Masons restaurant bar

4.5
462 reviews
£26 to £40
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 team recreate classic bistro dishes using fresh local ingredients in a vibrant dining environment. Masons is perfect both for work lunches and meetings during the day, as well as being the ideal place to unwind. Just as the Masons’ name references the building’s unique history, the food at Masons is the Best of British with a modern twist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 462 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleA
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely venue with ambiance but felt a little bit rushed from the start by the hostess & the waiter as table only available for 2 hours. A few dishes wasn’t available already at 5.15pm and I wasn’t too impressed by the other options on the menu as not great for vegan or vegetarian at all really. The toilets are quite a distance too which is fine for me but wouldn’t be if I had difficulties with mobility.

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LindaW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and service as always. Very consistent.

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KateB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely restaurant, great food & wine, nice atmosphere and attentive (but not smothering!) service.
We’ve been here several times and hope to return post lockdown!

JB
JBBL6
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service here is always excellent, as it was this time , so did not disappoint.
Just hope they survive covid

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ChrisO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday Lunch - we had the rib of beef which was delicious/ Great value for money and superb service. The restaurant itself is stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and won’t be last , the ambience is just lovely . The food was exceptional value for money - very tasty and large portions of the 3 course meal & in addition to this the staff were superb. Outstanding service : special mention to Tony , Thankyou very much . Wishing all staff at Masons much safety and good health during the pandemic and Thankyou very much for your service - Jacki S

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LisaP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, beautiful surroundings, great service

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JohnH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now literally our favourite restaurant in Manchester. The food is always delicious, wine excellent and well priced. The staff are friendly and attentive. The surroundings are luxurious and even the sound levels and music played perfect. They often have offers on which mean it is an affordable treat.

We've recommended the place to all our friends and now many of them have become regulars.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always, amazing food, my favourite place to eat

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday treat, food was a delight. Service excellent . Reccomend.

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WayneH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masons is a very well thought out restaurant. On entering we were given a 5 star welcome showed to our table and handed over into very capable hands. The food oh the food to die for highly recommended I had the mussels to start awesome the the Hanger steak ( Onglet ) So flavoursome and tender nothing is to much trouble for these guys.
Just a mention I thought one of the tables that two guys were sat on one was Gordo himself. We will be going again very very soon .

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glennb
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable experience, food excellent and great service throughout. My bill came to £109 I'm just glad I'd bought a confidentials voucher as I don't see value for money at that price.

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JacquelineW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazingly attentive staff. Felt safe and well looked after in these strange COViD 19 time’s

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VincentB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely good food very tasty and really large portion sizes, too much for us to finish our meals, excellent value for money. What topped it all was the service from arriving at reception and having the obligatory covid checks all the way through dinner to paying the bill the service was excellent - lovely friendly staff. We will definitely be returning to try out other options on the menu

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Meandher
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New menu is lovely. Staff are helpful and attentive

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vipRach
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff.
Food was delicious, would definitely return!

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KathrynM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Mason's. The food was lovely, the service is always above and beyond. Felt very safe in the restaurant with all the Covid changes in place. Especially loved the way the menu's had been done, nice touch even due to the fact its done because of Covid.

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SCandJW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another stunning visit to Masons. I’ll definitely be back to try the new menu

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VandaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When to Masons for my Birthday the meal and service we received was outstanding, I will be recommending this place to my friends and will definitely be going back

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KevinW
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Food, Service and experience was outstanding. Many thanks to Joanna

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John
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great restaurant and safe experience, not to mention the high quality food.

JH
JayH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The settings was lovely warm and welcoming

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SallyR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience from start to finish was relaxing and friendly which during these Covid times is just what we all need.

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Angelica
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed with anything at Mason's. This time the hake/haddock was slightly over-cooked but not spoilt. The service was friendly and engaged.

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HazelM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous chateaubriand and cheese board . Very reasonable priced wine list .
Highly recommended.

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LJET69
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent! Gin trolley was fun if not a little long-winded...

I normally go to Hawksmoor but couldn't get a table but very pleased to have found Masons!

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IANF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food very average. Think the chef likes to put plenty of salt on everything. More like pub grub and very overpriced. Service was good but wouldn’t go back .

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Shauner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely dining room, service ok. Food didnt live up to menu or price tag. Could be great, but not fish overcooked, some dishes unbalanced.
Poor wine list but reasonably priced.

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JohnH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Although regular diners at Masons, we enjoyed our first Sunday lunch there and it was delicious. The staff really look after you and are friendly. The building and surroundings are beautiful. What more can anyone ask for! It has become our favourite place to dine in Manchester and there's some stiff competition so that's saying a lot.

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Emdon88
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service in a beautiful building. We got the 3 course Sunday lunch for £21 and it was just superb. I will definitely be recommending.

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MichelleA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal in nice surroundings with great service

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AndrewH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant .. one of my Manchester top 5

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Redfurry
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff outstandingly helpful, after we had a problem getting in.

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HazelM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at Masons . The halibut we had was just a touch overcooked but overall the food was very good . The restaurant have taken lots of measures to ensure staff and customers are protected from the virus and we felt very safe and well looked after .

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Matt
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a really amazing meal, lovely touch with the free glass of wine for my birthday. I was slightly disappointed that some items were unavailable but it's not a big deal, everything I ate was incredible!

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PaulineM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Sunday lunch🤔
* Front of house amazing!
*surroundings lush
* wine list good
*Sunday lunch mediocre
*dry chicken and beef warmed up roaties n yorkshires
*replacement salmon better although still dry but nice flavour . Complimentary wine helped.
* disappointing as food did not meet our expectations.
* staff superb kitchen needs a firecracker!

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SarahB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, nice menu excellent atmosphere for a intimate meal. COVID rules adhered to excellently.

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HelenN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful Restaurant, lovely atmosphere, superb service a real treat!

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ANNIE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was first dining experience here and we chose the steak and guinea fowl. The guinea fowl was just a small leg about the size of a drumstick so I had to share the steak which wasn't a problem. However the service was very poor there were only two people serving with not many diners which should have been sufficient although when we asked for the bill the Manager was too busy showing another table the extensive gin trolley which was taking ages and the young girl needed him to authorise the bill before she could produce it. We waited and waited.... in the end I wasn't willing to wait any longer so left and went back to the hotel and left my husband to sort it out.

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MathewK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch service brilliant and very attentive with my little boy which made for a lovely afternoon

FAQs

Masons restaurant bar is rated 4.5 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.