Welcome to Stones

About Us

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.

Reservations

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

Please be aware that during service we are often busy and may not be able to answer the telephone but please do leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can contact us at info@stones-restaurant.co.uk to make a booking or enquiry. If relating to a booking request please provide the following details – name, email address, contact number, date, covers, time required, dietary requirements or other requests.

Our Current Menus…

LUNCH
From Tuesday 4th July 2017

Two Courses £22 Three Courses £25
Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30pm

STARTERS

FILLET OF BREAM satay sauce, mango and coriander
HAM HOCK RILLETTES peas pudding, ale chutney, sourdough
BEETROOT, RICOTTA AND WATERCRESS SALAD granola (v)
RISOTTO OF PEA AND BROAD BEAN lemon and mint (v)

 

MAINS

ROAST PORK CUTLET sweet potato, pear and blue cheese
SIRLOIN OF BEEF (£2 SUPP) celeriac chips, pickled red onion, horseradish butter
BREAST OF CHICKEN peas, leeks and pancetta, rosti potato
FILLET OF HADDOCK cauliflower, apple and mustard

 

DESSERTS

WHITE CHOCOLATE AND LEMON PARFAIT raspberry sorbet
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 SUPP.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE elderflower ice cream
COFFEE MOUSSE vanilla foam, doughnuts

DINNER
From Tuesday July 4th 2017
Two Courses £32 Three Courses £36

Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

STARTERS
WARM SALAD OF SMOKED EEL new potatoes and apple, radish top pesto
PRESSED HAM HOCK black pudding, crispy egg, pickled pineapple
CRISPY CROTTIN GOAT’S CHEESE beetroot, pea, watercress (v)
SEARED SCALLOPS (£2 SUPP.) satay sauce, mango, coriander and chilli
BREAST OF WOOD PIGEON celeriac remoulade, blue cheese custard, walnuts

 

MAINS
BREAST OF GRESSINGHAM DUCK watermelon, feta and mint, sherry vinegar reduction
ROASTED FILLET OF PORK black pudding, glazed celeriac, carrot purée, hazelnuts
FILLET OF BEEF (£4 SUPP.) peas, leeks and pancetta, rosti potato
FISH OF THE DAY crushed potatoes, olive, basil, gazpacho sauce
BAKED HASSELBACK COURGETTE blue cheese, pine nuts, carrot pickle (v)

 

DESSERTS
SPICED RUM SET CREAM mango mousse, pineapple textures
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 SUPP.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
“STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM” panna cotta, soup, sorbet
PASSION FRUIT PARFAIT pink grapefruit and orange terrine, Earl Grey sorbet
CHOCOLATE AND BUTTERSCOTCH MOUSSE salted caramel and popcorn ice cream

TASTING MENU
From Tuesday July 4th 2017
Eight Courses £48.50pp
Wine Flight £28.50pp

 

Stone’s 2017 Tasting Menu offers eight wonderful courses marrying our house style to the season’s best ingredients. This menu is available Tuesday to Saturday evening and must be taken by the entire table.

BEETROOT, RICOTTA AND WATERCRESS SALAD 

granola 

Villa Wolf Pinot Gris I Germany 

On the palate it is full and rich, filling the mouth with 

gorgeous flavours, great balance of fruit and acidity. 


BREAST OF WOOD PIGEON 

celeriac remoulade, blue cheese custard, walnuts 

Chablis 1er Cru ‘Vau Ligneau’ I France 

Dry, steely, a French classic from a top estate. 


SEARED SCALLOPS 

satay sauce, mango, coriander and chilli 

Monmarthe Brut 1er Cru I France 

First class 1er cru Champagne, elegant, dry and crisp 

with good fruit balance and lasting mousse. 


BREAST OF GRESSINGHAM DUCK 

watermelon, feta and mint, sherry vinegar reduction 

The Crossings, Pinot Noir 2011 I New Zealand 

Supple and intense. Delicate red berry aroma 

with dark cherry notes. Rich, persistent finish. 


FISH OF THE DAY 

crushed potatoes, olive, basil, gazpacho sauce 

Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand 

Fresh & tingly with soft gooseberry flavours. 

Lovely crisp dry aftertaste. 


CHEESE 

Grahams 20yr Tawny Port I Portugal 

Expertise of generations produce long, persistent spicy, 

raisined-fruit flavours that are very much to the fore. 


“STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM” 

panna cotta, soup, sorbet 

Vouvray Comte de Boissier (med.) I France 

A classy medium dry wine from the Loire valley, 

delicate with subtle fruit flavours. 


