting to each other than serving us. We then had a long wait for our food order to be taken.

The food was very good and arrived promptly but unfortunately the service did not improve. I was not offered milk with my tea and had to visit the counter to ask. We were not offered cracked pepper or any sauces, etc, to accompany our food and the staff did not check back on us at all. None of the plates were cleared away before we eventually left.

I can't fault the quality of the food or location but I do expect the basics when paying a premium price for food. A shame as good service costs nothing.

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Thank Paulrproctor
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