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Masons Bar & Bistro

#128 of 675 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Wine Bar
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13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 (0)1904 611919
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Masons several times always pleasant staff and good food and drinks. There is a good range of food and several good offers

Thank Simon W
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been into Masons before find the food always very good and reasonable and a good wine selection. Masons offers a very friendly service and fast .

Thank Tockyno2
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the places I've ever visited this place was the worst for rude stuck up staff. They are not accommodating at all and show no idea of hospitableness I just hope they train staff better in future

Thank missgambi
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. Black Sheep beer is nice and my rib eye steak was very tasty. Been here a number of times and never disappointed with food.

Thank Glen L
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

York is stuffed full of nice little restaurants and bistros. I was pointed towards Mason's by one of the staff at Rollitts, who use the bistro often. I was not disappointed. We were greeted with great warmth and sincerity by Janette (so named because her father wanted to call her Anastasia, but her Mum, Janet, objected - so he took... More 

Thank Ericgrounds
Hartlepool UK
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We made a bee-line for Mason's as on our last visit to York we missed out as they were fully booked. Great welcome and great menu - had to try the battered Halumi and it was superb. Fresh Haddock with mushy peas and perfect chips for our mains - best Haddock away from the coast. We love this place, food,... More 

Thank GoanCrazy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Me and my room mate just popped in for lunch randomly one day now it's one of our favourite places to eat! The food was gorgeous! Definitely recommend you try.

Thank Rebecca H
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We stoped here on a budy Saturday afternoon for a late lunch, expecting a standard burger joint. Thats exactly what it wasnt. The burgers were all slightly off kilter, all sounded great though. I went for the French and the wife had the blue. The food was cooked perfectly, nothing was oily nor greasy, and it all tasted spot on.... More 

Thank Paulo T
York, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Difficult to decide on what rating to give this spot. Not been before and in fairness, my burger was outstanding, coleslaw and chips similarly so. My wife had ordered a steak and we asked for it to be well done (although no one asked us?). Sadly, it came and was anything but well done so she had to send it... More 

Thank Bridgerichard
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We called into this lovely, friendly little bistro in the city centre on my friend's birthday. Although the menu mainly offers quality burgers there is also a range of specials to choose from. The staff were very helpful and flexible with the menu and the service was very good. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Lovely place to spend a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $24
Bar, British, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?