Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
932 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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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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RS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Was ok and a fairly pleasant meal. Very busy and waiting staff were on the ball. Chateaubriand ordered as medium was overcooked and dry. Was ok but not not great. Maybe my expectations were too high in view of other people's high ratings

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

Very quirky location done up very well, great experience stff and food

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

First visit here with my husband to celebrate his birthday and had a fantastic meal; we both had rib-eye steaks which were cooked to perfection. Lovely ambiance and great location in city centre! Will definitely be back

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M
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Went for anniversary meal
Not up to par with the other steakhouse available in the same price range
Service poor no one to check up or to offer anymore drinks or sides
We were in and out within an hour sadly

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

have been here now on a few occasions ,
never disappointed ,food excellent .

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MT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location, easily overlooked and not known by most locals. Great food topped by even better cocktail selection.

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

Great food, staff friendly and professional. A really enjoyable experience , will definitely return.

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

Loved the food! The restaurant was busy so was hot and quite noisy but loved the meal - steak cooked to perfection!

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

Great food and was happy to pay £31 for a steak/chips but only if it came as a complete meal. At that price I do not expect to have to pay for sides. Compared to Miller & Carter this is definitely the poor relation.

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AF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with husband & two adult children & pre-football on Thursday evening. Although underground, the restaurant feels spacious & not at all claustrophobic due to excellent lighting. Staff were very attentive without being obtrusive. Set menu offers great value & has a variety of mouthwatering dishes. We all opted for steak & although my kids like medium rare, my husband & I prefer it a bit more well done. Mine was a bit underdone which became apparent as I reached the middle but it was no problem for the waitress to get it back on the grill & it was served back to me with another pepper sauce & fresh fries - nice touch! At £100 for four of us with four alcoholic & three non-alcoholic drinks plus two coffees, it was worth every penny & we hope to revisit soon.

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GG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic value for the set menu and the food is excellent. Interesting dining area and very classy.
Service was great and selection of gins is impressive!

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KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a friends birthday, the sunday roast was outstanding and amazing value for money. Will definately be back.

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CM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there with my husband who is a meat eater. I'm a vegetarian. Found them very accommodating.

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P
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me n hubby had a great time ,voucher bought by our son .

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DA
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great value food, my only comment would be somewhat overpriced drinks!
Great venue and will use again

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AP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a cracking meal and superb cocktails. I thoroughly recommend the scallops - outstanding! We have the Butcher's Cuts and they did not disappoint. It was great to be able to compare the different cuts, well worth the money. Perfectly seasoned and cooked, we will be having that one again sometime very soon.

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CN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was nice but it was so noisy that we were literally shouting across the table at each other. Feel there are better places to go in Glasgow for similar quality food and drinks.

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JL
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks. Perfect negroni. Great service. Only slight thing would be being sat at the tables in the centre of the room. People trying to squeeze past us as we ate. Other than that a perfect night. We will be back!

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v
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been before and only went because it was so convenient for the train but we will definitely go again.

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CM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In for Sunday lunch..enjoyed every mouthful. And generous portions...I would recommend..

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KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came here as a engagement celebration with my fiance as a gift from friends. Seated very quickly and allowed to look over drinks menu. Staff were very attentive. We waited almost an hour for our food (the only negative) our wait was realised by staff and we were given a round of drinks on the house. The floor was managed really well on a very busy Saturday night. Would highly recommend and will be returning.

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DA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quirky restaurant with really good food
Would recommend

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, steak melts in mouth and fantastic service

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JG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely service and food amazing although lacked a wee bit salad or veg. Got a bit noisy and lights dim quite dark around 4pm but would return for food and service Thanks

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j
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere and great value for money

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service....efficient without being rushed. We’ll definitely return. The mackerel starter great and both us loved the rump steak. Poached pear was like getting ‘light’ crumble - perfect for end of a meal when you’re almost full but still have a ’little room’ for dessert. Excellent choice of wines, and carafe sizes great when everyone wanted different wine.

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MG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only one criticism wee bit noisy and as tables quite close together that didn’t help private exchanges Also bill was wrongly made up so overcharged but corrected quickly
Overall would return as good was great

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GO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked Alston Bar and Beef for a wee get together with friends and a Sunday lunch. We were impressed by the quality food on offer, there was clean plates all round. The Sunday roast set menu had good choices and everyone was able to choose something without ordering from the A La Carte. The ambience was great and being able have a conversation without straining was very pleasant. The staff were great, attentive and polite. Overall we had an enjoyable afternoon.

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EG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Really unusual warehouse/ basement setting. Huge selection of drinks, especially gins. Food was exceptional, I could not fault it.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a fab night in the restaurant, first night out together since being married so wanted something special and we got it, expensive night so wouldn't go all the time but for a special occasion would def recommend

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JS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There were 4 of us and we all had the superb flat iron steak, starter and dessert- excellent value lunch.

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D
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alston Bar & Beef is simply fantastic, the best Steak I’ve ever had, terrific price on the set menu for Rump Steak cooked to perfection, great ambience, attentive, friendly and professional staff, a real gem in Central Station.

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KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service set in a lovely ambient environment! Good air and atmosphere, would definitely go again!

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AL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food service ambiance I recommend this restaurant

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RS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time there, steak is excellent, best I’ve tasted anywhere.

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w
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, however £32 for a bottle of reisling was nippy

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IT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant after receiving many recommendations from friends to try and we weren't disappointed. Great vibe in the place and the steak was exceptional. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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PH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was recommended to try here by a friend who did advise that it was more costly than other similar Glasgow establishments. We were greeted on arrival by friendly staff. Food was well presented and tasty , ambient surroundings and busy which is good to see. Overall a pleasant meal but a bill of £124 for two courses each including a bottle of wine and one beer is a bit much. Won't rush back- Miller and Carter better value.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the set menu and it was fantastic! Great value and the steak was amazing. One of the best I've had. Nice friendly service too. Would recommend!

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S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my review - mr partners who took work colleagues - 6 males for steaks and booze as a thankyou for their hard work in the construction industry. They all raved about it. Loved the food and the drinks!!!🍻🍻🍻said the waitress was excellent. Her sense of humour and great service was appreciated!! Faultless x

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