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Stones Restaurant - Interior - Stones Restaurant Matlock, Matlock, Derbyshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

4.9
4.9
2468 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Tucked away in the heart of former spa town Matlock, Stones is a cosy restaurant serving modern British cuisine. The restaurant’s interior is smart and intimate while the kitchen marries British produce with recipes inspired by international cuisine. Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of the seasonal lunch and dinner menus, every dish demonstrates the culinary imagination, technique and flair of the vibrant kitchen team, led by head chef Kevin Stone. The additional tasting menu offers eight courses partnered with a carefully selected optional flight of wine. Catering for all dietary requirements, Stones offer distinct vegetarian and GF menu. Diners can enjoy views overlooking the coursing waters of the River Derwent. Discreet, informed service with an informal approach, allowing the food to take centre stage, Stones is one of the finest dining experiences in the area, carrying two AA rosettes for culinary excellence. ***Visit www.stones-restaurant.co.uk for up to date menus.***

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2 people

23:00


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 18:00–20:30 Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30
  • Phone number
    01629 56061
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Stone
  • Private party facilities
    Stones are able to host Private Dining Celebrations in our beautiful conservatory.
  • Area
    Matlock
  • Parking Details
    Nearest car park situated at Matlock train station (Pay and Display). 2 minutes walk away
  • Public Transit
    Matlock Train Station- 2 minutes walk away<br />Matlock Bus Station- 2 minutes walk away
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 2,468 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Derbyshire

    Best Overall

  • Derbyshire

    Best Food

  • Derbyshire

    Best Service

  • Derbyshire

    Best Ambience

  • Derbyshire

    Best Value

  • Derbyshire

    Good for business meals

  • Derbyshire

    Good for business meals

  • Derbyshire

    Healthy

  • Derbyshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Derbyshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Derbyshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Derbyshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Derbyshire

    Lively

  • Derbyshire

    Most Booked

2,468 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal, worth the price for all the added elements

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  2. LisaS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another superb meal! Took my mum for the first time as a treat for Mother’s Day, she said it was the best meal she’d ever had!

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  3. JoMaylard

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best meal I’ve eaten in all my 47 years. Thank you x

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  4. LouisaP

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch at Stones. Food and service perfect. It is not difficult to see why it is not easy to obtain a booking at this restaurant. You have to book a few weeks ahead and be flexible with your dates times etc. But it is worth the wait in my opinion.

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  5. MichelleS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always, lovely food and staff, our friends first visit and they loved it too. Highly recommended

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  6. AlanR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This outstanding restaurant is worthy of every positive superlative included in any 3 star Michelin restaurant review. The food is sublime with subtle nuances of taste that always continue to surprise, titillate, and amaze. The staff are courteous, charming and friendly and their attentive service is perfectly timed. I’m struggling to find the words to impress upon any prospective clients, how simply amazing this establishment is. We’ve dined at the restaurants of Tommy Banks, Raymond Blanc, Simon Rogan and Gordon Ramsay, and in our opinion Stones would certainly rate higher than some of these chefs. Amazing food, amazing staff, beautiful restaurant, small, intimate and delightful, and incredible value for money.

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  7. RuthE

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal. Well presented and staff very pleasant and helpful.

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  8. LauraM

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, lovely people, lovely environment. Cant wait to go back!

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  9. BrianL

    Derbyshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining here for many years, including with our daughter to celebrate her birthday. It is consistently very good

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  10. JohnH

    Derbyshire

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal at Stones , excellent food and the atmosphere was lovely.

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  11. Fred

    Derbyshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful restaurant where the food and drinks are of very high quality. Obviously that comes at a price but in my opinion worth every penny. Staff are attentive and friendly but in no way intrusive. Get in quick this has to get a Michelin star very soon. I don't understand why it hasn't already.

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  12. HappyFoody

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent lunch once again. Can’t fault Stones. Food, service, ambience all excellent.

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  13. SueP

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly helpful staff, wonderful food and a lovely atmosphere made this a real treat. We will be back.

