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.

Our Current Menus…

LUNCH
From Tuesday 12th September 2017

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

STARTERS
RISOTTO OF MUSHROOM sweetcorn, almond and tarragon (v)
FILLET OF MACKEREL warm nicoise salad, basil pesto
SMOKED HADDOCK AND POACHED EGG  onion bhaji, curry cream
BALLOTINE OF GUINEA FOWL pickled red cabbage, raisin purée 


MAINS

SLOW BRAISED BEEF CHEEK pomme purée, roasted heritage carrots, parsley foam
ROASTED PORK BELLY stilton creamed leeks, mushroom purée, rosti potato
RED MULLET squid ink tagliatelle, tomato and preserved lemon

BREAST OF CHICKEN braised lentils, glazed onions, savoy cabbage 


DESSERTS

VANILLA RICE PUDDING blueberry compote, lemon curd
ROASTED PINEAPPLE lime ice cream, crisp puff pastry
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf (£3 supp.) CHOCOLATE AND CARAMEL ROULADE banana ice cream

DINNER
From Tuesday September 12th 2017
Two Courses £32 Three Courses £36

Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-8.30pm

STARTERS
HOMEMADE VENISON SAUSAGE liver mousse, pickled red cabbage, blackberry gel
CEP BAVAROIS confit shallot tart, thyme foam (v)
FILLET OF RED MULLET fennel panna cotta, sardine ketchup, anchovy straws
CHICKEN CONSOMMÉ stuffed wings, morels, sweetbreads
OYSTER VELOUTÉ smoked eel, salt cod, lemon oil


MAINS

PORK BELLY AND SEARED SCALLOPS lightly curried cauliflower purée, caper, raisin and pomegranate dressing
BREAST OF GUINEA FOWL glazed onion tart tatin, celeriac purée, savoy cabbage
CELERIAC AND WILD MUSHROOM ROULADE braised lentils, glazed onions, parsley foam (v)
FISH OF THE DAY Jerusalem artichoke, leek fondue,  wild mushrooms, roast salsify
BRAISED BEEF CHEEK AND ROASTED FILLET butternut squash cannelloni, truffled cauliflower cheese purée (£4 supp.)


DESSERTS

VANILLA YOGHURT MOUSSE plum compote, blood orange sorbet, warm citrus beignet
BANANA SOUFFLÉ chocolate sauce, muscovado ice cream
Please allow 15 minutes for this dessert
SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES quince jelly, dehydrated malt loaf (£3 supp.)
CARAMEL TART praline macaroon, ginger vanilla ice cream
CHOCOLATE MOUSSES AND TEXTURES coffee ice cream

TASTING MENU
From Tuesday September 12th 2017
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.

OYSTER VELOUTÉ
smoked eel, salt cod, lemon oil
Monmarthe Brut 1er Cru I France

First class 1er cru champagne, elegant, dry and crisp with good fruit balance and lasting mousse.

 

HOMEMADE VENISON SAUSAGE
liver mousse, pickled red cabbage, blackberry gel
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot I South Africa

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

 

FILLET OF RED MULLET
fennel panna cotta, sardine ketchup, anchovy straws
Sauvignon Blanc Privilege I France

A most satisfying sauvignon blanc, luscious, bone dry with zesty citrus overtones. 

PORK BELLY AND SEARED SCALLOPS
lightly curried cauliflower purée, caper, raisin and pomegranate dressing Sancerre Le Haut Mesnil I France
Bright, clean with lemon and gooseberry bouquet. Full body, rich fruit and lovely aftertaste.

 

BRAISED BEEF CHEEK AND FILLET
butternut squash cannelloni, truffled cauliflower cheese purée
Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache I Australia

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

 

CHEESE
Elysium Black Muscat California I USA
Virtually black, with a rose-like aroma. Intense on the palate, full of rich velvety fruit.

 

VANILLA YOGHURT MOUSSE
plum compote, blood orange sorbet, warm citrus beignet
Vouvray Comte de Boissier (med.) I France

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

 

CHOCOLATE MOUSSES AND TEXTURES
coffee ice cream
The Crossings, Pinot Noir 2011 I New Zealand

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

VEGETARIAN
From Tuesday 12th September

STARTER

RISOTTO OF MUSHROOM sweetcorn, almond and tarragon
CEP BAVAROIS confit shallot tart, thyme foam
WARM POACHED EGG onion bhaji, curry cream


MAINS

CELERIAC AND WILD MUSHROOM ROULADE braised lentils, glazed onions, parsley foam (v)
ONION TART TATIN butternut squash cannelloni, cauliflower cheese purée
TAGLIATELLE OF LEEK, CHEDDAR AND GRAIN MUSTARD roasted salsify

VEGETARIAN TASTING MENU
From Tuesday September 12th 2017
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.

CEP BAVAROIS 
confit shallot tart, thyme foam
Monmarthe Brut 1er Cru I France 

First class 1er cru champagne, elegant, dry and crisp with good fruit balance and lasting mousse.

 

RISOTTO OF MUSHROOM 
sweetcorn, almond and tarragon
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot I South Africa 

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


WARM POACHED EGG

onion bhaji, curry cream
Sauvignon Blanc Privilege I France 

A most satisfying sauvignon blanc, luscious, bone dry with zesty citrus overtones.


CELERIAC ROULADE

braised lentils, parsley foam
Sancerre Le Haut Mesnil I France 

Bright, clean with lemon and gooseberry bouquet. Full body, rich fruit and lovely aftertaste.


ONION TART TATIN

butternut squash cannelloni, cauliflower cheese purée
Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache I Australia 

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


CHEESE

Elysium Black Muscat California I USA 
Virtually black, with a rose-like aroma. Intense on the palate, full of rich velvety fruit.


VANILLA YOGHURT MOUSSE

plum compote, blood orange sorbet, warm citrus beignet
Vouvray Comte de Boissier (med.) I France 

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


CHOCOLATE MOUSSES AND TEXTURES

coffee ice cream
The Crossings, Pinot Noir 2011 I New Zealand 

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

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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