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Stones Restaurant

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1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
01629 56061
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Today
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 343
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good food, value for money, great service.

This is a nice restaurant. good food for our area, value for money Best restaurant in Matlock without a doubt!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
familiapughcor
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Fuengirola, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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392 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fuengirola, Spain
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice restaurant. good food for our area, value for money Best restaurant in Matlock without a doubt!

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A birthday meal with amazing friends. The conservatory was the perfect place to celebrate a very dear friend's 50th birthday with old friends. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Friends (which included a chef who has worked in Michelin starred restaurants) loved the experience, enjoyed the food and sank the great wine. I actually heard him recommending the place... More 

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selston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Smiley friendly greeting as ever, all very obliging nothing too much trouble. We ordered the tasting menu, every course had the emmmmm factor, wonderfully cooked and such great flavours. Choice of wine in the flight of wine was gorgeous suited each course as promised. This is our most favourite Restaurant ever, highly recommended by us. Well done to Kevin Stones... More 

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Derbyshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal. The food and presentation is amazing. We have been several times and always the same high quality.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This little gem is located by the River in Matlock - a lovely location - especially on a warm day. I am always surprised by the quality of the food and the and well put together menu - and would rate Stones as one of my favourite places for eating out. The food is well presented and the staff are... More 

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addicte a Barcelona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Yesterday was my first visit to Stones. I'd been lucky to get a table via email a couple of days earlier, and was expecting good things, but it was much better than I'd dared hope. I completely endorse another reviewer who wonders why Stones doesn't yet have a Michelin star. Relaxed and intimate, friendly, unrushed, and I absolutely couldn't fault... More 

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somerset
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A superb meal will be had here, excellent attentive staff and top notch food will not disapoint, but please ensure booking way in advance as it is so popular.

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear phtooty, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave those kind words. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner Stones More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Superb imaginative food in relaxed surroundings & the service is excellent. The best restaurant meal we have had for a long time, our friends where very impressed with the new extension too, can't wait to return. Thank you.

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pauline, Thanks for visiting us at Stones and for leaving such a kind review. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place is incredible! If you have never been you need to go and if you have been you need to go again. Surely it's pushing for a Michelin star, the addition of a tasting menu only strengthens it's case. One of the best restaurants I've ever been to.

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rich A, Many thanks for that high praise, we really appreciate it. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I visited Stones for lunch with my Mum as an early treat for Mothers Day after reading several reviews and wasn't disappointed. The restaurant was quiet, but it was mid week and were given a table out in the conservatory over looking the river. The waitress was very unobtrusive and efficient. The food was superb and neither of us could... More 

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Heather M Many, many thanks for joining us for lunch, it’s really pleasing to read how much you enjoyed your experience. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner Stones Restaurant More 

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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: 01629 56061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 40
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?