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Masons Wine Bar

Masons Wine Bar

Masons Wine Bar is alongside Princes Quay, near the Waterfront Club with outside seating on the Quay when weather permits. Marc Mason, its owner, originally came up from London to manage Lloyds cafe bar. Seeing a gap in the market for something with a rather more cosmopolitan ambience he opened Masons with his wife, Helen, about a year ago. Inside it is smart without being imposing; at the front are settees with magazines and papers available while towards the back is the main seating area and the open plan kitchen.

It serves food all day with a speciality being fresh fish; however, it's also a place where, if you only want a cup of coffee, you are made to feel quite comfortable. Children are welcome and there is live jazz on a Wednesday evening. Marc is passionate about Hull's regeneration, though admits to occasional frustration with the speed at which things move. Certainly, his energy seems to have yielded results at Masons and you'd be advised to book, especially at weekends, if you find this week that more than your literary appetites need satisfying!

Opening times - 11 am - 11 pm Monday - Saturday