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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: 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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    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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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
Excellent tasting menu and wine flight

We visited Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Stones. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary so opted for the tasting menu with wine to match. We were not disappointed with any of the courses. They were all excellent. Stones was recommended by a friend and we really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
KateGavz
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here with a couple of friends, and the food was a nice surprise. The staff were very helpful as I have coeliac disease and need to be careful what I order. I had a very nice lunch and the food was prepared to a high standard. The only odd thing about the lunchtime experience was being given... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Stones. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary so opted for the tasting menu with wine to match. We were not disappointed with any of the courses. They were all excellent. Stones was recommended by a friend and we really enjoyed it. Excellent food together with a relaxed, friendly, unobtrusive... More 

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northampton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was the last day of our holiday and we certainly saved the best till last. The whole evening was brilliant from the friendly welcome when we arrived through to the service and the excellent food. We eat out a lot especially when we are on holiday and I can honestly say this was one the best ever. The menu... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten both in the day and the night and I have never been disappointed great dinner room fabulous menu and the staff are always on hand to help plus a great wine list to top things off

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit and it was a very enjoyable experience. Lovely bread and pre dinner nibble selection. Nice surprise and very tasty! Starter of scallops was delicious, some of the more nicely cooked ones I have ever had. Deserts were very tasty and a good cheese board that's not too overwhelming and a nice way to round off... More 

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

First time for me and second time for the rest of the party and the overall thoughts were that it wasn't quite as good as the last visit. The staff were friendly and attentive and accommodating. The drinks selection was good and the menu choices also quite varied. The canapés at the start were a surprise and very nice, and... More 

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Derbyshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had vouchers for a christmas present and decided to go for our 41st wedding anniversary on Sat 2nd May.I cannot believe we only live 7 miles away and have never been before.What a place, food , staff and restraunt absolutely 5 star.Fine dining at its best with a great choice ofvwines and spirits.Cant afford it every weekend unfortunately but... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Been here twice now once for dinner and then for lunch. It's been amazing. The food is very worthy of the 2 rosettes. The restaurant its self is lovely. Always a firm favourite !

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We booked for a meal having had the restaurant recommended and we where amazed by how good it was. The food was excellent and very good value given the standard. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. There was also a good selection of wines available to accompany the meal price wise in line with... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I booked this restaurant for my sister's hen party (It was a party of ten). I was really impressed with a) the food- it was the best meal I have had, B) the value for money, c) the communication- we pre-ordered which made very easy and when asked details about gluten free options I was promptly replied to (which they... 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 28 - 74
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?