a word from us - friday 20.3.20 1850

Dear friends,

Following the announcement by the Government, Stones Restaurant will be closed from midnight tonight until future notice.  We are cancelling all bookings up to and including Tuesday April 20th. We intend to open once again on Wednesday April 21st. If this date changes, we will update Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Website immediately. 

We will continue to pick up telephone and email messages. Vouchers due to expire during this period will, of course, be extended without question. Thank you all for your kind messages of support over the last few weeks. Please be safe, be kind to each other and heed the government’s advice.

We can beat this together.  

Very best regards, Jade, Kevin and Katie

welcome

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.

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The Stones conservatory in late Summer

July/August Starter – SQUASH SOUP glazed sticky onion, sautéed mushrooms, white asparagus

July/August’s hors d’oeuvres

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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Stones’ fresh breads

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

July/August’s hors d’oeuvres

Stones’ cheeseboard

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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.

Our Food

Lunch/March & April 2020

Wednesday to Saturday 12-1.30pm
Two Courses £25 Three Courses £29.50

STARTERS

CELERIAC AND APPLE SOUP homemade blue cheese and onion roll v

SPINACH AND PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO gratinated cheddar mousse v

SMOKED SALMON, LEMON AND DILL CROQUETTE watercress, lime mayonnaise

DUCK LIVER MOUSSE brioche, orange and beetroot chutney

MAINS

ROASTED RUMP OF BEEF polenta chips, mushroom ketchup, craft ale onion rings, watercress emulsion

BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN lemon and pearl barley risotto, braised charred leeks, green sauce

PAN-FRIED FILLET OF MONKFISH creamed leeks, crispy potatoes, tartar velouté

GRILLED PORK CUTLET choucroute cabbage, fondant potato, blue cheese and mustard sauce

DESSERTS

CHERRY CRÈME BRÛLÉE almond crumb, frangipane sponge

CARAMELISED PINEAPPLE banana sorbet, toasted hazelnuts, coconut, spiced rum syrup ve

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf

CHOCOLATE AND BLOOD ORANGE TART blood orange gel, candied pecan, clotted cream

STARTERS

GOAT’S CHEESE AND POTATO TERRINE pickled grapes, watercress, port syrup

CELERIAC AND APPLE SOUP homemade blue cheese and onion roll

STARTER OR MAINS

SPINACH AND PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO gratinated cheddar mousse

MAINS

POTATO AND CELERIAC ROULADE roasted apple, apple and rosemary compote, mustard and spiced walnut dressing, dill oil v ve

COURGETTE, FETA AND ROSEMARY TARTLET dauphinoise potatoes, carrots three ways, sherry vinegar reduction

STARTERS

CELERIAC AND APPLE SOUP gluten free seeded roll v

SPINACH AND PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO gratinated cheddar mousse v

DUCK LIVER MOUSSE orange and beetroot chutney

MAINS

ROASTED RUMP OF BEEF polenta chips, mushroom ketchup, onion rings, watercress emulsion

BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN risotto, braised charred leeks, green sauce

PAN-FRIED FILLET OF MONKFISH creamed leeks, crispy potatoes, tartar velouté

GRILLED PORK CUTLET choucroute cabbage, fondant potato, blue cheese and mustard sauce

DESSERTS

CHERRY CRÈME BRÛLÉE

CARAMELISED PINEAPPLE banana sorbet, toasted hazelnuts, coconut, spiced rum syrup ve

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf

Dinner/March & April 2020

Tuesday until Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

SEARED SCALLOPS (£2.50 supp.) pea purée, slow cooked pork belly, smoked butter sauce

GOAT’S CHEESE AND POTATO TERRINE pickled grapes, watercress, port syrup v

PAN ROASTED MONKFISH mushroom ketchup, roasted celeriac, salsa verde

‘CHICKEN CAESAR’ ballotine, anchovy, parmesan, croutes, gem lettuce

HOMEMADE BLACK PUDDING potato and pancetta terrine, poached duck egg, chive Hollandaise

MAINS

ROASTED LAMB RUMP broccoli and wild garlic purée, tomato, black olive and feta

FILLET OF BEEF (£4 supp.) dauphinoise potato, carrot three ways, sherry vinegar reduction

DUCK BREAST fondant potato, celeriac purée, pak choi, honey roasted beetroot, five spice jus

PAN-FRIED FILLET OF COD smoked eel and seaweed butter sauce, samphire

POTATO AND CELERIAC ROULADE roasted apple, apple and rosemary compote, mustard and spiced walnut dressing, dill oil v ve

DESSERTS

PEANUT BUTTER MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD buttermilk ice cream

CARROT CAKE vanilla and mascarpone ice cream, walnut crumble, poached golden raisins

