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Masons Bar & Bistro

13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 (0)1904 611919
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Ranked #51 of 680 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
Malton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After trying to get a table in a number of restaurants with no success we tried Masons an were pleasantly surprised. The rather basic menu was a bit of a concern as it could have had a few more options however we both found something to try and have to say it was very good. I had the fish and... More

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suffolk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our daughter who lives locally, being just across the street from our holiday apartment. The food was well cooked and reasonably priced, service very good, although this was a weekday evening and the place was not full.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

So good we went two nights in a row. A short menu of classic dishes - I had fish and chips on the first night, rib eye steak on the second. Both made with care from quality ingredients and well presented. Short, focused wine list - the Chilean Sauvignon the first night, and the excellent Argentina Malbec on the second... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I arrived late into York and was trying to find a decent resto, and following reviews I went to this place. It has a lovely atmosphere - classy airy decor, somewhere between old world and new. I was temped to get the burger because so many reviews talk about it, but was craving fish and chips. The chips were good... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visited here as we had heard their burgers were nice. They were delicious, very well priced and there was plenty of it! Staff were very pleasant and welcoming - would definitely visit again!

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