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Stones Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
USD 23 - USD 62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, British
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having previously really enjoyed a meal at stones we booked and made a long trip looking forward to a delicious meal. We were disappointed the food was nice but nothing special. The service was not very professional and felt very rushed particularly at the start....More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank Abc155
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Saturday Evening as a Group of 4. The meal and service were excellent from start to finish. Prior to ordering we were brought breads with different butters and some small pork dishes. Starters and mains were amazing as were the cheese...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Mark_Helen_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely as usual... food, service, experience... just really great.... its not that hard to get good reviews for a couple of years.... but try getting them for over ten years! Good work team Stones :) looking forward to trying your new venue in South Wingfield...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank coletteelizabethd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been talking about going to Stones for years and a fab friend birthday was a couple of months away so we both said let's book a table. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere we were really lucky got a table which was in a little...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank tisme21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only thing good about this place was the service... everything else was just dreadful. Food was pretentious imitation of great dishes I expected. The food here falls much below quality of food served by common restaurant chains such as Wagamama or Nando's. Ambience of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
5  Thank Jacques d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends recommended and treated us to this meal and what a treat it was. We were taken to our table, ordered drinks. They then gave us a selection of bread and butters, which if I’m honest we could have just continued eating that. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K6085IVrichardh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time, the staff were polite and professional and the service was faultless. Food was fantastic, tasty and very well presented... we were pleasantly surprised with every course and we would highly recommend this restaurant. 👌🏻

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank X9477TEbrians
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Book early if you want to get in as it is always fully booked. Beautiful location and great food and service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chrisnvics123456
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Visited with friends at short notice for lunch. Really nice setting, helpful staff and , most importantly, great foodd

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 12 January 2019

After travelling to Matlock, we were looking forward to our first visit to Stones and to trying the Taster menu. We were not disappointed! From the canapes to the last course, we loved the food and the experience of different tastes and textures. The service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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21 December 2018|
Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
We offer a vegan tasting menu separate to the other menus. If you would like me to email it over please let me know with your email address.
Katy J
11 November 2018|
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Response from SajB | Reviewed this property |
We have been in the evening for dinner and there have never been any children there. I would say that maybe at night if I had taken a small child I would have been a little uncomfortable in case they got upset as it is has... More
Ros H
28 August 2018|
Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
Our current vegetarian menu can be viewed on our website. We offer a vegetarian menu and vegetarian tasting menu alongside our usual menu. I hope that helps.
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