We have some exciting news!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our second home – The Bluebell on Church Lane, South Wingfield is just six miles from Stones. The Bluebell is in the process of being modernised and we will re-open the beautiful old pub in early April. The Bluebell will become a smart, modern place to relax offering fuss-free food and drinks that retain the reputation for quality we’ve hopefully earned at Stones. We’ll be taking more pictures of The Bluebell over the next couple of weeks – if you’d like to see the transformation, you can do so by visiting our new site or on the social media sites below. 

Welcome to Stones

About Us

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.

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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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Our Menus

Lunch

March & April 2019
Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30pm

Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50

STARTERS

PEA AND WILD GARLIC SOUP smoked mackerel beignet
SPINACH RISOTTO (v) goat’s curd, toasted almond, pickled walnut 
HOMEMADE BLACK PUDDING tomato jam, crispy egg, bacon foam
PANKO CRUMBED COD FILLET romesco, radish, spring onion, aioli 

MAINS

RUMP OF LAMB smoked bacon mash, crushed peas and gem lettuce, glazed pearl onions, wild garlic emulsion
RIB EYE OF BEEF (£3.00 supp.) crispy bone marrow, sweet potato purée, watercress
BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN caesar garnish, aged parmesan, cured yolk
FILLET OF SALMON crab and spring onion risotto, sorrel beurre blanc

DESSERTS

HOMEMADE LEMON CURD crisp meringue, blackcurrant sorbet, granola
ORANGE BRIOCHE BREAD AND BUTTER Grand Marnier and chocolate sorbet, vanilla custard
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
MILK CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND SEMIFREDDO praline sponge, Tonka bean ice cream

Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50

STARTERS

PEA AND WILD GARLIC SOUP crispy egg
GOAT’S CURD burnt apple purée, pain d’épice, pickled walnut
ONION BHAJI (ve) pea purée, pickled mooli, golden raisin and caper dressing 

STARTER OR MAINS

SPINACH RISOTTO broccoli purée, blue cheese, toasted almond
OYSTER MUSHROOM AND POTATO TERRINE (ve) rosemary tofu, carrot purée, roast onion 

DESSERTS

HOMEMADE LEMON CURD crisp meringue, blackcurrant sorbet, granola
ORANGE BRIOCHE BREAD AND BUTTER Grand Marnier and chocolate sorbet, vanilla custard
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
MILK CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND SEMIFREDDO praline sponge, Tonka bean ice cream

Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50

STARTERS

PEA AND WILD GARLIC SOUP (v) crème fraîche
SPINACH RISOTTO (v) goat’s curd, toasted almond, pickled walnut
PAN-ROASTED COD FILLET romesco, radish, spring onion, aioli

MAINS

RUMP OF LAMB smoked bacon mash, crushed peas and gem lettuce, glazed pearl onions, wild garlic emulsion
RIB EYE OF BEEF (£3.00 supp.) sweet potato purée, watercress
BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN caesar garnish, aged parmesan, cured yolk
FILLET OF SALMON crab and spring onion risotto, sorrel beurre blanc

DESSERTS

HOMEMADE LEMON CURD crisp meringue, blackcurrant sorbet
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, gluten free crackers
MILK CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND SEMIFREDDO Tonka bean ice cream

Dinner

March & April 2019
Tuesday until Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

FILLET OF HALIBUT cauliflower purée, baby leeks, morel cream
ALMOND CRUMBED LAMB SWEETBREAD black pudding, wild garlic emulsion, Madeira sauce
PRESSED CORN FED CHICKEN TERRINE liver mousse, Caesar garnish
GOAT’S CURD (v) burnt apple purée, pain d’épice, pickled walnut
SEARED SCALLOPS AND SLOW COOKED PORK BELLY (£2.50 supp.) broccoli purée, honey, sesame and miso glaze

MAINS

ORANGE, HONEY AND LAVENDER GLAZED DUCK BREAST braised fennel, apricot purée, spiced duck sauce
FISH OF THE DAY razor clam chowder, braised leeks, celeriac purée, Romanesco
BRAISED SHORT RIB OF BEEF bacon and shallot crumb, carrot fondant, pickled onions, shallot purée
DUO OF LAMB courgette and basil purée, tomato, black olive and wild garlic
OYSTER MUSHROOM AND POTATO TERRINE (v) (ve) 
rosemary tofu, carrot purée, roast onion

DESSERTS

TONKA BEAN GANACHE chocolate caramel sauce, white chocolate ice cream
CARAMELISED APPLE PARFAIT blackberry macaroon, yoghurt mousse, Calvados syrup
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
VANILLA BAVAROIS raspberry mousse, lemon curd, crisp meringue, blood orange sorbet
WARM CHOCOLATE TART chilled banana mousse, honeycomb, ginger and brandy gel

