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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (11 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
“burger chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just had an afternoon coffee and a chat with friends from Canada at the Mainsail restaurant at Carsington water. The coffee was very nice, the scones good and the service very good. The views both from inside and on the terrace were absolutely outstanding. It...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic views from this light and airey restaurant nice to be greated at the entrance and be shown to the table good freshly cooked food and not to expensive and a good choice of sandwiches, salads,and main meals ideal spot to eat

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just a quick visit for a short walk to Stones Island& called for coffee & a lite bite. Very enjoyable.

Thank Gillb335
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spacious and airy layout and atmosphere- with superb views over the water- and open balcony area to use in good weather. Good range of menu items- but very friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable seating.

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly welcoming staff, amazing views over Carsington Water and surrounding countryside. Wide menu choice, freshly prepared quality food (good selection of soft drinks, wines, Boddingtons Beer, Becks larger on draft), prices slightly on high side, but worth it for the facilities and surroundings.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful place to eat and it has amazing views on a sunny day. The staff are always helpful and the food is very nice.

Thank Derbybirder
Reviewed 16 March 2018

As a party of 13 we were looking for somewhere that could fit us all in for brunch on a Sunday morning and this fitted the bill nicely. They even let us pre-order by email which made things much easier on the day itself! I'm...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is local to us and we go frequently - at least once a month and sometimes more. The staff are pleasant and friendly and it is well managed. Food is excellent for the price range and they accommodate special diets. The only regret is...More

Thank AndyPandy2018
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We called in prior to setting off for a walk around the reservoir. We had latte and a scone, the coffee was good and the scone was fresh and tasty. It set us up well for the walk.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Have often visited this restaurant and we went this time for their winter special menu, which for just over £11 for 3 courses is tremendous value. The quality and service was outstanding and all set in lovely surroundings

Thank Darrell Y
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Response from Darrell Y | Reviewed this property |
Only self service for coffees, scones etc, waitress for the rest
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 540363
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