Stones Restaurant, 1c Dale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3LT
t 01629 56061 e info@stones-restaurant.co.uk

update - weds 8.7.2020

Dear friends,

we are really looking forward to welcoming you back with us at Stones. Just a few notes to let you know how your visit may differ from before. We are working hard to protect both our customers and our staff; our staff will be temperature checked before service.  We will of course be operating a very busy cleaning schedule, in return we ask please do not attend the restaurant if you are unwell and please be patient as this is all new to us.

Arrival

Please arrive within 5 minutes of your booking time, entering through the front door at the bottom of the steps. If there is someone on the steps or the doorway appears congested please wait at the top of the steps until the space is free. There is sanitizer for you to use in the entrance, please wait there to be greeted. Your server will be happy to bring you menus and they will be your main server throughout the evening. You will be directed upon which way to leave the building at the end of your meal.

Table Service

Unfortunately, we can only offer table service so if you require us at any time please ask for your server, the bill must also be sorted at your table. As you may be aware our bathrooms are in a confined spot, if you find they are not free please alert a server and we will happily let you know when the bathroom is available. The toilets will be checked at half hourly intervals and logged to ensure they are sanitised throughout. We are required to keep the restaurant well ventilated, with windows and doors open where possible, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. All menus are laminated and sanitized immediately after use.

Households

We politely remind you that we cannot take bookings of more than 2 households on one table, for the safety of all guests please do not mingle with other tables when in the restaurant and please of course keep your distance. We will try to honour seating requests though this may not always be possible. If offered a time slot with a vacate time, please vacate promptly to give us enough time to clean appropriately before our next guests. Due to the level of service and points of contact required we regret to inform you that the Tasting Menu is currently not available.

Thank you, The Stones Team

welcome

Tucked away in the heart of Matlock, Stones is a cosy and eclectic restaurant. Above all, we hope to provide a stylish, welcoming decor and a superb modern British menu. Stones is run by Head Chef Kevin Stone, wife Jade and sister Katie Temple.

Our aim is to provide a fantastic dining experience in a relaxed setting. The dining room is popular with couples, locals and visitors alike, offering 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. Fridays and Saturdays are particularly busy, we would advise booking ahead if possible.

To keep up to date with our new menus, news and events, join our mailing list by clicking here.

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The Stones conservatory in late Summer

July/August Starter – SQUASH SOUP glazed sticky onion, sautéed mushrooms, white asparagus

July/August’s hors d’oeuvres

reservations

If you would like to contact us directly,
please call us on 01629 56061.

Please note, during service we are often busy and may not be able to answer the telephone. Please do leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

To make a booking, you can use our form or contact us at info@stones-restaurant.co.uk. If emailing, please provide your name, email address, contact number, date, covers and time required. Please also include any dietary requirements or other requests.

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Stones’ fresh breads

July/August FILLET OF SEABASS grilled tiger prawns, rocket and tomato salad, chilli dressing

July/August’s hors d’oeuvres

Stones’ cheeseboard

our location

Stones lies on Dale Road in the view of Matlock Bridge. Due to our beautiful location, we are unable to offer off-street parking. The best option is to park at the nearby Matlock Train Station, a little further along Dale Road, there are almost 200 spaces.

The charges, at the time of writing, are 0-1 hours £1.30, 1-2 hours £2.20, 2-3 hours £3.30, 3-4 hours £4.40. All day £5.50. The train station car park is just £1 after 6pm in the evening.

Due to our riverside location, there is no disabled access to Stones restaurant. Access is down stone steps, so please be aware and careful.

Our Food

Lunch

Please note the restaurant closes at 3.30pm to allow us time to prepare for our evening service, thank you.

July & August 2020
Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30pm

Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50 

STARTERS

 Wild mushroom and parmesan risotto truffle oil v

Watermelon, feta and mint salad aged balsamic v

Ham hock fritters sriracha mayonnaise, pickles 

Fillet of smoked haddock poached egg, wholegrain mustard velouté, baby spinach 

MAINS

 Roasted rump steak triple cooked chips, creamed wild mushrooms, watercress 

Breast of free range chicken charred Provençal vegetables, sauté potatoes, basil pesto 

Slow cooked pork belly creamed potato, cabbage and bacon, mustard sauce 

Fillet of salmon crushed peas, rosti potato, caper dressing 

DESSERTS

 Raspberry crème brûlée white chocolate ice cream, shortbread 

Homemade lemon curd textures of strawberries, meringue 

Selection of British cheeses (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf 

