Alston Bar & Beef

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A unique steakhouse & gin bar set in the iconic central station serving only the best quality beef & boasting the largest selection of Gin in Glasgow.
Alston Bar & Beef, named after the long forgotten main street of Grahamston village, is located underneath the Gordon Street entrance of Glasgow Central Station. Follow the stairs down to Alston’s underground arches to a bar with Glasgow’s widest range of gin, each uniquely garnished & served to perfection.
Glaswegians are spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to eat & Alston aims to raise the bar for meat lovers even further by serving the best steak the city has to offer. Choose from a selection of 35 day dry-aged steaks, including the Chateaubriand to share or Glasgow’s favourite, the fillet. All our Scotch beef is carefully chosen from accredited farms each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness.

Special Offers

Sunday Roast menu: 2 courses £18 or 3 courses £20

From a Sunday set roast menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 18 April 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

Two steaks, two sides and two sauces for £45

Steak and Sides Tuesday: Two Ribeye or Sirloin's with two sides and 2 sauces for £45 per couple.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 18 April 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00-22:00

Monday: £5 corkage

£5 corkage on Mondays.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 18 April 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00-22:00

Glasgow Restaurant week:2 courses £15 or 3 courses £18

From a set menu. Also 1 course for £12.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-18:30
Fri 12:00-18:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

What 1282 People Are Saying
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AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent as is the atmosphere in the restaurant

CW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sunday lunch was plentiful and tasty but slightly to salty. Restaurant was hot and very noisy even though not to busy. Noise level to loud we couldn’t hear a word from one of the serving staff.

JC
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch always lives up to expectations

AD
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent steak. A bit noisy. Service good though they gave our table away they rectified it with a free drink and with some charm. I have been several times and the quality of steak and pudding has been consistently excellent. Quiet at lunchtimes busy in evening. We will be back.

DL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice setting and ambiance. Everything was fine apart from the lamb starter on the set lunch menu which did not appear to have any lamb in it.

MM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in Glasgow...and we have tried them all !

SE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service couldn't be faulted, infact the whole experience couldn't be faulted.

Fantastic night

FM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The steak was cooked to perfection and even the vegetarian option (cauliflower steaks) was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

D
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Good food, but as we was visiting on a Tuesday night it was very quiet. But we was told about 4 times by different staff that they closed within the next 10 minutes even though we was still finishing off our bottle of wine, this was at 10:45 over an hour before they advertise they close.

IM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal. Took my boss and colleague and we had a great time. Lovely staff and the food was faultless.
Would highly recommend!

G
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in a great location with fantastic service. Sunday roast was very nice. Thank you

T
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

If ordering steak ensure staff understand how you would like it cooked. We ordered two fillet steaks and both steaks were undercooked. It wasn’t obvious at first but once we cut into the meat it was raw and we asked for one steak medium and the other well done. Disappointed especially as it wasn’t cheap.

J
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, value for money is fantastic and service was superb. Thank you

CL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fab and service outstanding would definitely recommend and will definitely return

S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Steak was cooked to perfection, the chateaubriand was delicious. The mac n cheese was superb, everyone needs it on the side! Complimentary glass of bubbles was a lovely touch from the staff as it was an anniversary dinner.

Service was a little slow so you were sitting waiting between courses longer than necessary but the atmosphere compensated for that.

Would definitely go back, 110% recommend for a great meal out.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely but the service we received from Stephen was superb the whole night

Nothing was too much bother and he reserved a table in the bar for us when we had to give up the table

Thanks to Stephen for making us feel very welcome

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff & service excellent! Thought the portions could have been a bit bigger, enjoyed it though

D
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Alston, have been lots of times and never had a bad meal. Friendly, attentive staff and would recommend.

GR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Alstons to celebrate my husband's birthday and were not disappointed. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and were very friendly. The meal was just outstanding. I cant wait to go back.

SC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our anniversary had a lovely meal great food lovely atmosphere great service would definitely go back

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time at Alston and must say we weren’t disappointed. The staff and service were impeccable. And for a city centre restaurant the value was outstanding. Will be making a return visit

HF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Five stars as always. I will be back again and again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal, the food was exceptional and great service from Kendal. She made us feel very welcome. I would say that is the best steak I have ever had and the sides were so tasty. All washed down with some great wine and a couple of cocktails. Would definitely go back when we're in Glasgow.

S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

5* place amazing food. Can't recommend enough. Noise was only so loud because of a large that was in and that spoiled the ambiance. Overall everything was great.

PM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, one of the best steaks I’ve had in years.

KH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. The meal was beautiful. The seating and decor was very funky. I enjoyed it and had a great date night with my partner

MN
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly and polite staff, food was superb, the atmosphere was fantastic.
A dinner could not ask for anything more.

LG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal. Clean plate. Disappointed no French mustard. Will definitely be returning.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening, food was delicious

MK
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best steak yet in Glasgow and sides of broccoli amazing although the Mac n cheese side was bland needed a stronger cheese. Desert was lovely and overall we enjoyed. Service was great staff were helpful and efficient

SM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I felt the meal was very overpriced at over £90 for two courses for two people. The starter was very poor, basically 2 tomatoes cut up with a couple of cubes of cheese priced at over £8.00. It was also very noisy, couldn't hear ourselves speak at times.

FW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in lovely clean surroundings! We will defo be back 👍

SM
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best steak house in Glasgow - all 4 steaks cooked perfectly.

Thank you

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glasgow’s Best Sunday Roast! Lovely food, great service!

BP
Perthshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem underneath Glasgow Central Station - ambience, service, quality of food are all exceptional. Also has a great bar with large selection of drinks. My wife and I had the Chateaubriand which was fantastic and accompanied by very friendly and efficient staff.

DH
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very nice chateaubriand and duck fat chips, but the other sides were unremarkable.
Didn't want to overdo things with starters, so just had the sourdough bread and cafe de paris butter. This was just some very average thin slices of slightly dry, unwarmed bread. The side salad that came with the beef was well dressed, but the large chunks of unripe, cold tomato were virtually inedible.
However, the beef was lovely and I'd recommend the Priorat to accompany.
Ambience a little cold, due to the blueish lighting. Think something "warmer" might make a big difference.
Very nice wait staff.

JD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a nice set up. Saw a few things on the menu I would like to try next visit

RB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and fantastic value. Best steaks in Glasgow for the price. Especially if ordering before 6.30

VD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent venue for lunch with family, we had ribeye and fillet steaks - the food was exceptional. Staff were friendly and attentive. Excellent experience and will certainly be back. Only criticism is that I felt the food was a bit over-priced.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second visit here and it was lovely. The service was great also.
The restaurant decor is really modern and staff very helpful and friendly.

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