Owner/chef Chris Thornton has impressive overseas experience, as well as at previous Newcastle restaurants. His attention to detail using classic techniques is matched with fine produce and generous servings.
Situated in Newcastle CBD, Restaurant Mason is one of the oldest fine dining establishments in the area, and while others have come and gone, Restaurant Mason has the right mix of quality cooking, location, decor and service that lends itself to repeat visits and loyal clientele. From the welcome at the door to the cheery farewell you'll find a visit to this restaurant attends to all the details that make a dining out experience memorable.
Reypenaer cheese mousse with barbecued onion consommé is accompanied by a Jerusalem artichoke and mushroom cigar. The combination is an umami-packed dish of savoury elements and exciting textures. Roast and braise of venison with grilled beetroot and blueberries features the game meat cooked two ways: slowly and richly with beetroot and roasted to medium–rare with earthy beetroot and sweet blueberries.
PSST! Vegetarians are well catered for with a menu featuring three entrees and three mains.