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About Alston Bar & Beef

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.

Unit 19
79 Gordon Street
Glasgow, G1 3SQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 00am

Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0141 221 7627

Website:
http://www.alstonglasgow.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Glasgow Central Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Wine

Alston Bar & Beef Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (127)
Good for a Date (115)
Good for Birthdays (76)
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Fit for Foodies (67)
Handcrafted Cocktails (65)
Casual (58)
Cosy (58)
Vibrant Bar Scene (58)
Pre/post Theatre (56)
Romance (54)
Lunch (53)
Sunday Lunch (43)
Business Meals (41)
Fun (37)
Authentic (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Bar Seating (31)
Group Bookings (31)
People Watching (31)
Hot Spot (30)
Comfort Food (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Late-night Find (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Great Beer (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Quick Bite (8)
Brunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Seasonal (7)
Outstanding Value (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Fantastic night!
Food was delicious, steak cooked to perfection, best Iv had in glasgow!
Staff were great, very chatty & making sure you were always ok.
Definately will return when i get my next pay!!

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Great food, amazing cocktails and lovely atomosphere - so convenient being under Central Station too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Had the best steak ever and staff were so friendly and helpful

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Brilliant visit. Surroundings are lovely, relaxed and chilled. Food was first class...starters, sides and fillet steak were all top notch. Would highly recommend and will definitely return!!

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Great food great staff.has the steak sharer with onion rings and garlick mushrooms my god fantastic best steak ever

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Sunday set menu great value and food was excellent quality.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 21 October 2017

First time visiting here and will be back. The Ribeye and Cote De Boeuf were delicious and atmosphere well worth the visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

Fab night with great company, service was excellent, food was top drawer, ambiance was great, will be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 19 October 2017

First time to Alston Bar & Beef. We had the 3 course set menu which was unbelievable value for money and runs until 6.30pm. Selection of gins was super and draught beer and IPAs were good. Friendly quick service and we were not rushed of our table which seems to happening more in restaurants. Food was delicious, beautifully cooked and perfect portion sizes. My three courses were trout, steak then chocolate brownie. We (4) had a super time and will be back, highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on 18 October 2017

Visited the alston numerous times wether its been for a few drinks or a meal and it never fails to impress me. My recent visit was for my friends birthday and the staff made it very special for her by giving us both complimentary prosecco and also singing happy birthday. Food is 100% worth the price. Overall a lovely experience, as always.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Top class venue, food great and service was spot on, service from Marie was excellent
Could not fault all so good

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Fourth time I’ve been here and it never fails, excellent, very well seasoned tasty but simple food, great service and nice ambience. Well done!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Amazing. Loved it. Ambience, service and food was great. Also really good for the gluten free diner. Will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

First visit even though I walk past Alston twice a day! Definitely won't be the last visit though. Great steaks, good service and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Great atmosphere lovely food great cocktails especially Cable Car. Always pop in for a cocktail before jumping on train home when I'm having a day out in Glasgow!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 10 October 2017

Tuesday night offer of £12 for steak, chips and glass of wine is excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Excellent value for money, 1st class service, brilliant atmosphere, nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Outstanding!! Came across Alston when looking for somewhere for my boyfriend and I to enjoy some afternoon cocktails on his birthday. We originally only came for drinks however ended up ordering the lunch menu as it looked good value for money and certainly did not disappoint. We were both blown away with the food. Initially I believe there was mix up with our drinks as my starter arrived before our drinks did 15mins after being seated however this was kindly rectified when we received our bill as we were not charged for them due to the wait.

I found this incredibly kind and very well done as the restaurant and bar were both incredibly busy and most other places would have ignored this fact as I never mentioned it.

The food was incredible. We are big fans of Barolo grill and have been for years but Alston bar have knocked every other steak house out the park! We will definetley be back and are already planning our next trip to town.

