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Masons Bar & Bistro

#121 of 659 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British
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13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 611919
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

OMG this is an absolute find! We called for drinks on the Friday, and ended up booking for sat night meal. We all had starters and gourmet burgers. The food was to die for! The staff were so lovely and nothing a problem. Will def be back x

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Lovely small pub/bar. Great attentive staff. We were a huge group out for our works Xmas night and this place was perfect. Small and not busy. Great price drinks but only house wine by glass which was disappointing. Food was pub food but really good.

Thank culz
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Came in by chance, fabulous sandwich and best chips I've had for ages. Service was excellent a very good place to eat and chill

Thank Carol H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This bistro is a fantastic find and off the tourist track, although it is only a 5 minute walk from The Shambles. I have tried both the burgers (exceptional) and the curry which was on special (loved it!). There is occasionally live music and the whole place has a good atmosphere. Warm and not glaringly lit (like so many bistros... More 

Thank HellholesLtd
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We were in a bit of a rush, but made very welcome. A lovely atmosphere, with space around the tables. Helpful waiter and very good food. Burgers chosen (veggie and halloumi excellent), wine delivered and not too long to wait for our lunch. Would recommend

Thank Jane C
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had a great meal here a couple of weeks ago, the food and drinks were great and we had a good laugh with the staff. The place itself is lovely and spacious, they don't squash you in, but allow for good size tables with space between so you're not on top of your neighbours. There isn't a huge selection... More 

Thank Jeeb22
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere... Great Burgers... Brilliant service.... Cool beer.... Creative specials! A must eat!

Thank LeMetropolitain
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Went here as we were in York, the atmosphere was brilliant I must say, service was great too. I ordered the Cajun chicken from the menu and the others ordered theirs. The meals took about an hour to come. Mine stated that it was two chicken breasts... I got one cut in half, yes it was well priced but I... More 

Thank Martin R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, great food, large portions all in a comfortable pub. Mind crossing the busy street in front. Excellent value.

Thank Juanita G
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We went here before a gig. Food was great. Simple and plentiful. The only thing that let it down perhaps was a relatively narrow range of beers. Otherwise, excellent. We will return!

Thank TioPep1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, 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 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?