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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (15 reviews)
“cake” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 18:00 Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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21 - 30 of 111 reviews

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
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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

Thank Gillb335
Reviewed 10 April 2018 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 8 April 2018

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 21 March 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
Elizabeth G
27 January 2018|
Response from Darrell Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but no, you can however sit in the verandah with your dog and wonderful views
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, View, 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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