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Stones Restaurant

1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
01629 56061
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Ranked #2 of 75 restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $24 - $40
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great food, nice setting, good atmosphere, friendly staff. What's not to like? It isn't the cheapest restaurant in town, but dining at Stones always makes for a special evening.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were staying just 2 minutes from our B&B for a short walking holiday and made a reservation that came highly recommended by our hosts. The restaurant was very modern with a relaxing ambience. My husband was expecting a larger menu and kept turning the last page to see if there were more choices available. The food was superb and... More

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DERBY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

What can I say, yet another fabulous visit to Stones for the tasting menu. Fantastic food, lovely staff, great setting. Already booked for the next one! Thank you

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a real gem. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and explain what all the different dishes are. We loved the little extras - the nibbles to start, the homemade bread and the chocolates at the end. Started off thinking we would have two courses, but when we saw the puds that were arriving at other people's tables... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We were staying near Matlock for a short break and saw this restaurant came highly recommended on here! To say it did not let the previous reviews down would be an understatement! Easy to find, welcoming and sophisticated atmosphere, excellent service throughout the night and food that was truly exquisite! My husband and I had the most wonderful evening tasting... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Can't criticise Stones at all. My very fussy girlfriend eat everything put in front of her - first time I have seen this in 5 years. Scallops and blade of beef were superb. Staff very attentive. Great food and atmosphere. Thank you.

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Steve S, Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. It’s great to hear we were able to please you both. Regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones Restaurant More

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Perfect. Food was excellent, all the little "nibbles" and chocolates are a nice touch. Will be going again for Summer menu :-) Only qualm was we wanted to tip using card, but no option on card machine to put tip on! As we carry no cash, we couldn't tip :-( next time we'll bring cash Thanks

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Luke, Many thanks for those positive notes – it’s very pleasing to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us. Our menu constantly reflects the season; we keep our website up to date with all changes. PS. Our card machine does give the option to tip. Not sure why it didn't on this occasion. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner,... More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited for the first time for an anniversary meal and had a lovely time. Waitresses were polite and friendly throughout. I had the goats cheese starter and my partner had the scallops and pork belly with piccalilli. Both were very tasty! For main course I had the lamb ordered pink, although it was nice we agreed it was a little... More

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Clouisexo, Many thanks for those kind notes. We very much appreciate it. It’s good to hear what you enjoyed. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

Sheffield
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A nice Matlock restaurant offering a well done upscale menu. The decor is clean and modern. The service is very professional but a bit rushed . The food was all beautifully presented with our favorite being the starter, venison carpaccio and our least favorite the dessert, rhubarb soufflé, which had no rhubarb flavor. We will definitely be going back for... More

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Totallytrippy, Many thanks for those (largely) positive notes – we’ve read and digested your points. Our riverside terrace is absolutely splendid in the sunshine, I think you’ll like it very much. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

Derbyshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great value. In a lovely position with good, attentive service. Excellent choice of wine, reasonably priced.

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear DerbyshireJessie, Many thanks for that concise review. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

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