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Stones Restaurant - Interior - Stones Restaurant Matlock, Matlock, Derbyshire

Stones Restaurant Matlock

4.9
4.9
1877 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01629 56061

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Stone

  • Private party facilities

    Stones are able to host Private Dining Celebrations in our beautiful conservatory.

  • Neighborhood

    Matlock

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    Matlock Train Station- 2 minutes walk away<br />Matlock Bus Station- 2 minutes walk away

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,877 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Derbyshire

    Best Overall

  • Derbyshire

    Best Food

  • Derbyshire

    Best Service

  • Derbyshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Derbyshire

    Best Value

  • Derbyshire

    Innovative

  • Derbyshire

    Neighborhood gem

  • Derbyshire

    Romantic

  • Derbyshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Derbyshire

    Most Booked

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  1. DB

    DonnaB

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant, the ambience, service and everything was wonderful. The food was absolutely perfect. Cannot wait to visit again. Thanks
  2. GS

    GarethS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location, great restaurant! There’s no rush or pressure it’s really relaxed which gives you ample opportunity to enjoy the fantastic food!
  3. BC

    BobC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit to Stones. As before the welcome was warm and the restaurant was very well presented. Team members were friendly and helpful throughout our visit. The food was excellent. We will certainly return again.
  4. MF

    MarcusF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, beautifully presented in an intimate setting. Great service- staff are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable….
  5. CB

    ChristopherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatest restaurant in the area, brilliant food and service as always. Would highly recommend, very chilled place to eat, but book well ahead to avoid disappointment.
  6. l

    leeb

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real fine dining experience from start to finish!
  7. LR

    LuckyRose

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We simply love coming to Stones. The food is adventurous, delicious and magnificently prepared and presented, and the staff outstanding. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they happily explain whenever it’s needed and they are never fazed by the fact that I have my pudding course as a starter! Visiting Stones is like going back home/visiting your best friend when life is perfect; they are so welcoming, and they remember you. The surroundings are lovely but they fade into a memory quickly because everything and everyone is perfect. Thank you 🙏
  8. LK

    LouiseK

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding we absolutely loved it.From the moment you walk in it is such a lovely evening.The food was exceptional and the surrounding were beautiful.
  9. LE

    LisaE

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food once again outstanding ! Staff wise 2 male members of staff need to leave tbh. Not good enough, put cutlery out wrong, forgot water for table, didn’t explain any food they placed in front of us I.e butter etc. should be in a pub not a place where standard is important when you are paying a high price.
  10. SC

    StevenC

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Stones twice now and every time feels like the first. From the moment you walk through the door great service wonderful food and delicious wine… can’t wait to return. Well done to all the team and keep delivering to those high standards.
  11. CT

    ClareT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great value set menu 2 course option lunch, absolutely delicious food.
  12. HT

    HoloT

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely time and I would recommend this place to everyone.
  13. JH

    JohnH

    Warwickshire

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was great .
  14. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience - the best meal out for a long time.
  15. RO

    ROBERTC

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked Lunch online for my wife's Birthday as we have been to Stones several times for lunch in the past and always excellent, Reception on arrival was very warm and friendly and shown to our table immediately. The food very well presented with fabulous flavour with a wide range of choice for a lunch with many unexpected extras. The staff as always excelled and made the day special.
  16. G

    janeG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely table in the conservatory. The service was perfect, and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The food was superb. We had a wonderful time.
  17. PE

    PaulE

    Derbyshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stones remains our go-to restaurant for both lunch and dinner. As always the food was excellent, even though the lunch menu is a little more restricted post-Covid. The staff were attentive without being overwhelming, full marks.
  18. AB

    AngelaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    On entering on a cold wet evening the temperature was warm and inviting. Staff were pleasant , helpful and well informed. The canapés brought to the table early were delicious. We would have enjoyed a larger bowl of soup but the bread and caramelised onion butter was very tasty. The parsnip tart was tasty too. Overall a very pleasant meal.
  19. LS

    LindseyS

    Derbyshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal - what a treat to be at Stones again. We were a party of six and had a variety of dishes from the lunch and dinner menus. Everything was a great choice, and the extras were wonderful. Wines and drinks were also of very good quality. The depth of flavour is remarkable and we all left very happy and having had a great tasty meal.
  20. BL

    BrianL

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is consistently excellent. We have been many times over the years, always for lunch. On many occasions we have brought different friends and family and they all agree with us.
  21. H

    Hannah

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, as always and there was a lot of choice for a lunchtime. The staff were excellent, but they always are at Stones.
  22. FF

