Masons restaurant bar

4.4
175 reviews
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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.
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with super friendly waiters. The food was so-so.

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WT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food with excellent service. Would recommend to anyone wanting lovely food with down to earth but excellent service.

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KW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on Sunday 14th April for the 1st time. Very impressed. Really nice restaurant, great food, great service and great experience. Will definitely go back

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T
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for pre show dinner on a Sunday afternoon. Great service and the building is stunning. Good food. We're definitely going back

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B
Cheshire
16 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service in this fabulous addition to Manchester City centre. Look forward to visiting again and would highly recommend to anyone

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G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Masons is definitely in my top three Manchester restaurants. It’s consistent, comfortable and they know how to season. Glad they’ve finally got a cocktail menu too. The clientele photos I’ve seen on their social media are not the kind of people I’ve ever seen in there (a positive, IMO). As long as things stay the same (not the menu) I will keep returning.

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GS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the lunch menu. The steak was beautifully cooked and the chips were just right. Crispy outside soft and creamy inside.
Great value with a drink included and the wine was good quality too.

Will definitely explore the full menu on a return visit.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, nice food, good service but seating in booths far too low for tables!

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with fantastic food, great service and lovely drinks. Cannot wait to visit again

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I like your service very much just been disappointed with a food;( but we will be back to give you the second chance

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The setting was beautiful and the food was a good standard but it took ages to get served, both food and drinks, and then my friend and I both ordered from the set lunch menu that should have been £9.50 including the wine or a soft drink but were charged nearly £24. We didn't realise until after as we we pushed for time trying to get back to work for a meeting because it took so long to get served. It was also quite cold in there.

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JR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent meal from start to finish, staff are friendly and welcoming great place, highly recommended! Very high quality tasty food perfectly cooked!

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I
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a great evening at Mason’s. Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the scallops starter. The staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself was beautiful, loved the setting and there was a relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely return soon!

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IM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch on Friday with my wife and boss - pre booked a table and went for the lunch menu. I had steak sandwich and chips which was well cooked and very tasty. The wife and boss had hot salmon and new potato salad which they both said was absolutely delicious. The price was £9.95 and included a drink - I had a beer and the others had a glass of wine -whilst it was only a small glass it was probably enough considering it was lunch and we had to go back to work. The disappointment for me was the table(booth) behind me, they were so loud and noisy that we could hardly think let alone have a conversation. Nevertheless, this was not the fault of the restaurant just some very inconsiderate people. I will definitely come back.

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GW
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mason's is excellent in every way. The produce is always fresh never frozen. The staff polite and helpful.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch and good value lunch menu in pleasant surroundings. As mentioned in other reviews, need some cushions because very attractive seating is too low for the lovely glass tables so feels awkward when trying to eat!

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GH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. We will be back.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just great food & service in a very nice environment.

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s
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The worst I've had as loing as I can remeber," pink " beef was grey, dry and tough the yorkie look like chef had sat on it before sending out the potates were hard, nothing had any flavour. The pate for starters wasn't much better, served with 3 crackers the size of 50p coins - very very poor

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A
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about our evening was very enjoyable. Food was very good, service excellent and Masons is a very comfortable, relaxing place for a meal out. A little more variety in the choice of vegetable side dishes would have been welcome. In truth if half stars were available I would have given 4.5 for food rather than 4.

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S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Masons and once again it didn’t disappoint. The food, service and ambiance all top notch. One of my favourite restaurants in Manchester.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service,friendly staff,fantastic food.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience the service was friendly and the food was well presented and tasted was superb.

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Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I do not get starters being served on a piece of slate, plus the cooking of Rabbit was dreadful.

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KP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, and the service was very good. All in a all a very pleasant dining experience

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DC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value and top quality sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed it.

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SD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was terrible. Had to send back both dishes. But the waiter and manager did a great job and didn’t charge us for anything.
Would not return as everything was wrong with the dishes.

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M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the main items were cold on arrival unfortunately. Manager dealt with complaints sufficiently. I've been before and it felt like a different experience this time around sadly, perhaps because it was a Saturday lunchtime. Will go and try it again in future, but in the evening.

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R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere and we were made to feel very welcome, the staff were very friendly and the martini trolley was such a quirky addition, very enjoyable. The scallops were perfectly cooked and we treated ourselves to the chateaubriand which was amazing. The children’s menu had lots of choice and decent sized portions, the girls loved the mocktails. We will be back in a few weeks, thank you.

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GW
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mason's is a beautiful restaurant, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is delicious. Simply gorgeous.

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SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining with awesome company and awesome staff. Everything you'd expect from a sophisticated dining experience.

Specific thanks to Jo and Andre, consummate professional waiters and polite and kind people who welcomed, served and entertained us admirably.

Thank you so much Mason's.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for a light lunch good value for money at £9.50 for plate plus wine

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H
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, fantastic food, Beautiful decor.
100% would recommend to everyone!

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GW
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new menu ,very friendly service, nice wine list,good value.

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c
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

the decor was lovely the waiter was good but i found the food under cooked and cool and i thought it was a little pricey a meal for four with a bottle of wine £280 had better and cheaper.

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service as always

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SG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Fantastic experience from start to end. Best Steak sandwich I've ever eaten. Whole group enjoyed the entire experience. Great lunch offer! We will be back as soon as next week

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JH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice interior decor - classy, modern and not too noisy. The only criticism is that the banquette seats are too low for the tables. More cushions please?
Food is tasty, well executed and not expensive.

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CM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience here , service was impeccable and the food was lovely . Really great value and a very comfortable restaurant .I chose it for a reunion lunch with former colleagues and everyone was delighted We had a very relaxed experience and I will definitely return My husband is now keen to eat here

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PA
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening in a beautiful and majestic building. Great food, wonderful caring staff and some of the best food I have ever eaten.

Starters of scallops which were unbelievable beautiful and seasoned to perfection.

Mains of Perfectly cooked fillet steak with the tastiest chips i have had in years. The wife had Posh Seafood stew, with plentiful of fish chunks, the wife stated best she has had.

Recommended and we will be going back.

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