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Stones Restaurant

1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
01629 56061
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Ranked #1 of 76 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
Corby, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

First time in my forty years at a gourmet restaurant, was slightly tentative at the thought by this style of dinning but truly impressed :)

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Difficult to find fault with our lunch at this restaurant. The staff were friendly and efficient the setting was very attractive, particularly the tables on the terrace. The food was wonderful and truly exceptional for the price. My wife and I had 6 different courses between us and each was beautifully cooked and presented. Strongly recommended.

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Glasgow, UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

All the previous reviews accurately capture our superb dining experience. Only thing I would add is to reccomend the seafood trio, duo of lamb, chocolate dessert (very rich but WOW) or cheesecake. All were excellent as was the attentive but unobtrusive service. A deserved 5*.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely food and pleasant service, we dined inside which was a bit hot but was a nice atmosphere. Very nice decor and reasonably comfy seats although a bit hard chairs. Can't really complain about the food and service as they were friendly and generally accommodating, we had some fantastic nibbles both before and after dinner where they bought us some... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Two friends and I went for lunch last Friday to say the meal was perfect is an understatement. Everything to the surroundings, staff, service and food was superb, the little touches like the bread, olives and chocolates all added to a lovely birthday meal. Will definently be there again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Coming to Matlock on holiday we checked TA for restaurants and Stones was no 1. We phoned to book for Saturday night but could not get in until Wednesday which says something. I could write volumes in praise but suffice to say that service, atmosphere, friendliness and above all food were excellent! If you get the chance, eat here!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant in Matlock serving a broad menu and wine list, with the excellent quality food and dining to match. The service was professional and the table was ours for the evening which meant that we could dine at our leisure. I would definitely recommend a visit but make sure you book in advance.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a really nice birthday lunch here, it was a warm sunny day so made use of the fab seating area outside overlooking to river. We had the set price lunch menu so was not too expensive and the food was wonderfull. would definately go again.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

High quality fine dining restaurant in the centre of Matlock. Top quality cuisine, main course portions a little on the small side though with very few vegetables. Professional service, nice atmosphere and lovely views from the new orangery. Ideal venue for romantic meal/special occasion

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We tried Stones for the second time and this visit was as good as the first time. It was one of my sons birthday, and it was a taster menu evening We started with pre dinner drinks outside and moved inside for the main event. We chose the paired wine option with each course Good job I was not driving!... More

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