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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (10 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
“burger chips” (2 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shown to a table restaurant style when wanting a quick late lunch on a busy Saturday. Good quick service, nice food, pleasant atmosphere and good value. Excellent.

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come to the restaurant a few times a year for family meals, usually brunch which is normally very good despite the fact that the tables are really crammed in so close together it is a struggle to reach one's table. My meal in particular...More

Thank wheela-deala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We usually have our annual Christmas Lunch here and this year did not disappoint. I’m not particularly keen on parsnips, but as fritters they were looking very. My other half had the traditional turkey with all the trimmings which she said was very good -...More

Thank Mazrat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the afternoon, the meal was excellent and the staff were very efficient and looked after us very well. The choir was very good and entertaining. Good value for the price will certainly come again.

Thank dgriffiths2015
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Went for Xmas lunch, it was rather good but perhaps missing the wow factor on taste. Their usual set menu is excellent value and tasty too. Great coffee and their scones are amongst the best in Derbyshire. Pleasant efficient staff.

Thank Darrell Y
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Called in for a light lunch,whilst in the area. Good choice with beautiful views over Carsington Water. Recommend for a lunch in a pretty place.

Thank George R
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Called for lunch no roast of day had stopped serving it. Had burger chips meal. Very nice would have liked our first choice.

Thank 1mamac
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We ate at the restaurant twice whilst staying at Hopton Hall Holiday Cottages. The first time there were 6 adults, 2 children and a baby. The adults all had versions of 'Full English'. The service was efficient at a busy time and the food well...More

1  Thank Villan64
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A group of 14, 8 adults and 6 children were staying in the nearby village of Carsington and we visited this restaurant several times for coffee, breakfast, and two lunches. Great views across the water, lovely food served VERY quickly by extremely helpful staff.

Thank tremendoustrish
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a lovely restaurant…Pleasant comfortable surroundings, clean and spacious and a nice view of the ‘lake’. The food is excellent quality, mid-priced with something for everyone (including helpful ‘ad hoc’ dishes like a child’s portion of beans on toast for my little granddaughter on...More

Thank David L
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2 December 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
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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