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Mr Mason

Address
Address:
Shop 10
530 Collins Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9614 4500
Fax : +61 3 9416 4123
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Chef
Chef: Thiago Miranda
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
BYO
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Mr Mason is a French inspired restaurant and bar featuring a beautiful lounge and dining area, as well as an outdoor terrace. Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Mr. Mason is ideal for relaxed drinks with friends and colleagues as well as a satisfying seasonal scoff.

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LOCATION
In the heart of Melbourne CBD. Enter via Little Collin St, near the corner of King Street.

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Mr Mason’s has created a produce driven menu that is inspired by the rhythm of the seasons. The menu changes weekly, but a few French classics always remain. Accordingly, diners will be spoilt for choice and the casual, rustic sensibility that comes with eating a lovingly prepared meal. Casual bites are also available if you are looking for something to accompany a drink after work. Mr. Mason also boasts a refined wine list of boutique varietals available by the glass.

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“I drink to make other people more interesting”. Scribbled by hand on the restaurant’s walls, this Ernest Hemmingway quote is one of the first things that I notice, and love, about Mr Mason.

An adult’s playground, Mr Mason is divided into three separate spaces, including a lounge, dining and terrace area. Small injections of drama can be seen throughout the restaurant space from the large wooden beams, taken from Melbourne’s original train station, to the thick, wrought iron fencing mesh that is used to separate the formal dining area and bar. This transparent barrier allows guests to enjoy an intimate meal, while still being entertained by the bar staff. For those not interested in people watching, original, black-leather bound, editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica Wooden line the dining area’s shelves, while hand-written quotes (in a similar vein to Ernest Hemmingway’s above) and bottles of Veuve Clicquot decorate the walls. The lounge area is equally charming in a masculine, New York style way with an open brick fireplace, black leather chairs and copper lights that hang seductively from the ceiling. As one of the only venues in Melbourne’s CBD that offers an outdoor dining area, Mr Mason’s terrace is cool and casual with green and yellow stools and a wall garden at one end.

Divided into small, medium and large dishes, the French-inspired menu is presented in rustic and honest sensibility. In keeping with this attitude, the portion sizes are more than generous; however, this is done without compromising the quality or the elegance of the dish. Some of the culinary thrills are the hushed kind, like the way lightly fried river prawns are scattered over the crisp skin and white flesh of roasted hapuka. Others are scene-stealers, like the pretty mound of salmon tartare, luxuriously covered in crème fraiche and scattered with nasturtium flowers. A few of the features are flat-out luxurious, like the small bundles of bone marrow adorning tournedos of beef and sitting on a carpet of little potato fondants.

Owned by The Publican Group and under the relentless guidance of Manager Jason Weaffer, Mr Mason offers an elegant French-inspired dining experience that is well-worth the somewhat difficult task of actually finding the restaurant.

Anna Lisle

FUNCTIONS
Mr. Mason is available for hire for private events on Sundays, and offers two select celebration packages for up to 30 guests. Canapé menus feature modern Australian bites, with French accents, and are suitable for cocktail style affairs of up to 100. There are also three beverage packages available to suit varied time frames and budgets.

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Restaurant Specials

September specials & events
A Good Catch This September, savour the refreshing seasonal flavours of Spring with Head Chef Thiago’s seafood inspired menu. Featuring locally sourced barramundi and yellowfin tuna, feast on a one or two course French influenced meal matched perfectly with a glass of Jim Barry Riesling. 1 course with a glass of Riesling - $35.00 2 courses with a glass of Riesling - $50.00 Available all September for lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended

Spring specials & events
French Fare, Fillies and Frocks Melbourne Cup Day at Mr Mason 12:30pm start - Glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival - Lunch in the restaurant - Dessert canapés on the terrace - Races live on the screen - Sweeps and prize for best hat $55 per person Oyster and Mumm Champagne Upgrade available on the day Bookings essential



Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar
Breakfast
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10


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