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Masons Bar & Bistro

13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 (0)1904 611919
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Ranked #49 of 681 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
York, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting Masons regularly for several years now and it is easily one of our favourite places to eat. The service is always excellent and the food is fantastic (even more so after the recent menu refresh). Dennis and the team are always really friendly and create a very special atmosphere. Can't recommend highly enough.

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We've been regular customers to Masons for a couple of years now and have consistently received amazing food and friendly, familial service. Great choice if you like decent portions too, we never leave hungry!

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

On a quiet Monday night we happened on Masons. Had fab burgers from special burger menu(chicken&chorizo,blue cheese etc) that were clearly freshly prepared and served with delicious 'fat' chips. Other items-fishcakes, chilli etc were on offer. House red was good quality and fairly priced. Service was very attentive but unfussy which we liked. Easy to reach from city centre.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A group of around 20 of us descended on the newly refurbished restaurant, the Friday night before a relative's wedding. The service was excellent with drinks being offered immediately and served quickly. The staff were always friendly and chatty, calm and efficient, despite being busy. The food was served hot and was clearly made fresh. Most of us went for... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a little hidden away in York Centre but I would definitely recommend this place to everyone that visits York We stopped in for lunch to get out of the rain and so glad we did .. Brushetta starter and Thai fish cakes as a main .. Absolutely gorgeous food .. Made fresh on the premises from scratch as... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited late Saturday afternoon, there were a few shoppers in, had on of the best burgers i've experienced, service was great, reasonable price - a must visit.

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Goole, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Found the Masons bistro when the restaurant we were going to go to was shut. What a lovely find. Good food with a friendly service. Will go back when we visit York again.

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York, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Mason's hits the spot when you need a little comfort food with your friends. Fish and chips are perfect, and a goes down well with one of their Yorkshire Ales on Tap or a nice bottle of Belgium beer. Definitely, a Yorkie favourite.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stumbled upon this place last night for dinner and we're so glad we did! We ordered the Cajun chicken Caesar salad, fish cakes and Masons burger. Just delicious. We asked them to cut the burger in half so two of us could share, but instead they bought out two separate plates, each half burger with its own salad and... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is just up the street from us and is a wonderful place to pop in for a bite to eat. Very simple meaty menu and hearty portion sizes. Love the mixture of quirky furniture and the lay out of the restaurant. Service is always friendly and we've never had a bad meal. Very dependable.

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