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.

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

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 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.

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Our Menus

July & August 2019

from Tuesday July 2nd

From Wednesday July 3rd 2019
Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30pm
Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50

STARTERS

CRAB AND SPRING ONION RISOTTO chive oil, avocado sorbet
BARBEQUE CHICKEN TERRINE charred leek purée, chestnut mushrooms, liver mousse
SPICED CHICKPEA SOUP v coriander oil
BUFFALO MOZZARELLA, PEA, BROAD BEAN AND MINT SALAD v lemon, sourdough croutes 

MAINS

ROASTED RUMP OF BEEF braised leeks, mustard purée, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic
CONFIT DUCK LEG crushed peas, lettuce, bacon and mint, confit potatoes, spiced Cointreau gel
JERK SPICED PORK SHOULDER hispi cabbage, apple and celeriac purée, creamed potato, roasted carrot
FILLET OF SEABASS grilled tiger prawns, rocket and tomato salad, chilli dressing 

DESSERTS

DARK CHOCOLATE AND PRALINE PAVÉ salted caramel ice cream
STRAWBERRY CRÈME BRÛLÉE elderflower gel, passion fruit sorbet
COCONUT AND LIME ARANCINI yoghurt sorbet, mango salsa
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 SUPP.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf

From Tuesday July 2nd 2019
Tuesday until Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

SALT COD lobster scampi, broccoli, lobster sauce
GUINEA FOWL AND SMOKED HAM KNUCKLE TERRINE port and bacon jam, leek and mushroom powder
SEARED SCALLOPS (£2.50 supp.) asparagus, hazelnuts, smoked butter hollandaise
SQUASH SOUP v glazed sticky onion, sautéed mushrooms, white asparagus
BRAISED CHICKEN LEG AND NDUJA BALLOTINE sweetcorn purée, crispy egg 

MAINS

RUMP OF LAMB slow cooked belly croquette, crushed peas, caper and mint jus
FILLET OF BEEF (£4 supp.) salt baked swede, potato terrine, watercress, grain mustard jus
BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN roasted red pepper, goats cheese, basil pesto cream
TARTLET OF ROASTED COURGETTE v feta and pine nuts, sweet potato, salsa verde
FISH OF THE DAY lemon sauté potatoes, broccoli and toasted almonds, butternut squash velouté 

DESSERTS

LIME TART meringue, roasted banana ice cream
CHOCOLATE TART mascerated cherries, pistachio ice cream
ROASTED PEACH crème fraiche mousse, lime syrup
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
ASSIETTE OF STRAWBERRY (pannacotta, meringue, consommé, foam) basil sorbet

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.

Eight Courses £52.50pp Wine Flight £28.50pp

SQUASH SOUP 

glazed sticky onion, sautéed mushrooms, white asparagus 

Villa Wolf Pinot Gris I Germany 

BRAISED CHICKEN LEG AND NDUJA BALLOTINE 

sweetcorn purée, crispy egg 

Gavi Di Gavi Toledana I Italy 

SEARED SCALLOPS 

asparagus, hazelnuts, smoked butter hollandaise 

La Girouette Sauvignon Blanc I France 

PLAICE TWO WAYS 

samphire, crispy mussels, potato and lemon risotto 

Yalumba Organic Viognier I Australia 

FILLET OF BEEF 

miso and aubergine purée, beef fat carrots, confit potato chips 

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache I Australia 

COURSE SIX 

refresh 

CHOCOLATE TART 

mascerated cherries, pistachio ice cream 

Yalumba Organic Shiraz I Australia 

ASSIETTE OF STRAWBERRY (pannacotta, meringue, consommé, foam) 

basil sorbet 

Elysium Black Muscat California I USA

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

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.

Eight Courses £52.50pp Wine Flight £28.50pp

SQUASH SOUP 

glazed sticky onion, sautéed mushrooms, white asparagus 

Villa Wolf Pinot Gris I Germany 

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA, PEA, BROAD BEAN AND MINT SALAD 

lemon, sourdough croutes 

Gavi Di Gavi Toledana I Italy 

GRIDDLED ASPARAGUS 

hazelnuts, crispy egg, smoked butter Hollandaise 

La Girouette Sauvignon Blanc I France 

SWEETCORN AND SPRING ONION RISOTTO 

chive oil, avocado sorbet 

Yalumba Organic Viognier I Australia 

FIG AND GOAT’S CHEESE “PIZZA” 

black olives, tender stem broccoli, sweet potato mash, salsa verde 

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache I Australia 

COURSE SIX 

refresh 

CHOCOLATE TART 

macerated cherries, pistachio ice cream 

Yalumba Organic Shiraz I Australia 

ASSIETTE OF STRAWBERRY (meringue, consommé, foam) 

basil sorbet 

Elysium Black Muscat California I USA

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

Lunch & Dinner Menu
Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30pm
Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm-8.30pm

STARTERS

SQUASH SOUP 

glazed sticky onion, sautéed mushrooms, white asparagus 

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA, PEA, BROAD BEAN AND MINT SALAD 

lemon, sourdough croutes 

STARTER OR MAINS

SWEETCORN AND SPRING ONION RISOTTO

chive oil, avocado sorbet

MAINS

FIG AND GOAT’S CHEESE “PIZZA”

black olives, tender stem broccoli, sweet potato mash, salsa verde

Lunch

Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50

STARTERS

CRAB AND SPRING ONION RISOTTO
chive oil, avocado sorbet 

BARBEQUE CHICKEN TERRINE
charred leek purée, chestnut mushrooms, liver mousse 

SPICED CHICKPEA SOUP v
coriander oil 

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA, PEA, BROAD BEAN AND MINT SALAD v
lemon 

MAINS

ROASTED RUMP OF BEEF
braised leeks, mustard purée, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic mash

CONFIT DUCK LEG
crushed peas, lettuce, bacon and mint, confit potatoes, spiced Cointreau gel

JERK SPICED PORK SHOULDER
hispi cabbage, apple and celeriac purée, creamed potato, roasted carrot

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

DESSERTS

DARK CHOCOLATE AND PRALINE PAVÉ
salted caramel ice cream

STRAWBERRY CRÈME BRÛLÉE
elderflower gel, passion fruit sorbet

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 SUPP.)
quince jelly, gluten free crackers

Dinner

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

SALT COD
lobster, broccoli, lobster sauce 

GUINEA FOWL AND SMOKED HAM KNUCKLE TERRINE
port and bacon jam, leek and mushroom powder 

SEARED SCALLOPS (£2.50 supp.)
asparagus, hazelnuts, smoked butter hollandaise 

SQUASH SOUP v
glazed sticky onion, sautéed mushrooms, white asparagus 

BRAISED CHICKEN LEG AND NDUJA BALLOTINE
sweetcorn purée 

MAINS

FILLET OF BEEF (£4 supp.)
miso and aubergine purée, beef fat carrots, confit potato chips 

BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN
summer beans, courgette and basil purée, crispy langoustines 

CANNON OF LAMB
spinach purée, rosemary hash brown, slow-cooked lamb shoulder 

DESSERTS

ROASTED PEACH
crème fraîche mousse, lime syrup 

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 supp.)
quince jelly, gluten free crackers 

ASSIETTE OF STRAWBERRY (pannacotta, meringue, consommé, foam)
basil sorbet

Reviews
The AA says
The AA says


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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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.

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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.

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Hardens says...
Hardens says...


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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Ria Amber Tesia says...
Ria Amber Tesia says...


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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Sticky Beak says...
Sticky Beak says...


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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Coco Travels says
Coco Travels says


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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