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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
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 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
Great food but not up itself

Food was as good as I have had at many self-consciously "feyn deyning" places, but prices and attitude both a lot less ludicrous. Big tick, gold star.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sean M
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was as good as I have had at many self-consciously "feyn deyning" places, but prices and attitude both a lot less ludicrous. Big tick, gold star.

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Thank Sean M
derbyshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a walk summer day. Sitting outside by the river was very pleasant. Walk welcome by the Stones staff with an excellent meal to follow. A real treat for a special occasion.

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Thank blondie40
Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I and a few of our friends and family have been to stones on several occasions. The only thing better than the quality of service is the quality of the food! We've had a different meal every time and were 100% satisfied every time.

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Thank ECC806
Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely lunch with friends outstanding food and attentive service this was my second visit ( the first being an evening meal) and have been very impressed. Will definitely visit again and again

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Thank alison b
Buxton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been wanting to dine here for sometime and finally managed to on Friday evening. We could not fault it. The food was absolutely fabulous and the service was excellent. I cannot wait to visit again.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second visit and yet again enjoyed the visit. The food was excellent the staff where fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will we go again yes we will. Smoked salmon risotto starter was full of flavour and a delight. The blade of beef main again was cooked to perfection and thoroughly enjoyable

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Thank Ian N
Belper, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are the sort of character who can't help taking photographs of their food to annoy Facebook friends (like I am) and like spoiling yourselves with great food and wine then you will love it here. The restaurant has a nice modern but relaxed feel to it. The front of house team were friendly and helpful all evening and... More 

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Thank Anthony L
Derbyshire
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been promising ourselves a visit to this restaurant for a year now so we were delighted when we were given a voucher as an Xmas present. We chose to go for Friday lunch (because we can). We were welcomed by the owner/manager ? & given a choice of tables. This is a small intimate restaurant with tables well... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely imaginative menu very friendly staff who serve good food with a good view of Matlock (quite hidden if you don't already know about this restaurant )

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1 Thank Yvonne B
Watford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Stones about a year ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were recently in the area again and decided to repeat the experience. We were very pleased that we did. The welcome was warm and friendly and we immediately felt at home. Well flavoured breads served with flavoured butters started the experience. A starter of black pudding... 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 26 - 70
  • Cuisine: British, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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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