Stones Restaurant Matlock

4.7
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990 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.
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GarethP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were given the option to be seated inside or out as the weather was lovely. We had nibbles and an aperitif whilst browsing the menu.
Opting to eat inside and go for the 3 courses (great value) we were shown to our table. The food was delicious and there was clean plates all round.
The staff were friendly and service was excellent.
Looking forward to returning next month.

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Tezmags
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening very much. We were able to dine outdoors on the terrace as it was such a warm evening, which was the icing on the cake for us.

KC
KevinC
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones never fails to live up to expectations. Another lovely evening of first class food, excellent service & pleasant surroundings. Impeccably clean, the layout was great in terms if social distancing & the staff as always are wonderful. Well done to everyone!

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Jack
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch on the terrace at Stones, the food was excellent, the service was quick and really friendly.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service . I love to dine here , will definitely be back.

MB
MichaelB
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Lovely venue. Jade and staff all attentive. Variety of choice great. Home made bread selection cannot be equalled. M&E

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MaryD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! All safety measures there but in an unobtrusive manner.Food excellent as usual.

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VickyM
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones in Matlock is fabulous. Not a cheap meal but good value for money as the food and quality of service is outstanding.

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Kitket
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it . Staff lovely
Food lovely.
Attention to detail wonderful
Ability to deal with social distancing reassuring

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PhlupU
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate our 53rd Wedding Anniversary and had an very enjoyable meal

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Rosie
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely evening. Food was excellent as usual. Good COVID measures in place but unobtrusive.
Very good service. Definitely recommended. Going back soon.

JB
JulieB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these unprecedented times it’s nice to find a restaurant in which the dining experience has not been diminished by social distancing, hygiene, screening etc. Loved this restaurant before lockdown, still love it.

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LouiseS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal, lovely surroundings and friendly staff

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

More cocktail choices and another outside umbrella shade

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Local
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A belated wedding anniversary - wonderful food, service, atmosphere - a real treat to be able to visit. Thankyou.

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JohnH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great, very well looked after in these very trying times. Roanna and the rest of the staff were attentive without being obtrusive and kept everything clean and socially distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Stones goes the extra mile to make our visit special. Lovely food, attention to detail and exceptional service. Hannah, our waitress, was caring and always on hand when needed. My wife’s allergy to garlic was handled perfectly by the kitchen and she was made to feel that it was no issue at all. Nothing less than I would expect from a visit to Stones. The current difficulties were handled very well and at no time were the rules broken or bent in any way. I am glad that they are open and wish them well as we all move forward together. Thank you.

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food.
Nice little extras, such as canapés, breads and homemade chocolates with coffee.

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DavidW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal outstanding really they sould be very proud

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KirstieY
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely post lockdown lunch standards as good as ever and the ambience wasn’t affected at all even with the covid measures in place.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steps were steep. The reception was friendly. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The service was impeccable. This was our first restaurant visit since lock down. The respect for our personal space and the attention to cleanliness were everything we could have wished for.

KB
KevinB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great ambience, perfect service. They have done a great job of getting back into service.

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AndrewH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent value and quality was the best ive had in and around the area

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SueR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First meal back after lockdown - Stones was the perfect place to do this. Food was excellent (as always) and the temporary screens made it feel very safe. Thank you.

MG
MarionG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely waitress and loved all extras canapés bread, and petit fours Felt very safe conservatory lovely.

DJ
DerbyshireJessie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite the precautions due to Covid-19, we were welcomed into a safe space.
Tara, our designated waiter, was friendly, informed and helpful.
The food was, as usual, wonderful and plentiful - with the complimentary canapes and bread a great start.
Good wine list.
Our restaurant of choice.

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MatthewW
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing couldnt fault it
Beautiful food
Just perfect

JS
JSbentinck
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been previously but treated our friends for their birthdays. We were not disappointed. Amazing food to suit everyone’s taste... great service and some good measures in place to keep you and themselves safe.

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SEAS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Due to covid service is minimal and hands off which is only to be expected. Safety measures in place. Food beautifully presented with added extras that make Stones special, the canapés, breads and butters. Only downside the belly pork could have been more tender and although delicious the creme brulee was not the classic that we were hoping for.

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Stan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first meal out since the beginning of lock down - and it couldn't have been better. Food quality and service were everything that we have come to expect from Stones; the COVID precautions didn't get in the way of a very enjoyable evening - and Stones is still incredible value when compared to restaurants of a similar high standard in London or Manchester. Big thank you to everyone at Stones.

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family meal out.
Good food
Friendly staff

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AndrewG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was a bit nervous about what to expect amid the current COVID-19 situation, especially having had a couple of underwhelming eating out experiences since restaurants reopened a couple of weeks ago. However, this was exactly the experience that I was hoping for and would have expected under normal circumstance from the reviews and recommendations that I had received. Would highly recommend.

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RogerD
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, well thought out menu choices. The star of the show was the mushroom sauce served with the steak but which was given to me, at my request, to accompany my chicken.
Social distancing measures actually improved our experience as we had more space rather than being terribly near to adjacent tables and noise levels were reduced.

We would welcome it if you could impose a 'no phones at the table' requirement as this would enhance the experience for everyone. The couple on one side of us and the party of 4 on the other side used their phones throughout the evening.

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LAURAG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still as lovely as ever, the changes made to the service to meet COVID-19 guidance did not hamper the experience

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helenR
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the current circumstances the staff made us feel exceptional safe and welcome.
Thank you for a lovely belated lunch for my niece.

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vipBuntseatwell
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service we felt safe and well looked after which is difficult to achieve in the current situation, we asked ahead for a table on the terrace, but would have been happy inside as the tables looked to be very well spaced with doors open onto the terrace aiding good ventilation.

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Simon
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite social distancing measures, the environment feels safe, the customer service is still exemplary and the food as always, is of Michelin Star quality. Perfect relaxed environment, especially for those special occasions.

JR
JayneR
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and attentive service as always. Love the extra touches of canapes, breads, butters and petit fours. Makes for a special occasion every time. Our first meal out after lockdown and felt completely safe. Thank you.

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TimP
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-lunch drinks on the terrace and a fabulous 3 course lunch. Great to see the restaurant open again.

JW
JaneW
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and as usual it was excellent. It was great to get out as not been out for nearly 4 months and felt very comfortable here with all that is going on at the moment.

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