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Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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10:00 - 18:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 single portion shared. All nicely cooked. Good range of cakes, I had a lovely lemon... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 nice although a few more vegetables would have been good. The desserts looked amazing and... More 

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Thank Susan H
Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 system where they find you a table and then you go up to order yourself.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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445 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 rump salad. It was divine!!!! The lamb was so tender and tasty....the salad was a... More 

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Thank dick h
Derby, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank AdrianH1967
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 😊

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Thank Alan W
Derby, United Kingdom
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445 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 his food yesterday. And the weather, for once, was lovely. All in all, a delightful... More 

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Thank dick h
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and butter pudding. Others had the roast pork and beetroot rosemary and cheese tart followed... More 

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Thank Louise H
Ripley, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 - fish cake starters were delightful and both turkey and lamb main courses were well prepared... More 

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Thank BBCEM2DAY
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This restaurant is based at Carsington waters which is in a beautiful location there is nothing nicer than after a walk you have a meal in the Mainsail food outlet. The toilets are spotless The food choices are very good lunches are very nice every thing is hot good portion size. The staff are nice and helpful. They have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?