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Local cuisine, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
About
After opening in November 2011, Restaurant Mason received its first Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Award, One Chef’s Hat, in its first year. Since then it has gone from strength to strength maintaining its One Chef’s Hat for seven consecutive years. In early 2013, Mason commenced providing off-site catering for Weddings, Private Dinner Parties, Corporate Functions and Special Occasions. With Chris’ previous Hatted (Restaurant II - Newcastle) and Michelin Star (The Ledbury, Notting Hill – London) experience and Ami’s restaurant management expertise, you are sure to enjoy one of Newcastle’s premier establishments. Husband and Wife team, Chris and Ami invite you to enjoy their passion for
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Australian, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

Friends 70th birthday - lunch - 2 couples. Service, friendly, professional and efficient - Food, 2 course @$70 pp - simply delicious Presentation, 10/10 Clean restrooms. Note - when booking CC details required to reserve table

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

Had a lovely long lunch with a friend. The food was sensational, very attentive staff (without being in your face) I was very impressed with the selection on offer and also the fact that things like the sourdough bread and crackers on the cheese platters...are made in house and they churn their own butter. I would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Good food made from quality ingredients by a chef with an eye to the modern tastes of patrons but with no cheap and outlandish flourishes. The accompanying wine list has high quality offerings. The service staff carried out their duties perfectly: attentive, friendly and helpful...in a respectful but ‘untoadying’ way. This is cut above dining, valued as much for the whole experience as it is for the food itself.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Had the pleasure of attending Restaurant Mason for their French dinner as part of Newcastle Food month. The food was delicious & perfectly matched by sommelier Stephane with some outstanding French wines. Throughly recommend Mason’s, it is a fantastic Newcastle restaurant, Chef Chris Thorton plates...up beautifully presented food that is just delicious!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

Always a winner. You'll never leave here unhappy. Archive is on point. Chefs do a great job and one of the better places in town for sure for a high quality dining experience.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2021 via mobile

High hopes. Entree of eggplant and Bonito were excellentm. Faultless dishes. Mains - my vege tart was excellent. The duck was very disappointing. The duck itself wasn't tender and hard to eat. Deserts of semifredo baklava and coconut sago were both bad. We didnt eat...much of Either. Promising start- excellent service and drinks but proved to be a bit dissapointing overall.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2021

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended for a special evening out! A great combination of interesting food and experienced staff

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

Celebrating a friend’s major milestone at one of our favourite restaurants. The Team, the food & the ambiance are amazing. From the time you walk in to the time you leave every detail of your evening is just wonderful. The sourdough & churned butter to...start is delicious. Scallops were beautiful & the duck.....The menu covers all tastes, is presented beautifully & w’ a fabulous wine list it is so easy to experience a complete culinary journey. Well done Team Mason!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

This is the second time we have dined here. I have not even gotten to the dessert menu as I write this review. The food there is so good it will blow your mind. I am a foodie and this place Is off the charts....If I can’t cook it or make flavours even like like it rocks my world. Sooooo gooood.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

For MY money this is currently the best restaurant for civilized and elegant dining. Two visits in two months. Both times delicious food and charming, professional service. The menu is very short and does perhaps not change often enough (given the small selection), otherwise I'd...come more often. Perhaps they operate differently in "normal times", when not effected by Covid. Prices are fair for the quality, but the bill can add up with a few extras and beverages. Lively atmosphere that can be a bit too loud with a large table or two of people who "celebrate" a bit too much.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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kayla468
10 July 2020|
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Response from JANE0810 | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is a bit more up market than just smart casual. i.e. business men in suits dine at lunch times etc. You won't look out of place if you wish to dress up.
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3 July 2017|
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Response from RICHARD P M | Reviewed this property |
the portions are quite adequate - no micro serves.
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Restaurant Mason is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4