Alston Bar & Beef

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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.

Special Offers

Sunday Roast menu: 2 courses £18 or 3 courses £20

From a Sunday set roast menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 18 April 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

Two steaks, two sides and two sauces for £45

Steak and Sides Tuesday: Two Ribeye or Sirloin's with two sides and 2 sauces for £45 per couple.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 18 April 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00-22:00

Monday: £5 corkage

£5 corkage on Mondays.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 18 April 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00-22:00

Glasgow Restaurant week:2 courses £15 or 3 courses £18

From a set menu. Also 1 course for £12.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

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

What 1304 People Are Saying
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DW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak, best service, best ambience just the best

CA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service cannot find fault with this place. Family meal including a 9 year old all loved it.

LT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Sunday Roast which was fantastic and great value!

L
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this restaurant, gorgeous food, amazing cocktails and fantastic staff!

AB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, cool ambiance/setting and delicious food and cocktails.

L
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great service, more than accommodating coming early, portions bigger than expected.

L
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak, gorgeous cocktails & amazing staff
- Thankyou

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and the food was so delicious. Highly recommend to all friends and family, especially for Sunday roast

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped for Sunday lunch before heading off to the airport and had been looking forward to it for a couple of days and it was well worth the wait the food was excellent as was the service I left pleasantly full and thus was able to avoid overpriced poor airport food

a
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the venue was really lovely , our waiter was fantastic, really lovely young man , helpful and knowledgeable. Food was great, especially the puddings

JB
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely value for money meal served by friendly efficient staff

NM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food as always is great but somewhat overpriced for what you actually get.

DD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Alstons after a show at the hydro as we wanted a Sunday roast and they had the 2 courses for £18 offer. We were not disappointed.

The staff are very efficient and friendly. Thrre was a customer complaining for no valid reason which was handled very well, however the poor girl was left in tears. We thought she was amazing so we decided to show her she was appreciated and got her some flowers which made her cry, oops but at least they were tears of joy.

No such issues for anyone else in the restaurant which was busy and had a great atmosphere. The food was outstanding. I had soup and the beef. My husband had the chilli feta and the roast chicken. Both starters were great but it was the main that confirmed our revisit next Sunday! Cooked perfectly our plate was brimming with creamy mash, crispy roast potatoes, baby carrots, broccoli and a large Yorkshire pudding with lashings of gravy accompanying perfect chicken and beef rump. It was a feast and everything was perfect. My mouth is watering as I recall how good it was.

I look forward to a long term relationship with this, out of the way, and out of this world restaurant.

AF
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Visited last week and we were seated at a table directly next to a work station my shoulder completely against the wooden side. At once point had staff putting knives and forks into boxes inches from my face. Brought the unacceptable positioning of this table to a staff member who it turned out to be a manager offered to move us as we were just about to start mains decided just to eat and leave. Food was good but portions very small and we are not particularly big eaters. That table needs to be removed profit(squeeze in as many tables as possible)over customer comfort most definitely a priority here

MC
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable Sunday roast dinner, roast rump and all the trimmings was delicious. Reasonable value for money and very good service.

H
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I was pretty disappointed with the level of service, we were sat for over half an hour without a drinks when they took our drinks order there weren’t some of the ingredients left for the cocktails we had ordered which wasn’t very good but they gave us alternatives that were similar to what we had ordered. All night we had to ask for things like ask the waitress to take away empty plates that were taking up space on the table, we had to walk over to the other side of the restaurant to get the waitresses attention to inform her that she forgot to take our sauce order for our steaks, we ordered bread to have before our mains and our bread arrived approx two minutes before our main course, we asked for our steak medium rare and it was more medium on the middle and well done on the outer corners... when the waitress came over she tried to question me by telling me that it was medium rare when it certainly was not I have eaten in some of the best steak houses around the world and I always order it medium rare. she was attentive tho and took out cocktails off the over all bill for us as an apology. I was disappointed as I had heard good things about the restaurant but I feel like we probably just went on the wrong day, the food was good but got cold very quickly as our table was sat beside a fire exit with a cold draft in which the staff kept on entering, another thing I was pretty offended by was there was a footballer who came into the restaurant with his partner and the waitresses and waiters were constantly asking them if they need anything and if everything was alright with their meal, it was a bit of a kick in the teeth when we were sat beside them and had to ask for EVERYTHING especially at the end of our meal when all our food and drinks were finished and we sat for over half an hour waiting for our table to be cleared. I just had higher hopes for my experience but over all the food was good, just wish I left happier than I arrived!

G
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places for steak, ambience and location. We will be back

g
Essex
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointing experience, gone downhill badly since last visit. Seemed to want to rush through service with plated removed as soon as last mouthful taken. Number of menu items unavailable

LR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes, the food was excellent, The steak was much better than I would expect on a set menu. Only downside was there was no onion rings!

CP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Although food and place amazing the fact that a member of cooking staff used toilet and left without washing hands ( unfortunately I had just finished eating or would have refused to eat anything ) and mix up over bill being wrong but nobody listened , I wouldn't go back or reccomend sorry

CM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and already plann6the next one!

M
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails in bar pre-dinner, excellent food, the steak was cooked superbly (again) will definitely be back.

AC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent as is the atmosphere in the restaurant

CW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sunday lunch was plentiful and tasty but slightly to salty. Restaurant was hot and very noisy even though not to busy. Noise level to loud we couldn’t hear a word from one of the serving staff.

JC
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch always lives up to expectations

AD
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent steak. A bit noisy. Service good though they gave our table away they rectified it with a free drink and with some charm. I have been several times and the quality of steak and pudding has been consistently excellent. Quiet at lunchtimes busy in evening. We will be back.

DL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice setting and ambiance. Everything was fine apart from the lamb starter on the set lunch menu which did not appear to have any lamb in it.

MM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in Glasgow...and we have tried them all !

SE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service couldn't be faulted, infact the whole experience couldn't be faulted.

Fantastic night

FM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The steak was cooked to perfection and even the vegetarian option (cauliflower steaks) was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

D
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Good food, but as we was visiting on a Tuesday night it was very quiet. But we was told about 4 times by different staff that they closed within the next 10 minutes even though we was still finishing off our bottle of wine, this was at 10:45 over an hour before they advertise they close.

IM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal. Took my boss and colleague and we had a great time. Lovely staff and the food was faultless.
Would highly recommend!

G
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in a great location with fantastic service. Sunday roast was very nice. Thank you

T
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

If ordering steak ensure staff understand how you would like it cooked. We ordered two fillet steaks and both steaks were undercooked. It wasn’t obvious at first but once we cut into the meat it was raw and we asked for one steak medium and the other well done. Disappointed especially as it wasn’t cheap.

J
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, value for money is fantastic and service was superb. Thank you

CL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fab and service outstanding would definitely recommend and will definitely return

S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Steak was cooked to perfection, the chateaubriand was delicious. The mac n cheese was superb, everyone needs it on the side! Complimentary glass of bubbles was a lovely touch from the staff as it was an anniversary dinner.

Service was a little slow so you were sitting waiting between courses longer than necessary but the atmosphere compensated for that.

Would definitely go back, 110% recommend for a great meal out.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely but the service we received from Stephen was superb the whole night

Nothing was too much bother and he reserved a table in the bar for us when we had to give up the table

Thanks to Stephen for making us feel very welcome

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Staff & service excellent! Thought the portions could have been a bit bigger, enjoyed it though

D
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Alston, have been lots of times and never had a bad meal. Friendly, attentive staff and would recommend.

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