CHOCOLATE AND BUTTERSCOTCH MOUSSE 

salted caramel and popcorn ice cream 

Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest I South Africa 

Hints of ripe peaches and pineapple. Clean, crisp with 

flavours of marmalade, beeswax and honey. Long finish. 

VEGETARIAN
From Tuesday 4th July

STARTERS
WATERMELON, FETA AND MINT SALAD sherry vinegar reduction
BEETROOT, RICOTTA AND WATERCRESS SALAD granola


MAINS
CRISPY CROTTIN GOAT’S CHEESE* beetroot, pea
RISOTTO OF PEA AND BROAD BEAN* lemon and mint
BAKED HASSELBACK COURGETTE blue cheese, pine nuts, carrot pickle

*May also be enjoyed as a starter

VEGETARIAN TASTING MENU
From Tuesday July 4th 2017
Eight Courses £48.50pp
Wine Flight £28.50pp

 

Stone’s 2017 Tasting Menu offers eight wonderful courses marrying our house style to the season’s best ingredients. This menu is available Tuesday to Saturday evening and must be taken by the entire table.

BEETROOT, RICOTTA AND WATERCRESS SALAD
granola
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris I Germany
On the palate it is full and rich, filling the mouth with
gorgeous flavours, great balance of fruit and acidity.

CRISPY CROTTIN GOAT’S CHEESE

beetroot, pea
Chablis 1er Cru ‘Vau Ligneau’ I France
Dry, steely, a French classic from a top estate.

WATERMELON, FETA AND MINT SALAD

sherry vinegar reduction
Monmarthe Brut 1er Cru I France
First class 1er cru Champagne, elegant, dry and crisp
with good fruit balance and lasting mousse.

RISOTTO OF PEA AND BROAD BEAN

lemon and mint
The Crossings, Pinot Noir 2011 I New Zealand
Supple and intense. Delicate red berry aroma
with dark cherry notes. Rich, persistent finish.

BAKED HASSELBACK COURGETTE

blue cheese, pine nuts, carrot pickle
Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand
Fresh & tingly with soft gooseberry flavours.
Lovely crisp dry aftertaste.

CHEESE

Grahams 20yr Tawny Port I Portugal
Expertise of generations produce long, persistent spicy,
raisined-fruit flavours that are very much to the fore.

“STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM”

panna cotta, soup, sorbet
Vouvray Comte de Boissier (med.) I France
A classy medium dry wine from the Loire valley,
delicate with subtle fruit flavours.

CHOCOLATE AND BUTTERSCOTCH MOUSSE

salted caramel and popcorn ice cream
Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest I South Africa
Hints of ripe peaches and pineapple. Clean, crisp with
flavours of marmalade, beeswax and honey. Long finish.

WHITES

101 Sauvignon Blanc Privilege I France £18.50
A most satisfying Sauvignon Blanc, luscious, bone dry with zesty citrus overtones.

102 Vouvray Comte de Boissier (med.) I France £18.50
A classy medium dry wine from the Loire valley, delicate with subtle fruit flavours.

103 Pinto Grigio Corte Viola Italy £19.50
From the home of Pinot, green apples on the nose, stone fruit flavours on the palate.

104 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris I Germany £22.50
A rising star and a perfect wine to accompany food as it has little aroma. On the palate it is full and rich, filling the mouth with gorgeous flavours, great balance of fruit and acidity.

105 Muscadet de Sevre I France £22.50
This prestige cuvée from the Domaine du Landreau Village, offers spices on the nose followed by fresh grapefruit/mineral notes and a wonderfully fresh, round mouthfeel.

106 Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand £23.50
Fresh & tingly with soft gooseberry flavours. Lovely crisp dry aftertaste.

107 Gruner Veltliner Jurtschitsch I Austria £24.50
What a find! Wonderfully aromatic nose followed by rich fruit flavours on the palate.

108 The White Viognier Australia £27.50
Full-bodied, peach-scented with surprising complexity, orange blossom and apricot.

109 Sancerre Le Haut Mesnil I France £31.50
Bright, clean with lemon and gooseberry bouquet. Full body, rich fruit and lovely aftertaste.

110 Gavi di Gavi Rovereto I Italy £32.50
Cortese grapes produce one of Italy’s finest. Delicate, ripe with hints of pear, moreish!