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

PEA AND WILD GARLIC SOUP crispy egg
GOAT’S CURD burnt apple purée, pain d’épice, pickled walnut
ONION BHAJI (ve) pea purée, pickled mooli, golden raisin and caper dressing

STARTER OR MAINS

SPINACH RISOTTO broccoli purée, blue cheese, toasted almond
OYSTER MUSHROOM AND POTATO TERRINE (ve) rosemary tofu, carrot purée, roast onion

DESSERTS

HOMEMADE LEMON CURD crisp meringue, blackcurrant sorbet, granola
ORANGE BRIOCHE BREAD AND BUTTER Grand Marnier and chocolate sorbet, vanilla custard
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
MILK CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND SEMIFREDDO praline sponge, Tonka bean ice cream

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

FILLET OF HALIBUT cauliflower purée, baby leeks, morel cream
PRESSED CORN FED CHICKEN TERRINE liver mousse, Caesar garnish
GOAT’S CURD (v) burnt apple purée, pickled walnut
SEARED SCALLOPS AND SLOW COOKED PORK BELLY (£2.50 supp.) 
broccoli purée, honey, sesame and miso glaze

MAINS

ORANGE, HONEY AND LAVENDER GLAZED DUCK BREAST braised fennel, apricot purée, spiced duck sauce
FISH OF THE DAY razor clam chowder, braised leeks, celeriac purée, Romanesco
BRAISED SHORT RIB OF BEEF carrot fondant, pickled onions, shallot purée
DUO OF LAMB courgette and basil purée, tomato, black olive and wild garlic
OYSTER MUSHROOM AND POTATO TERRINE (v) (ve) 
rosemary tofu, carrot purée, roast onion

DESSERTS

CARAMELISED APPLE PARFAIT blackberry macaroon, yoghurt mousse, Calvados syrup
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, gluten free crackers
VANILLA BAVAROIS raspberry mousse, lemon curd, crisp meringue, blood orange sorbet

Eight Courses £52.50pp Wine Flight £28.50pp

Stone’s 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.

GOAT’S CURD (v)
burnt apple purée, pain d’épice, pickled walnut
Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand

FILLET OF HALIBUT
cauliflower purée, baby leeks, morel cream
Mill Creek Unoaked Chardonnay I Australia

SEARED SCALLOPS AND SLOW COOKED PORK BELLY
broccoli purée, honey, sesame and miso glaze
Liberator Francophile Chenin Blanc I South Africa

ORANGE, HONEY AND LAVENDER GLAZED DUCK BREAST
braised fennel, apricot purée, spiced duck sauce
The Crossings, Pinot Noir I New Zealand

BRAISED SHORT RIB OF BEEF
bacon and shallot crumb, carrot fondant, pickled onions, shallot purée
Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 I South Africa

COURSE 6
refresh

CARAMELISED APPLE PARFAIT
blackberry macaroon, yoghurt mousse, Calvados syrup
Vouvray Comte De Boissiere I France

TONKA BEAN GANACHE
chocolate caramel sauce, white chocolate ice cream
Elysium Black Muscat California I USA

Add a Cheese Course
3 cheeses £4.95 6 cheeses £7.95

Eight Courses £52.50pp Wine Flight £28.50pp

Stone’s 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.

GOAT’S CURD (v)
burnt apple purée, pain d’épice, pickled walnut
Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand

PEA AND WILD GARLIC SOUP
crème fraîche
Mill Creek Unoaked Chardonnay I Australia

ONION BHAJI
pea purée, pickled mooli, golden raisin and caper dressing
Liberator Francophile Chenin Blanc I South Africa

SPINACH RISOTTO
broccoli purée, blue cheese, toasted almond
The Crossings, Pinot Noir I New Zealand

OYSTER MUSHROOM AND POTATO TERRINE
rosemary tofu, carrot purée, roast onion
Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 I South Africa

COURSE 6
refresh

CARAMELISED APPLE PARFAIT
blackberry macaroon, yoghurt mousse, Calvados syrup
Vouvray Comte De Boissiere I France

TONKA BEAN GANACHE
chocolate caramel sauce, white chocolate ice cream
Elysium Black Muscat California I USA

Add a Cheese Course
3 cheeses £4.95 6 cheeses £7.95

Availability

We are currently taking bookings for Mother’s Day on March 31st
Father’s Day is on June 16th

Reviews
The AA Says
The AA Says

A lovely relaxed lunch by the river. Our inspector enjoyed the delicious breads and the seared mackerel in particular!

Michelin Says...
Michelin Says...

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.

Good Food Says...
Good Food Says...

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.

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.

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