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.

Christmas Opening Times

Tuesday 20th I Dinner Only
Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd I Lunch and Dinner
Christmas Eve I Lunch and Dinner
Christmas Day & Boxing Day I Closed
Tuesday 27th until Tuesday 10th January I Closed
We re-open as usual from Tuesday 10th January

December Availability

The following dates have tables available. Where just one or two tables remain, we’ve noted 1 or 2. Any dates not listed are fully booked. Please note, 6pm tables may be available. Contact us for those enquiries.

Updated Monday November 28th

Thursday 1st- Lunch
Tuesday 6th- Dinner (x1)
Wed 7th- Lunch (x3)
Sat 10th- Lunch (x1)

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

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STARTERS
CELERIAC SOUP apple and chestnut
SHELLFISH RISOTTO dill, lemon, watercress
CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE port syrup, toasted brioche
RICOTTA AND TRUFFLE FRITTERS mushroom purée, sweetcorn salsa

MAINS
BRAISED BLADE OF DERBYSHIRE BEEF honey roasted parsnips, potato purée, rich beef jus
FILLET OF SALMON garlic fine beans, new potatoes, tomato and sardine ketchup
ROASTED TURKEY sprouts and pancetta, fondant potato, cranberry jus
BUTTERNUT SQUASH, STILTON AND WALNUT ROLLS wilted spinach, grain mustard cream

DESSERTS
STEM GINGER AND TREACLE TART vanilla ice cream, pistachios
WARM CHRISTMAS PUDDING eggnog cream, nutmeg ice cream
ORANGE AND CINNAMON CREME BRULÉE, dark chocolate ice cream
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf

STONES TASTING MENU
8 Courses £48.50pp
Optional Wine Flight £28.50pp
Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

Stone’s 2016 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.

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CELERIAC SOUP
apple and chestnut

Jordan Estate Stellenbosch | South Africa
The creamy celeriac soup matches perfectly with the subtle unoaked Chardonnay.

GOAT’S CHEESE MOUSSE
crisp puff pastry, salt baked beetroot

Neil Joubert Chenin Blanc | South Africa
A versatile zesty wine, the tangy cheese and crisp wine blend well.

SEARED SCALLOPS
pork shoulder and chorizo croquette, creamed leeks

Leiras Albarino | Spain |
Citrus aromas compliment the scallops with a gentle acidity.

FILLET OF SEABASS
ratatouille, baby spinach, basil, lemon and caper dressing

Gruner Veltliner Jurtschitsch | Austria
This zesty and refreshing white balances with the delicate flavours.

BRAISED BLADE OF DERBYSHIRE BEEF
roasted onion purée, parsnips, creamed potato, rich beef jus

Crusher Petite Syrah I USA
A complex and intense red which will stand up to the bold and rich flavours.

CHEESE COURSE

Capataz Andres Deluxe Cream Sherry | Spain
Good with any type of cheese. Intense and creamy with an ability to stand up to the luxurious taste of cheese.

STEM GINGER AND TREACLE TART
vanilla ice cream, pistachios

Michele Nivole Moscato D’Asti | Italy
The aromatic slightly sparkling dessert wine is a lovely match for this sweet and sticky dessert.

WHITE AND MILK CHOCOLATE DELICE
clementine posset, dark choc ice cream

Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port | Portugal
A classic match, fruity and full bodied with floral hints.

STONES DINNER MENU
Two Courses £32 Three Courses £36
Tuesday to Saturday 6-8.30pm

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STARTERS
CELERIAC SOUP apple and chestnut

GOAT’S CHEESE MOUSSE crisp puff pastry, salt baked beetroot
BEEF CARPACCIO roasted squash purée, rocket, truffle mayonnaise
WARM POACHED SALMON potato and horseradish foam, smoked bacon, watercress
SEARED SCALLOPS pork shoulder and chorizo croquette, creamed leeks (£2.50 supp)

MAINS
BRAISED BLADE OF DERBYSHIRE BEEF roasted onion purée, parsnips, creamed potato, rich beef jus
SLOW COOKED LAMB SHOULDER braised red cabbage, fondant potato, carrot and rosemary purée
ROASTED BREAST OF PHEASANT sprouts and pancetta, chestnuts, redcurrant, bread sauce
FILLET OF SEABASS ratatouille, baby spinach, basil, lemon and caper dressing
BUTTERNUT SQUASH, STILON AND WALNUT ROLLS creamed leeks, roast carrots, grain mustard cream

DESSERTS
STEM GINGER AND TREACLE TART vanilla ice cream, pistachios
WARM CHRISTMAS PUDDING eggnog cream, nutmeg ice cream
WHITE AND MILK CHOCOLATE DELICE clementine posset, dark choc ice cream
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf (£3 supp.)
SALTED CARAMEL TART toasted pecan ice cream, Cointreau and orange syrup

STONES VEGETARIAN MENU

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STARTER ONLY
CELERIAC SOUP
apple and chestnut

STARTER OR MAIN COURSES
GOAT’S CHEESE MOUSSE
crisp puff pastry, salt baked beetroot
RISOTTO OF THE DAY
BUTTERNUT SQUASH, STILTON AND WALNUT ROLLS
wilted spinach, grain mustard cream

WHITES

Neil Joubert Chenin Blanc £20
SOUTH AFRICA 

Lots of tropical fruit such as pineapple, guava and citrus fruit, carrying on to a crisp, refreshing palate.

