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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.



Late Winter Menus. Now being served.

Lunch. Wednesday until Saturday 12-1.30pm.
Dinner. Tuesday until Saturday 6-8.30pm.

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 lunchtime we offer both our set Lunch and Main Menu. In the evening, our Main Menu and a seasonal Tasting Menu take centre stage. We also offer bespoke vegetarian and vegan menus.

Our ingredients changes 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 6-8.30 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 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


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.

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 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



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.”

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…