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Masons Bar & Bistro

13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 (0)1904 611919
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Ranked #53 of 685 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Hamburgers, British, Wine Bar
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this place last night for dinner and we're so glad we did! We ordered the Cajun chicken Caesar salad, fish cakes and Masons burger. Just delicious. We asked them to cut the burger in half so two of us could share, but instead they bought out two separate plates, each half burger with its own salad and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is just up the street from us and is a wonderful place to pop in for a bite to eat. Very simple meaty menu and hearty portion sizes. Love the mixture of quirky furniture and the lay out of the restaurant. Service is always friendly and we've never had a bad meal. Very dependable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First stumbled upon this little place approximately 5 years ago with a friend whilst I was studying at university. Since then have returned several times with friends, family and now I've moved back to York, with my partner too. I love the food, a personal favourite is the steak and Stilton wrap. The chips are delicious too, perfectly fluffy on... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I travel a lot with work and eat out 3/4 times per week, I can say with some certainty that this is the best burger I have had in a long while, period. Proper minced beef, season well, cooked perfectly and severed with excellent thick cut chips as well. I chose the bacon and Stilton burger, perfect amounts of cheese... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stumbled across this lovely bistro by chance and after quickly reading reviews on Trip Advisor decided to give it a try. The menu was quite limited but enough choice to cater for varied tastes. Me and my hubby both opted for the Mason's traditional burger which was served with chunky homemade chips and salad. I have to say the... More

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Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is the second visit to Masons and we weren't disappointed. Friendly service and lovely food all freshly cooked, no pressure on us to move along and vacate our table. Not a huge variety on the menu but something for everyone, and a bit different too. Would certainly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After searching for restaraunts close to our hotel we called to book a table at Masons. We went on a Monday evening. We arrived and the Bistro was quietly busy. Very relaxing, with an unpretentious atmosphere. Not much choice on the menu but a dish to suit all appetites. I went for the Tuna Steak Salad. Delicious, fresh and filling.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Was travelling to York for work. Needed a good lunch and fancied a burger. Masons came out on top on Google, so made a bee line for it. The house burger with bacon and cheese fitted the bill perfectly. My colleague had the same, that with a pint of peroni and a large glass of dry white, we had change... More

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant/bar is a must, the burger I ordered was the greatest burger I have ever tasted. The staff are also very attentive and polite. I will be sure to come back again soon!

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stumbled on this place whilst late back in York, there was plenty of tables available so we went for it. It has a limited menu but the food was delicious - I had a burger off the specials board which was clearly home made - very fresh and meaty. The chips were to die for, freshly cut, fluffy and... More

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