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  1. Distance: 10.70mi
  2. Distance: 25.34mi
  3. Distance: 27.56mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 10.70mi
  2. Distance: 25.34mi
  3. Distance: 27.56mi
  4. Distance: 27.64mi
  1. Distance: 10.70mi
  2. Distance: 25.34mi
  3. Distance: 27.56mi
  4. Distance: 27.64mi

About Stones Restaurant Matlock

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 a choice of five or eight courses partnered with a carefully selected 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.

1c Dale Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3LT
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 6.30-8.30, Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30 & 6.30-8.30

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01629 56061

Website:
http://www.stones-restaurant.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Nearest car park situated at Matlock train station (Pay and Display). 2 minutes walk away

Public Transport:
Matlock Train Station- 2 minutes walk away
Matlock Bus Station- 2 minutes walk away

Executive Chef:
Kevin Stone

Additional:
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Stones Restaurant Matlock Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (126)
Fit for Foodies (95)
Creative Cuisine (92)
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Good for Anniversaries (84)
Good for a Date (84)
Good for Birthdays (82)
Worth the Drive (75)
Quiet Conversation (71)
Romance (66)
Tasting Menu (65)
Lunch (63)
Local Ingredients (47)
Waterfront (45)
Cosy (42)
Neighbourhood Gem (37)
Scenic View (29)
Authentic (28)
Business Meals (28)
Seasonal (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Notable Wine List (21)
Outdoor Eating (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Casual (14)
Healthy (14)
Group Bookings (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Fun (7)
Outstanding Value (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Child Friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Really good food, staff very attentive and knowledgable of wine and food, lovely relaxing atmosphere, highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Fully lived up to its excellent recommendation!
Superb food, great service, nice place and super value for money!
Excellent on all counts!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Couldnt fault the night, staff and food were amazing. Only thing i would change is next time we would like to be seated in the conservatory and not near the door, although i think this was down to us not booking early enough, apart from that, all in all 5 stars. 100 percent will be returning.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed our lunch. Food served beautifully and tasted magnificent. Always a warm welcome. Good choice menu. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

2 of us enjoyed the tasting menu with wine flight which was absolutely delicious. It encouraged us to try things we wouldn't normally which were all fantastic. Staff were friendly, welcoming and very informative about the food and wine. Overall a lovely experience for a birthday meal which felt more special than a normal meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Everything about Stones is great, food, staff, anbience. Must try not to break my neck coming down the stone steps!!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Waterfront
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Excellent as usual! We love coming here, as we always know what to expect - great service, delicious food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined on 23 December 2017

We had the tasting menu and I would highly recommend it . Will have that again .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

We try and come as often as we can .... book well in advance to avoid HUGE disappointment. The food is simply devine. The staff are second to non. The surroundings are cosy yet it seems you are the only ones in the room. Lovely dining experience .....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Excellent as always would highly recommend to friends and family

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 16 December 2017

A lovely Christmas lunch with two of my close friends! Delicious food! Two of us are vegetarian and we're impressed by the vegetarian food, which can sometimes be a let down even when the non vegetarian food is good!
The service was very good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 13 December 2017

Amazing as usual. We have been several times and the standard never drops. Look forward to the next time.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

We had a lovely dining experience: when we arrived early, before opening time, they greeted us warmly and it was no problem at all. The selection of food could not be better, the service was delightful and the atmosphere pleasant. The two course meal was excellent, beautifully cooked and presented. We had little free tasters to start with and finished with homemade complimentary chocolates. What a treat! They also have a great winelist with a selection of European wines which are not often found in an English restaurant. We definetly got value for money and would come back any time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Just keep doing what you do. A fantastic restaurant that continues to impress with brilliantly cooked food, excellent drink selection and bright serving staff.

...and it’s right on our doorstep.

Well done, Stones and keep up the good work.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

Such a lovely restaurant with so much attention to detail. The service is excellent,friendly and seamless.

As was to be expected the restaurant was full for lunch. We had a varied selection of dishes to choose from. They were all so appealing that we both feel we must return soon to taste some more. Matlock folk are so lucky to have Stones on their doorstep.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

The food was first class. Each element of the food was presented beautifully and so tasty. The service was friendly and attentive. There was plenty of choice on the wine list - the prices were good. I would certainly recommend Stones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Lovely venue fantastic food and excellent service
We drove from Preston just to eat here, will definitely go again soon

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 30 November 2017

Never disappoints, lovely lunch, great atmosphere, great customer service we will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 30 November 2017

The food was fabulous, the service and place matched the food, we will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 29 November 2017

Our favourite restaurant and we've recommended it to friends who also loved it. Can't wait for our next visit. We had the taster menu again, which is very creative with a superb blend of flavours - just the right portion size, meaning you feel full but not overblown. The staff as always are delightful, attentive without being obtrusive. Well done to everyone at Stones

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 28 November 2017

Excellent food and service. Recommended dining. 👍🏻

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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Staff well trained, pleasant and attentive. Wonderful canapés, breads & chocolates, all delicious as well as very attractive presentation, all offered as extras.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined on 25 November 2017

A favourite venue that never disappoints. Well worth taking the time to make a booking. Lunch is always excellent value. Thoroughly recommended.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Wonderful meal as always. Stones is my favourite restaurant, we only come once or twice a year but consistently has lovely staff & a menu you are spoilt for choice from. The canapes & bread are always a tasty addition & a great cocktail menu too.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Absolutely love it here. My husband and I often visit for special occasions, but for our most recent visit took friends with us. They loved it too. Food is fantastic and all the staff are lovely and friendly.
Would recommend to anyone for an extra special lunchtime or evening out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Very nice meal with a great atmosphere and a fab location great for a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 22 November 2017

Saw this restaurant when we were on holiday in the area and managed to get a table for lunch on the same morning. I mentioned that we’d be bringing our 7wk old baby and the staff gave us a great table with space for her basket. Restaurant was lovely, service was excellent and food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back if we’re in the area again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on 22 November 2017

We took the train down the lovely Derwent Valley which meant we could have a drink. Its a great way to get to the restaurant as its situated opposite the station. This was our first visit and we were impressed. The service was personal, but not intrusive. The food was well prepared and presented and represented good value for money. Certainly won't be our last visit

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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food4
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

What a jewel. An excellent restaurant hidden away in a small town in Derbyshire. The atmosphere relaxed and efficient. The service was very good, the perfect balance of attentive but not intrusive, with charm and wit. The food was outstanding, dishes normally only found in big city restaurants, at twice the price. The oyster veloute was particularly good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. It is a pity it is so expensive or I would go more often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Excellent and interesting food with friendly staff. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Unbelievably good as on previous two visits. A dining experience of delight. We are truly fortunate to have a restaurant of this calibre in Matlock.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Great food and great service as per usual. Choice was great and the cocktails were superb!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Lovely food, gluten free was catered for with minimal impact on dining. Thoughtful and smooth service and great value for the lunch menu.

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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Brilliant food. Really great for me to be offered a vegetarian menu!
And it was really creative imaginative veggie food!
Truly a lovely restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Utterly sublime. Fabulous food. Tried the taster menu - little parcels or yummy goodness. Add to that some delightful wines on the wine flight. Super evening. Super food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

A wonderful evening. Exquisite food, beautifully presented in lovely surroundings. This is our favourite restaurant & yet again it lived up to expectations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Amazzzzzing place to eat great service beaut location. Will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Excellent as always, great service, beautiful food

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Perfect birthday lunch with excellent food, wine and service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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