Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
1072 reviews
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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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

2 courses £15 or 3 courses £18

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 7 April 2019

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

Sunday Roast menu: 2 courses £20 or three £23

From a Sunday set roast menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 7 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

What 1072 People Are Saying
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Angus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and if you like Gin like my Mrs does then this is the place for you!

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JK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively place for a Satuday afternoon. Vaulted stone ceilings mean the noise levels are quite high but it just adds to the atmosphere. Rump steak on the set menu was just excellent. Cant believe you get such a good steak for this price. Will definitely be back.

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JD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I HAVE RAVED ABOUT ALLSTON ALL WEEKEND SINCE MY VISIT. AND TO EVERYONE I WORK WITH. ALSO POSTED ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

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JG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the 500g TBone and it was incredible would recommend to anyone

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FG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, been twice in last couple of weeks. Will be back soon.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly service, food very nice, 2 course reasonable, main menu pricey, nice atmosphere and would recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Steak wasn’t great didn’t get the wow feeling when eating out.
Mash potato was very poor not creamy at all very bland.
Peppercorn sauce wasn’t to the standard was more like a heavy gravy.
Order wasn’t noted down with this happening one of are sides were missed and both of are extra sauces missed.
Thought the value of are experience wasn’t great as I’ve been to better steak restaurant for cheaper.
Not sure if I’d return due to this experience.
Some staff were very pleasant (young blonde girl that served us was very nice, however the other female that took are order messed up a note pad and pen would if sorted this)

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AK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wee hideaway under Glasgow Central Station. The food & service is so good, I,d recommend Alston’s to friends & family

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very reasonable priced. Highly recommended x

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AS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service, food excellent and reasonable prices, have been here a few times and will be back again.

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L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff made us feel very welcome and were really friendly- lovely atmosphere, drinks were great and food was amazing! Thank you!

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JR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was very good and the atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely. Our only gripe would be the prices for the portion sizes. We would probably return though so it didn’t put us off.

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food as usual but service gets slower every time.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for 2 as my wife and I were on a weekend away. Loved the atmosphere in the restaurant and was nice and busy with people at the bar and dining. I ordered the surf and turf which was nice but I don’t understand where the turf comes in as I only had prawns 😕 my wife had the burger which she loved and we both had the brownie that was delicious! Over all a beautiful restaurant and very easy to find from our hotel.

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MK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wasn’t aware as we had booked online that we had limited time for table. Felt bit uncomfortable when, after you have ate, waitress then tells you that you have 15minutes left at your table. Food was very good. My dessert not so much. Cream nd meringues with few blueberries dotted over it???

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B
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is of a high standard and flavours blend well
Lucky to get a nice corner table. Service was excellent. Relaxed. Didn’t feel under pressure to leave at all.

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GR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food for a small price. We loved the chocolate brownie!!

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JF
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant-it’s the best restaurant if you love steaks!! Great quality tast steaks. Always cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and provide a great service. The ambience is fab too. Soft lighting - nicely decorated - I can’t compliment this place enough!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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GL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but for the best meal we have ever had, it was excused

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GD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

thoroughly enjoyed dining here. The rib eye on the bone was fantastic

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JR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, a tad expensive compared to other steak restraunts. Cool hidden staircase into a beautiful underground space. Enjoyed our meal very much. Would return.

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CM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a meal to celebrate a milestone birthday. The food was fantastic; steaks were cooked to perfection. Service was also great. It is one of the more expensive restaurants that we go to, but that’s because the quality of the food is so high - perfect for a treat on a special occasion, though!

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JD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

The steaks were all wonderful. But, for the price, the sides were skimpy. It is not the place to go if you are really hungry. It was extremely hard to find, google maps kept saying we had arrived, but you have to go to the doors thru the bus station.

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GE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for a lovely dinner everyone. Loved the experience. Thanks again.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great meal for me and my girlfriend on a date. The bar area was very busy when arrived but it didn't cause us any problems as the seated area had enough separation to block out the worst of the noise. Great atmosphere and environment and excellent food. Would highly recommend

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my son and we both loved the rib-eye steaks. Second time we have been here and we recommend to all our friends. Can’t wait until our next visit.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

cheap and tasty

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AS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theatre meal booked. Fantastic service with a sincere friendly feel. Food was amazing. We wanted a steak and we got fantastic tasting perfectly cooked steaks. Thank you

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GM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely night ..food fab ..we opted for the 3 for £18....starter was fish cakes ( a tad bland) however the steak and pudding ( to die for) made up for it.

Great atmosphere.

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L
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing wee afternoon at Alston
Lovely drinks, gorgeous steak & brilliant staff!
Thanks to team Alston again!
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Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really nice meal, relaxed and very attentive staff.

Bar staff were really nice, accommodating and engaging with my son too.

Food is good value and tasty!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever ana amazing experience, from ore dinner cocktails in the bar, and throughout a truly special dinner with wine. We love here and will return many times. On this trip the bar went out of their way to mix us our favourite White Lady cocktails (not on the menu) and our table server was delightful.

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GL
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food good service knowledgeable staff, great cocktails

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RG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Me and my wife go at least twice a month. Staff are amazing the foods amazing and the venue is beautiful

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AB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service poor. 7 of us dining and 5 starters had been brought to table and eaten and staff had to be reminded that 2 people were still awaiting food. Main courses were warm and not hot. Beef stew lacked the presence of beef and on complaining we were told it was a new menu. Desserts were ok but all in all a very poor and disappointing visit here.

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JB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the new lunch menu, staff friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend a visit if you have yet to try it.

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C
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is absolutely fantastic. Delicious! My only quibble was that the French Onion soup portion was a little on the small side..but thats only a quibble because it was so delicious.
Great atmosphere, selection of gins and the steak is the bom diggity.
Well done guys!

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JM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food amazing. Only issue was my wife didn’t like the chimichurri sauce so got it swapped out for the blue cheese sauce and they charged us for it which is very poor. It was a simple swap out. The chimichurri sauce was far to oily.

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SB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Massively massively overpriced food and very very average. Service staff were very helpful and the only real positive.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!

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