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“Fab food, fab atmosphere, fab day!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mainsail Restaurant

Mainsail Restaurant
Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Ashbourne, England
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Ranked #25 of 66 restaurants in Ashbourne
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fab food, fab atmosphere, fab day!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visited Carsington Reservoir last weekend with our two children and what a day we had! The adventure playground was great for the kids and there was lots to keep them entertained

We had lunch in the Mainsail restaurant which was great, a really friendly atmosphere and the food was affordable for a family but still great quality. The restaurant has a great view of the reservoir so was a lovely place to sit and relax over lunch. The staff were lovely and helpful without being too imposing so we were left in peace to enjoy our lunch and the view!!

Thank-you Mainsail for a great day out! Will definitely be returning :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chesterfield, UK
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192 reviews 192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Fantastic, yet again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Popped in today to celebrate by Grandad's birthday. It's a lovely place to come due to the nice food, great service and beautiful walks.

Can't fault the service and food, even though they were very busy. I would recommend booking a table - there was a queue about 15 people long waiting for a table when we left.

Food is reasonably priced. I had the salmon and fish pie which was £6 - was a delicious pie and with nice veg.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chesterfield, UK
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“Fantastic food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Me and my family always come here at Christmas for their Christmas dinners.

We also visited twice recently - once for my Dad's birthday and again as we has family visiting from out of town.

Both occasions the food and service was excellent. It's just a great experience every time we visit.

This place could so easily be a typical tourist-trap selling rubbish food at stupid prices - and get away with it. But it really is great food at great prices, with great service.

Thanks to all the staff here. :-)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Great views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A well located restaurant overlooking the lake of Carsington reservoir. The food is nourishing, reasonably priced but unimaginative.

Visited December 2012
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful out look”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The day we went it was, thankfully, not very busy. It was warm inside but the baked potato was not really that good. Maybe it was the fault of the potato and not of the chef. the restaurant was clean with a beautiful view , if the mist would allow it to be.
I think this could be a very busy and expensive pleasure.

Visited February 2013
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