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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (13 reviews)
“burger chips” (2 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful setting .Our Christmas meal hear today was Fantastic the food was cooked to perfection and presented excellent at £17.25 for three courses! We will most definitely be booking again and would Highly Recommend.I think that says it all 10/10 😊

Thank Alan W
Reviewed December 15, 2016

The place was busy with people enjoying their pre Christmas, Christmas dinners, but still that staff found room for two people and a toddler. The menu was not extensive, I think that's a good thing, and easily met our needs. Though our toddler was off...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Carsington water since it open and have to say the food at the mainsail restaurant was as good as ever. Today i went for the 2 course roast dinner. Roast beef and Yorkshire with seasonal vegetables followed by a delicious scone...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Just returned from an excellent three course Christams lunch at the Mainsail, overlooking the beautiful Carsington Water. A meet up with friends, we had pre-booked our choices and were made royally welcome. Service was effected with great efficiency, and the food was truly excellent -...More

Reviewed November 26, 2016

This restaurant is based at Carsington waters which is in a beautiful location there is nothing nicer than after a walk you have a meal in the Mainsail food outlet. The toilets are spotless The food choices are very good lunches are very nice every...More

Thank mitzi12016
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Lovely to sit and chill outside over looking the reservoir with a nice cup of tea and a cream scone. Was busy with lunches, coffee and cake etc. All the food I saw being served looked amazing. My only criticism is that over half of...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed July 27, 2016

this is a nice cafe where you can sit inside or outside assuming there is room! it does get busy. nice selection of drinks, snacks and hot meals and from most tables, a view of the water. there is a tv normally working showing the...More

Thank brian w
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We've been visiting Carsington Reservoir for 15 years and always have something to eat in the Mainsail Restaurant. The menu is simple and tasty, catering for gluten intolerance and vegetarian and kids options. The all-day breakfasts are from local produce and the three-course meals good...More

1  Thank Mazrat
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Reasonable value for money - meals very good. Although a large dining area also with a self service facility, the views and atmosphere are convivial.

Thank Joe A
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Myself and partner have visited this restaurant many times for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it. However today's visit was sadly very different! Upon sitting down at a table we found the table top very sticky. Having moved to another table we found that they were...More

Thank posh_pooch
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December 2, 2017|
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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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