Leiras Albariño £25
SPAIN

Dry, very crisp white wine made exclusively from Albarino. Exhibits fresh green apple and citrus aromas with a pinch of spice on a dry minerally palate.

Jordan Estate Stellenbosch £25
SOUTH AFRICA

This unoaked Chardonnay has aromas of freshly grated lemon zest and citrus orchard that finishes with flavours of apricot puree and lime sorbet.

REDS

Torres Celeste Ribera del Duero £28
SPAIN 

Intense blackberry colour with a spicy and intense aroma. Liquorice, black pepper and cherries. A fruity and full bodied red wine.

Crusher Petite Sirah £26
USA

Deep purple-violet colour with a pleasing nose of vanilla and sweet bourbon barrel. Blueberry, blackberry and chocolate flavours hit you first followed by layers of roast coffee and roasted fig. Great complexity and style.

WHITES

CHAPEL DOWN FLINT DRY, ENG. £28
Aromas of zesty lemon, fresh green apple, white flowers and green pepper. Good weight and texture on the palate, apple and pear flavours with creaminess in the background leading to a rounded smooth finish. A great alternative to aromatic white wines, such as Sauv. Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

PICPOUL DE PINET, FR. £22
The Rhone Valley’s most established wine is bang on-trend at the moment, and for good reason. Light and lemony, great with seafood, Picpoul de Pinet is made exclusively from the Piquepoul blanc grape in the communes Pinet, Mèze, Florenzac, Castelnau-de-Guers, Montagnac & Pomérols.

TORRES VERDEO VERDEJO, SP. £21
Characterised by its freshness, by pronounced notes of tropical fruit and its elegance. Young, contemporary and fresh. 100% Verdejo wine, an attractive pale yellow colour with green tinges.

REDS

EDGEBASTON THE BERRY BOX, SA £26
There are six grape varieties in this superb South African red. The soft tannins and berry flavours are blended to compose a modern, classy, fruit-driven wine. A medley of blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, mulberry and blackberry combine with a hint of anise and vanilla. Instantly gratifying in flavour whilst showing good structure and tannin concentration to allow for some maturation. 

OLD VINE ZINFANDEL, USA £24
The Scotto family’s winemaking history dates back to 1883 in Ischia, Italy. Today they are fifth generation vintners guided by their great grandfather’s tradition of making food-friendly, well balanced wines like this Old Vine Zinfandel. This Californian red features layers of blackberry, cherry and spice flavours with mild oak accents and soft tannins for a smooth, lingering finish.

CALITERRA CARMENERE, CH. £24
Sumptuous single-vineyard wine that took the best Carménère prize at the recent Wines of Chile awards. Smooth, intense, flavours of blueberries and coffee, with a characteristic slight smokiness.

ESSENCIA DE FONTANA SYRAH, SP. £18
Intense aromas of ripe blackberries with spicy notes of freshly ground black pepper. Intense fruit of a sunny climate with definition and freshness given by the high-altitude vineyard. Full-bodied and juicy with fine tannins and a refreshing finish.

BLASON D’AUSSIERES FROM BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD ( LAFITE ), FR. £33
Beautiful deep, dark crimson with hints of ruby. The nose is reminiscent of the surrounding garrigue, with some floral notes of white rock rose mingled with black fruit. The warm palate presents handsome volume and is well-balanced with fine, delicate tannins. The finish is long, fresh and spicy.

WHITES

101 SAUVIGNON BLANC PRIVILEGE France £18.00
A most satisfying Sauvignon Blanc, luscious, bone dry with zesty citrus overtones.

102 VOUVRAY COMTE DE BOISSIERE (med.) France £18.00
A classy medium dry wine from the Loire valley, delicate with subtle fruit flavours.

103 PINOT GRIGIO CORTE VIOLA Italy £19.00
From the home of Pinot, green apples on the nose, stone fruit flavours on the palate.

104 VILLA WOLF PINOT GRIS Germany £22.00
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 SÈVRE France £22.00
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 GRÜNER VELTLINER JURTSCHITSCH Austria £24.00
What a find! Wonderfully aromatic nose followed by rich fruit flavours on the palate.

