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.

Special Events at Stones

New for 2017!

To join us for our Smaller Plates or Gastronomique Evening, please get in contact by email at info@stones-restaurant.co.uk or call 01629 56061. These events are not available for reservation through our normal reservation widget.

DINNER
From January 2017

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

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STARTERS

FILLET OF JOHN DORY wild mushrooms, sweetcorn and radishes, vegetable nage
SLOW COOKED LAMB BELLY pickled cockles, wilted sea vegetables
OLIVE OIL CONFIT POTATOES V butternut squash puree, rosemary cream, macadamia nuts
TASTING OF DUCK fig gel, hazelnuts, brioche
SEARED SCALLOPS cauliflower, grapes, toasted almonds, curry oil (£2.50 supp)

MAINS
DUO OF BEEF pine nut crusted carrot, broccoli purée, beef jus
TRIO OF PORK fondant potato, glazed apple, cider and rosemary cream
LOIN OF VENISON root vegetable dauphinoise, red cabbage, vanilla and blackberry jus
FISH OF THE DAY Please ask for details
RICOTTA, SPINACH AND WILD MUSHROOM CANNELLONI V sweetcorn purée, red pepper salsa

DESSERTS

WARM APPLE CAKE Tonka bean rice pudding, cinnamon milk
CHOCOLATE BROWNIE TORT white chocolate sorbet, orange gel
RHUBARB AND CUSTARD lavender
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf (£3 supp.)
LEMON CAKE poppy seeds, olive oil

TASTING MENU
From January 2017
8 Courses £48.50pp
Optional Wine Flight £28.50pp
Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

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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.

SOUP

Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I Fresh & tingly with soft gooseberry flavours. Lovely crisp dry aftertaste.

DORY

Muscadet I 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.

SCALLOP

Monmarthe Champs I First class 1er Cru Champagne, elegant, dry and crisp with good fruit balance and lasting mousse.

DUCK

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

VENISON

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache I Rich and fruity, gleaned from the very old vines yielding mouthfuls of pure brilliance.

CHEESE

Grahams Tawny 20 yrs I Great complexity and harmony capturing the perfect balance between the young and aged port wines matured for over 20 years in seasoned oak casks

LEMON

Vouvray I A classy medium dry wine from the Loire valley, delicate with subtle fruit flavours.

CHOCOLATE

Essencia Black Muscat I Deep pink in colour, sweetness on the nose and the palate are partnered by assured finesse.

LUNCH
From January 2017

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

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STARTERS

CHICKEN SOUP roasted sweetbreads, brioche, truffle oil
HAM HOCK TERRINE pickles, toasted sour dough
SMOKED HADDOCK CROQUETTE poached egg, Hollandaise
WARM GLAZED GOAT’S CHEESE V beetroot chutney, aged balsamic

MAINS

POACHED LEMON SOLE WITH MUSHROOM AND SPINACH roast chicken jus
BRAISED BLADE OF BEEF red cabbage, parsnip purée, rich beef jus
SLOW COOKED PORK BELLY creamed potato, mushroom and stilton
BREAST OF CHICKEN cabbage and bacon, roasted onions, grain mustard

DESSERTS

LEMON CRÈME BRULÉE poppy seed shortbread
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf
RHUBARB AND GINGER CHEESECAKE custard ice cream
TRIO OF CHOCOLATE MOUSSE salted caramel

VEGETARIAN
From January 2017

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STARTERS

WARM GLAZED GOAT’S CHEESE 
beetroot chutney, aged balsamic

OLIVE OIL CONFIT POTATOES
butternut squash puree, rosemary cream, macadamia nuts

ROASTED HALLOUMI
cauliflower, almonds, curry

MAINS

RICOTTA, SPINACH AND WILD MUSHROOM CANNELLONI
sweetcorn purée, red pepper salsa

RISOTTO OF THE DAY
can be enjoyed as a starter or a main

ROOT VEGETABLE DAUPHINOISE
broccoli puree, warm stilton and mushroom mousse

WHITES

101 Sauvignon Blanc Privilege I France £18.00
A most satisfying Sauvignon Blanc, luscious, bone dry with zesty citrus overtones.

102 Vouvray Comte de Boissier (med.) I France £18.00
A classy medium dry wine from the Loire valley, delicate with subtle fruit flavours.

103 Pinto 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 I 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 Sevre I 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 Gruner Veltliner Jurtschitsch I Austria £24.00
What a find! Wonderfully aromatic nose followed by rich fruit flavours on the palate.

107 Traingi Sauvignon Blanc I 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 I France £31.00
Bright, clean with lemon and gooseberry bouquet. Full body, rich fruit and lovely aftertaste.

110 Gavi di Gavi Rovereto I Italy £32.00
Cortese grapes produce one of Italy’s finest. Delicate, ripe with hints of pear, moreish!

111 Chablis 1er Cru ‘Vau Ligneau’ I  France £34.00
A French classic, dry and steely with all that is expected from a top estate.

112 Pouilly Fume Chateau de Tracy I France £40.00
Limestone soils and flint offer a “gunflint” flavour with the exquisite Sauvignon fruit.

113 Puligny Montrachet Domaine Louis Jadot I France £51.90
Rich, dry with the fragrant smoke aromas of a typical Chardonnay. Cote de Beaune’s finest.

RED

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

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

203 Lyngrove Estate Pinotage I South Africa £19.00
South Africa’s signature grape giving a deep coloured wine with wild fruitiness.

204 Septima Malbec I Argentina £22.00
Full bodied, deep garnet in colour, with black cherry flavours and spicy overlays.

205 Primitivo Miopasso I 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 I France £24.00
Deep, dark with prune and smoky bouquet. Good fruit with light tannins and mellow finish.

207 Berton Vineyard Black Shiraz I Australia £23.00
Typical Aussie Shiraz, big, powerful with succulent black fruit flavours and great balance.

208 Rioja Vino Pomal Reserva I Spain £28.00
Bright and deep purple in colour. Elegant and complex with subtle oak and spice.

209 The Crossings Pinot Noir 2011 I New Zealand £28.50
Supple and intense. Delicate red berry aroma with dark cherry notes. Rich, persistent finish. 

210 Simon Hacket Old Vine Grenache I Australia £29.50
Very rich and fruity, gleaned from the very old vines yielding mouthfuls of pure brilliance.

211 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot I South Africa £30.50
Intensely scented, warm, rich hints of wild dark berries and blackcurrants, soft spicy ending.

212 Chateauneuf Du Pape Juliette Avril I France £40.00
Famous Rhone wine, still delivering a glass of great quality, good fruit, balance and finesse.

213 Nuits St. Georges Domaine Morin I France £51.00
Tremendous Burgundian. Great fruit, coffee and chocolate on the palate. Subtle oak finish.

ROSÉ

301 Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve I Chile £19.00
Pink strawberry colour, a hint of blackcurrant on the nose and ripe, fruity flavour.

302 Chateau De L’Aumerade Rose I 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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