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Masons Bar & Bistro

#37 of 730 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Hamburgers, British, Wine Bar
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13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 (0)1904 611919
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 225
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
best bistro in york

Hadnt been in for while due to health issues. If anything even better my sister in law fell in love with the home made fish & chips and my neice loved the kids menu. All though the menu has changed slightly there was no disguising the food was still at its best. The customer service from mine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
steveyoule
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HULL
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Hungry on a saturday afternoon...where to go?everything is packed in York during the week-end. Except for Mason's, where i've never been before since i've always found it empty, ie not appealing at all. Hunger drove me into this place, i could give it a try,thinking " maybe it is not that bad afrer all, let's give it a chance". we... More 

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HULL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Hadnt been in for while due to health issues. If anything even better my sister in law fell in love with the home made fish & chips and my neice loved the kids menu. All though the menu has changed slightly there was no disguising the food was still at its best. The customer service from mine hosts and staff... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were struggling to find somewhere to eat that wasnt a chain and were reccomended here by a guy we were chatting to in the pub opposite. They do the tastiest rib eye EVER and the onions rings are to die for.

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We booked in here based on the other trip advisor reviews and being partial to a good burger. We were not disappointed, the burgers are great. We had a chicken burger, a Masons special and a kids burger and all were rated 5 star. The house wine was also very good. Bit noisy as there was a hen party in... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Probably the best burger I have ever had - every element was perfect. The burger was juicy and flavoursome, the cheese great and the bacon was wonderfully crispy. Even the bread alone was great! And the chips...the chips! Superb. Great value at £11, while certainly be coming more regularly!

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York
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dennis & co have given the place a facelift and the menus now list gourmet burgers as well as the original Mason's burger. What hasn't changed is the friendly welcome, the great atmosphere and I particularly like watching the world pass by from the window table. They were fully booked after 7.30, so it was lucky we called as early... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I was visiting York for a weekend with friends staying at The Hilton and found this place not far from the hotel. We booked a table and although we were 10 minutes late the staff did not mind and were very welcoming. The place had a great atmosphere and is very cosy inside. The wine list was very good and... More 

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Lancashire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We fell over this place as we were searching for a place that could take six of us plus a pram on a busy afternoon during Viking festival... and were glad we did! The place is large, modern, clean and friendly. The staff are efficient and very helpful. The food was excellent. We had the steak and stilton wrap and... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went for dinner twice in one week. Took a burger the first time, very nice. Meat was cooked very well, plenty of cheese to go with it, the bacon was nice and crispy, and the bread was not soggy at all. The chips were a not brilliant, pretty standard, but very good still. Second time was fish & chips; large... More 

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Malton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Back again, and once again not that busy even though it was half term. 2 Mason's burgers were, as always, amazing, slightly disappointed with the chilli and rice. Rice appeared to have been microwaved and was quite clumpy and the chilli was not as tasty as I have previously had. Wont put us off though, we will be back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1904 611919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, British, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?