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Masons Bar & Bistro

#122 of 680 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British
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13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 611919
12:00 - 19:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in by chance, fabulous sandwich and best chips I've had for ages. Service was excellent a very good place to eat and chill

Thank Carol H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bistro is a fantastic find and off the tourist track, although it is only a 5 minute walk from The Shambles. I have tried both the burgers (exceptional) and the curry which was on special (loved it!). There is occasionally live music and the whole place has a good atmosphere. Warm and not glaringly lit (like so many bistros... More 

Thank HellholesLtd
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in a bit of a rush, but made very welcome. A lovely atmosphere, with space around the tables. Helpful waiter and very good food. Burgers chosen (veggie and halloumi excellent), wine delivered and not too long to wait for our lunch. Would recommend

Thank Jane C
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a great meal here a couple of weeks ago, the food and drinks were great and we had a good laugh with the staff. The place itself is lovely and spacious, they don't squash you in, but allow for good size tables with space between so you're not on top of your neighbours. There isn't a huge selection... More 

Thank Jeeb22
Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere... Great Burgers... Brilliant service.... Cool beer.... Creative specials! A must eat!

Thank LeMetropolitain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went here as we were in York, the atmosphere was brilliant I must say, service was great too. I ordered the Cajun chicken from the menu and the others ordered theirs. The meals took about an hour to come. Mine stated that it was two chicken breasts... I got one cut in half, yes it was well priced but I... More 

Thank Martin R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, great food, large portions all in a comfortable pub. Mind crossing the busy street in front. Excellent value.

Thank Juanita G
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went here before a gig. Food was great. Simple and plentiful. The only thing that let it down perhaps was a relatively narrow range of beers. Otherwise, excellent. We will return!

Thank TioPep1967
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent bar/bistro in old grocer's shop. Friendly staff. I recommend fish cakes. The coffee is wonderful, from an Italian spaceship ! Fossgate is one of York's liveliest streets, full of character.

Thank Granville H
Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Absolutely fantastic restaurant! The food is tremendous - really high quality and very reasonably priced too. I had the burger which was very good - plus some of the best chips and onion rings I've had in a long time. I can't remember the last time I felt so full after a meal out...I'd been eyeing up the dessert board... More 

Thank RichGi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 611919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?