Masons restaurant bar

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251 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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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and outstanding food lovely building

AH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good services and good price with Manchester confidential app

RE
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KW
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for 2 at 10.00. On arrival, our request to increase to 4 people was accommodated without a problem. Service by Greg was excellent. Food and overall experience was 1st class

DJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and setting. Food was nice but the starters we chose were a little sub-par for the money. Overall very good and I would definitely go back.

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, location and ambience. Service was exception, and particular thanks to our waiter Tony. I can’t think of a better room to dine in. Right number of covers - not too many. Fabulous dining experience.

MJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Read the reviews so thought we would give it a try. Have to say the restaurant is very smart and the service is very good. We thought the quality of the food was excellent albeit a tad expensive. It was a shame we caught it at a very quiet evening but we could imagine it being a much better ambience with more people there.

JO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very quiet due to it being Sunday afternoon. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant itself had a nice ambience. The Sunday lunch menu had about four options for each course and was very reasonably priced (£16 for two courses or £19 for three). The portions were very generous and the food was excellent. We would definitely return.

L
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and great food, we had a really good time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The serving staff were lovely and it is beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the meal and the overall experience. There were only a few negatives - it was a shame there were not enough menus, that there was a few items sold out at 7pm, and that neither the starters or main were served at the same time to all the dinners. And lastly it was may sons birthday and there was no mention of it, or occasion made of it despite mentioning it on booking.

DD
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service, different to how I expected it to be, quite a small space but made for really good ambience. Would go again and recommend people to give it a try.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Came for a friend's birthday, food was nice but service was shocking.

1. Allergens menu was pretty shocking.
2. Run out of a main starter and it was only 6:30pm on a Saturday.
3. Speed of drinks was poor, usually 10/15mins - crazy when there are higher margins on drinks!
4. Some points drinks order was forgotten
5. Table behind us had a birthday and the restaurant made a fuss of the person. However made no acknowledgment of the person on our table, except to say happy birthday when we sat down.
6. Didn't bother offering us a dessert
7. Ended up just asking for the bill and leaving

Whilst some of the food was nice, the service received was absolutely shocking. We had restaurant owners and auditors with us and they couldn't belive how bad it was too but bit there lip from making a fuss.
Considering it was someone's birthday it made the experience we received worse.

DB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and friendly welcoming atmosphere

L
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Staff very helpful. Food and atmosphere excellent. We will be returning.

K
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely Sunday dinner in a lovely setting.. very good value for money too and the food was delicious 😋

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely and great value Sunday lunch, service was warm and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

TS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were fantastic, very welcoming. The roast chicken and the beef were both delicious. The atmosphere was relaxed on a Sunday afternoon and the waiter we had was a pleasure to talk to. I'd highly recommend this place for a Sunday roast. The two course option for £16 is great value!

SH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fine-dining restaurant at very reasonable prices given the quality of the food. Exceptional service and a calm, convivial atmosphere in a beautiful, historic building. Menu a little limited with an emphasis on fish.

M
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Masons had the August offer of 40% discount which after emailing they folled up with a phone call and advised that the restaurant manager would ring the next day. Nothing hapoened.
Also one of the main dishes ordered was the sea bass which was not filleted of bones and was inedible.
Overall a poor dining experince for the price paid.

U
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a fantastic meal and experience here. The environment is interesting, service and food was excellent. Tony, our server, was fab, especially with the gin trolley - a charming experience.

The food was outstanding - we all had the fillet steak, but all cooked differently - and all exactly right. We added greens which was a good choice. We ordered the Argentinian Malbec which went well. The desserts were excellent as was the cheese. We had suitable ports/liquors and they too were spot on.

Super fun with the restaurant manager, cheeky, entertaining and informative.
All in all, excellent

Y
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good, fabulous service. I can't wait to go back.

JH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely place with relaxed atmosphere and great background music. Nice Masonic history touches.

P
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely relaxed breakfast with excellent service with no pressure. Will visit again and recommend to friends.

LM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was second to none. The setting and atmosphere was lovely and they had a great selection of drinks, especially gin! The food was lovely and plentiful too.

LC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & service was excellent. Cannot be faulted. My son when asked how his seafood linguini was said “it’s unreal”. A lovely restaurant and we will return. . .

LQ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice building the staff were attentive and looked after very well . Food very good . Had a few issues with the bill but eventually put right . Would go again when they have a special offer on .

GO
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was amazing. We were made to feel welcome throughout, sometimes you go somewhere and feel rushed but we didn’t feel like that at all. We also had a voucher and we wasn’t made to feel less important just because we had this.

HR
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant in a stunning building. Exceptional food and service.

SS
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was simply gorgeous. The Sunday lunch was absolutely lush! Highly recommended.

AB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue with outstanding food,chateaubriande was first class

l
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch menu amazing value for money. Great quality food, great service and lovely setting, can’t wait to return

T
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal. Nice surroundings, high quality of food and attentive staff. Impressive selection of different gins each described by the waitress from the gin trolley.

KW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch on Friday 9/8/19. The whole experience, food and service was excellent

JL
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Masons is a fantastic dining experience which is currently on its way up.
The ambiance is unusual and interesting in this old Masonic hall.
The staff are attentive and the food is not rushed.
Had a great time and would highly recommend Masons.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very friendly service & lovely decor but food only so so at best. Lacking in flavour & seasoning.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and attentive service

OT
Manchester
16 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant itself is calm and unpretentious. The restaurant team we’re extremely personable and attentive throughout our meal. The food was excellent and didn’t disappoint in taste. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any dining occasion.

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