Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
1583 reviews
£25 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1583 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GordonW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hi, service from start to finish was excellent as was the food, lovely restaurant set in the basement of Glasgow central train station……will definitely visit again when back in Glasgow………………

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HeatherF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service!! Well worth a visit

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Deborah21
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as usual
Michael was our server and was excellent, very friendly and chatty.

KM
KateM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Lovely staff, gorgeous food. Our first night out since lockdown didn’t disappoint.

JK
JadeK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here to celebrate a 30th birthday. To say the food was amazing would be an understanding! we had the chateaubriand cooked medium and it was simply outstanding. The drinks were lovely. Our server was fantastic and we had a great time. Will definitely be back

HB
HungryBird
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was delicious but due to the very cold air conditioning our food got cold really quickly

AH
AmyH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always. Great service from the staff who couldn’t have did anymore for us. Our meal was for my mums 60th birthday and she had such a lovely time.

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AlexC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having a meal from here and must say staff and place is a nice place will definitely be booking next time.

MB
MaryB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The steak was nice. Complimentary peppercorn sauce was not nice at all. Ordered the pistachio chocolate brownie and it was brick hard - over cooked and assumed reheated many times. The ambiance was like a kitchen canteen. Disappointed especially with the amount of money spent. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Brilliant as always

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GBoom
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for A few drinks and snacks at 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. The snacks were top notch and the service exceptional. We will definitely be retuning for a full blown meal as the beef dishes both smelled and looked fantastic. A great day out.

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gregm
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was extremely good, staff very friendly.
One of the best steaks I have had in the UK

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

He a lovely night out with friends. Food and service were both great. Good to be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great staff. Lovely evening

MK
MichaelK
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely night. Staff were very good and didn’t feel like there was restrictions in place.

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Scallop/chorizo starter was outstanding, I will definitely return soon.

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Ang28
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place for a lunch or dinner date. They have a fabulous range of gins.
We were in for lunch and it was fab. One tip I can give anyone going is, make sure you do not eat anything if you're going to order the amazing mixed grill!!

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was really poor soup was so bland and food wasn't great at all wouldn't recommend sorry

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, We are sorry to hear that your visit with us did not meet your expectations. Please know that your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to experience the true Alston service and food standards we always aim to provide. Kind regards, Alston Management

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elaines
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The sunday roast was delicious had 2 courses good value for money, it was not very busy and i found it a bit cold to sit for too long

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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NeilH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, can’t wait to go back for more

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so lovely and the service was great! Definitely would return

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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stacei
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food! Best steak in glasgow! Must try :)......

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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JessicaC
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Went on a Sunday lunch and got a mixed grill which was lovely. However, will definitely be back for the roast !

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Started off well with nice starters although over priced. Unsatisfied with the steaks both medium ordered however one was over cooked and one was fine portion sizes of sauce would not have coated the steak if it tried and for the disaster finale the pudding brownie was drier than my eczema and Eton mess was exactly that a dry crumbled meringue not even the middle part (best bit) lucky if there was 2 full raspberries. Needed to drink water just to moisten what we were eating. Staff was very door not pleasant at all overall very gutted with my experience.
And £130 for a birthday meal for my other half I was not best pleased.

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SusanR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Second visit to Alston. Went for the special sirloin but wished I had just had the rib eye. It was okay not brilliant and not bad just okay. It wasn’t a patch on the ribeye that I had on a previous visit.
All the sides were fabulous and the mocktails were fab - just needed some alcohol - maybe one day ! Service was great will definitely return for another visit

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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LaurenB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was at a great standard would highly recommend and look forward to returning.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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EmmaY
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, lovely staff. Very friendly and helpful 💕

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 21 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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MartinM
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

40 mins wait for mains, considering we had no starters thought this was a little excessive.Kids menu seems like an after thought no real choice but when it did come food was spot on as always.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are really sorry to hear that your visit with us did not meet your expectations. Due to the current climate, we can experience delays with our service. Please know that your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments and we take your feedback onboard. We hope to see you again soon to experience the true Alston service and food standards we always aim to provide. Kind regards, Alston Management

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ArchieH
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant situated very central. Great food and drink, and the underground bunker feel is cool.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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MaxineW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food here is amazing this was our first time and will definitely be back
Staff were so attentive
Only thing I would fault if you make a booking and forget to cancel they charge your card £10 per person
Think that’s a poor way to get money from people as you don’t always remember to cancel a booking of something can come up at the last minute and cancelling a booking is the last thing on your mind
Think they should be looking at this !!!!

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thanks for providing us with your feedback! With regards to the booking preauthorisation, unfortunately hospitality venues such as ourselves have been experiencing a lot of no shows or cancellations at the very last minute. Therefore, to ensure we can accommodate customers we do ask for this to secure your table. However, we will always take circumstances into account and understand some situations cannot be helped. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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ZoeJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, steaks cooked perfectly. Lovely setting to have your dinner in.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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DjCraigS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was ok. Had Sunday Roast. Carrots were almost raw and beef could have been a bit more tender. Don’t think we will be back.
Shame.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are really sorry to hear that your visit with us did not meet your expectations. Please know that your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments and we take your feedback onboard. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to experience the true Alston service and food standards we always aim to provide. Kind regards, Alston Management

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LAuraG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS BRILLIANT
FOOD WAS REALLY NICE AND WELL PRESENTED TOO
THANKS

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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KS55
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff couldn’t have been nicer. Food excellent and enjoyed a couple of mocktails.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chateaubriand was excellent. Cooked to perfection.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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HeatherB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Orders the chateaubriand, the meat was tasty enough but quite tough with fatty bits running through it, not worth the £65 in my opinion. Also chips and sauces were a bit cold. But a lovely restaurant inside.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are really sorry to hear that your visit with us did not meet your expectations. Please know that your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments and we take your feedback onboard. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to experience the true Alston service and food standards we always aim to provide. Kind regards, Alston Management

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AlanS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was top notch and can't fault the team.

Will be back to sample some of those gins when you can serve alcohol

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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Lq21
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service fantastic. Brunch menu was great.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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CattQ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor Vibe from the get go, forgot my husbands starter, both our drinks, steak came out and had not bee rested properly so plate was covered in bloody oil. forgot the butter I had asked for on the steak, I had to eat mines alone as my partners had to be re cooked. staff where slow and lazy.
Will not be back.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, We are sorry to hear that your visit with us did not meet your expectations. Due to the current climate, we can experience delays with our service. On the night, as an apology we did remove the steak in question from your bill. Please know that your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to experience the true Alston service and food standards we always aim to provide. Kind regards, Alston Management

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PaulC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff were welcoming and attentive. Food is good but expensive and overpriced compared to other restaurants. Menu limited too but I expect price and menu options related to current situation.

Overall, I wouldn’t come back to Alston for food but I have been for drinks before, and I will continue to do so.

Nice bar and when busy, has a great vibe!

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our menu. We plan to keep adding to our current selection as restrictions lift further. Please know that your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments and we take your feedback onboard. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to experience the true Alston service and food standards we always aim to provide. Kind regards, Alston Management

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Alston Bar & Beef is rated 4.5 stars by 1583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.