Masons restaurant bar

4.5
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353 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.
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LP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in lovely surroundings with super service

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited for Sunday lunch. There was a good choice on the menu. Food was delicious and the service was very good. Had a lovely leisurely lunch

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely staff and good service. The interior decor is à la mode. The food is well enough executed but there is nothing to really return for.. nothing all that exciting... No real point of difference. The menu was missing a few items. The beef wellington had a doughy and undercooked bottom, but was otherwise delicious. The chocolate tarte had an issue with its casing, tasted as if it had be sat out. It was an underwhelming experience, but inoffensive. I probably won't be back.

SB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would recommended

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service.

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

This was a Valentines meal out so when a special night the food was very slow but we were given free drinks for this delay. Once the food arrived after about 35 minutes I had to complain as my girlfriends meal was cold so was reheated. I would say the food service very poor as other had all so complained. One saving grace for the restaurant is the waitress was and manager were extremely apologetic and had given us both our meals for free so happy about this a shame the kitchen let the staff and restaurant down.

PK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting lovely food and good value. Staff were attentive without being annoying, would recommend

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food presentation beautiful. I can recommend the sausage roll starter

SB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal with excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal, excellent food and service

C
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good and, with a Manchester Confidential voucher, was reasonable. However, the vegetarian options are limited and the tart was very dry - would have been better with a sauce. We also had a long wait for dessert, which isn't ideal at lunchtime.

CH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice excellent service but Over priced and service charge is added

HS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal for my boyfriends birthday treat. All the staff were brilliant, the lady who greeted us was very warm and welcoming. Waitresses and and waiters were very attentive. The meal was amazing. Will definitely be coming back.

JK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with gorgeous food and excellent staff

SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chateaubriand was outstanding!! As was everything else we had. I love the decor and atmosphere of the place, and will definitely visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, wonderful service and stylish interior. Smoked duck starter, Soup, Hake, Beef Wellington and the Pear cheesecake all fantastic.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service, ideal for a meal with my girlfriend on her birthday. The gin trolley is a nice touch.

TB
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place would highly recommend this pitch

LG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance are fantastic

c
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Yes but I think the menu is over priced so this would put me off also our waitress was nice didn't do anything wrong but lacked something and didn't ask at any point how was our food

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the hake for main and it was a bit too well done, making the fillet too dry. Other than that overall was quite good.

m
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beef Wellington was amazing ! Service very good and staff very friendly. Elegant decor , in a beautiful building and a great ambience. Highly recommended.

JD
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food to go along with the attentive staff , ambience and interesting building.
A real treat.

j
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, beautiful building and amazing service.

t
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, and 5 star service, we were taking advantage of the January offer so very good value, looking forward to visiting again

OT
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and accommodating staff!

KM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We shared the chateubriand for two, gorgeous. Malbec very nice. Staff lovely.
Surprised to be charged for a little extra gravy. Disappointed with the bitter chocolate orange tart.
No starters, one dessert, one bottle of red, bill just under £100.

SD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great. Kind, welcoming staff always on hand to help out if anything was required. Food was excellent and we were sat in a quiet individual booth. The ambience was lovely with the restaurant busy yet still not too noisy.

JW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate using the 50% off food January offer, so take value scoring with that in mind.
Beef Wellington was amazing.

NW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met for brunch with friends. Was given a lovely booth so we could chat easily to each other. Staff very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the full English breakfast with tea, but went on to have delicious belinni’s.
Relaxing and comfortable ambience as we took our time. Didn’t feel rushed at all. Will certainly return again soon

CC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal. Great presentation. 1 small criticism was drink service was a little slow.

MI
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Booked a table for 4 and was sat quickly at a table for 8; resulting in the server having to work / lean over us to remove the unoccupied place settings.

The food was quite simply overcooked . I ordered the duck that came grey and sat on top of a mountain of rocket. All I can say about the beef wellington is 'how dare you do that to a beef fillet'. It was so over cooked it was stringy.

This may explain why the servers did their best to avoid are table; just dump the food and run.

If I'd been paying full price I would be angry but I will take it as a learning experience avoid Masons from now on.

FW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal atmosphere and excellent service in fact the whole Masons experience was a a great start to the evening I would definitely visit Masons again and recommend it to family and friends.

CC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food and service. I would definitely recommend for any special occasion.

JC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Excellent food in a very quirky, relaxed atmosphere.

KA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Manchester. Elegance and class topped off with service of the highest order

SM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5 celebrating a birthday . We started the day at Mason’s having breakfast. We all had excellent meals and the staff are very accommodating. You will not be disappointed if you chose Mason’s

MS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

British classics with a modern twist. Food was full of flavour and looked great. Reasonably priced wine list and one of the best espresso martinis I've had in a long time. Beautiful building and great service

M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Intimate restaurant. Food good but wine choice could be better. Desserts are unimaginative.