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Stones Restaurant

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1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 56061
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Due to business travel, my wife and I couldn't eat together on Valentine's Day, so instead we booked a table at Stone's two days later for my return to Matlock We had eated at Stone's before - but they excelled themselves on this occasion. We treated ourselves to the eight course taster menu, accompanied by their selected wine flight -... More 

Thank Simon H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times now at lunchtime and it just gets better and better. The food and service is excellent. Thoroughly recommend and I think it is really good value for money. Will definitely be back again soon.

Thank Tom B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, as expected. Came for a lovely meal with my partner after reading other reviews. I must say it did not disappoint! The service is 10/10, good drinks selection and he set menu for the evening was just the right amount of food. Servers were very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is lovely, very smart but also relaxing. Will be returning... More 

2 Thank Lcj0503
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a pre-valentines meal and were certainly not disappointed The quality of the food was excellent and the service was even better. There are cheaper restaurants around, but this was reasonable value for high class cuisine. We'll be back!

1 Thank Gibby1409
Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend gave us a meal for two at this restaurant as a gift and as we'd heard it was the best restaurant in the area, we were eager to try it. The whole experience was excellent. It's a cosy, intimate space, though we're looking forward to visiting for lunch in summer, when we might be able to take advantage... More 

2 Thank HelenFNafplio
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

over priced meals and not good value. the food is tasty however it is not justifiable for the price charged. would not reccomend family meals as the final price will hit you.

Thank Ryan C
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our third visit, first for lunch. Young staff - and these can sometimes be a bit awkward and nervous, but here they are clearly appointed, well trained. Efficient and friendly. Everything happens in the right order too..aperitif, order, amuse bouche, bread, wine... The food is great. Vegetarian menu, never mind option. It's one of my favourite restaurants anywhere.

1 Thank LGaryThomas
Horning, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Matlock on our way to another location the following day for our wedding anniversary. Booked Stones for dinner and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant is nicely appointed, modern yet classy, and the service is also excellent. The menu is concise but well thought out and very well cooked / presented. If you're looking for an intimate setting that... More 

Thank Mark S
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit to Stones restaurant and I have to say that it was amazing!! We had the lunch menu and the food was outstanding, beautifully presented and the service was excellent. Very reasonably priced, would definitely recommend. Ideal place to go for a special occasion too! Can't wait to go again!!

Thank HC198255
Watford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to Matlock once or twice a year and always make a point of eating at Stones and it has never disappointed. As before, the restaurant was full with a buzzing, welcoming atmosphere. Dinner here is well structured starting with a good selection of aperitifs and a selection of flavoured breads served with some flavoured butters – cep and... More 

Thank Paul B
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for those considered notes, we very much appreciate you taking the time to leave them. It’s also interesting to read which particular dishes our guests have chosen – we’re thrilled you enjoyed the menu as much as you clearly did. Best regards Jade Stones Owner, Stones Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$60
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 56061
Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-9pm. Lunch - Wednesday to Saturday 12-2pm. Tucked away in the heart of idyllic Matlock, Derbyshire, Stones is a modern, eclectic restaurant with a stylish, welcoming interior and a superb modern British menu. The restaurant, which added a new riverside conservatory in May 2013, is jointly run by Kevin Stone, Head Chef, partner, Jade Himsworth and sister, Katie Temple. Stones' riverside conservatory overlooks the babbling River Derwent. The menus change seasonally to reflect the very best in local produce, and the wine to match the food. Stones' philosophy is to provide a fantastic dining experience in a relaxed setting. The dining room which is popular with couples, locals and visitors, is a perfect place for romantic, family or business meals. Stones has been awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?