Review Summary

9.1 based on 25 reviews
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    This restaurant was a real find. The 5 stars for food, value, ambiance, and service says it all.

    This is a lovely restaurant that we have visited before and the food is always really good and beautifully presented. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, we will definitely be dining here again in the future.

    Beautiful ambience, right next to the river, the food was excellent and very nice refined dining, service was also very good, nothing was to much trouble, will definitely go back again.

    The haddock and bhaji starter was fantastic. Pork belly main was ok but not the best I've had. The map which came with the cheese board was a lovely touch and very charming.

    I took my boyfriend to Stones for his 23rd birthday as both of us have been wanting to go now for a while. when we got there we found that the staff were all very professional and couldn't do enough for us. The wine was really nice, they bought us over 3 little appetisers which were delicious and I had a really nice raspberry cocktail.

    For starters I have scallops and my boyfriend had the pigeon - we were amazed by how nice it was.
    For our mains I had duck (my favourite) which was cooked perfectly and had amazing flavour. My boyfriend had the fish of the day which he thought was amazing.
    At this point we were a little tipsy and having a great time. Even though the portions look small we felt full.

    We sat outside by the river which is a really nice location - living in Matlock my whole like I have never see the bridge from the opposite side before.

    We then went back inside and had chocolate mouse for desert which was yummy and the perfect way to finish our evening.

    Even though our meal came to a high price we thought that it was value for money - the food was beautiful, the staff were really nice and the service was amazing.

    Very impressed that somewhere as good as that could be in lil' old Matlock town.

    We had a lovely lunch at Stones. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were really nice and very helpful. We felt very relaxed and had a really nice afternoon. We will definitely be going back soon.

    Excellent service, an amazing meal and a great location. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Stones and we will be back! Thank you for a great night!

    First class how a meal should be done!!

    Still good but seamed to have lost that little extra this time.

    We have been to Stones many times and always enjoyed it. 4 stars as there is always room to become even better.

    It was a very good overall experience. I was there with 5 friends to celebrate my birthday. Highly recommend this restaurant

    Fabulous mask. Beautifully cooked. Couldn't fault anything we ate. My only gripe would be the music being played in the restaurant was intrusive, other than that a really great night!

    Good as always.

    Very enjoyable evening, excellent food and first class service at Stone's restaurant. Highly recommended. Martinette and Pete Proud.

    Stones Restaurant always delivers top service with great tasting food and we wasn't disappointed tonight! The Carrot Cake dessert is divine and the sparkler with chocolates for my partners birthday was really sweet. We will definitely visit again

    Lovely evening at Stone's in Matlock.

    Food and service were excellent and the new look of Stone's restaurant is very stylish.

    Every-time I visit Matlock I always make sure I book my table for Stones. I've never tasted more flavourful in juicy pork in my forty-eight years of existence. The staff are exceptionally polite and professional and the atmosphere is just lovely. I'd recommend you book your table a couple of weeks in advance as this restaurant is unsurprisingly popular!

    Overall a very pleasant evening.

    Lovely restaurant always high standards of food and service. Definitely go back again and again.

    Amazing food and great service. I would highly recommend Stone's.

    Starters slightly disappointing.

    First visit, made very welcome by friendly staffFood very good and very well presented, just the right size portions. Would highly recommend to family and friends.

    This was the best meal we have had in a long time with both the service and food excellent. We'll be back!

    Tapas was wonderful and very reasonably priced for the quality. Thank you

6:30pm - 8:30pm
12pm - 1:30pm and 6:30pm - 8.30pm
12pm - 1:30pm and 6:30pm - 8.30pm
12pm - 1:30pm and 6:30pm - 8:30pm
12pm - 1:30pm and 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Ranked #1 of 226
  • Avg. main course: £25
  • 0.19 miles from Matlock
  • British

We say…

Award-winning, modern British dining in atmospheric Peak District surroundings.

Stones uses quality local produce to present an idyllic fine-dining experience in Matlock, a quaint town at the foot of the Derbyshire peaks.

The menus here change with the season, meaning no two visits are the same.

There are separate menus for diners with special dietary requirements making this a welcoming environment for all. The best way to get a taste of what Stones is all about is to opt for one of its lavish tasting menus.

The restaurant itself has real character; church pews have been re-upholstered for a unique seating option and a stone-walled terrace overlooking the river Derwent makes for a serene al fresco dining experience in the summer months.

1C Dale Road, Matlock, DE4 3LT
01629 560 61