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Stones Restaurant

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1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 56061
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Where to start? Let me first address a few points mentioned by previous reviewers. Yes, it does have access difficulties for the infirm, elderly and disabled, however that's a quirk of its position at the riverside and not by design. The stone steps that lead down to the entrance are obviously hundreds of years old and there's unfortunately little that... More 

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Thank TheWTandNBTT
Goole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic meal and service by a young team who knew how to deal with a busy establishment and made us both feel welcome. Nothing seemed too much trouble,cheers Sam, Lauren and the lovely Irish lady X Martin and Lindsey X

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Thank Janet M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is overhyped, and overpriced. I visited with my wife June 30. There is no bar/waiting area, no draught drinks, no soup, and little choice of dishes on the menu. The entrance is down steep and dangerous steps. We eat out regularly and Stones was recommended, but we found all the staff were teenagers & the food served in... More 

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1 Thank John C
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John, What a shame you weren’t able to enjoy Stones. Sincerely, we’re trying our best. Best regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a year since we ate here and with a new menu and vegy menu we were not disappointed. The choice, food, customer service and the quality is as ever excellent. Still the best place in Derbyshire to eat X

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1 Thank Mrs Claire P
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for those thought Claire, we really do appreciate you taking the time to leave them. Best regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones More 

Carsington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very best in town. Very high quality food worthy of Michelin City centre fare. Conducive surroundings, excellent service and amazing food

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3 Thank Simon B
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous evening here excellent food and good value for money. Lovely staff. Couldn't find fault with anything they even made a special dish for my Mum which was very thoughtful and much appreciated. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank Lisa H
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for the kind note, we were happy to help your Mum celebrate reaching 80. Best regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones More 

London
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We booked well in advance purely because I am organised, but glad we did or else we would not have got in. You need to book early. This restaurant is special. It has a lovely outdoor area near the river where we had cocktails before our meal. The meal was fabulous (and we are very well travelled and have high... More 

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Thank FarsideLondon
lovesfood1, General Manager at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Farside, Thank you for joining us at Stones, it’s excellent to read how much you enjoyed you visit. Best regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones More 

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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Have eaten here before and was disappointed before. We eat out a lot so I'm bemused why stones is so highly rated. The place is very expensive and most of the staff are teenagers. Even the superviser seemed to be no older than 25. The canapés were good. The Bellini I had was great. I found my Parma ham starter... More 

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Thank Gretton
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gretton, What a huge shame you weren’t able to enjoy your visit to Stones – it seems that from the moment you exchanged your main course, things went a little awry. Be assured, myself, my husband Kevin, and our committed and talented kitchen and service teams are working as hard as we can to make Stones a place people... More 

Sling, Coleford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I was taken here by friends who are regular visitors and have to confess that when I lived in the county I didn't know of its existence for some considerable time. I'm so glad they put that right. on this occasion I was back in the East Midlands having moved away and had not been for some time. It was... More 

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Thank margaretr511
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, It’s very pleasing to read that you were finally able to join us at Stones, and that you’re a convert! I do hope you continue to visit us and enjoy future dishes every bit as much. Best Regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and i came here while staying with friends in the area, It had already been a wonderfully sunny day and our visit here just ended the day perfectly.We sat outside relaxing with drinks to start with and then enjoyed a fantastic evening with great food and service wish we lived here so we could come more often..

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Thank SusanJohnstone4
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Move house! Thank you for recording your upbeat thoughts. Best Regards, Jade Stone Owner, Stones More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $63
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
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
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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