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“Fabulous Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Stones Restaurant

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: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I were invited to Stones to attend a notable birthday celebration of a close friend on Saturday 9th August.
When we arrived we were presented with drinks and canapés on the terrace overlooked by the Matlock bridge over the River Derwent prior to sitting down to a well laid out and original menu. We compliment both the staff and the chef for their unstinting attention and their wonderful gastronomic experience.
What a fabulous afternoon shared with the birthday host and his many friends. Certainly 10 out of 10 and will visit again very soon.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank David735061
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
Dear David,

Many thanks for leaving your review and for your compliments. I hope you’re able to return and enjoy Stones again in the future.

Best regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones Restaurant
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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great attention to detail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

From the moment we arrived and were invited to have a drink out on the terrace, with accompanying appetisers, to the inventive, delicious starters, the equally inventive and delicious main courses, and through to the wonderful desserts, this was a superb experience.
Attentive but not intrusive attention from the staff. Good wines at a reasonable price. The 2 course meal at £27, or 3 course at £30 (only £3 for those amazing desserts!) was excellent value.
For cuisine, atmosphere, the dining experience, and value for money, Stones is wonderful!
We will certainly be going back.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Max R
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
Dear Max R,

Many, many thanks for those kind notes. It’s really very pleasing to hear you comment so positively on all aspects of what we do here at Stones. I really do hope you return.

Best regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones Restaurant
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“'Significant' birthday treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the cocktails on the terrace overlooking the river, to the superb 3 course meal in the conservatory, to the 'Happy Birthday' petit four, it was fautless. The service and staff were excellent - again - and we shall be booking in the future. A real treat.

  • Visited July 2014
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
Dear Valentin F,

Thank you for visiting us here at Stones, for leaving your positive notes and many congratulations!

Best regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones Restaurant
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bromley
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Stones Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our first time to Stones in August 2014. Lovely setting overlooking the river with an open terrace.Friendly efficient staff that always gives a good first impression. Tables very tightly packed together but they create a very cosy atmosphere. Food a little on the designer side with relatively small portions but very well cooked and presented.
We would certainly go again.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank macbromley
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
Dear MacBromley,

Many thanks for leaving such an upbeat review. We look forward to your return.

Best regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones Restaurant
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Derby
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“First time of many, superb ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to stones with friends who are regular customers. We had a superb night. You get what you pay for and this was great food, pleasant surrounding and lovely service too. Not cheap but in the same in my opinion, great value. We will return as often as possible hopefully.

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Thank BMFTN
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lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear BMTFN,

Thank you for those kind notes, it’s very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed things so much you’re planning a return.

Best regards,
Jade Himsworth
Owner, Stones
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