Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
998 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For £33 would expect salad/mushrooms/tomato with my steak.

Excellent food, best steak I have ever had!

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A
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Steak was delicious and the staff seated an additional member of our party without fuss. A good splash out place

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B
Aberdeen
10 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with the steak. My wife picked a fillet steak which cost a lot . Asked to have it cooked medium which arrived slightly more than medium in fact the outside of the fillet was burned which affected the taste. Because we don't like to complain we just accepted the meal.
Not going back for that price.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely 3 course Sunday dinner. Pate, roast beef and then a delicious crumbed pear dish. Throw in a couple of very nice cocktails - all in all - a lovely experience.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic lunch for me and my hubby at Alstons bar&beef. Food was delicious as always, and a great team who make the experiance great. Will be back soon.

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FG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an anniversary dinner and shared a chateaubriand which was amazing. Loved the gin cocktails! At the end of our meal we got to pick a gin cocktail on the house, brilliant service!! :)

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RD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Convenient for a meal on arrival by train from London

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MF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was great will be returning.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality of food. Great service. Will definitely return.

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NW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place, I have been coming here for years and each time I have experienced nothing but quality from Start to finish. The good, drink, service and atmosphere is fab! Highly recommended 💕

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LW
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we have been to Alstons and I actually cant recommend it highly enough! The food was fabulous (Sunday roast). I had the crumbed pear for dessert and I swear it would be my last meal if I was on death row. Our waitress Saffron was a little gem and we cant wait to go back! Thanks Alstons x

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SM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal - the steak was as ever excellent. The Scallop starter was particularly good - as was the Malbec. (Not sure about the G&T with Chilli though, possibly a little less would give a lot more).

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VP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, drinks options are great and cocktails are really well made. All staff were really friendly and helpful.
Only comment would be that felt the service was very quick between courses. We had finished our main meals and straight away were offered dessert.

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JS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent yet again, great food, great pre theatre value.

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JM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like this restaurant very much. I ordered a rump steak and asked the waitress for steak to be medium/well done. I asked if this would be alright as I didn't want to see any blood and she agreed that would be fine. Unfortunately when steak was served inside was very pink I should have been advised to have steak well done.

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WB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have never had a disappointing meal here. Only point which was slightly -ve was that we were near a fire door/exit to store area and it was quite draughty with people coming in and out.

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g
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food overpriced and poorly presented.An example was a rump steak served with one spoonful of mashed potato ,that was it at £22.

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LG
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for birthday treat read reviews and we weren't disappointed. Best burger I've ever had. Sublime. Hubby steak cooked to perfection. Daughter going to Glasgow for birthday on 11th Nov. Already recommended to her

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RA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously impressed with the Alston - staff were amazing and really friendly. Really knowledgeable and were happy to help me choose when I couldn't decide. Food was spectacular - will definitely be back!

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was fine - waitress was able to recommend items from menu. We just had bread and olives to start - olives ok but bread was stale and the spread that went with it was odd tasting. Pure butter or oil would have been better. Mains were ok. Steak was a bit more fatty than expected and peppercorn sauce was luke warm. The restaurant was noisy so not the place to go for a quiet meal. Not worth the prices I don't think compared to other options in the city.

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AN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

set menu was excellent value, paid the £3 supplement for a 227g rump steak...cooked to perfection.

Will definitely return

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JA
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Truly excellent food and nice concept and atmosphere, however we were kept waiting for 20 minutes even though we had a reservation. Everything we had to eat and drink was fabulous, except the espresso which was a disappointment. Fantastic selection of gins.

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DR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Already posted on Google - In a nutshell, over priced for the quality of the food. Dessert menu poor. Ordered truffle chips to come with the meal, and instead got surf and turf. Then got charged for the SnT even though we sent it back. The regular chips we did get were very dry.
Ambiance and layout/decor was outstanding.
Overall very disappointed in the experience.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and service is just so friendly but professional at the same time. Even though there was a mix up with our orders it was dealt with very quickly with no fuss, and the staff were kind enough to make our desserts free because of it. Food is always amazing, great set menu option too and the service is brilliant. It’s a favourite.

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R
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

A very disappointing visit
Incredibly long wait for service after we were seated
My pasta was bland to the point of tasteless and I had to season it continually
Neither my friend or myself finished our meal

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AL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Hard to believe it's under Central Station.

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MQ
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, waiting staff have a friendly and helpful rapport. Had the Sunday roast option, delicious, filling, well presented, loved it. Would recommend this hidden gem all day long, well worth a visit for dinner or drinks. Fine balance between stylish and casual, never a disappointment, absolutely always a pleasure, look forward to our next visit.

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C
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend and was lucky to get a table day before. Staff very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was full but didn’t feel over crowded. We both had fillet steak which was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. I had fries which were double cooked but could taste the fat on some of them and hubby had mashed potato which needed more butter both a little disappointed with them. Also had seasonal veg which was very nice. Overall would recommend and will be back.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food at Alston, it never disappoints. Scallops and chateaubriand are always cooked to perfection and staff are lovely, never allowing your glass to go empty.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great steak. First visit, but it won’t be the last!

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KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We arrived early and were happy to be sat at a table early by the waiting staff as there was no free seating in the bar area and the standing space was crowded.

Food was good and was delivered in good time. The steaks were perfectly cooked however the order of truffle fries arrived as regular fries. A dish of truffle oil was brought out after telling the staff. Came across as a bit lazy.

The meal itself was good however the surrounding noise level made us feel like we could not hear each other or hold a conversation. It did not help that the table next to us were having a debate on politics and were basically shouting. They did provide some entertainment however as one of them was so drunk she poured a bottle of water into an imaginery glass flooding their table.

Giving the benefit of the doubt it was a busy Saturday evening. Perhaps it would be quieter at other times. All in all good for a gin or cocktail.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service friendly bar staff and lovely venue. Found it hard to find as it’s actually inside Glasgow Central station . Apart from that loved it

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BC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Don't normally do this, however, food was alright, nothing to get steamed up about. Bevvy comes from the bottle so no problems there. Thankyou.

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HF
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend Alston bar and grill. I go there when I fly over to Glasgow

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t
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The A la carte prices are a bit expensive. Considering that you only get one side with your steak. Chips ,mash or salad etc. And £4 50 for a small portion of greens is steep considering the prices charged per steak. We both went for rib eye which was cooked medium i normally go med rare. The steaks could have done with a little more resting as the blood started to run on the first cut , however there was a nice crust to them and flavour was good with the butter. Wine was also good. Might just consider the Sunday lunch next time as it seemed like good value.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As good as ever, been a few times and still delivers

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P
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steak cooked perfectly and the gin cocktails were awesome. First time here and definitely not the last. Superb.

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DM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had, will defs be back

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D
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alston’s never disappoints. Amazing food, drink and service.

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LL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the decor and lighting
Meal was lovely and great service . Nice artmosphere . Was given a gift voucher for a wedding gift took my friend for her birthday . She loved it too

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