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Stones Restaurant

1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 56061
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was there last Friday. Very disappointing for their usual standard. The new waiter they have needs properly training: he served us with a face like a smacked bottom, and had no knowledge of the food he was serving, so the usual theater of service...More

Thank Mbbx5aw2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to dine with stones for our anniversary. Canapés and cocktails out on the terrace before dinner on a lovely warm evening went down a treat. I can honestly state that this was the tastiest meal that I had ever tasted, it was clear...More

Thank Ridditt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is that Stones Restaurant is very deserving of its number one ranking on TripAdvisor. From first to last bite, the food and presentation was excellent, rivalling anything I've eaten elsewhere. Choosing from the three-course set menu, I enjoyed the pressed ham...More

Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a pre-dinner drink on the terrace overlooking the Derwent. Then on a a fabulous three course meal served in the lovely dinning room. Excellent service, amazing dishes and a great bottle of wine. There is a reason that it can take 6-8 weeks to...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were given a gift voucher for this restaurant by our children and used it to celebrate our anniversary. We were welcomed by very attentive and friendly staff. The venue is beautiful and we were seated in the conservatory overlooking the patio...More

Thank Freeoap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Predinner drinks and canapés on the riverside terrace served by charming staff, followed by an elegant, refined and delicious meal- it's all here Intimate dining room, friendly service and a beautiful experience. All perfect. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful from going in to coming away we were treated like royalty , nothing to fault everything perfect Do treat yourselves it is absolutely worth while. Katrina and Andrew

Thank Katrina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not knowing the area makes this find even better as it was also a celebration meal. It is a small restaurant with young staff who provided a friendly, efficient service demonstrating a clear understanding of their dishes and wines. The dishes were delicious too and...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lovely drinks outside in the patio seated area. You can see and hear the beautiful river gushing past. Food was great and reflects the price. We all had a great evening, it felt like we were on holiday abroad.

Thank starkitty90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch, excellent service, excellent environment. It's the second time myself and my son have been here for lunch and both times the food has been beautiful. The staff are very efficient and friendly yet not over fussy. We will return :)

Thank KateRichardson71
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Kate, Thank you for joining us at lunch, we very much appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts. Best regards, Jade Stones Owner, Stones

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Questions & Answers
Julie G
22 January 2017|
Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
Hi Julie, no dress code at any time. I hope that helps.
19 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
No problem. I am sure we can provide several options. If you book a table please feel free to email us via our website to discuss this beforehand.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 63
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
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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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