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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am no food critic but i truely feel that this resturant is worth every penny as their food is so appetising and their staff are so pleasent and that us so pleasent and polite to their customers. Staying with friends and they had already booked a table, thank goodness they had! The weather was beautiful which meant we where... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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67 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband took me out for a surprise meal at Stones for my birthday. On arrival we were asked if we wanted to sit outside - it was a pleasant summer evening. We were given canapés whilst we perused the menus. Salted mixed nuts, cheese straws, olives and vegetable crisps. I ordered a peach bellini and my husband a beer.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fine dining in a less formal environment. Very reasonably priced given the quality of the food and service. You will need to book ahead for dinner ... which probably tells you all you need to know.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate there on Saturday night with friends who had been before it was a great experience. The food, service and the atmosphere were excellent I can highly recommend Stones. The pre dinner cocktails and nibbles on the patio area started the night just the right way. I am sure we will return during our next visit to Matlock. Adrian... More

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