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“Utterly Perfect.”
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Stones Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 122 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $61
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 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.
Matlock, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Utterly Perfect.”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

This restaurant is a perfect gem. The food, service, menu choices and ambience is top class. I can't remember ever having such a good meal in many, many years. The location is lovely, down by the river, with a beautiful terrace outside. Top marks to this restaurant and all who work there.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank cligereen
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Cligereen,

That's wonderful to hear, really great. I'll show your notes to the rest of
the team.

Regards, Jade.
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Cracking Saturday Lunch.”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have eaten at Stones on many occasions and it is flawless very time. The lunch menu is particularly good value for such top quality food. My wife and I ate with friends and the service and welcome was as efficient and friendly as ever. The food was great. I'm not going to detail what we had but suffice to say it was delicious. Good wines and a lovely house bubbly. Can't wait to go again!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Endhouse1
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Endhouse1,

It’s very pleasing to read your notes on lunch at Stones. We thought long and hard about what to serve throughout the day so it’s particularly pleasing to hear when one of our diners enjoys our offering. It’s particularly pleasing to hear that your thought the pricing a fair reflection on the quality of our food.

Best Regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Four of us have just had a most superb meal at Stones. The friendly staff, the gorgeous bread (the treacle flavoured one is great) and delicious starters set the theme. The mains were lovely (the pork was tender, tasty and beautifully presented) and all in all it was a lovely experience. Couldn't fault it and will definitely be back.

Visited November 2013
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Thank dnapp1
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear dnapp1,

It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us at Stones. I’ll make sure the kitchen knows who much you enjoyed the pork.

Best Regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones
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Bailey, Colorado
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“fine cuisine in Matlock”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a great restaurant. Service was super, and so was the meal. It's a small quaint place, with a great patio that backs to river. So if you're there in the summer time when the weather is nice, it's a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine. I'd say this is one of the only fine dining restaurants in Matlock. It is pricey, but well worth it. Highly recommend a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Ggeewwllss,

Many thanks for those notes of commendation. Having re-built Stones earlier this year to include a riverside terrace, it’s very pleasing to hear how much you enjoy sitting out there with a glass of wine.

Best Regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones
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Kimberworth, null, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic...”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Visited Stones this weekend and the night was very enjoyable.
Service was outstanding, and the staff very friendly and helpful.
The food was amazing, presented lovely and tasted so nice.
Will definately return with family.
Agree with the reviews... hidden little gem :)

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Thank Laura P
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Laura P,

Many thanks for those kind words. It’s pleasing to hear you’ll return soon.

Best Regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones
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