Alston Bar & Beef
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.
Just the best place and we have been a few times now amazing
Fabulous food! We'll be back soon. Expensive, but worth it.
2nd time now I have been for a meal. Just as delicious as the last. Great atmosphere and the staff couldn't be anymore helpful.
Will definitely be back.
Are from the January set menu. Starter was nice, main reasonable. Average food at best. No current plans to return.
My friend and myself had a fantastic meal for my birthday
The staff were great and the food was excellent and I would go back again
Great trip out for lunch. Phenomenal meat as usual complemented by much better chips than I recall previously. Fried to a chestnut colour as they should be. Delicious.
Loved the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more of the menu. Service was well-timed and friendly,
2 out of 4 of us with steaks returned them to be cooked through. But when they came back this clearly hadn’t been done properly and they were still oozing blood. It was very disappointing as our original and complaint requests had not been met.
Great place, excellent food
Enjoyed a beautiful meal at Alston on Saturday, celebrating my boyfriends birthday. Our whole experience was great, start to finish. We sat at the bar area as we were early for our reservation. The bar area is spacious, quite busy and the atmosphere was great. Our food was amazing and the staff were great ! Couldn’t fault a thing. Thank you for an amazing night !
I did enjoy my visit but my fillet steak was supposed to be medium/well. It was barely rare. I tried to eat it but couldn't i'm afraid. I should've asked for it to be cooked for a bit longer but didn't. I may return and probably would recommend to others.
Loved our visit on 4/01/20. We were seated in the rear end of the restaurant away from the noise and hustle, this was a great touch. There were four of us and we ordered the chateaubriand per couple, one medium and one medium well, both cooked to perfection. Drinks were lovely and great service, glasses were attended to without asking, could not fault the staff. Will definitely be back in the near future.
Alston Bar & Beef is a lovely place to sit relax and enjoy some amazing food & drinks
Great dinner cool location. Great steaks and drinks
Service and staff were all amazing, attentive and helpful. Most of the food was good however the sirloin was disapointing. Id been told it was one of the best steaks in Glasgow but it didn't quite live up to it. The meat wasn't that tender and was a little difficult to cut.
Great steak and drinks. Service excellent. We can't fault the place although ended up being ignored at bar but the waitress noticed we hadn't been served and sorted out drinks .
Fantastic food, great drinks & amazing staff
Love visiting the Alston
Great food and the service was really good considering how busy it was
We arrived early for our booking and were promptly shown to our table with no issues. Both of us had steaks, a fillet and bone in ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection and were the best cuts of meat we've had. The sloe gin gravy was amazing, it went perfectly with the ribeye. Staff were all lovely and service was very fast. The meal was on the pricier side for us but we knew this going in. For the food, wine, setting and service we could not fault the bill. Alston's is prefect for a special occasion or if you just want to experience a proper steak dinner. We will definitely be back.
Excellent lunch and service. After I booked online I called to confirm the shoppers Christmas lunch was available that day. I had previously been on 6 December for Christmas lunch an enjoyed it so much decided to arrange another visit with my sisters. The young lady confirmed it was. However the munu wasn't available on Saturday. However my booking was honoured and the menu made available. We would have been happy to choose from the main menu. Very impressed with the customer service and will certainly be back. Thank you.
Food was amazing. Steak perfectly done and excellent choice of wine. Service also very good. Will definitely recommend and will be back soon.
Excellent and quick service. Very friendly and helpful staff.
I will definitely recommend to family and friends and return myself :)
the food in this place is just outstanding. 3rd visit and i love it ❤ see you again soon
Nice atmosphere....staff are obviously very well trained all round a great place.....
best steak we have ever had! such a nice atmosphere & fab service, would definitely recommend to anyone who loves steak!
1 hour before we were served our drinks, food came quicker than expected but wasn’t very warm, forgot to bring 2 of our dishes, week before Christmas so slower service to be expected but was a bit too slow.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.
Came across this restaurant and booked a table and was pleasantly surprised. Food was fantastic,good value for money,and would definitely recommend you give it a try.
The food and service was very good and it was a nice relaxing place to have our dinner and liked the blue lights
I would highly reccomend it and i would definately go back.
Best Christmas meal I've ever had! Everyone in our party loved the food and the service was brilliant. When our table was required back the staff arranged a booth for us in the bar area so we didn't have to rush off. Thanks so much for a lovely afternoon.
Food was perfect, cocktails delicious, service spot on. Thank you
Great food & service Great atmosphere .Topped off with wonderful G&T's
Service was poor. Waited for acknowledgment of our presence, then same at the bar where I think the barman was not happy that we may like to purchase some drinks, quite abrasive. Once taken to the table at our prebooked time waited an hour to served our order. Food and ambiance is great but it wouldn’t have taken much to make our experience excellent.
First of all you may be busy on the phone but a nod or a wink would have suffice not blanked. The barman may have been busy with a large order but a cursory “I’ll be with you in a minute “ would have suffice, not blanked. If your busy and understaffed rather than avoiding a simple “we’re running on a bit here’s some bread or nibbles to keep you amused “ !!!
Love Alston, the food and service are second to none and I would recommend to anyone.
We had beautiful food served in a great environment, everyone enjoyed it and we all had a really great afternoon.
Went for the Christmas shopper menu. Turkey was perfectly made. Just took a little longer than expected to arrive (30mins). But this may have been due to us not having a starter to fill in the time.
Overall excellent and will be back :)
I was really disappointed with the quality of food and service because in the past the food and service were always excellent. Rump beef was tough as old boots. Food not very warm. Waiting staff very slow.
Always a fantastic meal in Alston. It’s a hidden gem in the centre of Glasgow. Great food - great service - great value.
Outstanding quality of food and presentation. Great atmosphere
Simply the best steak in Glasgow, served at a venue with a fantastic but not overbearing atmosphere. On the face of it the pricing may seem on the high side, but once you try the steak you have to acknowledge it really is worth it. We've been before and we'll definitely be back when we're next in Glasgow.