Stones Restaurant Matlock

4.9
1319 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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PeterK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every respect! Absolutely to be recommended

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to celebrate my mum 70th birthday and the food was absolutely delicious! X

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JonA
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience, canapés and amuse bouche enhanced the experience.
Food very good, especially main course Staff and service were absolutely excellent.
Would certainly return.

EY
EmilyY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always amazing service, a real treat we love going and the food is just incredible. Can’t wait to go again in December we get so excited about the menu.

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justineb
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night. Great food at realistic prices and wonderful service.
Definitely recommend.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had received a voucher for a lunch for two at Stones as a wedding gift and we were so impressed! From the moment that we arrived, all the staff were so friendly and efficient and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was absolutely delicious and there was plenty to choose from. We would thoroughly recommend Stones as a place for a special meal.

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VW91
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service. Highly recommended

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Clareandmaisyexplore
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, best creek brûlée.

Lovely surrounding and friendly staff, canapés, amuse bouche and breads are wonderful extra touches.

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KeithH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunchtime menu, the service being very friendly and attentive. All the courses were excellent, especially my duck but my husband thought his portion of sole was rather too small. But overall it was a wonderful meal and very good value .

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MikeV
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb meal at Stones. We've still never had a single course that wasn't inventive and delicious. We will be back.

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KevinW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You are 33 miles from my home but in the event worth every mile! This was a lunchtime treat for my son and his wife who live near me but are not familiar with Derbyshire. The drive over is also nearly 5 star (from the West) and I have converted 2 people to come this way and bring their children!

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Richard
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely meal, and brilliant staff as always.
Highly recommend.

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GemmaP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the 8 course tasting menu which gave us the opportunity to try things we might not have done otherwise. Every dish was beautifully presented and nearly all of them we would eat again. The wine flight made my meal extra special. The staff were all friendly and attentive. A lovely place for a special occasion.

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SarahB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, amazing food and amaxing service!

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NeilW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless. A really lovely lunch treat. The service was top class and the staff delightful. The food was excellent and good value. The ambience was lovely and a little haven in the town centre. We will definitely be going back. It was well worth going to Matlock for. Top marks for all the staff.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Michelin standards without the unnecessary snobbery!

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Matlock. Outstanding service and food. Will be definitely booking again soon.

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JohnS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu which was delicious. The service was excellent and it was lovely to be back in such a wonderful Restaurant! Thankyou

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KarenH
Derbyshire
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb as always. Service spot on. Just a delight. 😊
I had the rump of lamb and it was melt in the mouth.

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KarenP
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. The restaurant is clean, light and airy and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

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LindaB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a lovely anniversary lunch. Enjoy our time there.

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SueS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive staff. Well worth a visit

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ChristineR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary at Stones. The decor is simple but chic. The ambiance was relaxed and informal and we didn’t feel rushed at any point. The staff were just lovely; attentive and knowledgable and the food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We left feeling stuffed and happy! Will definitely be returning.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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IanB
Derbyshire
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GaynorA
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristineH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
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 on 24 September 2021
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 on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely lunch with fabulous food & service, brilliant

DG
DavidG
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and attention to detail.

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Biggreymouse
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
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 on 23 September 2021
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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SueM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, high quality and great presentation. Service was excellent too

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CraigC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
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 on 22 September 2021
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

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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.

AL
AnnetteL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and service. Highly recommended!

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Stones Restaurant Matlock is rated 4.9 stars by 1319 OpenTable diners.

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