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“Don't miss this one...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Masons of Bendigo

Masons of Bendigo
Ranked #2 of 232 Restaurants in Bendigo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: opened today, awesome, can't wait to review it - Bendigo's Cumulus?
Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one...”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

As recommended on Tripadvisor we visited this amazing restaurant for lunch and we're blown away by the food and service. We love to eat tapas style and the menu here was right up our alley - local produce and wines, very attractive and interesting presentation, huge variety and the flavours simply stunning. We shared 4 small bites and one main with a side and we're very satisfied (couldn't fit in a dessert so would skip a small bite next time!). Coffin bay oysters, wild rabbit, duck spring rolls, we enjoyed every mouthful. Highly recommended, save up your appetite and go with plenty of time for a leisurely feast. Don't miss when in Bendigo.

  • Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
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461 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Deserves its No:1 status”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Firstly friendly informative service is the key here. Then take the local produce and wines, add some imagination and skill from the kitchen and you have an almost perfect combination.

Cannot recommend this restaurant too highly. Visually appealing food that tastes as good as it looks yet is kept simple. Relying on the ingredients to speak for themselves.

If you visit on a cooler night, get a table away from the draughty door.

  • Visited November 2013
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melbourne
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Was impressed by all of the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor, so had to check it out when in Bendigo. We weren't disappointed.Nice space, attentive and friendly waitstaff and the food was truly delicious. As for the people who say they left feeling hungry - we left feeling stuffed, and we only had two starters, two mains and a side dish. All of this plus two beers and a half litre of wine came to $110 - amazing value for the quality. One of the best meals I have ever had. Thank you Masons

  • Visited November 2013
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Bendigo
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“FIRST CLASS DINING IN THE COUNTRY”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Excellently prepared and imaginative food selection. The small dishes to share provide variety and the larger dishes compliment the theme.Very good local wines by the glass or carafe.
When you compare Masons to places like Mo Vida, Cumulus Inc, Bottega,Chin Chin,Cecconni's etc. in my opinion it comes out on top.
Not difficult to see why it attracts fine diners from Melbourne and is a number one tourist attraction.
A tribute to the management and staff for maintaining consistently high standards.
Thought it warranted an even higher rating in the last Age Good Food guide.

  • Visited October 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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345 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great Food & Good Service”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

i have eaten here a couple of times now, when i am back in Bendigo visiting my family. Everytime the food and service has been excellent, its great to see a restaurant like this in Bendigo

  • Visited May 2013
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