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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (11 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
“burger chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 18:00 Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Called in here on a recent visit when good weather was expected but it turned out to be very windy. The cafe was very clean and the staff were friendly. My partner is gluten intolerant and is usually offered a chocolate brownie, but not here.....More

Thank DerbyshireFlyboy
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was surprisingly busy, more people eating than walking today I think! We both had a roast, pork and beef. Meat portions were ok, personally would've liked a size upgrade option, but no complaints really. Not enough vegetables for 2 people, looked like a...More

Thank RobGeeves
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

After a walk in the rain, we visited the restaurant at carsington for lunch. There were some lovely looking dishes on the menu but we opted for Sunday lunch. There was a choice of beef, pork or turkey. We ordered beef and pork, both were...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Regularly visit this place but never thought to review it. We like to park at the Millfields car park then walk to Carsington and go in the Mainsail restaurant. The place is very popular and you often have to queue but they operate an excellent...More

Thank kara18
Reviewed 16 January 2017

After our exploratory trip last month to see how baby friendly the place is, we returned with our dutch relatives and our daughter and grandchildren. The staff were lovely, the place is clean, bright and modern (if a little soulless!). I had the local lamb...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had a great meal here at lunchtime, all local and homemade produce, didnt have to wait too long even though restaurant was packed and had the corner table with the best views! Staff efficient and friendly. Highly recommended

Thank AdrianH1967
Reviewed 17 December 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 15 December 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 11 December 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 5 December 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

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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
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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