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Alston Bar & Beef, Glasgow,

Alston Bar & Beef

4.7
4.7
2200 Reviews
£41 and over
Steak
A unique steakhouse & gin bar set in Glasgow Central Station, serving only the best quality steak & boasting one of the largest selection of Gin in the city.

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 top 1% of steak available. All our beef is carefully chosen from accredited farms from the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Unspecified, Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    0141 221 7627
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Cross Street
    Gordon Street
  • Parking Details
    There is an NCP car park in Glasgow Central Station, entering via Oswald Street, 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1.
  • Public Transit
    The entrance to Alston Bar & Beef is located in Glasgow Central Station, just within the main Gordon Street entrance.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

2,200 Reviews
  1. KennyL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant and very attentive staff, the food was very good too and the set menu is great value for money.

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  2. ThomasN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great ambiance about the place would definitely recommend

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  3. AmandaB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Sunday roast for 4 people 3 beef was nice other one said beef was chewy and that was pink . Next time would order one drink and drink there water as 10% service charged added to bill, great for a special occasion as setting of restaurant is different from the rest

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  4. ElaineM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and great portion sizes even although we had the Set Menu, which was great value. Servers were really nice, polite and attentive. Restaurant was clean and welcoming. Nice clean toilets too. Hope to be back soon.

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  5. ChloeS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, it was obviously busy as Mother’s Day but not the servers fault at all. Steaks cooked to perfect temp. All food and drink delicious. Servers attentive and nice.

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  6. BobB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Prebooked and ended up seated in the "bar area" as overbooked I believe , ordered drinks and food pretty much on arrival, drinks arrived, then just over an hour later told no veg available as a side, then since we waited so long to be served, over an hour by then, we were given a free drink and the services charges were removed, After all that we felt rushed to leave, e The staff could not be nicer, not their fault at all that management overbooked and let them struggle on.

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  7. AdeleO

    Angus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team at The Alston Bar & Beef never fail to provide an outstanding dining experience. Everything about it is 10/10. I thank you for a lovely Mother’s Day meal & drinks.

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  8. DeniseK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday roast in Glasgow Highly Recommended, even the kids enjoyed it

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  9. Baabaaboy

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, great drinks. Got a bottle of prosseco on the house as it was our ruby anniversary. Only issue only 1 cubicle in ladies usable out of 3 let's this place down.

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  10. Anthony

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Again this is up there with one of the best meals we have ever had . Me my partner and daughter drove up for food for mothers day and i cant fault anything . Service is brilliant , food is outstanding the only problem is there isnt an alston bar and beef in manchester . PLEASE OPEN UP AGAIN IN MANCHESTER !!!!

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  11. CallanR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the serving staff were happy to help

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  12. StephenT

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whole experience was first class. Steaks were perfectio 👌

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  13. Cara

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant. Fantastic food Wonderful service Beautiful setting Intimate, romantic.

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  14. AilsaK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem!! Staff are 10/10. Food is top class. Will definitely be back.

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  15. RobertM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value, amazing food really enjoyed my visit

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  16. Mark

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's been a while since I last visited the restaurant but I was still very impressed with the service and food. The staff were very professional and friendly.

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  17. MaggieC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food amazing, staff delightful. Venue felt quite cold.

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  18. JackieL

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and extremely friendly staff as always

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  19. Lesley

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food best Sunday lunch ever! The restaurant is very unique service and everything just perfect!

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  20. Natasha

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. We got the chateaubriand, it was the best steak be have ever ate. Mash, chips, greens, and the spicy Mac n cheese so good.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Only on for drinks. Been in loads for food in past visits. No table service for the bar is a bit of a let down considering the bar is fairly small

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  22. LisaS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon out. Food is gorgeous, lots of choice and very reasonably priced. Will definitely return.

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  23. LisaD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food. Will definitely be back.

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  24. StevenH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a perfect meal in a perfect setting. Staff were all very polite and with excellent service. A must for any steak lovers.

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  25. Leth

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time in Alston as we never knew it existed. After being told about it by our receptionist, we decided to give it a try. Before we even ate, we had fallen in love with the place. The whole ambience is fantastic. The food was excellent and the staff were superb. We will most definitely be back.

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  26. SimplyPawly

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was really impressed by the price and the quality and the portion sizes! Really worth it and the history of the place and ambience really topped it! Also, excellent service!

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  27. Charlieax

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful time. I asked for my steak to be medium and my partner asked for their steak to me medium rare. I think there was a mix up because I got the steak that I ordered but medium rare and my partner got their steak that they ordered but medium.

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  28. DouglasL

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wine prices starting to get to high £26 for the cheapest not attractive

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  29. PeterW

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening, the steak was cooked to perfection. We will book a table again in the future.

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  30. GailA

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal in Alston Bar and Beef. I had set menu, £20 for two courses or £24 for three , good value for money, and a good selection to choose from on the menu. Husband had the fillet steak which I did think was a bit pricey at £39 but he said it was cooked perfectly, great fat chips. Staff were lovely, Would recommend.

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  31. WallisC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasn’t impressed with chateaubriand. Portion sizes were very small also for sides. Was so looking forward to trying here and we both left disappointed

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  32. Jude

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked this restaurant for lunch with my son who I was visiting in Glasgow. The venue was really lovely, great ambience, classy , service was excellent and steaks cooked to perfection. Will definitely book again, may try evening next time.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails to amaze us, faultless everytime

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  34. allanat

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a nice meal at Alston, although our table was booked for 3pm and we didn't get our food until almost 4pm. We did get a drink on the house for the wait, but when the food eventually arrived it wasn't very hot. Overall it was still enjoyable just not as good as the first experience I had.

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  35. AnmaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing , best roast I have had in a long time . Wine was delicious and service and surroundings were excellent. Definitely be back again

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  36. Jido

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I love a good steak restaurant and we’re both glad we found this wee hidden gem. We had the chateaubriand which was absolutely fantastic. Everything that came with our steak was tremendous aswell. My only negative would be the sauce pots are way too small, I had to ask for a couple of extras but no biggy. Will most definitely be back

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  37. AllisonY

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, busy but with a really nice atmosphere and very good service

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  38. FionaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit - overall a great experience! I’ll be back!

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  39. AndrewH

    Dunbartonshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10, food was incredible and the service was excellent.

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  40. WilliamG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and drink. Service was also brilliant and can't find fault with this place. Will definitely be back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Alston Bar & Beef is rated 4.7 stars by 2200 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Alston Bar & Beef

Unit 19, 79 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Gordon Street
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Unspecified, Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is an NCP car park in Glasgow Central Station, entering via Oswald Street, 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1.
  • Public Transit
    The entrance to Alston Bar & Beef is located in Glasgow Central Station, just within the main Gordon Street entrance.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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