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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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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
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Have often visited this restaurant and we went this time for their winter special menu, which for just over £11 for 3 courses is tremendous value. The quality and service was outstanding and all set in lovely surroundings

Thank Darrell Y
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We were taken here by friends who were very complimentary about the Mainsail. It’s a very large room with a panaramic views of the water. The service was quick ,the food average ,I wouldn’t call it a restaurant ,to me it was a big caf’e,...More

Thank sdmmmtc2016
Reviewed 13 January 2018

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 1 January 2018

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 27 December 2017 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 17 December 2017

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
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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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