Chocolate and praline parfait salted caramel ice cream 

Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50 

STARTERS

Watermelon, feta and mint salad aged balsamic 

STARTER OR MAINS

Wild mushroom and parmesan risotto truffle oil v

Trio of goat’s cheese tomato jam, black olive, sherry vinegar 

MAINS

 Tartlet of leek and cheddar crushed Jersey Royals, asparagus, wholegrain mustard velouté 

Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50 

STARTERS

 Wild mushroom and parmesan risotto truffle oil v

Watermelon, feta and mint salad aged balsamic v

Fillet of smoked haddock poached egg, wholegrain mustard velouté, baby spinach 

MAINS

 Roasted rump steak triple cooked chips, creamed wild mushrooms, watercress 

Breast of free range chicken charred Provençal vegetables, sauté potatoes, basil pesto 

Slow cooked pork belly creamed potato, cabbage and bacon, mustard sauce 

Fillet of salmon crushed peas, rosti potato, caper dressing 

DESSERTS

Raspberry crème brûlée white chocolate ice cream 

Homemade lemon curd textures of strawberries, meringue 

Selection of British cheeses (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, gluten free crackers 

Chocolate and praline parfait salted caramel ice cream 

Dinner

Please note, we will not be serving a tasting menu at the present time.

July & August 2020
Tuesday until Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

Beetroot and lime cured salmon gravalax avocado, chilli and pomegranate 

Pressed corn fed chicken and guinea fowl terrine mushroom purée, madeira and thyme reduction 

Trio of goat’s cheese tomato jam, black olive, sherry vinegar v

Crispy sesame coated cod goujon taco saffron aioli, romesco, pickled mooli salad 

Homemade black pudding poached egg, crisp pancetta, Hollandaise sauce 

MAINS

Pancetta wrapped pork fillet celeriac three ways, crispy sweetbreads, purple sprouting broccoli 

Fillet of beef braised shallot, creamed potato, watercress purée, mushroom sauce (£4.00)

Breast of free range chicken dauphinoise potato, summer greens, basil pesto cream 

Fillet of seabass charred Provençal vegetables, sauté potatoes, pea and mint pesto 

Tartlet of leek and cheddar crushed Jersey Royals, asparagus, wholegrain mustard velouté v

DESSERTS

Chocolate and praline pave salted caramel ice cream 

Selection of British cheeses (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf 

Lemon and lime tart blackcurrant purée, crème fraîche ice cream, meringue 

Strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake textures of strawberry, lemon syrup 

Warm Bakewell tart clotted cream ice cream, raspberry gel

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

Watermelon, feta and mint salad aged balsamic 

STARTER OR MAINS

Wild mushroom and parmesan risotto truffle oil v

Trio of goat’s cheese tomato jam, black olive, sherry vinegar 

MAINS

Tartlet of leek and cheddar crushed Jersey Royals, asparagus, wholegrain mustard velouté

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

Beetroot and lime cured salmon gravalax avocado, chilli and pomegranate 

Pressed corn fed chicken and guinea fowl terrine mushroom purée, madeira and thyme reduction 

Trio of goat’s cheese tomato jam, black olive, sherry vinegar v

MAINS

Pancetta wrapped pork fillet celeriac three ways, crispy sweetbreads, purple sprouting broccoli 

Fillet of beef braised shallot, creamed potato, watercress purée, mushroom sauce 

Breast of free range chicken dauphinoise potato, summer greens, basil pesto cream 

Fillet of seabass charred Provençal vegetables, sauté potatoes, pea and mint pesto 

DESSERTS

 Selection of British cheeses (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, gluten free crackers 

Raspberry crème brûlée white chocolate ice cream 

Homemade lemon curd textures of strawberries, meringue 

Chocolate and praline parfait salted caramel ice cream

Reviews


Stones may be an intimate basement venue, but it has the best of both worlds on fine days, thanks to a stylish conservatory and tiled sun terrace perched above the Derwent. The decor is a mix of subtle earthy tones, to match a Mediterranean-inflected menu.

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Negotiate the steep steps down to this small riverside restaurant and head for the front room with its floor to ceiling windows. Unfussy, modern British dishes are attractively presented and display the odd Mediterranean touch.

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The restaurant is light, airy and elegant. It’s small but doesn’t feel cramped. Not only is it perfect for romantic date nights and family occasions, it’s also an impressive spot for a business lunch.

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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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Be it a romantic date night or a Father’s Day treat, you’re guaranteed to have your socks knocked off with the handsome and tasty food.

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Two impeccably clean plates winged their way back to the kitchen again and we quietly clapped our hands together in glee, eager to see what was for dessert. 

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Stones Restaurant is a must visit if you’re in Matlock or the Peak District, especially if you’re a foodie. It’s also the perfect spot to grab a sophisticated lunch with the girls.

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