    FionaF

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with lots of tasty little extras. Great service and good value.
  23. IF

    IanF

    Derbyshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent restaurant with great menu choice, relaxed atmosphere and every course was tasty, and most enjoyable.
  24. j

    janea

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the evening was lovely and the food terrific
  25. CH

    ChristineH

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stones has everything you would expect for a special meal and celebration The staff are all most welcoming the food beautifully presented and outstanding tastes and flavours never fails to Impress
  26. SF

    SylviaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Really special evening.
  27. LW

    LeeW

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Always great food and usually great service but service was slow and appreciate new young inexperienced staff have to learn but table setting of cutlery was incorrect, knocked glass over and spilt drink, requested a rum coffee liquor drink but didn't appear, requested bill but got a different tables bill then had to request ours again. Was disappointed this was on a Saturday evening dinner service but would have been very disappointed if paid for tasting menu and received poor attention to detail.
  28. LS

    LukeS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very fast, food was lovely, mash potato was a warm not hot but other than that beautiful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always 😋😋
  30. VG

    VictoriaG

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The staff as normal were fabulous, however our main courses were very disappointing, I had the grouse and it was severely undercooked, the waitress had said that it comes pink which I have no problem with, in fact I don’t mind my meat pink, however the breast was seared on one side then from there all the way through it was just raw, they hadn’t even seared both sides, it looked like a piece of raw liver is the only way to describe it. My hubby gave me a piece of his lamb and I gave him my grouse breast, but it was even too raw for him and he wouldn’t eat it. His lamb was no better again the waitress informed us that it comes pink, again no problem but again it was undercooked, the steak knife struggled to cut it and it was a poor cut of meat. The waitress offered to have it recooked but by that time I’d eaten most of the meal (except the meat) and I wasn’t prepared to wait for 3 small pieces of meat to be brought back to us. The mushroom part was also awful, there were no mushroom caps, just the woody underneath of it and it tasted nasty is I also left that so all I had was the potatoes and broccoli. We had been only visited weeks before and I’d had the grouse and it was amazing, I honestly can’t think what went wrong. We also had to wait over 20 minutes for our desserts (both of which were cold) for saying it was 3 courses we were there over 2 hours. I know we won’t be visiting again for a while.
  31. S

    lauraS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Most of the food was beautiful. However the duck was really tough so I was unable to eat this and the akin on the duck was very soft. When we mentioned this to the server Her response was thank you. My husbands cracker was undercooked but they replaced this starlight away. We told them it was our anniversary and put it on the booking form. When leaving we asked for our coats to be told they are hung up and to jusy grab them so we had to move other people's coats to retrieve ours. I must say the last time we went it was a lot better
  32. TB

    TaniaB

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food Mega helpful and professional staff Lovely atmosphere
  33. SP

    SheilaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such lovely food at Stones From the canapés to the sweet each course is presented so well and taste delicious
  34. CB

    CliveB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and service, friendly staff and value for money
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual fabulous food, the mushroom and egg yolk tartlet as an amuse bouche was amazing. Duck was superb my only thought was that the portion could have been a little larger. Service exemplary. Will be going again no question. Easily the best restaurant in the area.
  36. GE

    GarethE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Quite probably the best food I’ve ever tasted! It’s incredible. The chilled pea custard sounds so simple but the flavours are mind blowing! From now on this place is the benchmark for every other meal out I have!
  37. AM

    AndyM

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visits to Stones are always a treat - we visit several times each year, but only on special occasions. Because it's a treat, the experience (not just the food) has to be exceptional - and I am often worried that our expectations are so high that we might go and be disappointed. So far, we have never had to worry - they get everything just right. The service is friendly but professional. They are attentive but not intrusive. The food is delicious, and the portions are plentiful but not overwhelming. On our recent visits we have had the tasting menu, and we've never felt able to tackle the (optional) cheese. We've even struggled to finish the petit fours with the coffee. But we have made it to the end and enjoyed every bit of every dish. Just a lovely place to visit.
  38. S

    Seventyplus

    Derbyshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delightful experience. Whatever is ordered it is always interesting and tastes really good.
  39. AA

    AaronA

    Spain

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food brilliant staff will be back very soon
  40. RS

    RachelS

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, staff were friendly x attentive, our table was in a great position a very enjoyable evening

FAQs

Stones Restaurant Matlock is rated 4.9 stars by 1877 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Stones Restaurant Matlock

1c Dale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3LT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Matlock

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    Matlock Train Station- 2 minutes walk awayMatlock Bus Station- 2 minutes walk away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Stone

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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