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Masons Bar & Bistro

#45 of 719 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 219
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Lovely Place and Good Food - Prepared while you wait

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
kittenlancs
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Lancashire
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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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lancashire
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had dinner here. Had no reservation but they offered us a reserved table so long as we were happy to vacate before the booking arrived. I had fish and chips and my partner had a burger. Really good and a fair old portion for the price. Really wanted a dessert but didn't have the room!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We called in here on Sunday as one of our friends wanted a burger, searched online and this had great reviews, well they have another as this place is great, the bar is styled like the original shop and the staff were excellent, even swapping an ingredient from one choice to another for my wife, no quibble just fantastic service.... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed an early evening few drinks and good quality home cooked food. The menu was small but good quality and the atmosphere just right to sit and chat. Would come back if I returned to York.

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Leeds
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We came here for a chilled post-massage (Tara Jacobs; excellent) lunch and weren't disappointed at all. Friendly service, great food and good portions. We had gourmet burgers (blue and the house one) and they were cooked to perfection with a bit of pink in the middle. The chips were the best I'd had for a long time: golden and crispy... More 

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Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited here for my birthday with a group of 10 girls. The service was a little hit & miss, long periods of time before you could get staffs attention for drinks etc. but the place was busy. The burgers were lovely!! Gorgeous. I would recommend this cute little place.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I'm ashamed that I didn't write a review after the first time we came here because it was trip advisor that convinced us to go. The beginning of December was our second visit and equally as good as the first. Food is tasty, portions are huge and prices are very reasonable. I'll be honest and say that both times we've... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We fancied some burgers so popped in for a turkey festive one and a chilli one. Tender meat and big fat chips to boot, washed down with a house red. Great, friendly service and reasonable value. Worth giving it a go

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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?