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Food is a huge part of the Carsington Water experience – with so much to do you’ll need somewhere to refuel!

All food and drink at Carsington Water is freshly made on site by us, the New Leaf Catering team.


We believe in food that is locally sourced and honestly produced.

Restaurant Balcony
Mainsail Restaurant
Ice Cream
View over to Treasure Chest


With stunning views out over the Carsington

Water reservoir, The Mainsail offers customers

a unique dining experience.


Through our food philosophy – locally sourced

ingredients, honestly produced – our menu

brings guests excellent cuisine at affordable


Whether joining us for a complete meal, or just a coffee and a cake, our customers are guaranteed the service, quality and care they deserve.


The Mainsail hosts a number of events and special offers throughout the year. Check our “What's On” page for further information.

Mainsail Restaurant - Carsington Water

Watermark "Food-to-go" Cafe

Watermark Cafe - Carsington Water

Please come and visit us at our Watermark Café.  Here you can purchase scrumptious sandwiches, salads, sub-rolls, pasties, pies and lots more to eat-in or take-out. 


Or treat yourself to some lovely home-made cakes with a cup of tea, coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate….

And while you’re here, have a browse through our “Bookshop” where you find carefully selected books, maps, cards and gifts for children or adults alike.

We look forward to meeting you.

Splatz - Ice Cream Parlour

Splatz Ice Cream Parlour - Carsington Water
Splatz Ice Cream Parlour - Carsington Water

Here at Splatz, our Ice Cream Parlour, we believe ice cream should be honest, tasty and fun! 


That is why we only use the very best ice cream.  It is made from creamy milk from happy cows, who live on big green fields and eat only the finest grass.

We think it tastes rather yummy!

Why don’t you come and try one and see if you agree!

Treasure Chest

Millfields Kiosk

Treasure Chest - Carsington Water
Millfields Kiosk - Carsington Water

Right next to the Adventure Playground, this kiosk will keep young adventurers fuelled and loyal parents sustained!

Selling snacks, ice lollies, hot and cold drinks and sweets throughout the summer months.

A mile and a half from the Visitor Centre, Millfields café is the perfect place to refuel after your walk, cycle, jog, canoe over here.  We sell snacks, ice creams, hot and cold drinks – just what the doctor ordered!

Open mainly on Weekends/ Bank holidays/ School Holidays from May – October.

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