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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
Hours:
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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stockport
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My family booked Stones for a surprise birthday lunch recently. The staff were lovely, making everyone very welcome, and throughout the day they ensured that all needs were met. The lunchtime buffet was great with salads, gorgeous breads and cold meats etc to suit everyone - vegetarians were well catered for. The mini-cakes were mouth-watering and the cheese-board excellent. Having... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Too many restaurants try to make up for questionable food quality with pretentiousness. Stones' food is excellent and they are therefore able to provide it in a simple environment with friendly but not overly attentive staff. Although it is a good place for special occasions, it is really for people who simply enjoy first class food.

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Derbyshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This has fast become my favourite restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something special or a little different. There are a few good pubs to eat at locally but this is a restaurant and a real cut above anything else in the vicinity. Stones is a lovely place to eat, stylish, contemporary and relaxed. The food... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I know Matlock well but had never noticed or heard about this restaurant until I read a review in the Saturday Telegraph last year. I was meeting a friend and decided to book online. Very efficient and prompt replies from Jade and we were booked in for luncheon. The restaurant is on the main junction by the bridge which splits... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a table of 8 on Saturday 4th October. The service was great and the food was great - no complaints at all and we'd highly recommend Stones. Apart from the food and the service being spot on, the white wine was really cold and the red also the perfect temperature - something some restaurants get wrong. We'll definitely... More

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

1MurphyG, Many thanks for kind words on our food and wine, we appreciate it. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

For our 20th wedding anniversary, we decided to book Stones Restaurant in Matlock after hearing some great things about it and I have to say they are all true. The meal was fantastic, risotto to start, belly pork for main and a chocolate ganache for desert for me, Goats cheese salad, beef cheek for her main and a lemon bavarois... More

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tony L, Many congratulations on reaching twenty years of marriage, that’s a wonderful achievement. Thank you too for those complimentary words on our food. I’ll ensure the kitchen know how much you enjoyed our food. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lovely meal. Arrived to nibbles and apperatiff, then chose starters n mains. Had home made bread (black treacle and tomato) and blended butters pre starter, then pigeon breast for Chris and chicken and black pudding terrine for me with apple ju etc etc. Main I had a duo pork and Chris venison. Too full for pudding! ordered coffee and out... More

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Holly W, Many thanks for leaving such a positive review, it’s pleasing to read that your dinner was good enough to prompt a return. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

Chester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We treated my sister & brother in law to dinner at this lovely restaurant. Unfortunately both she & I chose the lamb rump which looked really good but unfortunately was as tough as old boots! However the men's venison was superb as were all our starters. We were compensated so no hard feelings!!! Would definitely go again if in the... More

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Many thanks for leaving those notes and for bringing any shortcoming on our food at the time of dining. The lamb is usually superb, I do hope you’re able to put this down to an isolated case. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The restaurant was not cheap, but the food was very unusual and delicious. quite a surprise to find such quality in a small place like Matlock! Well done to the chef!

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Malvernian Many thanks for the review. I’ll pass on your commendation to our kitchen. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones Restaurant More

Derby
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Today was the first time we've been to Stones Restaurant, but it certainly won't be the last. We wanted to try somewhere new for lunch, had a look online at restaurants in the surrounding area and discovered Stones Restaurant. The restaurant was immaculate; decor simple and elegant; the staff were very friendly, welcoming and accommodating; and the food was absolutely... More

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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MSmith, That’s wonderful to read, many, many thanks for taking the time to leave those words. Best regards, Jade Himsworth Owner, Stones More

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Additional Information about Stones Restaurant

Address: 1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
Phone Number: 01629 56061
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
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
Average Prices: USD 24 - 40
Cuisine: British

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