Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1436 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steak
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.
What 1436 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
CH
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and value. This was a gift but we'll be back.

JG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch. Good value and quality. Would recommend

PD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Could have eaten two dinners. Portions are too small

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very popular, definitely need to book a table if you want to eat. Great choice of steaks on the menu, which were cooked to perfection. Waitress was happy to customise choice to our requirements.

HB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely! It was quite busy when my boyfriend and I went but they were very attentive

CD
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value for money, food excellent and good atmosphere.

KA
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Alston.
Always amazing service and fab food!
Thank you guys.

CM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Always love a trip to alston.

KT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner on Friday evening. Atmosphere was amazing - busy but not enough that we couldn’t hear each other. Food was terrific and service was brilliant - we felt like nothing was an issue. Would highly recommend and will be back ourselves. Thanks Alston!

JR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good value lunch menu. Great steaks cooked perfectly. Decent wine list with a range of prices to suit most budgets. Quite atmospheric descending underneath Central Station. Service friendly and polite but not over attentive. A little quiet on a Thursday lunchtime. Great cocktail list and they know how to mix a mean Vodka Martini.

c
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Classy ambience, very nice bar with well made cocktails. The food was very good, steak had a lovely flavour but was a little too medium rather than medium rare. Chips and sauce were great and dessert was very nice, especially the cheesecake.
The service was very friendly but as the restaurant was busy, we had to ask for our water and wine a couple of times before they brought it. The prices were similar to a London steak place so slightly pricey for what you get. Overall though, we had a nice dinner in a lovely, and lively, restaurant.

MD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was busy when we were there so the noise level was pretty high. It quitened down as some diners left 👍

CD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased with the level of service and the food was delicious and really good portion sizes.

MM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was deliciius. I had the sirloin steak cooked perfectly. Only 1 little complaint was we waited half an hour for a cocktail and we were finished our meal by time it came. But would definitely come back!

KL
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast is so tasty, perfectly cooked and good value. Service great too

AC
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab night on Saturday at Alston bar and beef, celebrated my birthday with a lovely dinner. The waiter was fantastic and the food was amazing, will definitely be back!!

s
Argyll
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night at Alston bar and beef, food was excellent and the service was also great. It was a little bit expensive for the amount you were given but the food was worth it.

A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and ambiance! The cocktails were lovely and our 3 course meal with steak was a good value.

L
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go here when in glasgow city centre always same experience & quality of food. I live the decor & lighting only suggestion i would make is make sure steaks knife are sharpened often last twice ive struggled to cut through a medium steak but overall worth a visit & try

IM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Scotch Beef fillet steaks, very juicy and light. Potatoes and chips were some of the best I've tasted. Pakora was also really tasty and not overly spicy. However, the food was perhaps a little too salty. Interesting take on pear crumble, though it could have done with a little more custard. Cool surroundings for a meal with good beats.

A
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. My favourite place to eat and have drinks in Glasgow.

JJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always - great food, great service and a perfect evening.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever!
Great atmosphere
Helpful staff
Beautiful meal

MH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal. Lovely atmosphere, visited for husbands birthday with another 4 friends. Centrally located, will definitely be back.

CC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great service, would most definitely visit again.

F
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was delicious, steak perfectly cooked. Acoustics awful! Noise level was high and the ceiling shape means you can hear conversations of people on opposite side of the room louder than the person next to you!

KS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Must have walked past this restaurant 100s of times and not noticed it as it’s right in Central Station. Defo worth visiting. Really good food, great service and a nice atmosphere

MS
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

5 star Sunday roast. You have to have the beef! Very attentive and friendly service. Fantastic value.

DG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was slow and meat was dry and overcooked. Def not a recommendation

DB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have ever had done to perfection the sauce ,chips and onion chips were amazing highly recommend.

SO
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent standard of food and service at a great price

L
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic drinks and amazing staff!
xx

P
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice dinner, steak was cooked perfectly

R
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Excellent steak, reasonably priced. Good sides, attentive staff.
Wine was awful - they need to get better suppliers. Decor is the worst aspect. Entirely white with blue lighting is not a good feel for a steak restaurant. I understand that they may want to make a cellar look bigger by painting it white but there is a reason why most steak restaurants are warm, woody comfortable places - it goes with the food. Neon blue strip lighting doesn't. Pity - because the steaks are great.

RL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waitress very attentive service excellent food lovely presented will return

MN
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was slightly slow in coming out, saying that it was during their busiest time on a sat night. A word from the waiting staff would have been nice to apologise/ explain but it hasn’t put me off from coming back.

Food was really nice.

JG
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Steaks and accompaniments were good, long wait for dessert menu after we asked for it, while waiting for dessert menu we were asked to vacate our table , when dessert arrived it was frozen solid and inedible

c
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always - never fails to disappoint.....best steak in Glasgow

PM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Steak restaurant. Lovely, unique setting below Central Station. Great food and attentive service.

V
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, we had Cullen skink, rump steak and then brownie. The food was delicious, especially the brownie which was so light. Wine was also good value. Would definitely recommend.