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Stones Restaurant

1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
01629 56061
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Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $40
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, 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
Derby, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Our son treated my wife and I for her birthday. The ambiance and service were excellent. The food was very good, but the portions were very small and as for vegetables, they made decoration status, but the amount was so small that the total would be about 0.5 of your 5 a day! We had to ask for extra (very... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went there in summer for lunch. Fantastic food and friendly staff. Highly recommended but you need to book in advance!

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Once again another super evening for nine work colleagues. Everyone had a fantastic evening, service fabulous and the good second to none. The only place to eat in Derbyshire', well done to all the staff

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Dunedin, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We came to Stones for a wedding reception and it was just magical. A gorgeous setting in a courtyard overlooking the river Derwent. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with smiles and champagne. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The canapes just delicious with small baskets filled with crab, chorizo and pea puree, ham hock terrine and... More

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away on the river bank in the middle of Matlock, down a quite steep set of steps. However when you make it down the steps and sit down overlooking the river you are in for a treat. Food and service very good and really good value for lunch. Well presented food, well cooked and efficient staff.... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having spent a day walking in the Peak District, we sat at the top of Baslow Edge & feeling hungry had a look at tripadvisor on the phone to find somewhere good to eat. Seeing the reputation of Stones, we decided to drive down to Matlock to try it, and boy were we in for a treat. Arriving just before... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The setting is wonderful, with a patio right next to the rushing river where you can have a drink while perusing the menu. We ate in the conservatory which gives an intimate and quiet setting. The quality of the food was excellent as was the service. Not a cheap night out, but a memorable one.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A group of 10 friends decided to go to Stones last week. The evening was wonderful from the moment we arrived.The staff, atmosphere and food were excellent. This was a first visit to Stones for some of our friends but all said they would return.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited Stones Restaurant on a dull and dreary, rainy Friday night but wow how this evening was transformed for what unfolded before our eyes was a feast of culinary delights!! We opted for the three course menu at £30 per head and were not disappointed. Our starters were just enough to tempt us before the introduction to our mains... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We booked Stones early on but had never actually eaten there. What a marvellous evening. Staff were very attentive. Food was delicious and they made us very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. A little gem in Matlock.

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