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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (9 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely restaurant…Pleasant comfortable surroundings, clean and spacious and a nice view of the ‘lake’. The food is excellent quality, mid-priced with something for everyone (including helpful ‘ad hoc’ dishes like a child’s portion of beans on toast for my little granddaughter on...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carsington water is a lovely place. We went in restaurant wanted roast of the day apparently we were to late. We had burger chips salad which still had to be cooked but very nice. Cream scone bit dry. But worth a visit. Staff very nice.

Thank 1mamac
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the Mainsail Restaurant on a windy, rainy June day for lunch. Although the weather meant we couldn't walk far, the atmosphere in the restaurant more than made up for it. The menu was varied and the staff were very helpful and concerned. The...More

Thank Misty4242
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This summer so far has not provided such a warm welcome, however after a wet walk the Mainsail gave us that missing opportunity to warm up. We both chose the Sunday roast. It was excellent value for money and the food was fresh and piping...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The food in this restaurant is excellent. There were thirteen of us and booking a table was easy.. My vegetarian option was delicious and that is not always true of many restaurants. Everyone enjoyed their meal, including the children and the prices were very reasonable....More

Thank Sloughbucks1
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is excellent and mostly homemade. We had sandwiches and soup which were lovely and the flapjack and scone were very tasty. The prices are very good considering it is in the information centre and the views over the reservoir are excellent. Staff...More

Thank SueTimmis
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
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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, 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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