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.

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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.

OPENING TIMES TUESDAY 19th Dinner 18.30-20.30 WEDNESDAY 20th-SATURDAY 23rd Lunch 12-13.30 & Dinner 18.30-20.30 CHRISTMAS EVE Lunch 12-13.30 & Dinner 18.30-20.30 CHRISTMAS DAY & BOXING DAY Closed Closed until.. THURSDAY 4th JANUARY Lunch 12-13.30 & Dinner 18.30-20.30

STONES’ CHRISTMAS MENUS WILL BEGIN AT DINNER ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28TH

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

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Two Courses £32 Three Courses £36 Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

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Eight Courses £48.50pp Wine Flight (Optional) £28.50pp

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Dedicated Lunch and Dinner Menu 

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Our January 2018 Menus.

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LUNCH 

TASTING MENU

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VEGETARIAN TASTING

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VEGETARIAN

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Our Menus - From January 2018

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

STARTERS
HAM HOCK TERRINE pickled grapes, apple

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO blue cheese, hazelnuts (v)
CRISPY COD pea puree, tartar veloute
LEEK, POTATO AND PARSLEY SOUP poached egg (v)

MAINS
BREAST OF CHICKEN honey and soy glaze, peanuts, noodles, bok choi

ROASTED SIRLOIN OF BEEF chips, Portobello mushroom, confit tomato, Béarnaise sauce (£2 supp.)
FILLET OF SALMON saffron and chive crushed potatoes, prawns, lemon
SLOW COOKED LAMB NECK FILLET tomato and tarragon ketchup, goat’s cheese bon bon

DESSERTS
RHUBARB CREME BRULEE clementine curd, shortbread
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf (£3 supp.)
CHOCOLATE AND HAZELNUT TART caramelised banana, salted caramel custard
VANILLA POACHED PEAR honey sponge, ginger ice cream

DINNER
Two Courses £32 Three Courses £36

Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

STARTERS
BEETROOT CURED SALMON fennel, cucumber, horseradish
SEARED  SCALLOPS almond, cauliflower, raisin and caper (£2.50 supp.)
TRIO OF GOAT’S CHEESE roasted pepper, onion (v)
HAM HOCK CROQUETTE pea purée, shallot confit, pickled grapes
SLOW COOKED LAMB NECK FILLET tomato, tarragon, feta

MAINS
ROAST BREAST OF DUCK cavalo nero, cauliflower, potato, dark cherry and anise jus
ROASTED LEMON SOLE clam beignet, curried aubergine purée, ginger, lemongrass and coriander sauce
BRAISED BLADE OF DERBYSHIRE BEEF parsnip purée, glazed carrots
TRIO OF PORK cabbage and bacon, beetroot, sweet potato, cider and mustard sauce
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO pickled grapes, poached egg, hazelnuts, purple sprouting broccoli (v)

DESSERTS
STICKY DATE AND PECAN PUDDING glazed apple, calvados toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream
ROASTED BANANA PARFAIT dark chocolate ice cream, salted caramel custard
RHUBARB AND ALMOND TART clotted cream ice cream, clementine curd
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf (£3 supp.)
TRIO OF CHOCOLATE passion fruit ice cream, lime jelly

TASTING MENU
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 Cured Salmon
fennel, cucumber, horseradish
Taltarni Brut Taché Sparkling I Australia
With a fine, persistent mousse, Taltarni’s Taché expresses an assortment of red currant, ripe strawberry and rose petal aromas with complex yeast characters.

Leek and Chorizo Risotto
seared scallops, almond, avocado purée
Domaine du Pré Baron, Touraine Sauv. Blanc L’élégance I France
The nose is flinty, earthy and herbaceous, the wine has significant palate weight, very rounded with a rich texture and long finish.

Slow Cooked Lamb Neck Fillet
tomato, tarragon, feta
Cave de Turckheim Reserve Pinot Gris I France
Rich and ripe, although still a dry wine. Pale golden yellow with floral and blossom aromas, very textural.

Roasted Lemon Sole
clam beignet, curried aubergine purée, ginger, lemongrass and coriander sauce
Il Pumo Primitivo I Italy
An intense aroma of plum, cherry and spice, with hints of rosemary and vanilla. A full-bodied wine, soft and balanced, full of ripe fruit flavours.

Trio of Pork
cabbage and bacon, beetroot, sweet potato, cider and mustard sauce
Brown Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon I Australia
Aromas of redcurrant, dried herbs and some earthy undertones. The juicy red berry fruits follow to the palate, which is supple and savoury with fine tannins.

Cheese
dehydrated malt loaf, homemade chutney, quince jelly
Cairanne Côtes du Rhone Villages ‘La Côte Sauvage’ I France
Rich, intense and drenched in dark red fruits. With Morello cherry and a touch of sweet spice on the nose, ripe berry, liquorice, and hint of cinnamon spice on the lengthy palate.

Roasted Banana Parfait
dark chocolate ice cream, salted caramel custard
German Kerner Beerenauslese I Germany
This dessert wine benefits from the concentration of sweetness with subtle fruit acidity, along with dominating flavours of sweet refreshing apple and pear.

Trio of Chocolate
passion fruit ice cream, lime jelly
Quady Black Muscat I California
Aromas of sweet raspberries and cranberries which follow to the palate along with forest fruit flavours creating a mouth-watering lengthy finish

VEGETARIAN

STARTERS

LEEK, POTATO AND PARSLEY SOUP poached egg
TRIO OF GOAT’S CHEESE roasted pepper, onion

MAINS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO pickled grapes, poached egg, hazelnuts, purple sprouting broccoli
TARTLET OF ROASTED COURGETTE, LEMON AND PINE NUT ricotta, herb oil

VEGETARIAN TASTING MENU
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.

New menu coming soon…

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

108 Yalumba Organic Viognier I Australia £27.50 Full bodied, peach scented with honeysuckle, fennel and apricot on the palate, nectar.

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 Toledana I Italy £32.50 A single estate wine. The Cortese grape produces a delicate wine, juicy honey like core and apple like freshness.

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 ‘La Melanie’ Domaine Masson Blondelet 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 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.  Heaven on Earth I South Africa £23.00 £8.00 Made from Muscat grapes dried on straw before vinification. Rooibos tea is added to create exceptional freshness with a natural acidity and sweetness. Orange Muscat and Flora, Brown Bros I USA £19.00 £6.50 Richly sweet with an orange aroma and distinctively honeyed flavour. Sweet and fresh. 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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