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Tue, 5/22
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Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
811 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
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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.
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: 19 February 2018

Ends: 30 June 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

2 courses £13 or three £16

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 19 February 2018

Ends: 30 June 2018

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

What 811 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Great food and service. I had the set menu which was great value for money. Highly recommend for any occasion. I’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Had wanted to eat at Alstons for a while but didn’t get chance, so booked up for a work night out and I cannot complain. Highly recommend the Alston Burger but have to say the food served around me looked equally appealing 👍👍

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Faultless service and fabulous food. We had the 3 course early evening menu and were amazed by the quality of the food for the price we paid. Great service as well from the waiting staff, looking forward already to going back.

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4.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Based at Glasgow Central it probably doesn't need to try hard. But ithe does. Excellent food & lovely helpfultimate staff. Good wine list & great cocktails. Go there!

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3.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Main course steaks were really very tasty and cooked medium rare as requested. Had expected them to be served with some veg but they just came with chips. We had ordered extra side of mushrooms so it was fine.

Starters were just ok. Octopus and chorizo - not v spicy, and cauliflower pakora, a bit soggy and they took quite a long time to arrive....

Waitress service was very good.
Service when we arrived less so.

We had booked our table about a week ahead and despite several tables looking unoccupied when we arrived, we were offered possibly the worst table ...next to the restaurant entrance and til area.

I would expect this table if I had walked in off the street and if no other tables were available or if I had reserved last minute. None of which was the case.

When I asked if a better table was available I was told they were all reserved- my husband pointed to an empty better table and we were "allowed" to sit there.....it seemed like the waiter could only follow what was logged in his computer rather than use his initiative. It was a little disappointing and not a good start but things improved after the starters...first impressions do however last..

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Fantastic as usual ,staff very friendly and can't do enough for you ,nothing is a bother to them and the food and wine is always superb

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Amazing experience, great food and very accommodating staff!!!

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Assiette steaks for 2 were excellent, as were sides of mushrooms and onion rings. Chips were also delicious. Reasonable selection of wines at varying prices would suit most budgets. We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Really nice venue, best steak we have ever had and wine was amazing

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Main course steak was excellent, first course lamb was awful
Good wine, liked the carafe.
Unbearably noisy
eye wateringly expensive for what it was

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Very juicy burger, and delicious salted Padron peppers. Pear crumble was a bit bland though

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Lovely food, great service. I’ll be back again and again.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Both my wife and I dine here regularly. Food is excellent and staff are immense.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Great steak frites!
Very busy so had to wait 1/2 for table!

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Fantastic food as per usual from Alston’s.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

All you need is ................ Alston Bar & Beef
My friends and I had a lovely Saturday lunch here. Both the food and atmosphere were excellent. There was a real buzz about the place, but des[toe being busy, the staff were great.
The poached pear dessert on their set menu is INCREDIBLE!!! Didn't realise a pear could taste so yummy. Would definitely recommend this place.
Added bonus: there was an elevator for customers who required assistance; another plus as two of my friends did in fact require to use this facility.

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3.0Dined on 27 April 2018

I really wanted to like this restaurant as read so many good reviews. I had ribeye steak and chips with sauce. The steak was very fatty! I’ve had better from supermarket. The chips were nothing special. I had a cocktail which was very basic. The service was very slow and was only half full. It’s a shame as I was really looking forward to my meal. Wouldn’t rush back.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Well placed venue for a meeting of friends coming into Glasgow from various areas including Edinburgh. A nice atmosphere - food was great and lunch offer good value. The service was absolutely spot on and we enjoyed the extensive bar list. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

The lunch deal at Alston is great value for money - £13 for 2 courses, £16 for 3. The choices are limited but very good and there’s always one vegetarian option. Everything was cooked to perfection (my medium rare steak was spot on) and I would recommend the desserts - the brownie was amazing. Fantastic range of drinks and it’s great that you can get smaller carafes of wine as well as bottles - much more sensible option at lunch time!

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Excellent steak, of course, and great cocktail recommendation from our waitress

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great food great staff and quirky design as set in an old railway tunnel . Service 10/10 , we go often , had an overly noisy table beside us a group of 6 who should have stayed in the pub they came from and ordered bar food as alstons fine steaks wuoldve been wasted on their numb palates! However manager dealt with them promptly as other tables around us began to complain also . They were no longer served and left at request of manager as they did not wish to quieten down . Discount to our bill was given without asking , rest of meal was amazing as usual . Thankyou to all at Alston bar and beef !

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Really trendy setting, very loud but that didn't bother us at all. The lunch menu is great value , although the starters are really small, the main was great, we ordered rump at an exta £3 and it was cooked to perfection. The only thing we can complain about was the length of time it took from started to main meal , but to be fair we were offered drinks and the staff were really apologetic. I would definitely go back

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great ambiance great food good cocktail menu will return here again

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Unfortunately we were driving so we didn’t get the chance to sample beers, cocktails etc, but they looked great! We booked a table in advance and got a nice wee corner table.
( some tables looked pretty close to one another, I would say). The service was first class- friendly and efficient. The food was very nice ( if unspectacular- nice lunchtime fayre- nothing fancy but very tasty.) Nice place to meet friends and have a chat ( low ceilings made it pretty noisy, but added to a very cosy, friendly atmosphere.)

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Really nice menu. Tried the cauliflower pakora and it was lovely. Would recommend. The crumb with the poached pear was outstanding also

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Excellent steak with gin cocktails and a nice bottle of red wine. Service was superb and food to a high standard. The place was quiet so the atmosphere was a bit lacking but the location was great since everyone in our group was getting a train.

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

I visited for an early lunch but nonetheless the atmosphere was relaxed and convivial. The staff were friendly and the service was good. Food highlights were the black pudding starter and the poached pear pudding. Both were sumptuous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant a d would not hesitate to return.

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Fave place to eat in Glasgow! Steak cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

We had an excellent experience for my daughters birthday lunch. Instantly we were impressed by the tasteful and fresh surroundings. Three of us then had the rump steaks and were not disappointed as they were extremely tasty. The service was of a very high standard also, polite and obliging staff. I would not hesitate to recommend this place, especially as the lunch deal was great value.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Fourth visit and it never disappoints, staff are really lovely and knowledgable have recommended to a lot of friends

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1.0Dined on 7 April 2018

I’m am highly disappointed with our experience at your restaurant . I was there for a birthday lunch , however the meal took 1 hour and 10 minutes to get our main meal, and once it arrived I didn’t get the sauce I requested & had to ask for this again, my chips were burnt and the steak wasn’t cooked to my requirement . I also found out AFTER we had left , that my friend ordered (and paid for ) drinks to my table as a birthday surprise - which we NEVER RECEIVED !!! Very poor experience and I was extremely disappointed !!

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

We had an amazing meal here, such great value. The staff were amazing, so attentive and their knowledge about the gin and drinks was great. I would recommend

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Great selection of food and quality meals. Staff were helpful with gin selections as well and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Excellent friendly service, good cocktails and a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Excellent food with attentive service! Good value & good choice of menu!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Hidden Gem!! We absolutely loved our food- everything was exceptional. Service was amazing too! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great food, service and ambience! Will be back! Steak was delicious and staff were very helpful with recommendations!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Excellent venue , staff were great and food and drinks great
I will be recommending it to anyone who will listen 😘

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

The Alston always delivers. Great cocktails, great steaks, atmosphere is lively and staff are very friendly.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Amazing value for money - food is served hot very well presented and tasted Amazing.
Known for its Gin but we aren’t big gin drinkers - wine & cocktails were lovely though!

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