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Stones Restaurant

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1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 56061
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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
fab wedding anniversary

Beautiful food and beautiful location. Live in the area and treated ourselves. The service was excellent. Also visited with a group of ladies ladies Xmas and had an equally perfect meal. Definitely worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
pollywolly1972
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful food and beautiful location. Live in the area and treated ourselves. The service was excellent. Also visited with a group of ladies ladies Xmas and had an equally perfect meal. Definitely worth a visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The delicious food was well presented with very good, attentive service. The venue was pleasant. Although quite a small area, we enjoyed privacy from other diners.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had we not moved to Matlock we may never have found Stones. A wonderful restaurant for lunch or dinner and if you go on a sunny day sitting outside with an aperitif or coffee after your meal is a real bonus as the setting is beautiful. The service is always excellent and the food unquestionably good. We have been for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food. Great wine. Great service. Really superb in all departments. The only thing wrong was the rain as I would have liked to have drinks outside.

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Everything about Stones is wonderful from the welcome, the drinks/canapés on the river terrace to the food/ambiance/service itself. What a delicious way to celebrate a special birthday. All the food was beautifully cooked and presented.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One if the nicest meals I've ever had! Amazing extra little touches, perfect food, great service! Can't wait to go back again!

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Recommended by our lovely B&B (Shoulder of Mutton, Winster). Excellent meal. Started with drinks on the terrace (incl complementary canapes which were delicious). Really lovely food. Everything was scrummy - incl homemade chocs with our coffee. If we went again (unlikely - we were on holiday), I think I would ask for a table in the conservatory bit (near the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Second visit here whilst staying at Darwin country park, best curry house we have been too, the food is outstanding and presentation is wonderful!! The staff were very attentive and accommodating. They were very child friendly and played a little card trick with my 5 year old which he thought was funny!! Family orientated and will definitely be visiting again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of Derbyshire's finest, great find, I have eaten in some great places this place ranks up there. Will definitely by back and will recommend. Thank you

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The other couples around us had the benefit of two tables pushed together to give them ample room for two to enjoy the food and service which was of a high standard. Unfortunately, my wife and I were given a single small table wholly inadequate to enjoy the fine fare provided. The very pleasant young staff tried to alleviate matters... 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: +44 1629 56061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 73
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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