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Stones Restaurant

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1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 56061
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-9pm. Lunch - Wednesday to Saturday...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another excellent lunch

The staff are excellent. The venue is comfortable. The experience was worth repeating. The outside patio was a good place to relax prior to going to our table. The Riverside views were peaceful. The drinks choice allows for non alcoholic options, even to a slightly pricy £10 + gourmet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
besssie
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The staff are excellent. The venue is comfortable. The experience was worth repeating. The outside patio was a good place to relax prior to going to our table. The Riverside views were peaceful. The drinks choice allows for non alcoholic options, even to a slightly pricy £10 + gourmet lager. Pre meal tasters were delightful. Starters include interesting options, for... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had never been to Matlock before and this trip was really to view a local furniture maker and we just needed something for lunch - almost anything - as we were hungry. But then we discovered Stones down by the river. Unfortunately the weather was such that we couldn't make use of the pretty tables by the river -... More 

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Sawley, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I cannot praise Stones enough. From the service, to the atmosphere to the quality of food they are without doubt the best restaurant I have been to in some time. They catered our wedding reception and were truly amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was out of this world and the staff were fun but hard working. Go... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Around 3 weeks ago I proposed to my now fiance at Stones (our favorite restaurant). As always the food, service and atmosphere was spot on. I'd like to thank the restaurant and it's staff for the amazing night we had, we'll be returning for many years to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fantastic food in a sophisticated atmosphere, right on the river Derwent in Matlock. Service was outstanding and the food was truly stunning.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stones never fails to impress. Superb and knowledgeable service, lovely surroundings and just amazing food. Imaginative, beautifully cooked and presented. Worth every penny.

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Fuengirola, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

very good food at good prices you must book if you want a table at the weekend. overall best restaurant in matlock.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lovely spot by the river. We had drinks outside with a delicious selection of amuse bouche nibbles. A nice variety of choices for the set Sunday lunch we both really enjoyed our food. The food was beautifully presented and cooked very well. With a good choice of wines it made for a perfect lunch. It was our first time... More 

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Barbajuans, Thank you for those notes; we’re lucky to have a restaurant in such a beautiful spot. I do hope you’re able to return throughout the year and enjoy the changing seasons, and our changing seasonal menu. Best Regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones Restaurant More 

Bedfordshire
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our daughters brought the meal for our 30th wedding anniversary. We decided to have the taster menu with the wines. That was a great move the 8 courses were delicious and the wines complimented it so well. The service was very efficient giving you enough time to absorb the flavours and enjoy the wines but not thinking I wonder where... More 

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear imorty, 30 years! Many congratulations on reaching such an impressive milestone. We’re really pleased we were able to make a positive contributions to your celebration. Best Regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones Restaurant More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a good night, service, food, wines and cocktails. Very fair portion sizes with tasty quality food, all our table enjoyed their meals. Canapés and bread and a three course meal but taster menu available. Good choice of wines and a choice of prices as well as wines with prices that are not pretentious. Attentive polite staff. The only problem... More 

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for leaving that kind review, we appreciate it. It’s very pleasing to read how much you enjoyed Stones. Best Regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones Restaurant More 

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Additional Information about Stones Restaurant

Address: 1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
Phone Number: +44 1629 56061
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 28 - 75
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 75
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?