Masons restaurant bar

4.5
203 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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JR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was treated by my daughters to a gift card for Masons. Myself and my husband were extremely impressed with the whole experience. The restaurant is beautiful, the staff were extremely friendly. The service was spot on. Tony our waiter was brilliant. The food delicious and beautifully presented. Will definitely be going back .

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

Beautiful restaurant with excellent service & food. 5 stars

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AO
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and outstanding venue. Would definitely recommend

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MB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, the service was very good - happy that we weren't pressured into buying extra sides - our waiter was very knowledgeable in respect of the portion sizes. It isn't an "every day" restaurant, but will certainly return especially when we need to spoil ourselves.

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LO
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a lady of a certain age who appreciates nice food presented well by
excelllent staff. Masons is still scoring on allpoints
My scallops with artichoke were as always fabulous. The steak cooked as I wished was beautiful. I adore the chunky chips although on this occasion they were not quite as crispy as usual. As for the chocolate/coffee dessert it hit the spots other desserts cannot reach!!! I have NO complaints about Masons. This historic building has a special place in my heart and the food compliments the surroundings beautifully. I consider the commute from Lytham well worth the effort and believe me are not short of great places to eat on my doorstep. Looking forward to trying the new summer menu.

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SH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit began with a wonderful warm welcome from front of house and they stayed
polite and attentive throughout our stay.
Lovely hot coffee was served while we chose our breakfast menu.
Our breakfasts were delicious and I particularly liked the sausages
and the way they were cooked. I would love to come again.

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CR
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive and friendly service. Very good food. Fairly compact menu (which I always trust more). Nice open but inviting interior with comfy seating; table a little too high. Highly
Recommended

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Perfect for a special occasion

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LO
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food presented beautifully by efficient and friendly staff. The best chunky chips in Manchester.

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Julija was perfect waiter.
main course - rabbit- dry meat

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P
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the beautiful tastes of the stunning food presented like art on the plate. Fine dining and incredible service with a great atmosphere. With perfect decor, ambiance and restaurant. Masons is a desirable, must-visit restaurant.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Really delicious. Perfectly cooked.

Waiters were lovely and humourous.

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ME
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, service and delicious food! Thanks for a great night

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AJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to the Masons and the food and service was excellent.
Our first visit was a busy Saturday and our second on a quiet Wednesday.
We will be returning.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us went to Masons Bar after the Manchester 10k for Sunday lunch. The butternut squash soup was hands down the best soup I have ever had. Everyone on our table commented on how good it was. The roast dinner was also lovely and well presented. Cauliflower cheese came in a separate dish and the gravy was served in a tiny pan. Overall, a Great lunch in beautiful surroundings.

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PC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff tables not too close together which is great food was excellent

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OT
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers the full package. Excellent food, impeccable service and a superb ambiance. During our midweek visit my partner and I went for the Chateaubriand sharing plate, with the accompanying vegetables and the probably the best fondant potatoes I’ve tasted. In fact I’ll go as far as saying that from the Scallop starters, aforementioned mains and the house Pannacotta dessert this was by far one of the best executed meals I’ve had in a long time. We past on our compliments to the chefs. Definitely worth a visit, great cocktails too..

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very busy breakfast when we arrived meant that our order was slightly delayed and mine was ever so slightly wrong, but the food is excellent and the chap in charge excellent!

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable lunch with an old friend. We were made to feel very welcome. My steak was a bit on the tough side but friend’s salmon salad was delicious. Delightful building.

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GZ
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Living quite close to The Masons, I watched the refurbishment of this building with great interest. Once completed and trading as the Masons, I was very eager to try it out, as the restaurant looked gorgeous. We booked a table for a Sunday early dinner, we were a group of six friends on a sort of reunion. The service could not be faulted from start to finish, our waitress was a Polish girl and was very professional, however some of the food elements were disappointing. One of the party is pescatarian, ordered an aubergine humus as a starter, this was not at all pleasant to eat, we told the waitress and she changed it for smoked salmon, which was lovely. For mains, three of us had the sirloin of beef for which a £2 supplement was charged on a fixed price menu, in the first instance we had to ask for steak knives as the beef was hard to cut, but then it was really tough and hard to chew. The other dishes were ok but nothing sensational. Again we pointed this out to our waitress and she took a percentage off the bill. We didn’t want our bill to be reduced, it was a special occasion for us, we just wanted to be as delighted with the food as much as we were with the restaurant.
I have to say it was a disappointment but could be so good.

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GB
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Gorgeous setting and lovely food. Friends didn’t enjoy the toast with prawn cocktail starter and would have wanted soft bread instead. I had carpaccio and rabbit and both were stunning and gluten free was no issue. Wine options lovely. The decor is stunning but feel they need to get the ambience music right. Food wonderful though and I can’t wait to go again. Had a voucher which made it brilliant vslue

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JW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not hot enough, beef very fatty, slow service although staff very pleasant and helpful,

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S
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my mum for lunch one Sunday. The waiters were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was very nice and beautifully presented. My mum who is usually very picky had a wonderful time and we will definitely go back.

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FN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Place is lovely and the staff especially our waiter was excellent! The food however was a disappointment.. felt like they tried very hard but quality needs to be the priority rather than being too fancy.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dinners I ever had and the service was outstanding, too!

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ES
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service highly recommend, decor plush clean we will definitely be returning

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at masons, food, setting and the staff were all amazing! Highly recommend.

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VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place, fantastic food, top rate service and excellent value for money.

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WT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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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
2 reviews
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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HB
Manchester
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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