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Nestled under a chic black awning on Queen Street in the heart of Bendigo’s bustling CBD district awaits Masons of Bendigo – a modern, sophisticated restaurant with a welcoming relaxed ambiance. First opened on March 26 2012, husband and wife chef team Nick and Sonia Anthony have carved out a unique place in Bendigo’s increasingly vibrant culinary scene. Providing lunch Fridays and Saturdays; dinner service 5 days a week, like a great Bordeaux, Masons of Bendigo is a unique expression of its location, its environment and the people.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Healthy, Australian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Beautiful food, great beverage list, wonderful and informative staff.Our group loved having a short break between courses, plenty of time to chat... Terrific experience.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Masons of Bendigo is a treat and an experience. It is so much more than fabulous food but a true experience. The courses are light but filling. A complete delight to behold and eat.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I’d say the best restaurant I’ve been to in years. Excellent value, incredible flavours, matched local wines served at perfect temperature and enhancing the flavour of the food, knowledgeable staff answering our every question, all in a serene setting. Thank you

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great Dinning Experience every time we go there, the staff are excellent and knowledgeable when explaining the dishes to you.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our 10th visit we could not believe that it was amazingly the best menu ever. Could not recommend this place enough. Staff are also exceptional.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was beautiful and the service was outstanding. Will definitely be returning in the future. Plan on trying the lunch menu with friends.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, great and knowledgeable service, a perfect dinner , the food, wine matching and team were first class. Highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful lunch with friends, it's easy to see why this restaurant is so popular. Agree with all the comments, this restaurant is amazing.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Masons is an absolute treat. The food & service are first class. You leave the restaurant with a mouth full of wonderful flavours & feel as if you have been so well served & treated. The dishes seem small but are full of flavours &...by the time your meal is finished you are very satisfiedMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience, food amazing and staff fantastic . Very attentive Set menu was wonderful Will be returning again soon

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal Christmas present for the family visiting from WA and SA. Wait staff where excellent. Food lovely

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent set menu for dinner, all courses were attention to details, we love 😋 the fried bun duck parfait, the desert, but the McIvor farm pork scotch was a bit salty, for us, though🤷‍♂️ AND the matching wines were also beautiful especially the friendly...service (Simon explained the matching wines in details 👍✔).More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant meal as always. We had a vegan with us who is an amazing cook. She was quite overwhelmed by the flavours and attention to detail of her food. Service was amazing as well. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful venue in...our part of the world.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

I tried to get into Masons earlier in the year when I Bendigo for the Ring Cycle but was unsuccessful. This time, I was with my partner for a short pre-Christmas break. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the matched wine pairings. The staff...are knowledgeable and attentive without being over fussy. If I was being particularly picky, I would suggest that a fish course on the tasting menu instead of one of the meat courses should have been better for me - but this is being picky. The two vegetarian courses were delightful and both meat courses were very enjoyable. We certainly intend to come back!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

We had the set lunch menu ( 4 courses) and it was delicious. The flavours were amazing and the presentation of the food was spectacular.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Yes! They absolutely have vegan options, some on the menu and the wait staff will happily tell you what they can veganism! I go there all the time. It is NOT a steak house.
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Masons of Bendigo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5