Top 10 restaurants in Havelock, New Zealand

December 11, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Havelock is a coastal village in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It sits at the head of Pelorus Sound, one of the Marlborough Sounds, and at the mouth of the Pelorus and Kaituna Rivers.
Things to do in Havelock

1. Slip Inn Cafe

Havelock Marina | H, Havelock, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$173 +64 3-574 2345
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 548 reviews

Slip Inn Cafe

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 By Bedouin29 - Sydney, Australia

A large group of us had lunch here, it was mid week. Whilst not outstanding the food was good and met everybodies requirements, we had GF, Vegetarian and no seafood people amongst us and they all left happy. The restaurant is on the edge of a slipway so there is plenty happening around you and on our visit there was a little blue penguin bobbing around. Despite there being 10 of us all of the meals arrived at the sametime so the staff were well organised

2. The Mussel Pot

73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$31 - HK$173 +64 3-574 2824
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 553 reviews

The Mussel Pot

Havelock's iconic green lip (green shell) mussel restaurant.Casual and informal.The restaurant specialises in green lip mussels but also has a variety of New Zealand seafood, burgers, pastas, gluten free and vegetarian options all perfectly matched with famous Marlborough wines and New Zealand beer.Great outdoor Seating through summer. Closed for winter June to end of August.

Reviewed By henry_assess - Napier

Unfortunately we are not able to visit often enough ! Everything here is great. The mussels are so delicious we have not tried anything else on the menu yet. Lovely Seating outside in the courtyard. Highly recommended.

3. Pelorus Bridge Cafe

5949 State Highway 6 | Rai Valley, Havelock 7192, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$78 +64 3-571 6019
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Pelorus Bridge Cafe

Pelorus bridge is a great little haven to explore for its beautiful bush walks, famous river for swimming and the lovely little cafe nestled in amongst the towering trees and abundent bird life. Come check us out for a coffee, cake or have one of our famous Venison pies we have plenty of choices. Every day the staff are creating something wonderful in the kitchen the smells are to die for, all our food is homemade on the premises, we even have Gluten free.

Reviewed By taniaandkelvin - NZ

We call in here quite regularly between Blenheim and Nelson, these owners have continuously improved the food, service and decor. Each time we go in there is more variety whilst holding onto the favourites. Chicken pies are amazing, this time I tried a vegetarian pizza - it was amazing, snickers caramel slice, the fries are delicious and everything homemade. Well done team.

4. Inlet bakery & cafe

65 B Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 645742860
Excellent
30%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 50 reviews

Inlet bakery & cafe

Reviewed By Lavarcham - Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom

On our way to Nelson we stopped to stretch our legs and look at Havelock. We called in here for coffee before setting off again. It was ok

5. Apples For Charlotte

66B Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$126 +64 3-574 2470
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 90 reviews

Apples For Charlotte

Apples for Charlotte Eatery is a vintage style cafe and tea rooms with a fresh, homely feel. We bake all our sweet and savoury treats from Bagels and croissants to scones and slices. Everything is made with love and attention to detail as we want everyone to enjoy our little cafe as much as we do. We are passionate about providing great coffee and serving loose leaf tea in vintage China. High tea is another passion of ours and we have a high tea menu filled with bite sized traditional treats to enjoy. From the decor to the music, Apples for Charlotte is a beautiful place to just relax with some coffee and cake.

Reviewed By Tom S

As NZ tea rooms go this is pretty hard to beat. My only criticism is a very British once and applies to everywhere I've been in NZ; Devonshire / cream tea should be served with clotted cream NOT whipped. I still live in hope of finding somewhere this side of the planet that's got this right.

6. Captain's Daughter

72 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +64 3-574 2440
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Captain's Daughter

Reviewed By classicchch - Christchurch, New Zealand

I came in for a quick late lunch, staff were helpful and service was prompt. A cool breeze blew through the restaurant cooling it down on a warm summers day. I had the chowder which was amazing, beautiful smokey seafood taste. The broth was good,...MoreThanks for the review, we hope to see you again soon.

7. Te Rawa Resort Restaurant

Havelock 7150, New Zealand German HK$39 - HK$220 +64 3-579 8285
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Te Rawa Resort Restaurant

Welcome to the Te Rawa Resort Restaurant! Te Rawa Resort Restaurant is located in the beautiful Wilson Bay, Pelorus Sound. You are sitting directly on top of the sea while you can enjoy one of the marvelous Marlborough vines and delicious food. We are happy to cater for any dietary requirements. If you have any special requests, please do not hesitate to ask.

Reviewed By Sidede1990

I was lucky enough to have been able to stay a week with Erika and Walter at Te Rawa. Everything from the food to the cleanlyness of the accomodation is without a doubt the best you can find in all of New Zealand. Every dish...MoreVielen Dank! Habe mich sehr ueber Ihre freundlichen Worte gefreut. Alles Liebe und Gute Erika

8. Havelock takeaways

64 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand +64 3-574 1231
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Havelock takeaways

Reviewed By JV_Travelling - Berlin, Germany

We passed through Havelock on our way to Abel Tasman National Park and kind of ended up here, because the other options did not offer vegetarian alternatives. We had some burgers and fries. The food was very good. Especially the vegetarian burger was very delicious. Furthermore the portions are very large so you should definitely share the fries and just the fries are enough as lunch. The guy taking the orders was very friendly, however for a fast food takeaway the food took quite a long time.
If you are driving through Havelock it is definitely worth it stopping by for lunch, but be prepared to wait for it.

9. Mills Bay Mussels

23 Inglis Street, Havelock 7100, New Zealand Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood Brunch, Lunch HK$31 - HK$173 +64 3-574 2575
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Mills Bay Mussels

Based in the mussel capital of the world, we aim to celebrate everything mussels and give the best experience through high quality, premium grade products. We offer both live mussels and a range of different dishes all of which are source sustainably from the Marlborough sounds

Reviewed By 114koe - Leipzig, Germany

Thank you for a perfect Lunch. When you stay in Havelock, then try it !!! Beautiful atmosphere, friendly employees. The Location is near the Holiday Park. I say Bon Appetit !!!

10. The Sneaky Beach Cafe

63a Main Road, Havelock, New Zealand Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +64 22 031 4047
Excellent
0%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 5 reviews

The Sneaky Beach Cafe

Reviewed By MAXINE B - Gisborne, Australia

We had egg sandwiches which had been made fresh daily and a coffee each while we watched the world go by. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. There was a lot to chose from pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches (lots of variety) and cakes galore. Value for money.

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