111 Chablis 1er Cru ‘Vau Ligneau’ I  France £34.50
A French classic, dry and steely with all that is expected from a top estate.

112 Pouilly Fume Chateau de Tracy I France £40.50
Limestone soils and flint offer a “gunflint” flavour with the exquisite Sauvignon fruit.

113 Puligny Montrachet Domaine Louis Jadot I France £52.40
Rich, dry with the fragrant smoke aromas of a typical Chardonnay. Cote de Beaune’s finest.

RED

201 Merlot Privilege I France £18.50
Pronounced bouquet of red cherry and plum aromas, wonderfully juicy, soft on the palate.

202 Granduc Tempranillo I Spain £18.50
Made from the grape that create Rioja, medium body, smooth berry fruit and hint of pepper.

203 Lyngrove Estate Pinotage I South Africa £19.50
South Africa’s signature grape giving a deep coloured wine with wild fruitiness.

204 La Chamiza Polo Amateur Malbec I Arg. £22.50
An inky, medium-bodied, dry red wine with strong impressions of dark fruits on the nose and palate.

205 Primitivo Miopasso I Italy £22.50
Big, robust, but not too full. Smooth and silky with rich dark fruits and a spicy savouriness.

206 Berton Vineyards Black Shiraz I Australia £23.50
Typical Aussie Shiraz, big, powerful with succulent black fruit flavours and great balance.

207 Cotes du Rhone Guigal I France £24.50
This full-bodied wine offers a robust core of dark fruit, and white pepper notes that make it a superb food wine.

208 Rioja Viño Pomal Reserva I Spain £28.50
Bright and deep purple in colour. Elegant and complex with subtle oak and spice.

209 The Crossings, Pinot Noir 2011 I NZ £29.00
Supple and intense. Delicate red berry aroma with dark cherry notes. Rich, persistent finish. 

210 Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache I Aus. £30.00
Very rich and fruity, gleaned from the very old vines yielding mouthfuls of pure brilliance.

211 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot I SA £31.00
Intensely scented, warm, rich hints of wild dark berries and blackcurrants, soft spicy ending.

212 Chateauneuf Du Pape Juliette Avril I Fr. £40.50
Famous Rhone wine, still delivering a glass of great quality, good fruit, balance and finesse.

213 Nuits St. Georges Domaine Morin I Fr. £51.50
Tremendous Burgundian. Great fruit, coffee and chocolate on the palate. Subtle oak finish.

ROSÉ

301 Santa Digna Cab. Sauv. Res. I Chile £19.50
Pink strawberry colour, a hint of blackcurrant on the nose and ripe, fruity flavour.

302 Chateau De L’aumerade Rosé I France £26.50
You can taste the sun in this quality rosé, berry fruit and nectarine in a bottle.

SPARKLING

501 Prosecco Canella Spumante Brut I Italy £24.00
Deep straw colour, fine mousse, fine balance and lots of fruity fun.

502 Cava Castillo Perelada Brut Rosé I Spain £26.00
Bursting with bubbles this crisp refreshing rosé is fruit driven by red berries and raspberries.

503 Monmarthe Brut 1er Cru I France £37.00
First class 1er cru champagne, elegant, dry and crisp with good fruit balance and lasting mousse.

504 Monmarthe Brut 1er Cru Rosé I France £39.00
Handcrafted 1er cru rosé, warm pink salmon in colour, heady bouquet and satisfying fruit flavours.

505 Perrier Jouet Grand Brut I France £44.00
Elegant full bodied reserve champagne from one of the greatest houses.

506 Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut I France £55.00
The ‘champagne of the kings’. Sophisticated quality all the way!

507 Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 I France £66.00
Strength and body, due to two-thirds of black grapes, balanced by the finesse and elegance of chardonnay. Excellent with fish or white meat.

401 Wenlock Spring Water £4.00
Still or gently sparkling. Filtered through the 750ml Wenlock edge and bottled at source. Nothing added and nothing taken away, just as nature intended.

Small bottles £2.00 330ml

COCKTAILS

Prosecco Canella Spumante Brut I Italy £5.50
Deep straw colour, fine mousse, 125ml fine balance and lots of fruity fun

Pimms & Lemonade or Pimms & Ginger Beer £6.00
Pimms No. with Lemonade or Fentiman’s Ginger Beer, fresh mint, cucumber

Bloody Mary £6.50
Grey Goose vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco, celery

Vodka Martini or Gin Martini £6.50
Grey Goose vodka/Hendrick gin with Dry Vermouth, lemon peel or olive (Angostura Bitters opt.)

