Stones Restaurant Matlock

4.9
1116 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.
What 1116 People Are Saying
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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food for our anniversary meal and fantastic service as always .

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Gedster
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food in a safe environment. Not only were the courses beautifully composed of terrific food, we were also treated to some hors d’euvres, an amuse bouche and some very tasty fresh bread

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Rebecca
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal and service. We will definitely return! Thank you!

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REBECCAT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous lunch. I can’t wait to come back and would 100% reccomend.

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DawnBuck
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st class in every area
Highly recommended
Made our anniversary very special

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IANL
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault any aspect of the meal. Food wad excellent and service friendly but professional. In addition to the meal canapes, bread amuse bouche and petit fours were provided which only added to the occasion

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AndyG
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the restaurant and we weren’t disappointed.
Fantastic location, amazing food and great service.
Look forward to our next visit.

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markr
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing food can’t wait to go back.

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Anita
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect delicious meal. Amazing service. My son who is dairy intolerant was treated like royalty, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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Lou77
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food.

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KeithW
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, as always. The tasting menu was a riot of tastes and textures, and remarkably filling! Can't wait to come back again.

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StuartJ
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the eight course tasting menu with the wine flight and it was simply superb in every way!
Each course was beautifully presented with an array of seasonal flavours, service was friendly & timed to perfection with excellent explanations of each dish and its accompanying wine.
Overall a fantastic experience at this gem of a restaurant that we believe delivered great value considering the very high standard of food & service !

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JanetV
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always superb food friendly staff and incredible value I love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday meal for the family. Had the 8 course taster menu which we all enjoyed. The red Baglio Gibellina - U. Passimiento wine we had was especially delicious.

JM
JulianM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visit Stones once a year and for the 4th year running not disappointed at all.
The autumn menu is to die for and the flavours come through in every dish we ate.
Social distancing is very well set up and the speaker music helps to make up the lack of background chatter
Overall 10/10

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LouiseJ
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

the service was really good and the food interesting and tasty . the taster menu was served incredibly fast and there was little time to enjoy it. The flight of wine was disappointing. also disappointing to have to refer to paper notes for explanation of the courses and wines. I would not recommend the taster and flights but would happily return for a la carte. the back ground music was just a little too loud

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RachaelL
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was brilliant. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasting menu was a delight and the wine flight suitably matched the dishes.

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Lizzy
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was excellent, service and food was excellent, lovely crisp white tablecloths and napkins which always are a good start, would recommend Stonesto anyone who wants a really good dining experience.

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LynnW
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always excellent food and service. Felt very safe, partitions between tables. Difficulty hearing our waitress. Music a bit loud and maybe her face mask was extra thick. Otherwise lovely.

JD
JamesD
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food in a beautiful setting service was very good

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IvotM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Standard of food good. Staff friendly and attentive but not intrusive.

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OliviaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and lovely service with the waitress striking the perfect balance between attentiveness and leaving us to enjoy our meal. And she took the extra step to help me to celebrate my birthday! Canapes and bread as 'extras' a very nice touch. Food portions perfect.

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Huzza
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones delivers again. Exceptional food, exceptional and attentive service and an 80th birthday made really special by the team. Thanks for being consistently good and reliable.

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Rachel
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always, excellent service and value for money

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Rachelb
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing combinations of food! Fantastic all round

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stevew
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food with equally friendly high quality service. Highly recommend.

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CarolM
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very favourite “treat“ place to go for a delicious lunch.
The food never disappoints and service is always to a high standard

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paschal
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was superb, the service excellent, very organised around COVID regulations , great gluten free menu lovely location and we enjoyed It immensely, will definitely be back!

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wabrit
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite COVID-19, Stones have maintained their comfortable ambience and high culinary standards whilst ensuring diners' safety is at the forefront. Highly recommended.

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SheilaW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, the food is incredible and the waitressing team are always happy to help.

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food with excellent friendly service. Very good value.

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Tourmanager
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones is still the best restaurant I know. The food is excellent, inventive, flavoursome and in just the right quantities. All the extra additions, such as a selection of amuse-bouches to start, bread with flavoured butter, and the wonderful accompaniments to coffee are superb.
The starters are amazing, the main courses likewise.
This is a very special place to eat.
The staff are attentive but not intrusive.
If you have not yet had the experience of eating here, I urge you to try it.

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, as always. I love that they use a lot of locally sourced products, even wine and gin.
Decor is pleasing and even the paintings are by a local artist.
They could have been a little quicker to offer drinks on arrival as I imagine that they really need to up sell in these difficult times, but service otherwise was faultless, polite and discreet.
I would recommend Stones above any other restaurant that I have had the pleasure to eat in.
Just try it, I defy the menu not to have you salivating, and it al looks as beautiful as it tastes wonderful

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very safe and enjoyable food. Staff were nice but a little lacking forwarding information about the meal. Celeriac was under cooked but the Fillet Steak was excellent.

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Susan
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service ,ambiance and food preparation and taste second to non only disappoint was a slight miss on the sirloin steak meal were menu wrote white asparagus and it was green asparagus served all in all amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always loved every minute of dining at Stones. The food and service is fantastic. A real treat!

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TeresaA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, beautifully
Cooked and presented food, in an idillic spot
On the river

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Stones Restaurant Matlock is rated 4.9 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

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