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Masons restaurant bar

4.7
4.7
847 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.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    0161 832 6256

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Salford Central station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 847 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Sunday Lunch

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

  • Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. SC

    SeanC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really nice Sunday lunch. Good ambiance in the restaurant
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Small nicely refurbished new restaurant the food was a little bit different service was A* had a sleepy chilled vibe
  3. DS

    DavidS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and the staff made you feel like you were dining with friends
  4. c

    clairei

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restuarant and lovely staff the food was good
  5. SJ

    SteveJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in a nice setting. Staff friendly and helpful. Perfect!
  6. AM

    AMSx

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely cocktails, lovely food and lovely service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place very cosy beautiful decor. Staff very pleasant and good service. Food was amazing.
  8. OH

    OliverH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, staff friendly and attentive. The food was incredible, vegetable broth had this amazing sauce. Will definitely go again
  9. G

    Grahambio

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and a complimentary glass of fiz for our birthday girl.
  10. JB

    JoanneB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had fish and chips from the lunch menu, delicious
  11. LR

    LouiseR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue, food and staff! We would highly recommend :)
  12. SB

    SarahB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Will definitely come back. Great service.
  13. T

    Ted72

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really helpful team who answered all our questions and accommodated my gluten free needs well. Beautiful dining room but a little disappointed more of the building wasn’t open to diners - held for private hire.
  14. w

    wendyp

    Newcastle

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely food. Nice table. Fabulous wine. Service petered off during the late shift.
  15. GD

    GraceD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100% recommend Masons! It’s the perfect date night spot in Manchester. Me and my husband went for our wedding anniversary, booked on open table and just ticked the box that said we are celebrating our wedding anniversary and didn’t think anything of it. When we got to the restaurant we were sat in this beautiful private booth. And the waiter brought over two complimentary glasses of bubbly and wished us a happy anniversary. Such a lovely touch and not something we have ever had before. As for the staff they are so friendly and attentive including the lady who greeted us at the front desk. The food was amazing very tasty and fresh. Over all 10/10 we will definitely be returning.
  16. DA

    DanielA

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience in busy yet relaxed atmosphere. Very attentive service aswell as good tasty food. Good value for money and would highly recommend.
  17. TP

    ThiP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This is the only restaurant where I've had to leave mid-meal due to how the food was served and the attitude of the maitre d'. I ordered the pork, which was presented 75% rare. When I questioned this with the maitre d' his attitude became bullying and insisted that it is how the dish is served. (If this is how the pork is served then how come this isn't reflected in any of the restaurant's social media pictures?) The dish was then taken away and microwaved within an inch of its life, to then be returned 2 mins later where the bullish behaviour continued. We paid for the starter and drinks and left.
  18. SG

    SusanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable lunch all staff encountered were very welcoming, pleasant and professional, would recommend.
  19. J

    Joanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Sunday roast and great value for money. Service was excellent as always.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 3 delicious courses starting with the arancini, bread and olives to share, followed by 2 delicious melt in the mouth steaks (fillet and rib eye) and stoke semi-freddo and a chocolate tart too finish. Our host Tony was knowledgable about every aspect of the wine, including some seriously good Cornish low alcohol fizz, the produce down to the farm where the beef was sourced and ingredients in each dish. Lovely restaurant, atmosphere, staff and seriously good food!!
  21. AH

    AnneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small menu but more than enough. Rib Eye steaks cooked exactly as requested. Thanks. Nice relaxed atmosphere with excellent service.
  22. l

    lesleyc

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great definitely be going again Great lunch
  23. K

    Karol

    Munich

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really good restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was perfect. We will be happy to come back again!
  24. OT

    ObeT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food, I can’t wait to come back.
  25. MB

    MrB1257

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. Fantastic staff.
  26. O

    Orla

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great value for money.. staff friendly courteous and attentive. Restaurant seemed smaller than I’d expected… very nice nonetheless. Would certainly recommend for Sunday lunch..
  27. CB

    CurtisB

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Everything was really good but the service was a little poor
  28. MW

    MikeW

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambience and especially the food. Great evening!!
  29. BH

    BrettH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicest steak I’ve ever had, service was excellent
  30. LE

    LaurenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, we both had steak and it was one of the nicest I’ve had. Service was great, the setting was lovely and we will definitely return in the near future. Highly recommend!
  31. RH

    RuthH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful meal at Mason's, service was excellent and the fish dish (which we both had) was amazing! It was my husbands birthday and they gave him a glass of champagne to celebrate. Lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Will definitely eat here again! Thank you Mason's
  32. SE

    SuzanE

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice staff all of them could not do enough for us .
  33. BT

    BradT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My wife enjoyed the scallop starter but my son was disappointed with the belly pork starter,only three pieces and the fat had not been crisped up. Tuna au poivre asked for it pink but when it came it was dry. Chateau Briande was not seasoned or rested enough,was sitting in blood. To top matters off we had an uninvited guest,a mouse was running back an forward between tables. We told our server who told the manger she came across and asked us what we had seen we confirmed it was a mouse and that a party at another table had also seen it. No real apology or offer of a discount or free drinks. Very poor experience such a shame as on a previous visit we had a very good experience.
  34. JH

    JanH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and absolutely gorgeous food. Beautiful decor.
  35. S

    Silverstars25

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our silver wedding anniversary & couldn’t have been happier with the service & the food. The staff were lovely and the food was delicious. A night to remember!
  36. GA

    GeraldineA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, impeccable service from reception staff to waitresses were amazing. Food was good, moderate portions and service was prompt. Would definitely visit again
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place, great food and service. Will definitely return 😀
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Came here as a birthday celebration, was given a complimentary glass of champagne immediately which was appreciated and a very nice touch. The waitress was friendly and attentive and our food arrived quickly. We had pork belly and scallops to start, which were absolutely delicious. We then had lamb and steak for the mains, again which was all cooked perfectly and the flavours had clearly been picked carefully as it all tasted amazing. I eat out fairly regularly and this is definitely the first meal I’ve had in a long time that really wowed me. The cocktails were also delicious and the decor is beautiful. The only downside was that it was quiet, although we did visit on a Wednesday night, so hopefully it is usually busier as this place deserves significantly more customers.
  39. MB

    MrB1257

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First class service as always. Great to see the place so busy.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch was superb, service was attentive. Would definitely recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Masons restaurant bar is rated 4.7 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Masons restaurant bar

36 Bridge Street Manchester, M3 3BT

Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Salford Central station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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