107 TARINGI SAUVIGNON BLANC New Zealand £23.00
Fresh & tingly with soft gooseberry flavours. Lovely crisp dry aftertaste.

108 THE WHITE VIOGNIER Australia £27.00
Full-bodied, peach-scented with surprising complexity, orange blossom and apricot.

109 SANCERRE LE HAUT MESNIL France £31.00
Bright, clean with lemon and gooseberry bouquet. Full body, rich fruit and lovely aftertaste.

110 GAVI DI GAVI ROVERETO Italy £32.00
Cortese grapes produce one of Italy’s finest. Delicate, ripe with hints of pear, moreish!

111 CHABLIS 1er CRU “VAU LIGNEAU” France £34.00
A French classic, dry and steely with all that is expected from a top estate.

112 POUILLY FUME CHATEAU DE TRACY France £40.00
Limestone soils and flint offer a “gunflint” flavour with the exquisite Sauvignon fruit.

113 PULIGNY MONTRACHET DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT France £51.90
Rich, dry with the fragrant smoke aromas of a typical Chardonnay. Cote de Beaune’s finest.

RED

201 MERLOT PRIVILEGE France £18.00
Pronounced bouquet of red cherry and plum aromas, wonderfully juicy, soft on the palate.

202 GRANDUC TEMPRANILLO Spain £18.00
Made from the grape that create Rioja, medium body, smooth berry fruit and hint of pepper.

203 LYNGROVE ESTATE PINOTAGE South Africa £19.00
South Africa’s signature grape giving a deep coloured wine with wild fruitiness.

204 SEPTIMA MALBEC Argentina £22.00
Full bodied, deep garnet in colour, with black cherry flavours and spicy overlays.

205 PRIMITIVO MIOPASSO Italy £22.00
Big, robust, but not too full. Smooth and silky with rich dark fruits and a spicy savouriness.

206 COTES DU RHONE EST-OUEST France £24.00
Deep, dark with prune and smoky bouquet. Good fruit with light tannins and mellow finish.

207 BERTON VINEYARDS BLACK SHIRAZ Australia £23.00
Typical Aussie Shiraz, big, powerful with succulent black fruit flavours and great balance.

208 RIOJA VIÑO POMAL RESERVA Spain £28.00
Bright and deep purple in colour. Elegant and complex with subtle oak and spice.

209 THE CROSSINGS, PINOT NOIR 2011 New Zealand £28.50

Supple and intense. Delicate red berry aroma with dark cherry notes. Rich, persistent finish. 

210 SIMON HACKETT OLD VINE GRENACHE Australia £29.50

Very rich and fruity, gleaned from the very old vines yielding mouthfuls of pure brilliance.

211 JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT South Africa£30.50

Intensely scented, warm, rich hints of wild dark berries and blackcurrants, soft spicy ending.

212 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE JULIETTE AVRIL France£40.00

Famous Rhone wine, still delivering a glass of great quality, good fruit, balance and finesse.

213 NUITS ST. GEORGES DOMAINE MORIN France£51.00

Tremendous Burgundian. Great fruit, coffee and chocolate on the palate. Subtle oak finish.

ROSÉ

301 SANTA DIGNA CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE Chile £19.00

Pink strawberry colour, a hint of blackcurrant on the nose and ripe, fruity flavour.

302 CHATEAU DE L’AUMERADE ROSÉ France £26.00

You can taste the sun in this quality rosé, berry fruit and nectarine in a bottle.

SPARKLING

501 PROSECCO SPUMANTE DUC D’ALBA Italy £23.00
Deep straw colour, fine mousse, fine balance and lots of fruity fun.

502 CAVA CASTILLO PERELADA BRUT ROSÉ Spain £25.00
Bursting with bubbles this crisp refreshing rosé is fruit driven by red berries and raspberries.

503 MONMARTHE BRUT 1ER CRU France £36.00
First class 1er Cru Champagne, elegant, dry and crisp with good fruit balance and lasting mousse.

504 MONMARTHE BRUT 1ER CRU ROSÉ France £38.00
Handcrafted 1er Cru rosé, warm pink salmon in colour, heady bouquet and satisfying fruit flavours.

505 PERRIER JOUET GRAND BRUT France £43.00
Elegant full bodied reserve Champagne from one of the greatest Champagne houses.

506 BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVEE BRUT France £54.00
The ‘Champagne of the Kings’. Sophisticated quality all the way!

507 VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE 2004 France £65.00
Strength and body, due to two-thirds of black grapes, balanced by the finesse and elegance of Chardonnay. Excellent with fish or white meat.

