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Mainsail Restaurant

Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
+44 1629 540363
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (9 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
“burger chips” (2 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Visitors Centre Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Called for lunch no roast of day had stopped serving it. Had burger chips meal. Very nice would have liked our first choice.

Thank 1mamac
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We ate at the restaurant twice whilst staying at Hopton Hall Holiday Cottages. The first time there were 6 adults, 2 children and a baby. The adults all had versions of 'Full English'. The service was efficient at a busy time and the food well...More

1  Thank Villan64
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A group of 14, 8 adults and 6 children were staying in the nearby village of Carsington and we visited this restaurant several times for coffee, breakfast, and two lunches. Great views across the water, lovely food served VERY quickly by extremely helpful staff.

Thank tremendoustrish
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 30 July 2017 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

1  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

1  Thank Sloughbucks1
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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