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  14. AndrewA

    Derbyshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully presented delicious food as usual served by friendly personable staff. Always a delight to go their.

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  15. AlanC

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless thanks to all involved. Everything was great.

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  16. LeeS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Usual great service at Stones. Waiting staff very attentive and knowledgeable about the food menu and also the wine list. We have already booked again and look forward to our return. Would highly recommend

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  17. ClaireM

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, amazing food, I am gluten free and it was as good as normal. Highly recommended.

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  18. Wiswas1

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding lunch once again, thank you very much to the team. This absolute gem is our favourite restaurant. We enjoyed every minute of the experience from the warm welcome on arrival, through the delights of each culinary treat from the delicious canapés and amuse bouche as additional treats, the outstanding dishes served through each course to the petit fours. The local ingredients are skilfully crafted into superb dishes. The service was excellent too, well paced and attentive. We are so looking forward to our next treat already and wholeheartedly recommend Stones, a delight not to be missed.

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  19. Louise

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super evening, great food and atmosphere .We will definitely be back.

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  20. SuzanneJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience food was superb and the muse bouch were a delight

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  21. Neil

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always . Wil be back again for another treat in the future

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  22. MichelleH

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and wine First visit for us but will definitely not be our last Exceptional

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  23. Kellie0208

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening out with superb food. Very good value for money. Cannot fault the place. We were celebrating by daughter's 18th birthday and she loved it.

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  24. LauraC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real treat, next time we will book the conservatory though

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  25. MartinR

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful lunch, with great tasting food throughout. Our favourite lunch venue (and the best) in Derbyshire.

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  26. AndrewM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Stones, the food is always on point and service is top draw. The restaurant is quiet and great for romantic meals. It is somewhere we will back to again.

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  27. RosieH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered this wonderful restaurant. Perfect ambience, beautiful decor and absolutely delicious, well presented food. The service was faultless and I can’t wait to return.

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  28. GerryY

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect . Valentines lunch. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

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  29. Sara

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were delighted to get in at short notice and had a lovely evening. We were very tempted by the eight course taster menu but went for the à la carte starters and mains instead and it was the perfect amount of food along with the delicious canapés and amuse bouche. The staff were lovely and friendly and exactly the right amount of attentive. The stone steps down to the door are steep so if people struggle with their mobility it is worth making sure you can manage them before you commit

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  30. JosephW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, beautiful food. Service fantastic!

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  31. SusanR

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Stones a number of times and each time it is simply amazing. The food is delicious with bold and well thought out combinations. The service and ambiance is excellent, throughly enjoyable.

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  32. Steve

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round, as always. Nothing could be faulted.

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  33. Susie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way! Superb food service and value for money.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the place pretty much to ourselves due to cancellations because of the snow… this didn’t spoil the experience at all… wonderful staff who were delightful and knowledgeable about the dishes. The food was exceptional as was the wine which had been selected for each course…. We had a wonderful afternoon

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  35. Bosser

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as always. Although not a cheap meal, it’s worth every penny

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  36. Jane

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed. Great food. Always feels like a special occasion

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  37. Mikwag

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely tremendous meal. Wonderful EVERYTHING! Probably the best meal I've had in living memory, and incredible value for the quality of the overall eating experience. A restaurant that you must go to at least once in your life - but I guarantee it will become a regular watering hole if you DO try it!

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  38. DawnM

    Derbyshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous lunch. We try and go 2-3 times a year. Food is always amazing.

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  39. Hill

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch time! Exquisite food, fabulous service. Perfect!

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  40. RobertK

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and good friendly service- would very much recommend. We ordered a la carte but would like to return and try the tasting menu as everything sounded delicious

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Stones Restaurant Matlock is rated 4.9 stars by 2468 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Stones Restaurant Matlock

1c Dale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3LT

Additional information

  • Area
    Matlock
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 18:00–20:30 Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Nearest car park situated at Matlock train station (Pay and Display). 2 minutes walk away
  • Public Transit
    Matlock Train Station- 2 minutes walk awayMatlock Bus Station- 2 minutes walk away
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Stone
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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