COCKTAILS

PROSECCO SPUMANTE DUC D’ALBA IT £5.00 125ml
Deep straw colour, fine mousse, fine balance and lots of fruity fun

PIMMS AND LEMONADE £5.00
Pimms No.1, lemonade, fresh mint, cucumber

BLOODY MARY £5.50
Grey Goose vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery

VODKA MARTINI £5.50
Grey Goose vodka, Dry Vermouth, lemon peel or olive (Angostura Bitters optional)

GIN MARTINI £5.50
Hendricks gin, Dry Vermouth, lemon peel or olive (Angostura Bitters optional)

PIMMS AND GINGER BEER £5.50
Pimms No. 1, Fentiman’s ginger beer, fresh mint, cucumber

BELLINI £6.00
Prosecco blended with either raspberry, strawberry, peach or passion fruit

KIR £6.00
Sauvignon Privilege, Crème de Cassis

KIR ROYALE £7.00
Monmarthe Champagne, Crème de Cassis

COSMOPOLITAN £7.00
Grey Goose vodka, Cointreau, cranberry, fresh lime juice, orange peel

THE BACARDI COCKTAIL £6.50
Bacardi white rum, grenadine, fresh lime juice

STONE’S PINK FIZZ £7.50
Monmarthe Champagne, Cherry Brandy, rose syrup

MONMARTHE 1ER BRUT CRU FR £7.50 125ml
First class 1er cru Champagne, elegant fruit, dry and crisp, fine mousse in the glass

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL £8.00
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% £3.30 330ml

GROLSCH Netherlands 5% £3.80 440ml

BUSINESS AS USUAL Derby, UK 4.4% Balanced, malty, traditional £3.60 500ml

QUINTESSENTIAL Derby, UK 5.0% Well rounded, fruit and citrus £3.60 500ml

OLD INTENTIONAL Derby, UK 5% Rich full bodied, delicate hop finish £3.60 500ml

ESTRELLA DAMM INEDIT, Barcelona, Spain 4.8% £10.50 750ml

ESTRELLA ‘FREE’ DAMM NON-ALCOHOLIC Barcelona, Spain 0.0% £3.00 250ml

CIDERS We have a selection, please ask for details £4.30

APERITIFS & SPIRITS

Mixer included if desired. 25ml unless specified.

GIN Bombay Sapphire £3.20; Sipsmith £3.80; Hendricks £3.80

LIQUEUR Campari £3.20; Southern Comfort £3.20

MARTINI Rosso/Bianco/Dry £2.80 (each 50ml)

RUM Morgan Spiced £3.20; Bundaberg £3.60; Malibu £2.80; Bacardi £3.20

SHERRY Williams & Humbert DrySack Fino;

Capataz Andres Deluxe Cream £2.60 (both 50ml)

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;

Ricard 45% £3.50; Tequila £3.20

SOFT DRINKS 

FOLKINGTON’S JUICES Grown around the world £2.50

PREMIUM ORANGE From Valencia, Spain, noted for intense, sweet flavour

CRANBERRY Sharpness thanks to juice made from Canadian cranberries

WILD ELDERFLOWER With added zest from Timperley rhubarb, Sicilian lemons

CLOUDY APPLE Russet apples, East Sussex & Kent with Jonagold Red apple juice

TOMATO Late harvested, sun ripened tomatoes from Navarra Spain


FENTIMANS £2.60

GINGER BEER Made using the finest Chinese ginger root. Fiery and full of flavour

VICTORIAN LEMONADE Juice of 1½ lemons in every bottle


COKE/DIET COKE £2.50

SCHWEPPES LEMONADE
CANADA DRY
BITTER LEMON
FEVERTREE TONIC
SLIMLINE TONIC each £2.00

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.

WHITE 175ml/250ml

101 SAUVIGNON BLANC PRIVILEGE France £5.20/£6.20

102 VOUVRAY COMTE DE BOISSIERE France £5.20/£6.20

103 PINOT GRIGIO CORTE VIOLA Italy £5.60/£6.60

107 TARINGI SAUVIGNON BLANC New Zealand £6.30/£7.80

PROSECCO 125ml

501 PROSECCO SPUMANTE DUC D’ALBA Italy £5.00

CHAMPAGNE

503 MONMARTHE BRUT 1ER CRU France £7.50

RED

201 MERLOT PRIVILEGE France £5.20/£6.20

202 GRANDUC TEMPRANILLO Spain £5.20/£6.20

203 LYNGROVE ESTATE PINOTAGE S. Africa £5.60/£6.60

207 BERTON VINEYARDS BLACK SHIRAZ Aus. £6.30/£7.80

ROSÉ

301 SANTA DIGNA CAB. SAUV. RESERVE Chile £5.60/£6.60

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.

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