Alston Bar & Beef

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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.

Special Offers

Butcher's Cuts Wednesday: £50

...enjoy three Butcher's Cuts with a bottle of house Red or White wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 21 January 2020

Ends: 21 February 2020

Availability: Wed 12:00-22:00

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: 21 January 2020

Ends: 21 February 2020

Availability: Tue 12:00-22:00

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: 21 January 2020

Ends: 21 February 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00

What 1417 People Are Saying
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

IM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!
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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.

AM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just love this little hidden gem of a restaurant- I am a regular user - best steak you will get anywhere!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Once again enjoyed the ambience and service in Alston but so impressed with the current set menu. For starters I had Cullen skink which was too thick and gloopy for my taste ; my friend fared better with the beetroot and feta tart which she described as delicious with the only downside being the pastry was too hard to cut. We both chose the chicken and leek pies which were good though more leek than chicken .

When our coffees arrived , there was no tablet as the restaurant had run out - I always think it’s poor to serve unaccompanied drinks . Despite all this we enjoyed our evening although the food was disappointing compared with the usual standard . Hope the friends I gave a gift voucher to at Christmas have a better experience.

ED
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a great meal and good value for money. Only problem I would say say is that the service was slow and we kept having to ask them for things more than once

OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just the best place and we have been a few times now amazing

j
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food! We'll be back soon. Expensive, but worth it.

KD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great wee place, busy but fine if you make a reservation!

KW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Are from the January set menu. Starter was nice, main reasonable. Average food at best. No current plans to return.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and myself had a fantastic meal for my birthday

PR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great and the food was excellent and I would go back again

RO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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,

SW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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.

C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place, excellent food

CS
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

c
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.
Cheers, Callum

WB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

EH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alston Bar & Beef is a lovely place to sit relax and enjoy some amazing food & drinks