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Masons Bar & Bistro

#144 of 668 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 611919
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't comment on the food as we only went in for drinks before going to Mumbai Lounge a few doors away ( which we had pre-booked). We sat at the bar and enjoyed our drinks, the former d looked nice tho. Staff were really friendly too.

Thank cooperNottingham
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never experienced such appalling customer service. Having sat waiting for two sandwiches for 45 minutes we asked the waitress how much longer. She was so rude saying we had been told there would be a 30 minute wait as they were busy. We were told 'there would be a wait'. Not for one second did I consider that... More 

Thank Sam S
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Family meal, lovely welcoming independent restaurant & bar. Food reasonable price and very good quality. Loved the burger, and chips fantastic. Daughter's Steak was nice and wife had Salmon fish cakes which were also great. Would highly recommend.

Thank I9883SJjohns
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this place years ago when it was under different management and had a fantastic meal. Tonight was a lot different sadly. First the good, the atmosphere was nice and warm, the staff welcomed us and we're very friendly, we'd booked a table of 4 and we're seated promptly. The waitress was pleasant and had a joke around with... More 

Thank Arron D
Watford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Went here after suggesting getting a burger for dinner. Good burger, with chips and onion rings. Exactly what we were after!

Thank Thomas C
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, staff are really friendly and good vegi options. Would recommend the parsnip soup! It's doglet friendly and they do cocktails!

Thank Lydia S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, wonderful atmosphere but the end of the night was rained by an awful smell of sewage coming from the toilets which unfortunately spoilt the evening. Such a shame.

Thank sg2taylor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended from a colleague at work and this place is a hidden beauty! All the food was gorgeous with lovely staff 😊

Thank Josh L
county durham
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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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178 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 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

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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
US$6 - US$24
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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?