Nestled in the Grade II Listed former Freemasons Hall, Masons Restaurant and Bar serves retro fine-dining fare in princely surrounds.
Layers of mahogany, pistachio and forest green velvet create a chic hotel vibe – with a clientele to match.
The menu sounds simple (you’ll see classics such as fish and chips, gammon and egg, and chicken supreme) but their interpretations of these British favourites are a level above. Desserts are equally creative in their execution. Expect elegant options such as an orange and passion fruit tart, or white chocolate and blackcurrant terrine.
Masons is somewhere to push the boat out (in a sophisticated way, of course).
Fittingly, fine wines abound and, when it comes to cocktail time, the excellent staff will make you anything you like. Or ask Manchester’s only martini trolley to visit your table for bespoke blends all around. A retro-tastic delight.