TANGERINE AND DARK CHOCOLATE NAMELAKA tangerine gel, black sesame tuille, ginger cake, ginger ice cream

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf

RHUBARB SEMIFREDDO warm almond sponge, vanilla and lemon custard

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

GOAT’S CHEESE AND POTATO TERRINE pickled grapes, watercress, port syrup v

Liberator Francophile Chenin Blanc I South Africa good minerality and a creamy palate

HOMEMADE BLACK PUDDING potato and pancetta terrine, poached duck egg, chive Hollandaise

Mill Creek Unoaked Chardonnay I Australia firm acidity provides a long, spicy, crisp finish

SEARED SCALLOPS pea purée, slow cooked pork belly, smoked butter sauce

Sancerre Le Haut Mesnil I France full body, rich fruit and lovely aftertaste

PAN-FRIED FILLET OF COD smoked eel and seaweed butter sauce, samphire

Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand fresh and tingly with soft gooseberry flavours

ROASTED LAMB RUMP broccoli and wild garlic purée, tomato, black olive and feta

Rioja Viño Pomal Reserva I Spain elegant and complex with subtle oak and spice

COURSE 6

RHUBARB SEMIFREDDO warm almond sponge, vanilla and lemon custard

Vouvray Comte De Boissiere I France classy medium dry, delicate with subtle fruit flavours

TANGERINE AND DARK CHOCOLATE NAMELAKA tangerine gel, black sesame tuille, ginger cake, ginger ice cream

Heaven On Earth I South Africa exceptional freshness with a natural acidity and sweetness

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

GOAT’S CHEESE AND POTATO TERRINE pickled grapes, watercress, port syrup 

Liberator Francophile Chenin Blanc I South Africa good minerality and a creamy palate

CELERIAC AND APPLE SOUP homemade blue cheese and onion roll

Mill Creek Unoaked Chardonnay I Australia firm acidity provides a long, spicy, crisp finish

SPINACH AND PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO gratinated cheddar mousse

Taringi Sauvignon Blanc I New Zealand fresh and tingly with soft gooseberry flavours

COURGETTE, FETA AND ROSEMARY TARTLET dauphinoise potatoes, carrots three ways, sherry vinegar reduction

Sancerre Le Haut Mesnil I France full body, rich fruit and lovely aftertaste

POTATO AND CELERIAC ROULADE roasted apple, apple and rosemary compote, mustard and spiced walnut dressing, dill oil

Rioja Viño Pomal Reserva I Spain elegant and complex with subtle oak and spice

COURSE 6

RHUBARB SEMIFREDDO warm almond sponge, vanilla and lemon custard

Vouvray Comte De Boissiere I France classy medium dry, delicate with subtle fruit flavours

TANGERINE AND DARK CHOCOLATE NAMELAKA tangerine gel, black sesame tuille, ginger cake, ginger ice cream

Heaven On Earth I South Africa exceptional freshness with a natural acidity and sweetness

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

STARTERS

GOAT’S CHEESE AND POTATO TERRINE pickled grapes, watercress, port syrup

CELERIAC AND APPLE SOUP homemade blue cheese and onion roll

STARTER OR MAINS

SPINACH AND PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO gratinated cheddar mousse

MAINS

POTATO AND CELERIAC ROULADE roasted apple, apple and rosemary compote, mustard and spiced walnut dressing, dill oil

COURGETTE, FETA AND ROSEMARY TARTLET dauphinoise potatoes, carrots three ways, sherry vinegar reduction

DINNER

Tuesday until Saturday 6.30-8.30pm
Two Courses £36 Three Courses £40

STARTERS

SEARED SCALLOPS (2.50 supp.) pea purée, slow cooked pork belly, smoked butter sauce

GOAT’S CHEESE AND POTATO TERRINE pickled grapes, watercress, port syrup v

PAN ROASTED MONKFISH mushroom ketchup, roasted celeriac, salsa verde

‘CHICKEN CAESAR’ ballotine, anchovy, parmesan, gem lettuce

MAINS

ROASTED LAMB RUMP broccoli and wild garlic purée, tomato, black olive and feta

FILLET OF BEEF (£4 supp.) dauphinoise potato, carrot three ways, sherry vinegar reduction

DUCK BREAST fondant potato, celeriac purée, pak choi, honey roasted beetroot, five spice jus

PAN-FRIED FILLET OF COD smoked eel and seaweed butter sauce, samphire

POTATO AND CELERIAC ROULADE roasted apple, apple and rosemary compote, mustard and spiced walnut dressing, dill oil v ve

DESSERTS

TANGERINE AND DARK CHOCOLATE NAMELAKA tangerine gel, black sesame tuille, ginger ice cream

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3.00 supp.) quince jelly, gluen free crackers

RHUBARB SEMIFREDDO vanilla and lemon custard

Reviews


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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