Thankyou so much for our delicious meal and fantastic service. A new fave!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Had a fantastic lunch catching up with friends from Belfast. We were all farmers, so we were heartened to see that you used Scotch Beef. Like how you were supporting us Scottish farmer's!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Went there for my 30th birthday, wonderful accommodating staff, amazing food, wonderful decor, really felt like a very special meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 5 October 2017

I took my son here before the Scotland game. We had the 3 course for £16 deal which was excellent value for money. The food was fantastic we both had the pâté for starter and the fillet steak ciabatta for mains. I had the poached pear for dessert and joe had the chocolate brownie. This was ideal for a quick bite before the match with a couple of drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great Beer, People Watching, Cozy, Casual, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value3

 
 (Glasgow)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Food was brilliant as where the drinks and service. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Although my linguini was delicately flavoured I enjoyed it and my desert was delicious. My friend really enjoyed her burger and her chips were more-ish!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Fantastic meal and great service, however it was a bit noisy so conversation was difficult at times.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 28 September 2017

Staff were helpful and friendly without being invasive . They seemed to enjoy their work and made us very welcome and relaxed . All in all a lovely evening and fabulous food at very reasonable prices .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

We came here as part of a weekend away for my husband's 30th birthday. This place is a hidden gem! Definitely didn't disappoint! The setting and lighting created a fab atmosphere and the staff were all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The list of Gin and various mixers available was pretty impressive (we may have tried a few!) and the food was out of this world! We had the chataubriand and it was gorgeous. It may seem a little pricey but it's worth every single penny. We'll definitely visit again if we're ever back in Glasgow! 10/10

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

Lovely meal. Steak perfectly cooked. Staff were brilliant and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Very enjoyable evening. Thank you

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Best steak meal in the centre of glasgow. Atmosphere is great at the weekend. Thoroughly enjoyable

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great Beer, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Just brilliant every time we go , food is awesome as are staff

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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Fillet steak and truffle mac and cheese was amazing! The best I've tasted to date. Great place and amaretto sour cocktail was amazing too. Will definitely be back x

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Great speakeasy feel to this basement bar and restaurant. Superb cocktails. Best steaks in Glasgow. Service is always excellent.

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·Dined on 1 September 2017

Lovely hidden gem, walked past this place must have been 100 times before realising it was there!
Whilst browsing the net for a good steak house in the city centre we came across the menu and decided to give it try and we didn’t regret it.

Whilst certainly not on the cheap side; we decided to give it ago as a little treat to ourselves on date night / belated birthday celebrations just the two of us.
We weren’t disappointed, the atmosphere is very cool, very urban, modern, contemporary, drinks list is vast if not slightly expensive but the food was worth it.

Looking at around £30 for a steak (roughly) we weren’t disappointed, the meat was some of the highest quality we have ever had and we had barely left the restaurant before we were recommending this place to our friends.
We will 100% be back…once weve saved up a bit…!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

This was our second time eating at Alston and both times have been awesome. The food and service cannot be faulted. Will be back again soon.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

First time here and will certainly be back. Atmosphere lovely extremely friendly waitress. Food lovely, only minor issue was the delay in receiving my dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Regular haunt for me, great atmosphere, good service and great food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 17 August 2017

thoroughly enjoyed my sea bream with side of mac and cheese with truffle oil. Husband had rib eye and he said it was delicious. Must comment on waiting staff. Excellent service along with being friendly and efficient.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 14 August 2017

Fantastic food served by pleasant helpful staff who are well versed on the food and Gin.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on 13 August 2017

A hidden gem in Glasgow. The staff was superb, as was the food. The cocktails were brilliant. A great evening out!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

My partner and I doubled date with friends for dinner where we ordered 4 steaks. They were cooked perfectly and the whole meal was excellent with first class service from the waitress. The restaurant and bar area had a fantastic atmosphere which we enjoyed over cocktails and wine.

Will certainly be back & would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 6 August 2017

Myself and my husband enjoyed a lovely meal at Alston's. I had the scallops to start and he had the octupus. We then shared the Chateaubriand. Cooked perfectly as requested. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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