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“Incredible food. Great service.”
Review of Masons of Bendigo

Masons of Bendigo
Ranked #1 of 231 Restaurants in Bendigo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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 ambience. 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 from Wednesday - Saturday and 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food. Great service. Good value considering quality and complexity of food. A real treat. Every time I come to Bendigo it’s my favourite restaurant!

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank MaryfromPerth
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Reviewed 3 April 2021

Visited on a business trip on a Tuesday night and was able to secure a same-day reservation for dinner for one person through the website.

The $85 dollar roaming menu is the way to go here which features six seasonal dishes from locally sourced produce. Every single ingredient that goes into the food (even the vegetables or nuts) is carefully picked and sourced from small-scale farmers and artisanal producers from around the area and this quality clearly shows through in every dish presented.

All of the dishes are smaller bites which ensures you do not feel too full over the course of the tasting experience and enables you to try a wide variety of different amazing flavours. On this particular night I started with a Pork Hock dish, followed by a Morton Bay Bug Dumpling, Braised Goat Shoulder, Chicken Breast with Duck Egg Pappardelle (pasta), 42-hour oyster blade and Opera Gateau (buttercream and coffee sponge cake) for dessert. The bread with smoked miso butter that is served to everyone as a pre-starter bite to eat was also fantastic.

Each dish had a huge 'Umami Bomb' hit to it, whereby the flavours explode powerfully and deliciously with each bite you take and linger in your mouth afterward. All of the dishes were standouts in their own right but if I had to pick a winner that evening the the first dish of Pork Hock with Chilli Macadamia and more was sensational.

The service within the restaurant itself was immaculate also, the attention to detail and careful explanation from the staff as to what each dish was along with their polite and accommodating service was as good as you would find anywhere in the world.

For the quality of food, amazing flavours and fantastic service, $85.00 for the roaming menu is a bargain and I'll be making sure to visit again the next time I'm in Bendigo.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Thank ShadowBijou
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Up for the Mary Quant exhibition and had a gorgeous lunch here.Food on the lunch grazing menu was delicious.Service really good too.We all loved it and would highly recommend .

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank 580lizw
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and excellent service. A trip to Bendigo would not be complete without a meal here, lunch or dinner equally good.

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank ronniesmum2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2021

What can I say about Mason’s? The food is incredible, their catering to dietary requirements is faultless. I have never had a dish that I wouldn’t have ordered again. As a vegetarian in a regional area, dining options have traditionally been limited. At Mason’s the vegetarian menu is beyond exceptional.

The staff are friendly, professional and kind.

The drink recommendations were spot on.

When our baby sitter cancelled last minute they were happy to accomodate with a high chair and plenty of space.

Love to dine here and can’t wait to go back

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank ROrel85
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