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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (131)
Good for a Date (120)
Good for Birthdays (85)
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Good for Anniversaries (79)
Fit for Foodies (73)
Handcrafted Cocktails (65)
Cosy (63)
Lunch (61)
Vibrant Bar Scene (61)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
Romance (57)
Casual (56)
Fun (42)
Sunday Lunch (40)
Business Meals (38)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Authentic (32)
Group Bookings (32)
Bar Seating (31)
Hot Spot (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
People Watching (27)
Comfort Food (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Notable Wine List (22)
Neighbourhood Gem (19)
Late-night Find (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great Beer (12)
Seasonal (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Child Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Glasgow)·Dined 6 days ago

Once again( 3rd visit) the food, service and overall value are beyond excellent in Alstons.
I have recommended and brought company to Alstons and all have loved it.
We are going to try the Wed menu now Muscle v Mussels and I am sure we wont be disappointed.
From entering this bar/restaurant you are made to feel so welcome . The decor and atmosphere is so relaxed .Its also very trendy but for all ages (senior person)
The service at the table and the bar are not only friendly but very informative as to the food and drinks menu .
Great place right in Central Station how good is that for meeting up with friends .
Thank You for a lovely evening enjoyed by all .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

Pre-theatre menu was great value and steaks were delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and huge range of gin to work through

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 7 January 2018

We usually got here for steaks as they are the best in Glasgow Town Centre but decided to go for the Sunday roast on this visit and it did not disappoint. Great value for money. Would highly recommend the Alston. Service is always great, wine even better👍

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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2018

Excellent restaurant in the centre of the city. Lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

The steak was fantastic really well cooked. Service was fast and professional.

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·Dined on 6 January 2018

I often dine at the Alston and I’m never disappointed! As a pescatarian , there’s plenty to choose from! It’s now my ‘go to’ place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy
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value4

 
·Dined on 4 January 2018

fantastic steak and really great selection of gin to go with it . steak melted in the mouth and was cooked perfectly.

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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Great steak as usual. The pork chop was also huge and delicious. Steak probably more expensive than some other places but well worth the difference as the quality is fantastic. The set menu is also very reasonable and excellent quality.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Organic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Lovely food, friendly staff and good atmosphere 😀

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 29 December 2017

Great good, great servide and a Hin menu to keep coming back for.
Pre 6pm menu is fantastic value.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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value4

 
·Dined on 28 December 2017

Awesome Fillet steak!

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Loved the relaxed feel of this place, magic atmosphere. Staff friendly and service excellent. The steak was particularly good. Good value for money. Chose off the lunch menu and it did not disappoint. Great find within Central Station, certainly wasn't expecting such a place and great for any occasion.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on 21 December 2017

Beautiful surroundings, delicious food and very attentive staff. It was a pleasure and I will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 20 December 2017

Really nice and relaxing enviroment for our lunch time dining. Staff were really friendly and very helpful with my wife's allergies.
Definitely worth a return visit .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 17 December 2017

Husband, daughter and I had the set lunch menu. Starters, mains and desserts . Starters were slightly small but very tasty . Mains were delicious . Desserts indulgent. The three of us eat everything , we throughly enjoyed our food and will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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food5
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Had a great night with a group of friends for my husbands birthday, were looked after by the staff and the food was absolutely amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on 14 December 2017

Having been here on a few occasions before this restaurant is far becoming one of my favs . Great ambience , food and cocktails and the staff are fantastic . Great customer service and always with a smile

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 13 December 2017

A lovely meal beautifully served by friendly staff service was quick and efficient inspite of being very budy

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 12 December 2017

Great food & great selection of Gins. A different location because of its location under central station. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 12 December 2017

This restaurant is a gem and I am seriously thinking of not telling people how good the food is, the presentation, the quality ,the staff and chefs who prepare and serve and the the excellent location. Because I wont be able to get a table if I tell!!!
However given I have already had 5 friends to dine in Alstons who I know have already told many others and another 2 friends going with me in Jan and they will tell as many as well.
So the keeping quiet is not happening cause I could not deprive others of the marvellous experience of dinning in Alstons.
Thank You All

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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food5
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·Dined on 10 December 2017

Sunday Dinner offer well worth it. Beef cooked to perfection. Also good place for a drink great gin selection.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on 9 December 2017

One of my must eat places when in Glasgow. Love it. Best to book at busy times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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·Dined on 5 December 2017

Had a wonderful experience staff very attentive and polite food and drink excellent and the decor and ambiance were spot on Thanks for a lovely evening 👌

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 5 December 2017

Consistently good food and really good, friendly, attentive and helpful staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on 4 December 2017

The ambiance upon entering the restaurant is fantastic and very romantic. The bar is a beauty in marble and glass. The staff was very attentive to our needs and the noise level was mild. The food was delicious, in particular the steaks. Everyone in our group had steak and it was superb. The gin drinks were also excellent. The side dishes that we had could have used a bit more seasoning but that was easily remedied. All-in-all I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fun or romantic atmosphere or anyone visiting Glasgow and staying in the center of the city as it is easy to get to.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

This was the second time my wife and I have been to Alston Bar and Grill. I can say without hesitation the drinks and meals were superb. The staff are very friendly, attentive and no problem is ever to small. The Alston has a wonderful Gin selection, so it’s a great place for Gin lovers. I would definitely recommend Alston Bar & Grill.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 27 November 2017

The quality of the beef had much to be desired. It was cooked impeccably though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Been here several times and have never been disappointed. I think they serve the best steaks in Glasgow which considering the options is no mean feat ! Excellent food and service .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 22 November 2017

Great Wednesday deal! Stake was cooked as asked for and wine was great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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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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