RestaurantsDerbyshireMatlockDE4

survey result

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The high quality of the food never fails to impress, especially for the cost” (£43.50 for a three-course dinner) at chef Kevin Stone’s attractive restaurant, perched above the River Derwent. “The moment you walk through the door you’re treated as a close friend” by the front-of-house team headed by Kevin’s wife Jade and sister Katie.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent in every way” – Kevin Stone’s modern British cooking with Mediterranean flourishes is showcased at the pretty restaurant he runs with his wife Jade and sister Katie, perched above the River Derwent (and with a terrace for sunny days). Prices are brilliant for food of this quality, with an eight-course tasting menu at £52.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent in every way” – Kevin Stone’s modern British cooking with Mediterranean flourishes is showcased at the pretty restaurant he runs with his wife Jade and sister Katie, perched above the River Derwent (and with a terrace for sunny days). Prices are brilliant for food of this quality, with an eight-course tasting menu at £52.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Stone family’s stalwart “exudes class”, from its “lovely setting” on the coursing River Derwent (“the terrace is ideal for warm summer days”), to its “just brilliant” and “very well thought-out” food – coming “at a fraction of the cost of top-end restaurants”.

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Owner's description

Tucked away in the heart of Matlock, Stones is a cosy and eclectic restaurant with a stylish and welcoming decor and a superb modern British menu. Stones Restaurant is jointly run by Kevin Stone Head Chef, wife Jade and sister Katie Temple.  

Our philosophy is to provide a fantastic dining experience in a relaxed setting. The dining room, which is popular with couples, locals and visitors to the area offers a perfect place for romantic, family or business meals. We also have a beautiful riverside terrace, where you can relax, dine and unwind with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

We offer a set menu at lunch and dinner alongside a Tasting Menu. We also offer a bespoke vegetarian offering. Our menus change regularly to reflect the very best in seasonal and local produce. 

You can join us at Stones for lunch 12-1.30 Wednesday to Saturday and for dinner 6.30-8.30 Tuesday to Saturday. Friday and Saturdays are particularly busy, we would advise booking ahead if possible.

 

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £28.00 £32.50
Dinner £39.50 £43.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 55.00 Dinner only 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
34
1C Dale Rd, Matlock, DE4 3LT
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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