Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
854 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Please contact the restaurant directly for reservations.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 00am

Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
0141 221 7627
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Glasgow Central Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Offers

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: 18 July 2018

Ends: 18 October 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

2 courses £14 or 3 courses £17

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 18 July 2018

Ends: 18 October 2018

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

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal, could not fault it. The service was excellent.. a hidden gem 😁

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LM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to Alston. As we were celebrating our anniversary we were greeted with a glass of prosecco each, such a beautiful touch. Food was amazing, staff were friendly and helpful. Already cannot wait to come back again.

Thank you

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was perfection. Server not local and didn't listen properly to an easy drinks order. 2 out of 3 drinks wrong. Other than that. Amazing!

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SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. A lovey place for a meal or drink with excellent service.

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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious steak & frites - simple but beautifully cooked steak, so tender, simple garlic butter and crispy chips - perfect. All added to with a nice glass of Merlot.

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LT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

3rd visit, 2nd sunday roast and will definitely not be the last. Beautiful food, great prices, fantastic ambiance and wonderful staff.

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MD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always the No1 in Glasgow Always great Staleak and a extensive gin selection

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DL
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had set menu,great value but think steak sandwich should habe had side salad! Service was spot on n overall very happy.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been before for an Xmas work dinner and was amazing then. So took my dad for food before a concert, he is notoriously difficult to please with food. He loved it, food and staff were fantastic and with the pre-theatre menu its great value for money. We also love the historic back story adds something else to your visit. Can't wait to return!

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GA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best rump steak I've tasted for a long time ! The whole family agree. Cocktails delicious too. Funky and tasteful surroundings with great service.

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TT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service and atmosphere was not. It took forever to get the server's attention although she did visit the tables around us several times. When she finally came over she apologized for "abandoning" us so it seems like she knew we were being ignored. We seemed to be the only tourists in the restaurant so maybe that played a part since the other guests are more likely to visit again. It was pretty hot inside and the noise level was crazy loud - so much so that we could hardly talk among ourselves at our small table. Most of this is not the restaurant's fault though but due to a party of 6 several tables away who were talking and cackling so loud we (and everyone else in our section) could hear every word they said.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service in a great location! A great variety of meals for everyone. Was perfect for my graduation dinner but I will definitely be going back for more casual times as well. Would highly recommend.

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BH
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding, and service second to none

this is a very special venue so deserves full rating

Cara thank you again for your wonderful service

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JC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice night, good food and friendly team. Thanks to the blonde Scottish waitress for getting the Bisto gravy!! Lol.... she’s a star!!

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p
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at great price, gin menu fantastic, truly a hidden gem.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Straightforward menu and excellent value with steaks cooked as requested. Very tasty.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Graduation lunch. Lovely food and great service. Hope to visit again.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. The acoustics could use some addressing, however a very good dinning experience.

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B
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice setting located in the centre of the city with great food and polite friendly staff 👍

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RM
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Hi went for Sunday lunch there were four of us.Mains were great.Ordered sweets.Place got busy 12 people next to us .Waited 25min for sweets could not wait any longer.Cancelled sweets paid Bill left.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great family meal after Graduation. Excellent steaks , good service! Will definitely visit again!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for a late lunch for my dad's birthday. Service was delightful, both servers were charming and sweet, and efficient. The food was delicious, we all had the set lunch menu - the poached pear dessert was perfection. The rioja was exceptional. The bill, when it came, was a very pleasant surprise - great value. Will definitely be back.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent meal with outstanding customer service. Our cocktails were professionally made and tasted great, staff were friendly and very chatty. The restaurant was clean and well laid out with the just right level of lighting. The steaks were medium rare and outstanding. The best I’ve had in Glasgow hands down. However, some minor points, the Mac n’ cheese side did taste a little overwhelmingly of truffle. Thus the chef may try and balance the flavour a little more. Indeed, the side of veg was a little soggy and again this is minor and little improvement on these two issues would make this a full 5 star review. Overall, get a table booked here and enjoy the experience, this place is a jewel in the crown of Glasgow fine dining.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve been several times to the restaurant, brought friends from other locations and had some great meals and service however I have to say yesterday was my most disappointing visit. Service was slow (my husband’s second glass of wine was charged but not delivered). My medium rare steak was given to my kids (split as 2 per the children’s option) while I received their medium steak and I felt at £34 each per fillet steak for myself and my husband, not great value for money. Also a number of the items on the menu were unavailable including vanilla ice cream which is surely a staple? I think it may be some time before I’m back.

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OT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food in a great space. Can’t wait to go back!

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PM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steaks and great selection of gins. Expect to pay about £50-£60 pp so quite expensive. Quite noisy if it's busy which it usually is. If you want a great steak and are happy to pay, recommended.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve been to the Alston several times and have always enjoyed it. We only had one issue on this visit in that we ordered the beer battered onions but when they arrived they were really greasy and we couldn’t eat them. I pointed this out to the waitress when she came to collect the plates but she didn’t offer to take them off of our bill and we were still charged for them.

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MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, very friendly and efficient. 2 course menu excellent choices and value for money

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LT
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying the Sunday roast and I have to say it was one of thee best meals I have every had, it was truly delicious. The staff were lovely and helpful in recommending a cocktail, the ambiance is brill.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not recommend this place anymore. Posibly the best stake I have ever had and the customer service was fantastic.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this online for a night out with friends and had a marvellous meal. We had crab linguine, steak and a burger and everything was great. Service was first class with good beer and a really good choice of wine. I would definitely recommend this place and we will be back.

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DE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, love the food and the service is great too. Five stars, would recommend.

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D
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, busy and vibrant with some rather tasty cocktails.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pre set lunch menu which was for 3 courses and £16.95. Paid extra £3.00 for the Rump steak which was cooked perfectly and tasted great. The extra side dishes we had were Spinach and vegetables served in copper pans. They cost £4.00. Great value menu and you could choose one, two or three course. The ambiance was relaxed and atmospheric. Didnt have alcoholic drinks but they specialise in Gin and they did look great. Will definately return.

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FR
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks are not cheap, and is more suited to a quality special occasion. Quality of food was very good as were the gin cocktails. Attentive waitress service kept all the tables looked after and never any notable pregnant pauses between courses. Fillet steak was delicious, usual high quality local meat.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food beautifully cooked and presented. Portions just right. Good wine and affordable. Tables not too close together enabling private conversation. Service excellent. Already planning another visit.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Excellent food, service brilliant and choice is fantastic. Never had a bad meal in anyway. It is pricey - that’s the only thing I would pass comment on, bring your wallet - won’t be disappointed

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KN
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place called to move booking by half and hour was no problem at all great food great staff and fab wine list xx

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JT
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food! Went for the Sunday roast beef, and it was the best roast dinner I’ve ever had - and I’ve had a lot! Beautiful venue. Lovely cocktails and wine list. 10/10 would recommend.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best nights out in Glasgow in awhile the food & cocktails were amazing will definitely be back

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