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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)
Opens in 17 min
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, but whilst I was deciding which cake to order, I saw two flies crawling all over them!! They are in an open display case with not even a cake cover or cling film on them. To say I was horrified was an understatement...More

Thank Pen_PitstopDerby_UK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can’t go far wrong here. We both had the Steak and Mushroom Pie. A good pie, with quite a strong flavour of rosemary, with nice chips and freshly prepared veg - certainly not the limp, over cooked ‘greens’ you get at a lot of...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Carsington just for a nice walk in the sunshine, as it’s lovely just wandering round the water park and watching the boats, but we decided to try the Mainsail because the menu looked so good. What a great decision! Plenty of choice...More

Thank BurtonTrekkie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for drinks and cakes after a walk around Carsington waters and it was lovely. The luxury hot chocolate was delicious and they have a wide range of cakes, but it’s worth knowing that they stop doing other food at half 4.

Thank Bethany F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions when taking a trip out to Carsington Water. The restaurant is above the Visitor Centre on the First Floor, and is bright, air conditioned, and affords good views of the surrounding Derbyshire hills and Carsington...More

Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Took 3 of our grandchildren to Carsington for the weekend and we ate at the restaurant it was really lovely, very clean, great value for the childrens and the adults meals, fab cakes etc. to top it all the staff were really friendly would definitely...More

Thank sharonshelley
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and pleasant helpful staff , with excellent view over Carsington Water 10/10 from myself & family 😊

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Good coffee and cakes and very tasteless sandwiches! Hardly any filling and not worth the price. The main cooked meals looked nice. The views over the reservoir are fantastic.

Thank SueTimmis
Reviewed 23 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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