Stones Restaurant, 1c Dale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3LT
t 01629 56061 e


It feels like a long time since we’ve been able to give you good news, but we have some at last! If all goes according to the schedule set out yesterday, Stones will re-open for Dinner on Tuesday May 18th!!!

You can book a table below or email us at info@
All the bookings currently in our diary are safe; we are currently booking up to Christmas 2021!

We’re hoping and expecting Stones to be incredibly busy this Summer and will update on availability (and new menus) here and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as much as possible.

As always, thanks for your support during the last, very difficult, year.

We’ll do everything we can to make 2021 memorable for a very different set of reasons.

Very best regards,
Jade, Kevin & Katie

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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.


Please note, during service we are often busy and may not be able to answer the telephone, 01629 56061. 

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 email us below.  If emailing, please provide your name, email address, contact number, date, covers and time required. Please also include any dietary requirements or other requests. 

Christmas Opening Times at Stones

Wednesday 23rd- Lunch (12pm) and Dinner(6pm)
Christmas Eve Lunch (12pm), Late Lunch (4pm)
& Dinner (6.30pm)
Christmas Day to 4th Jan Inclusive – Closed
Tuesday 5th January- re-open- Dinner (6pm)
Wednesday 6th January- Lunch (12pm) & Dinner (6pm)
Hours resumed as usual.

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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 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

Our December Menu

Served Lunch & Dinner 
Two Courses £30 Three Courses £36

download a printable menu here


Confit Lamb Shoulder Croquette
Romesco, anchovy mayonnaise

Warm Salad of Black Pudding
red cabbage and apple, cider vinegar dressing

Seared Scallops (£3.00 supp.) go
crab, saffron and dill arancini, creamed leeks, roasted chorizo

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto v gfo
wild mushroom purée, feta croquette, leek oil

Chicken Liver Parfait gfo

brioche, pickled plum purée


Braised Blade of Derbyshire Beef gf
pumpkin, roasted onion, Boulangère potatoes, blue cheese, sherry vinegar

Duo of Pork gf
apple purée, rosti potatoes, sprouting broccoli, rainbow chard, salt baked swede, mustard sauce

Fish of the Day gf

charred courgette, black olive, parmentier potatoes, basil emulsion, tomato dressing

Roasted Turnip Fondant v gf
cep purée, leek fondue, smoked mashed potato, chive oil

Turkey Roulade
sprouts and pancetta, fondant potato, pigs in blankets, cranberry jus


Chocolate Parfait gfo
white chocolate crumb, mascarpone and amaretto mousse, coffee ice cream

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

Spiced Bread and Butter Pudding
mulled winter fruits, confit orange, cinnamon ice cream

Christmas Pudding gfo
brandy anglaise, vanilla ice cream

Banoffee Cheesecake 
caramel sauce, roasted banana ice cream

Additional Vegetarian Options available by request.
If you have a specific allergy or dietary requirement, please let us know. 
v vegetarian gf gluten free gfo gluten free option


(from January 5th 2021)

Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30pm. 
Please note the restaurant closes at 3.30pm
to allow us time to prepare for our evening service, thank you.

6.30-8.30 Tuesday to Sunday

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"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."
The AA
Food Guide
"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."
Food Guide
"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."
Food Guide
"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."
Ria Amber Tesia
Food Blogger
"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.
Sticky Beak Blog
Food Blogger
"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."
The Great Food Club
Food Club
accommodation & vouchers

If you’re travelling from further afield or simply looking for somewhere nearby to rest your head, we have a list of friends below.

If you’d like to buy a voucher for someone to say happy birthday, well done or thank you – we have a range here too…