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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 yesterday

I make a point of not reading the reviews before eating at any establishment because I do not want to colour my eating experience with other diners opinions. My recent visit to Stones was quite a revelation, my wife and I had booked to dine...More

Thank Marcus D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a superb lunch at Stones the atmosphere was lovely, staff were very helpful and accommodating. The food was absolutely superb. Need to book as it is always full.

Thank petery1046
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on holiday in the Peak District and booked this restaurant because of its very good reviews, we were not disappointed. The restaurant is accessed by steep steps, but once navigated it is a bright and spotless place to eat. We dined early but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't fault this beautiful place. From the scallops to the beef fillet to the highlight of the night chocolate and butterscotch mousse. Amazing service, beautiful fine. Albeit a little expensive, it was well worth the value. After all quality don't come cheap. Will d3finitely...More

Thank Foodie l
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mrs Frank, Thank you for your third enthusiastic review. It’s very kind of you to continue to support us here at Stones, and for leaving such kind words. Best regards, Jade Owner, Stones

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous meal. We visited after a recommendation from where we staying (Sheriff Lodge - a local B&B within walking distance) and it did not disappoint. By all accounts it is advisable to book well in advance which we did as it coincided with booking...More

Thank graham1604
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear graham, Thank you for those considered notes, it’s very pleasing to read how you clearly enjoyed your visit. I do hope you return in the future to try our seasonal offerings and continue to have such positive experiences. Best regards, Jade Owner, Stones

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant! It is in a great location in the centre of Matlock by the river and we ate in the conservatory overlooking the bridge. Lovely ambiance and very attentive, experienced and knowledgeable staff, who added to the enjoyment of the evening. The...More

Thank broster2015
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear broster, Thank for making that trip! It’s great to know we were able to contribute to representing all the great stuff that’s going on in Derbyshire. I do hope you return to our part of the world again in the future and have an...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a revelation to have this marvellous small restaurant in Matlock. The Monkfish best I have ever tasted and it is a difficult fish to cook. Very nice ambience, good touches throughout from canapes through to chocolates served with coffee - excellent service and Stones...More

Thank Henry770
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Henry, It’s very pleasing to read how much you enjoyed our Monkfish – we love the dish too. Thanks for those notes on food and service. Best regards, Jade Owner, Stones

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We visited again Saturday evening. Lovely welcome as always. We introduced our foodie friends to this lovely restaurant. We all enjoyed amuse bouches, breads, starters, mains, desserts, special coffees and chocolates. Beautifully presented and very tasty. Also very friendly and attentive staff. Restaurant a bit...More

Thank bluetwo47
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bluetwo, Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts. I’ll keep an eye on temperature settings. Best regards, Jade Owner, Stones

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I'd read the reviews and also had friends recommendations, but Stones surpassed our expectations. Outstanding food, service and ambiance. You have all made our wedding anniversary and my wifes birthday so much more a special day. We shall very much look forward to visiting again....More

lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dean & Nina, Thank you for those words on food, service and atmosphere. It’s extremely pleasing to read when we make a contribution to a celebration – particularly a double celebration! Thanks again. Best regards, Jade Owner, Stones

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I love Stones & look forward to visiting whenever we're visiting family in the area. This to my perfect restaurant to celebrate any occasion with fabulous, beautifully presented, edible food. You won't find raw grouse here, pink pigeon fair enough! Everything is perfect from the...More

Thank Mellfell21
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mellfell, Thank you for taking the time to leave those very kind words, we appreciate it – ‘Every town should have a Stones’… we like that. Best regards, Jade Owner, Stones

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8 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.
22 September 2017|
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Response from MrsBFrank | Reviewed this property |
No. they do not open.on a Sunday.
Graham B
2 September 2017|
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Response from candpet | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay,no it does not have its own carpark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$64
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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