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Stones Restaurant Matlock

4.8
468 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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Tucked away in the heart of former spa town Matlock, Stones is a cosy restaurant serving modern British cuisine with style. 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 with a distinct vegetarian menu, Stones Restaurant will impress everyone. Diners can also 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday 6.30-8.30, Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30 & 6.30-8.30.
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Phone number
01629 56061
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Kevin Stone
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Parking Details
Nearest car park situated at Matlock train station (Pay and Display). 2 minutes walk away
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Public Transit
Matlock Train Station- 2 minutes walk away
Matlock Bus Station- 2 minutes walk away
Additional
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
What 468 People Are Saying
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4.9
service
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4.6
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely setting, had drinks and canapés on the terrace, service was excellent as always.
Only criticism was disappointing slow poached egg starter, very small amount of food , and slightly odd texture , wish I had chosen something else.
My 4th visit since January and will definitely be coming back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was a wonderful experience, My daughter who eats out regularly in London at top venues said Stones was as good as any top London restaurant. My husband ( who was paying ) and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the bonus was the weather, which allowed us to have pre dinner drinks outside.Thanks too to a very attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Excellent service, fabulous food, lovely ambience, would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Very pleasant lunch, well worth a visit. Lovely food, well presented and very pleasant staff

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

I visited Stones for the first time whilst on a family vacation. The food was outstanding and really good value for money. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. The portions were ample sized, as at times with luxury dining the portions can be too small! I would truly recommend dining at Stones and I can’t wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

A quality fine dining restaurant offering quality food beautifully presented. It is relaxed and has a great location close to the river.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Excellent in every respect. Looking forward to an alfresco lunch experience in the summer.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Love this restaurant. Lovely food at reasonable prices. It just feels very special when we go there.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Never disappointed, on previous visits we had promised ourselves the tasting on a future visit. Words cannot describe the quality, presentation and taste sensations we were served. Each course, the service and the attentiveness of the staff made our special evening the best eating out experience we have ever had. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

We had the 8 course tasting menu with accompanying wine flight. A wonderful variety of outstanding dishes and excellent value

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

We do live locally however I would travel to this restaurant just for the food.

Interesting menu something for every one, the food was beautifully cooked and freshly prepared. Full of flavour, so good !

The restaurant is Warm and bright with a beautiful garden conservatory, the staff were relaxed and friendly, nothing was too much trouble, the service was also very good.

The access to the restaurant has a very steep set of stone steps which could be a problem for
some people.

I would rate this restaurant at the top of my list for Matlock . Excellent ! !

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Our meal, dinner, was excellent. Unusual choices, beautifully cooked and very tasty. The service was quiet and efficient - without being "pushy" making for a pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

We attended for the first time and tried the tasting menu with the wine flight. The service was absolutely first class and the food was really fabulous. Also good value. I would highly recommend anyone trying here.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Stones is more than a meal out it’s a truly wonderful dining experience. Mere Words does not do this place justice. All the food was cooked to perfection, presented beautifully and tasted out of this world . All the staff were very polite and knowledgeable on the food served . Would highly recommend to anyone .

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

As always it was a great night at Stones, super food and great service, the tasting menuu is such good fun.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

We really enjoyed our visit. Was a real treat for us and we loved it all. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Excellent as always. Visit three to four times a year and yet to be disappointed. Food excellent as is the service. Not cheap but value for money with the amuse bouche and the different types of bread.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Stones restaurant serves fabulous food well cooked and beautifully presented, lovely atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Great meal, lamb main course a triumph but the pork mains have way too much apricot gel for my taste. Starters very good terrine excellent and the egg dish well crafted
Did not take desert course but looked very good

Will return

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

A friend bought us a voucher for a three course meal. Despite living only a few miles away for the past 9 years, we hadn't ever been. I regret that now! It was one of the finest meals I've had anywhere...and certainly locally. The food, the service, the setting are all superb and we will be returning soon and often. Very highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

This was our first visit to Stones, and it was everything that others had led us to believe.
Excellent food and service and ambience for a quiet and relaxing meal.

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

This restaurant is perfect and is consistently excellent; having had lunch here on many occasions previously. We had to postpone a booking on 28 February due to heavy snow so this was a rearranged booking in celebration of our daughter’s birthday. She is vegetarian and there was a separate menu choice for her that was just as appetising as the menu that my wife and I chose from.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

We return to stones for special occasions for the different types of food they present, can’t be beaten.

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

As always, Stones delivers good service and fine food. Thank you again, another happy birthday meal.

See you soon

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

We have been coming to Stones Restaurant for a number of years now and it never disappoints! The food is always locally sourced, good quality and presented in an artistic way. The Staff are professional, efficient and polite. Nothing is ever too much trouble. On this occasion it was for my husband's birthday and with our coffee the Chef had piped 'Happy Birthday' onto a plate alongside the delicious chocolates. It is these touches which make Stones stand out from the crowd. A super experience, as always. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

A very pleasant restaurant with a nice ambience. The food was very good and the staff were both pleasant and welcoming. A very good choice for us to meet up with some friends and enjoy a very agreeable lunch. Thanks to all.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Fantastic, indulgent mid week treat. Thoroughly recommend. Loved it !!

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

As has always been the case, Stones delivered what we expected. Good cocktails, good wine, good food and a superb service. It was our guests' second visit and they were, again, impressed. We are looking forward to our next visit, which will be a birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Exceptional restaurant, professional, efficent, attentive and the most glorious food.
We had a table for 4 and the food was fantastic, the detail and care just shone through every course, all the little extras were appprecaited.
It was well worth the 2 hour drive and made for a perfect weekend.
Thank you to you all for a wonderful evening, great food and lovely professional staff.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

This was our third visit. The standard of the food and especially the service have been consistently very good indeed. On Saturday we treated friends to lunch. They were impressed and agreed with us, that the run from Sheffield to 'Stones' is well worthwhile.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Chose this venue to have lunch with my son on his 30th birthday. Not a bad word to say. Lovely location, lovely menu, great food beautifully presented. Best chocolate brownie ever!! Would highly recommend

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Never disappointed with our visits there. Always feel able to take people there and know they will have a good experience

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

This is the 2nd time at Stones, and the food never disappoints, can't wait to go again

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

I have only been a couple of times, each time I have been very excited and they have never disappointed! The food is out of this world, amazing! The staff and very attentive, smiling, happy, lovely people! The cocktails and fab.
The service, restaurant (layout, decor, ambience) and location is wonderful! defo recommended for special occasions! Looking forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Can’t fault the service. Food was amazing and delicious. 2 courses for £32 is a bargain. Local ingredients used throughout.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Fabulous lunch - service, food and value for money all excellent. We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and have already booked to return on my birthday next month. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

This is a very good but not the time of year for smiling the waterside dining.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Been to Stones many times and it continues to be the best restaurant in Matlock. We had the taster menu. Tiny portions of gorgeous food. 10/10 as always.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Excellent food served hot by staff who take a pride in their craft! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Excellent food and attention to detail. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Staff very courteous and friendly. Would highly recommend for that special occasion.

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