Tucked away in the heart of a former spa town, Stones is a cosy restaurant serving modern British cuisine with style. The philosophy at Stones is to deliver a fantastic dining experience in a relaxed setting, and this is realised in the restaurant’s smart and intimate, yet welcoming dining space. The kitchen marries British produce with recipes inspired by international cuisine, and the dishes served reveal an inventive approach to cooking. Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of the lunch and dinner menus, which rotate eight times a year in line with the seasons. Every dish on each of the menus demonstrates the culinary imagination, technique and flair of the vibrant kitchen team, led by head chef Kevin Stone. The additional tasting menu offers a choice of five or eight courses partnered with a carefully selected flight of wine, revealing the breadth of Kevin’s skill. Catering for all dietary requirements with a distinct vegetarian menu, Stones Restaurant will impress everyone. Diners can enjoy the incredible food and drink on the riverside terrace, and enjoy a view overlooking the coursing waters of the River Derwent. The restaurant offers discreet, informed service with an informal approach, allowing the food to take centre stage. The Stone family has created one of the finest dining experiences in the area, and it is no surprise that the restaurant was awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence.