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Masons Bar & Bistro

#58 of 703 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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British, Wine Bar
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13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 (0)1904 611919
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Lovely weekday dinner

We went for dinner here just over a week ago and we were surprised by how good the food was! Often, burgers can be quite 'hit and miss' but they were absolutely divine, as well as the home-made chips and onion rings! Would definitely recommend the Camemburger, and we shall definitely be coming back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Romy W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for dinner here just over a week ago and we were surprised by how good the food was! Often, burgers can be quite 'hit and miss' but they were absolutely divine, as well as the home-made chips and onion rings! Would definitely recommend the Camemburger, and we shall definitely be coming back for the great food and, for... More 

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Gateshead
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best burgers I've ever had was from here! Had such a lovely taste and the chips were beautifully cooked. Sometimes you really don't need a large menu...quality over quantity wins everytime. We sat straight away as it was a quiet Tuesday night. The waitress was attentive, friendly and chatty straight away and she made us feel right... More 

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Thank R_Reay
yorkshire
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the table on line (you need to book) table for 4, reserved for us in the window. Very good atmosphere, lots of people popping in - on the off chance of a table, but this was Saturday afternoon. We had a starter of Nacho's to share, more than enough for 4, and each had a different burger which were... More 

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Thank yorkshireizzywizzy
Richmond, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Masons. Come in whenever I am in York. Delicious burgers with big chunky chips, nice wine and friendly staff. I love the scrubbed wood tables and mismatched chairs. Only complaint is there is always too much haloumi on the salad and I'm so greedy I can't leave it! 😉

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York
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Masons with a group of friends and we pretty much stayed there all night! It's got a great atmosphere and the staff are really pleasant and happy to chat! I have to be gluten free and sadly, their amazing burgers are not gluten free at all - I don't think it would harm to make the chips gluten... More 

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Thank ClaraJoanna
Fife, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great veggie burger, lovely beer, good service and good value. What more does anyone need? Recommended.

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Thank Oldmanmackie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch here on a Sunday. Great little place away from the tourist traps. Fantastic choice of burgers and other food. Chicken and chorizo burger! Amazing! Girl behind the bar was very nice and couldn't have done more. Give it a try

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Thank Daniel T
Selby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Excellent food, friendly service, great atmosphere. Best burgers in York, our favourite place for informal dining at value for money prices

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Thank amsterdam02
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The menu does not exactly fall into the "exotic" or "exciting" categories, but there are no such claims or aspirations. We thouroughly enjoyed our meal, the service was excellent and the price for 6 of us with drinks was very reasonable. The staff very kindly organised a taxi for us for our onward travels, and we moved-on comfortably replete.

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1 Thank JMc_8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Thanks guys for printing our ticket for the comedy night at the Duchess! Very kind of you and much appreciated! Mark & Anna

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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: British, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?