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Stones Restaurant

1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
+44 1629 56061
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent meal, very good service and good wine by the glass. Everything to a very high standard. Outstanding cheese board too

Thank JackWLondon
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a perfect restaurant if you enjoy fine dining. When we arrived we were taken outside to the terrace, where we enjoyed a lovely cocktail beside the river. We were given our menus and the choices looked plentiful and delicious. We were not disappointed,...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes it's our anniversary again and we made our annual visit to stones, we have eaten the mist wonderful lunch with a delicious bottle of bubbles. From the moment we get to stones we're both in food heaven. The staff are so lovely and friendly...More

Thank misscelliott
Reviewed 4 days ago

On a lovely day we enjoyed a pre lunch drink on the terrace. Delighted to find that our table was situated right next to the open conservatory doors which almost made it seem that we were eating outdoors. The lunch menu consists of three courses...More

Thank WhitlocksEnd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food we've had in a while and excellent service!! Definitely worth a visit! We were lucky to get in, they had a cancellation so were able to seat us, otherwise they were full and it was only a Wednesday night. If you're thinking...More

Thank Charlotte J
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Charlotte, Thanks so much for those really kind words. And thanks for persevering on your booking! Best regards, Jade Stone Stones Restaurant

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a good meal at Stones when we last visited Matlock seven years ago that I booked again last week when we were staying in the town. The steps down to the restaurant are steep. We sat outside on the riverside patio with...More

Thank YJP568
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear YJP, Don’t leave it so long next time! Thank you for leaving such an upbeat review, it’s great to read how much you enjoyed dining with us. Best regards, Jade Stone Stones Restaurant

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A focused menu of excellent food served by friendly and attentive staff in a smart and relaxed environment, difficult to suggest any scope for improvements. The outside terrace allows time to relax prior to/after the meal.

Thank buglehorn66
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear bugle, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review, we appreciate it very much. Best regards, Jade Stone Stones Restaurant

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal , lovely atmosphere,definitely worth a visit .The food was delicious. Service brilliant.

Thank Capri60
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Capri, Thank you for joining at Stones and for leaving your kind review. Best regards, Jade Stone Stones Restaurant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the whole offering: the service, the location next to the River Derwent Bridge, the calm effect of the light grey and white decor and a very nice conservatory - needed because of the rain....More

1  Thank ColonelDavey
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Colonel, Many thanks for those kind notes and for making the effort to join us! It’s wonderful to read how much you clearly enjoyed your visit to Stones and that the trip was worthwhile. I do hope you continue to enjoy future visits every...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit on a Saturday evening. We all enjoyed a very relaxing evening with very friendly and attentive staff and amazing food. The quality, taste and presentation of our food was outstanding again. A lovely choice of dishes. Our only slight disappointment was that...More

Thank bluetwo47
lovesfood1, Owner at Stones Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear blue, Thank you for joining us at Stones, and for leaving those very kind words we really appreciate it. It’s great to read you’re already planning a return. Best regards, Jade Stone Stones Restaurant

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Julie G
is there a dress code for lunch please
22 January 2017|
Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
Hi Julie, no dress code at any time. I hope that helps.
Hi. We would love to come for a family meal but gave a fussy 14 year old! I don't think she will eat anything on the menu - are you able to provide anything more simple for her? Thanks.
19 September 2016|
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Response from lovesfood1 | Property representative |
No problem. I am sure we can provide several options. If you book a table please feel free to email us via our website to discuss this beforehand.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1C Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 56061
  • E-mail
Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-9pm. Lunch - Wednesday to Saturday 12-2pm. Tucked away in the heart of idyllic Matlock, Derbyshire, Stones is a modern, eclectic restaurant with a stylish, welcoming interior and a superb modern British menu. The restaurant, which added a new riverside conservatory in May 2013, is jointly run by Kevin Stone, Head Chef, partner, Jade Himsworth and sister, Katie Temple. Stones' riverside conservatory overlooks the babbling River Derwent. The menus change seasonally to reflect the very best in local produce, and the wine to match the food. Stones' philosophy is to provide a fantastic dining experience in a relaxed setting. The dining room which is popular with couples, locals and visitors, is a perfect place for romantic, family or business meals. Stones has been awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.
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