Masons restaurant bar

4.5
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285 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
We are located on the ground floor of Manchester Hall – the former Freemasons Hall – and you’ll notice a few nods to the building’s past in our interiors. Our restaurant boasts a multitude of different dining settings under one roof, catering for a plethora of requirements – from lunch meetings, entertaining clients or enjoying a romantic evening meal. A Freemasons-inspired booth can be booked for private dining. With a full coffee barista service and extensive whiskey and gin menu, Masons is perfect both for work lunches and meetings during the day, as well as being the ideal place to unwind after a stressful day in the office. Just as the Masons’ name references the building’s unique history, the food at Masons is the Best of British with a modern twist.
What 285 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
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4.5
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M
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Great food at great prices. Excellent choice on the lunch menu and just need to try something from the Al a carte menu some time.

LH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall great as usual. Only let down was gritty mash

PA
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was made most welcome, looked after brilliantly and the food was amazing. Recommend the beef wellington. Great night thank you.

AC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round experience, always a pleasure to dine there.

IH
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although we had a lovely evening and the service was amazing - we just felt the food was just ok and not worthy of the overall bill.

PP
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place, but a bit dark. Very nice food. But very noicy.

RL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, lovely food and fabulous staff, would definitely recommend Masons.

M
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch venue. Awesome food at great prices ~ lunch deals are great with a good selection. Excellent service.

KG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent experience here, food was great and so was the service.

AF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The 2 scallops were not king and over cooked but rest of food was nice

R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing friendly service throughout. Nothing was to much. Really took time for us and look after us. Highly recommend

P
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

At 20:00 on a friday and just another couple in the restaurant ..?..
Great service but and ambience but poor food comparing to prices makes the whole evening not worth it.

JG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stumbled upon Masons when I was looking on line for a good restaurant in order to celebrate a family occasion and decided to give it a try. I was so pleased that I did! I can’t recommend it highly enough- the food was fabulous and the staff were all very friendly and extremely efficient from beginning to end. There was a lovely ambience about the place and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will definitely be returning!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly and helpful.
Food was excellent

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good overall
Thank you

LG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 service, slick interior and perfectly cooked steak. What more do you want in a meal out? I’ll definitely be going back.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Used Confidentials vouchers. Very good food and service. Menu a little limited but excellent value for high quality dining.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and lovely food. Cooked to perfection.

F
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food; I even liked the lobster starter, the individual components are a bit dull, but as a whole - stunning!
Exceptional service; knew exactly how much interaction was needed. Young Polish waitress was charming, efficient and engaging.
Definitely going back.

HS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great with a voucher, a bit steep if not. Food is very well presented, but their potato game is poor- both the truffle chips and the fondant potato needed to be hotter, crisper and fluffier.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place. Ambience, service and food all great. I had the best seafood linguine.

GR
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food here. We had the lamb and the red snapper, both of which were cooked perfectly. The parmesan truffle chips should not be missed - they are quite epic. Lovely ambiance and attentive staff - highly recommended.

OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! The setting is intimate and the food was lovely! Possibly a little over priced on the food in comparison to the wine and the cocktails.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food friendly service we have been here several times and have always enjoyed it would happily recommend.

HS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal for my husbands birthday, complimentary glass of prosecco too! the food was amazing, beautifully cooked and service was excellent, will definitely be back.

EH
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service, food was amazing definitely will be back!

YS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a brunch business meeting and the ambience was perfect with noise levels quiet but not so you feel nervous having a conversation. Clean plates all around the table and attentive service. Nice coffee and reasonable price. Excellent.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal and service was fantastic, great value for money and will definitely be going back!

NE
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre theatre meal with the missus. A very well presented small restaurant and bar with luxurious and comfortable interior and ambience. There is a definite attention to detail in the decor. Excellent service with good humour and witty comments to put you at ease. Pretentiousness can be left outside. Staff have the sixth sense of when to approach and when to leave you alone. The food was very good, but not mind blowing considering the price. The wine was the same and would have been smoother if left to breath for longer. Saying that there are much more expensive restaurants in Manchester that don't meet Mason's standards.

JD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff excellent, food good but could do with a bigger menu, limited choice really

SW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon!

RM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, the service was excellent and the staff were friendly and professional. Not quite the high end dining experience we were hoping for, but the food was very good quality and cooked well.

M
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We received excellent service from Greg

a
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Menu described PINK MEET (fillet steak). Asked for NOT PINK but medium. Arrived and was pink. Highlighted to waiter who said medium is pink. Returned to kitchen to be cooked further. Still pink. Highlighted to waiter but no solution given and just cleared plates.
Disappointed with no apology.

AC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef Sunday roast is an absolute must, will definitely be raving about this to all who will listen, found our new restaurant. Well done The Masons

d
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and outstanding food lovely building

AH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to dine and the lunch deal is outstanding value. As it was my birthday the guys also gave me a complimentary glass of bubbles. This was very much appreciated.

GZ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good services and good price with Manchester confidential app

RE
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

we arrived early to enjoy cocktails but these were poor due to inexperienced staff, we had to ask for our table due to a miscommunication between staff, nobody offered to take our coats at the table, asked for water we didn’t receive. All small points but my expectation was higher. The food was good although my rare steak was blue.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Manchester, great food, service and staff,