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“Please cover the cakes up!!! 😱”

Mainsail Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 103 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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 ...

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 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 similar establishments. Good quality, and a fair price - comparable with pub prices. Lovely spot, with views over the reservoir.
We would have no hesitation eating at Mainsail again.
Probably a bit mean in only giving Mainsail a four star review, but we do reserve 5 stars for the truly exceptional!

Thank John L
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

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 of hot food from breakfasts to roast dinners to burgers and wraps, and plenty of interesting cold food, fresh sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Lovely puddings and lots of fresh cakes and scones and a good choice of hot and cold drinks. Very pleasant staff and a super view across the water park. Absolutely loved it and will definitely go again. Recommended.

Thank BurtonTrekkie
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 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
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

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 Water.

On this occasion I took a younger family member for lunch, and we found a kids portion of burger and chips on the menu. This was accompanied bu a full breakfast for myself.

We both enjoyed the food, and my younger family member suggested I write a review on Trip Advisor, so here it is.

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