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

To make a reservation you can use the Open Table application or, 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

Lunch
Autumn
from Wednesday September 21

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

STARTERS

RIBBLESDALE GOAT’S CHEESE SOUP V
onion bhaji

TOMATO AND BASIL RISOTTO
king prawns

CRISPY BLACK PUDDING
poached egg, onion compote

PUMPKIN, BLUE CHEESE AND SAGE TART V
rocket salad

MAINS

PORK BELLY
mushroom purée, creamed leeks, fondant potato, cider and apple jus

RUMP OF BEEF
celeriac and potato terrine, roasted carrot, port wine sauce

FILLET OF SEABASS
charred Mediterranean vegetables, basil cous cous, caper and lemon dressing

SEARED LAMB’S LIVER
savoy cabbage and bacon, grelot onions, mustard mash, red wine gravy

DESSERTS

TONKA BEAN CRÈME BRULÉE
white chocolate ice cream, raspberry shortbread

COFFEE CAKE
chocolate ganache, tia maria ice cream

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 supp.)
quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf

WARM CHERRY AND PISTACHIO TART
pistachio ice cream

Dinner
Autumn
from Monday September 12

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

STARTERS

POACHED SMOKED HADDOCK
onion compote, potato foam, bacon, parsley oil

GOAT’S CHEESE TARTLET

salt baked beetroot, golden raisins

BREAST OF PIGEON

Toulouse sausage, crispy feta, date purée

SEARED SCALLOPS

crab risotto cake, chorizo, creamed leeks (£2.50 supp.)

VENISON CARPACCIO

parsnip purée, blackberry, rocket

MAINS

FILLET OF BEEF

roasted onion risotto, watercress purée, blue cheese, wild mushroom (£4 supp.)

TRIO OF PORK

fondant potato, apple, rosemary and cider jus

FILLET OF COD

curried cauliflower purée, braised puy lentils, wilted kale and almonds

RUMP OF LAMB

Merguez sausage, pea purée, sweet potato, lamb jus

SWEETCORN, FETA AND CORIANDER FRITTERS

braised white cabbage, toasted fennel seed and lemon dressing

DESSERTS

HAZELNUT AND MUSCOVADO TART

ginger wine, fromage frais ice cream

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES (£3 supp.)

quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf

A TASTE OF BLACK FOREST GATEAUX

LEMON AND ELDERFLOWER CURD TART

blueberry ice cream

ASSIETTE OF DESSERTS  (£4 supp.)

The Tasting Menu
Autumn
from Monday September 12th

Stone’s 2016 Tasting Menu offers 8 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.

8

£48.50pp I Wine Flight £28.50pp

HADDOCK
Pinot Gris I Full and rich, filling the mouth with gorgeous flavours, great balance of fruit and acidity to match the smoked fish dish.

VENISON
Chablis I A French classic, dry and steely perfect with game.

PIGEON
Pinot Noir I Supple and intense wine, just what this pigeon dish needs. Red berry aroma with dark cherry notes.

COD
Gewürztraminer I Classic floral and spicy bouquet works wonderfully with the spiced garnish on the dish.

BEEF
Lyngrove Pinotage I S. Africa’s signature grape giving a deep coloured wine with wild fruitiness to match the strong flavours of this offering.

CHEESE
Graham’s Tawny 20yr Port I Amber, golden tawny colour. A great match for this cheese course, with a characteristic “nutty” character, such as almonds, and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel.

MUSCOVADO
Essencia Orange Muscat I Orange blossom and apricots. The palate is rich and sweet, with vibrant peachy and orangey fruit. A lovely match with the nuts, ginger and sugar elements of this dessert

BLACK FOREST
Vouvray I A classy medium dry wine from the Loire valley, delicate with subtle fruit flavours, allowing the gateaux flavours to shine.

Vegetarian Menu
Autumn
from Wednesday September 21st

Our Vegetarian Menus can be enjoyed at Lunch or Dinner.

STARTERS ONLY

RIBBLESDALE GOAT’S CHEESE SOUP
onion bhaji

GRIDDLED ASPARAGUS
poached egg, mustard cream

MAINS
The main courses below may also be enjoyed as a starter

TOMATO AND BASIL RISOTTO
charred Mediterranean vegetables

PUMPKIN, BLUE CHEESE AND SAGE TART
rocket salad

GOAT’S CHEESE TARTLET
salt baked beetroot, golden raisins

SWEETCORN, FETA AND CORIANDER FRITTERS
braised white cabbage, toasted fennel seed and lemon dressing

By The Glass

 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

Sparkling & Mineral

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.

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.

Guest Wines

 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. 

SANTA DIGNA GEWÜRZTRAMINER RESERVE, CH. £23

Nowhere else in the world are vines grown in such a magical setting as those producing Santa Digna Gewürztraminer Reserve. Between the cold Pacific Ocean, mysterious southern forests, burning desert and eternal snows of the Andes Mountain glaciers, we find a wine that offers a classic floral and spicy bouquet with suggestions of roses, jasmine and orange blossom. A medium to full-bodied wine, with delicious tropical fruit and perfumed character of the grape. 

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.

Reds & Rosés

REDS

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.

Cocktails & Mocktails

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

Beers, Spirits & Softs

 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

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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