Stones Restaurant Matlock

4.9
1296 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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Scott
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless dining experience, food was amazing, first rate service, can’t recommend enough!

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IanB
Derbyshire
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience once again. Lovely welcome , great service and amazing food in a wonderful restaurant

GA
GaynorA
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat. The food is amazing and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommend.

CH
ChristineH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome into a beautiful restaurant the food was spectacular and served by polite and efficient staff.
A little expensive but well worth it

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Veganred
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food served by friendly knowledgeable staff. Coped with vegan tasting menu and tasting menu with no nuts completely calmly, with total aplomb. We had a fab evening, we’re there 4 hours with our various tasting menus and great wines.

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MikeG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely lunch with fabulous food & service, brilliant

DG
DavidG
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and attention to detail.

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Biggreymouse
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We have been to Stones on a number of occasions and food is always of high standard, amazing flavour combinations and beautifully presented. We would definitely recommend Stones to our family & friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I have been going to Stones for many many years. They have maintained their outstanding standard throughout.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality of food presentation. Outstanding flavour combinations and an excellent wine list. Can’t fault this restaurant

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CraigC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the staff were even better. I made Stones the place to propose to my partner and after speaking to Abi it was the right choice. They made our night so special, all the staff were amazing. Can't wait to return.

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LouiseO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely friendly staff. Perfect evening

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RoyG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff very attentive and happy which we like.Tasting menu was varied and delicious and English red wine was a good find.
Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wedding Anniversary.

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StuartB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Every course was a delight and all the extra touches such as the canapés and amuse bouche make it special. Good value - highly recommend.

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AnnetteL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and service. Highly recommended!

JB
JaneB
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service very friendly and appropriate. Everything was so clean looking - glasses, cloth, cutlery. Wine reasonably priced and wide range. It’s a real treat visiting Stones.

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Jason
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service will definitely return.

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AlisonC
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Derbyshire, worth waiting for

PB
PaulB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommended. Excellent food and service. Good outside seating if weather is good

CG
ClaireG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came across this restaurant by chance, managed to book a table and had a wonderful evening. Friendly staff and excellent service, food was fantastic and drinks too. Highly recommended.

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Mike
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our friends for first time. Perfect food. Well done chef!!! Brilliant service. Wine good quality. Lovely evening sat in the conservatory. Well done Jade and team. M&E Bentley

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DeborahM
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning taster menu, wine flight & perfect service . Thank you Stones for another lovely evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for date night to celebrate our anniversary.

Food was gorgeous and the service was fantastic! I had the duck for mains which was delicious and their entrees were fabulous

The restaurant decor itself could be improved, but still very worth a visit!

MD
MichelleD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Everything about it is high end but at an affordable price. We come back again and again. Superb staff.

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VonA
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food, pity chairs were very uncomfortable for a long lunch. They look fantastic but none of our table of 4 sat comfortably for our meal. Vegetarian options were good but very limited.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good experience. The only thing wrong was our bill - twice!

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IanF
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - fine dining. All courses delicious, including canapes etc. Lovely friendly staff who were attentive but not intrusive.
Highly recommend.

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sharona
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

BJ
BarrieJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal at Stones and the food continues to be Michelin standard.

AM
AndyM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones is probably our favourite restaurant - and that is not necessarily a good thing for them, as our expectations are always so high. Anything less than perfection might stick in the mind, but fortunately I can't recall ever being disappointed.
On our latest visit we had the vegetarian tasting menu. It was almost daunting to think that when we had enjoyed the canapes, amuse bouche and the homemade bread, we hadn't even got to the first of eight courses!
The food was - as ever - excellent. So much flavour in every course, and the portion sizes just right, so you manage to get to the end feeling nicely indulged but not over-faced.
The staff are wonderful, and always make the meal a special occasion. Attentive yet discrete; efficient and polite. The restaurant itself has a great ambience and is just a lovely place to eat.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked the tasting menu for me and my friend, I was already excited and it far exceeded my expectations. I can't imagine ever having a nicer meal than the one that we had here. Every element of the evening was perfect.

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal at Stones. Plenty of choice, cooked to perfection. Great standard of service. Can’t wait to revisit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we had an amazing lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful and the candies and petit fours made the meal something special!

TG
TonyG
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd visit to Stones & we cannot fault it. Service & food exceptional 10/10

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PaulineH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was superb, imaginative, tasty, excellent. The staff where polite & efficient.

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60th
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there yesterday for my husbands 60th and truly EVERYTHING was perfect. Would highly recommend for a great dining experience with very helpful and friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular visitors to Stones usually on a weekend but Thursday was equally as good on service and quality of food. Thanks

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StuartH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We have been to Stones for years, but last night (26/8/21) was not its usual relaxing experience. The music was little loud and disco songs don't sit well with the ambience. The staff rushed through the service and we had drinks order, and all the canapés, amuse bouche and bread within a very short time. After our starter we asked for a break as it we felt rushed. It was a little longer to the main course but we were leaving the restaurant only one hour from going in.
It will be such a pity if this becomes most peoples experience.
We will go back at some point but as this was a meal for a seventieth birthday which had been booked for some time we are unhappy.

PE
PaulE
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stones are back!
Food good, which is well presented as always. However, the 2021 summer menu seems a little conservative compared to those enjoyed pre-pandemic.
Excellent surroundings and efficient, unobtrusive staff, ideal for a special meal.

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Stones Restaurant Matlock is rated 4.9 stars by 1296 OpenTable diners.

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