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Masons Bar & Bistro

#82 of 666 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 25
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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
Great!

Just popped in for a drink on a busy Saturday night in York and was very impressed with the stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly service. Will definitely go back to have a meal as the food we saw looked delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
RoyGF
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York, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went on the recommendation of a friend and was underwhelmed. Had burger and other food and not tasty.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just popped in for a drink on a busy Saturday night in York and was very impressed with the stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly service. Will definitely go back to have a meal as the food we saw looked delicious.

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My partner and I have visited Masons on a number of occasions while venturing around York and we would definitely recommend the gourmet burgers. We usually opt for the chilli burger, which comes with cheese along with some very scrumptious chips and some of the best onion rings I've had in a pub. It is a little more expensive than... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely dinner at Masons Short selection of burgers, salads and dishes Food is really fresh, excellent products, many organic Nice atmosphere, smiles make you feel welcomed We will come back

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My mum and I visited this restaurant while staying in York for a few days. We've never been in York before and the waitress was very helpful by giving us a map of York and telling us about where we could find certain places (etc.) and was very smiley. The food was lovely (large portions- perfect) and very nice atmosphere.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Been a local for five years and never really ventured down Fossgate too much and stumbled over Masons by chance - and wasn't pleasantly surprised. Menu is a slightly limited, portions are large, food was very nice, service was great and so on. Didn't manage a desert but they looked equally as tempting. Wouldn't call this a hidden gem as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After reading the reviews was really looking forward to a family get together on Saturday.... To be positive staff were really very nice & service was good..... Food really disappointing, this place has a reputation locally for been pricey and I'm struggling to justify what part of my meal equated to its price tag...! Food presentation very lac lustre, salad... More 

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York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Following fab reviews on trip advisor I was looking forward to Saturday 16th family get together... On a positive note staff are really welcoming, good service & it's a nice place to take young children as opposed to exposing them to 'pub culture' the menu as we realised is limited but caters for most tastes...,locally the bistro has a reputation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great bistro with really good atmosphere - styling, furniture & lighting all create a really good feel. Menu has a lot of great choices & happy to accommodate kids from main menu or kids menu - original burger was delicious and the fish cakes were really good. Good value for really great quality food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

been living in York a good number of years and had many a pint and food on Fossgate.....no idea what I was missing. called in for a quick lunch and a pint perroni on draft and burgers to die for.....best on I have had in England.....even up there with the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago..... recommend to anyone..... oh, our... More 

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Additional Information about Masons Bar & Bistro

Address: 13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1904 611919
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: British, Wine Bar

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?