Bellini £6.50
Prosecco blended with either raspberry, strawberry, peach or passion fruit

Kir £6.50
Sauvignon Privilege, Crème de Cassis 

Elderflower and Cucumber Collins £7.00
Hendricks Gin, elderflower, fresh lemon juice, soda, cucumber 

Classic or Strawberry Daiquiri £7.00
Bacardi White Rum, lime juice, triple sec, sugar, lime wedge, strawberry (optional)

The Bacardi Cocktail £7.00
Bacardi White Rum, Grenadine, fresh lime juice

Kir Royale £7.50
Monmarthe Champagne, Crème de Cassis

Cosmopolitan £7.50
Grey Goose Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry, fresh lime juice, orange peel

Stone’s Pink Fizz £8.00
Monmarthe Champagne, De Kuyper Cherry Brandy, rose syrup

Monmarthe 1Er Brut Cru I France £8.00 125ml 
First class 1er cru Champagne, elegant fruit,dry and crisp, fine mousse in the glass

Champagne Cocktail £8.50
Monmarthe Champagne, Remy Martin Vsop, 

brown sugar, Angostura Bitters

MOCKTAILS

Apple, Elderflower And Mint Fizz £3.95
Cloudy apple juice, elderflower, fresh mint, soda water

Shirley Temple £3.95
Grenadine, ginger ale

LAGER & BEER

Birra Morretti Italy 4.6% £3.80 330ml
Grolsch Netherlands 5% £4.20 450ml
Business As Usual Derby, UK 4.4% £4.20 500ml
Balanced, Malty, Traditional
Quintessential Derby, UK 5.0% £4.20 500ml
Well Rounded, Fruit And Citrus
Old Intentional Derby, UK 5% £4.20 500ml
Rich Full Bodied, Delicate Hop Finish
Estrella Damm Inedit, Barcelona, Spain 4.8% £10.50 750ml
Estrella ‘Free’ Damm Barcelona, Spain 0.0% £3.00 250ml
Aspal Cru Cider 7%/Aspal Berry Cider 3.8% £4.30

APERITIFS & SPIRITS

Gin
Tiger/Bombay Sapphire/Sipsmith £3.80
Hendricks (cucumber or lime garnish) £4.30
Liqueur
Campari/Southern Comfort £3.50 
Martini Rosso/Bianco/Dry £3.50 50ml
Rum

Morgan Spiced/Bacardi £3.50 
Bundaberg/Malibu £3.50
Sherry
Williams & Humbert Drysack Fino £2.60 50ml
Barbadillo Cream

Vodka
Absolut Blue £3.20 
Grey Goose £3.90
Whisky
Famous Grouse £3.00 
Jameson £3.20
Whiskey
Jack Daniels £3.20
Other
Archer’s Peach Country Schnapps £2.80 50ml
Ricard 45% £3.50 

Tequila £3.20

 

Folkington’s Juices Grown Around The World £2.60

Premium Orange noted for intense, sweet flavour
Cranberry the sharpness of Canadian cranberries
Wild Elderflower using rhubarb zest and Sicilian lemons
Cloudy Apple Russet apples, with jonagold red apple juice
Tomato Late harvested, sun ripened Spanish tomatoes

Fentiman’s Ginger Beer
Made using the finest chinese ginger root. Fiery and full of flavour
Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade
Juice of 1½ lemons in every bottle 

Coke/Diet Coke £2.50
Schweppes Lemonade/Canada Dry £2.00 
Bitter Lemon/Fevertree Tonic /Slimline Tonic 

MINERAL

401 WENLOCK SPRING WATER £3.50
Still or Gently Sparkling 75cl

Filtered through the Wenlock Edge and bottled at source. Nothing added and nothing taken away, just as nature intended.

COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE

Americano £3.50

Espresso topped with hot water served with milk or cream

Flat White £3.80

Espresso with freshly steamed milk and a microfoam

Single Macchiato £3.50

Espresso with a dash of frothy steamed milk 

Double Macchiato £4.00 

Double espresso with a dash of frothy steamed milk

Espresso £3.20

Shot of intense flavour of coffee 

Double Espresso £4.00 

Same volume as an espresso but double the intensity

Cappuccino £3.80

Espresso, steamed and foamed milk, chocolate shavings

Latte £3.80 

Espresso topped with steamed milk

Hot Chocolate £3.80

Luxurious Italian chocolate blended with steamed milk

Decaffeinated Coffee £3.50

 

TEA £3.50

Stones use Novus’ outstanding whole leaf teas

English Breakfast I Sapphire Earl Grey I Egyptian Mint

Citrus Camomile I Organic Jasmine Green Decaffeinated

FRUIT TEAS

Cranberry & Raspberry I Lemon & Ginger 
Mango & Strawberry I Blackcurrant & Blueberry

LIQUEUR BEVERAGES

Blended with a liqueur of your choice

Liqueur Coffe £5.95

Served with a cream float

Liqueur Latte £5.95

Liqueur Hot Chocolate £5.95

 

Calypso Captain Morgan Rum and Tia Maria

Irish John Jameson

French Remy Martin VSOP

Stone’s Special Grand Marnier & Amaretto Disaronno

Gaelic Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky

Create Your Own A liqueur of your choice

WHITE 175ml/250ml

 101 Sauvignon Blanc Privilege I France £5.70 /£6.70

102 Vouvray Comte De Boissiere I France £5.70/£6.70

103 Pinot Grigio Corte Viola I Italy £5.90/£6.90

106 Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand £6.80/£8.00

PROSECCO 125ml

501 Canella Spumante Brut I Italy £5.50

CHAMPAGNE 125ml

503 Monmarthe Brut 1Er Cru I France £8.00 

RED

201 Merlot Privilege I France £5.70/£6.70

202 Granduc Tempranillo I Spain £5.70/£6.70

203 Lyngrove Estate Pinotage I S. Africa £5.90/£6.90

206 Berton Vineyards Black Shiraz I Australia £6.80/£8.00

ROSÉ

301 Santa Digna Cab. Sauv. Reserve I Chile £5.90/£6.90

PORT All 50ml

Grahams Late Bottled Vintage Port £3.60
Intense nose, ripe berry fruit aromas and floral hits of mint. Palate shows finesse, balance and structure.

Grahams 20yr Tawny Port £5.10
Expertise of generations produce long, persistent spicy, raisined-fruit flavours that are very much to the fore.

Niepoort Vintage 1997 £7.50
The Krug Champagne of Port:both small houses, dominated by large competitors, produce outstanding wines.


DESSERT WINE
125ml/375ml

Elysium Black Muscat California I USA £19.00 £6.50
Virtually black, with a rose-like aroma. Intense on the palate, full of rich velvety fruit. 

Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest I South Africa £23.00£8.00
Hints of ripe peaches and pineapple. Clean, crisp with flavours of marmalade, beeswax and honey. Long finish. 

Orange Essensia Muscat I USA £19.00 £6.50
An aroma of orange blossom and apricots. A rich, sweet, orange/peachy palate, with a lingering, refreshing aftertaste.


AFTERTAILS

Brandy Alexander £6.00
Remy Martin VSOP, milk, De Kuyper Creme de Cacao & cream
Amaretto Cream £6.00

Amaretto Disaronno, milk, De Kuyper Creme de Cacao & cream
After Eight £6.00

Kahlua, Baileys, De Kuyper Crème de Menthe milk, cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate sauce
Espresso MartinI £7.00

Grey Goose Vodka, Kahlua, Espresso, Coffee Beans

COGNAC & BRANDY

Boulard Grand Solage Calvados £3.80
Cles De Ducs Armagnac £3.80
Janneau Grand Armagnac XO Royal £7.60
Rémy Martin VSOP £3.80
Chateau De Montifaud
Michael and Laurent Vallet, father and son, work side £4.50 VSOP
by side to produce fantastic cognacs drawing from £5.50 10YR
Petite Champagne and Grand Champagne. £8.50 XO


WHISKY & WHISKEY

John Jameson, Jack Daniels £3.20
Auchentoshan 12yr Old £3.60
Talisker 10yr £4.00
The Balvenie Signature 12yr £4.50
Highland Park 18yr Old £6.00


LIQUEURS & RUM
All 25ml unless specified

Amaretto Disaronno £3.50 
Baileys 50ml
Bundaberg Rum 

Cointreau
De Kuyper Crème de Menthe
Drambuie
Grand Marnier
Kahlua 50ml
Morgan Spiced Rum 

Sambuca 
Tia Maria 50ml 

Stones lies in the heart of Matlock on Dale Road in the view of Matlock Bridge. Due to our beautiful location, we are unable to offer off-street parking. Perhaps 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. Indeed, access to the restaurant is down stone steps, so please be aware and careful.

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