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Stones Restaurant

1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 56061
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
“bread” (86 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
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Reviewed today

My wife and I ate at Stones last week and enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever eaten. We ordered the taster menu accompanied by the wine flight. Every course was perfectly accompanied by a different wine (Don't plan on driving home!) and...More

Thank MikeDBanbury
Reviewed today via mobile

We visited Stones to celebrate my birthday and it didn’t disappoint. We tried the 8 course tasting menu, all the food was delicious. What stood out for me was the horseradish panna cotta (such a fantastic taste), lobster and cheese and biscuits. Service was very...More

Thank Nixon8170
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At the third time of asking I secured a table for lunch (I tried dinner reservations before). Excellent champagne and a cigar on the beautiful terrace with staff that couldn’t do enough-including not rushing me. The squid in tagliatelle with calamari was just right, oh...More

1  Thank kevintC1218QD
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect yet again, never disappoints in food, service and overall ambience. Our 5th visit this time with two friends who were there for the first time. Menu varied and as ever all the little extras make it so special. Worth the two hour round...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought my wife a 8 course taster menu with wine flight for Christmas and we only just got round to using the vouchers in July Lovely eating area near the river Very friendly staff Amazing Food Very well thought out delicious wine flight Exceptional...More

Thank CatnAlan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This year I remembered to book well enough in advance (several months) to get a table on a Saturday! Drinks and Canopies on the terrace were an excellent start to a lovely meal. Service was very good too.

Thank Derbyshirewalker76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location and great to have an aperitif on the terrace. We had the tasting menu and it was excellent. No shortage of food and a chance to try something new. Booking in advance is recommended.

Thank digdog_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The value for money is excellent. I’m not sure why anyone would gripe and go on about Michelin stars. Reductio ad absurdum Utterly daft comparison We’ve eaten all over Europe and one of my favourite places is Tom Kerridge’s. But it’s astronomically expensive so not...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as a couple. We opted for the tasting menu. The first two courses were brilliant, however the menu went downhill following this. The scallops were not particularly flavourful and crushed peas for the sake which didn’t work. The hake was over cooked, no...More

1  Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We dined at Stones on 6/6/2018,from the minute we got into the restaurant the service was fantastic,the food was amazing,the little extras ie bread and canapes were all what make it that bit special we would most certainly go again .......

Thank beverley t
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Beryl R
7 June 2018|
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Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
I’m afraid not, just guide dogs. I hope that helps.
9 October 2017|
Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do sell vouchers- you can either buy them on our website or call us on 01629 56061 after 5pm on Tuesday and between 11am and 3.30pm and after 5pm Wednesday to Saturday and we can post out to you. I hope that helps.
23 September 2017|
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Response from MrsBFrank | Reviewed this property |
No. they do not open.on a Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$63
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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