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Best regards, Jade, Kevin & Kate

Stones Restaurant, 
1c Dale Road, Matlock, 

Derbyshire DE4 3LT
t 01629 56061 
e info@stones-restaurant.co.uk



Lunch Wed-Sat 12-1.30pm

Dinner Tues-Saturday 6-8.30pm


Come and join us at this beautiful old pub very soon. It’s a smart, modern place to relax offering fuss-free food and drinks that retain the reputation we’ve hopefully earned at Stones.



Our Spring Menus

Served for the first time on Tuesday April 30th

Opening Times

(Bookings taken at the following times)

Tuesday-Saturday: 6-8.30pm Wednesday-Saturday: 12-1.30pm, 6-8.30pm

Please note the restaurant closes lunchtime at 3.30pm to allow us time to prepare for our evening service, thank you.


We are closed on Monday and Sunday.

Call us.
 01629 56061 email us. info@stones-restaurant.co.uk

about us

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.

At lunch, we offer a three course menu and a five course tasting menu (with optional wine flight) – main, vegetarian and vegan. 

At dinner, we offer a three course menu and an eight course tasting menu (with optional wine flight) – main, vegetarian and vegan. 

You can join us at Stones for lunch 12-1.30 Wednesday to Saturday and for dinner 6-8.30 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.

Please note, during service we are often busy and may not be able to answer the telephone, 01629 56061. 


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 email us below.  

If emailing, please provide your name, email address, contact number, date, covers and time required.


Please also include any dietary requirements or other requests.

Our ingredients change regularly to reflect the very best in seasonal and local produce.

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.

For Matlock Train Station details, click here.
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 reviews

Although a cosy basement venue for all weathers, it’s on fine days that Stones comes into its own with River Derwent views from a stylish conservatory and tiled sun terrace. Inside, the decor is a combination of subtle and earthy tones, to complement a colourful Mediterranean-inspired menu. An intelligent wine list offers plenty of choice by the glass.


The AA Food Guide

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.”

Michelin Rated

Michelin Food Guide

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.



Ria Amber Tesia - Food Blogger

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.”


Sticky Beak Blog

Kevin Stone, wife Jade and sister Katie Temple provide very good cooking and service at this converted pub, whose glazed dining room, opening onto an outside terrace, makes the most of its lovely setting overlooking the River Derwent. Despite the heritage of the building, the menu, with a tasting option, is restaurant-style fare, not pub grub.


Harden Food Guide

accommodation & vouchers

If you’re travelling from further afield or looking for somewhere nearby to rest your head, we have a list of friends below.

If you’d like to buy a voucher for someone to say happy birthday, well done or thank you – we have a range here too…