Alston Bar & Beef

4.6
1618 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 1618 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aimee
Glasgow
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick service, food was amazing & loved the drinks too

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JaniceM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We chose the 3 steak promotion. Whilst this was excellent value for money, on reflection we would have preferred to have opted for the ribeye.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded 2 days ago

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent Sunday lunch fantastic service,would highly recommend this restaurant too anyone,Thank you very much from the Indiana Tech Crew for a great meal.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded 5 days ago

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Lesley
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing! great service one of mine and my friends fav place to visit for a steak when in the town i would say bring back the market menu as that was amazing and the brisket courgettes but overall place is always amazing

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded 2 days ago

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DionneC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave places. Loved it, Obv we went for Scallops followed by the chateaubriand 😍 was very yummy. thank you x

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded 5 days ago

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McSwally
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Best steak in Glasgow! Superb!!

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 18 July 2021

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Andrew
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch, cabbage a little salty on both meals that’s my only complaint

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 14 July 2021

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GregL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would thouroughly recommend this restaurant. Had a beautiful steak and chips. Will definitely be returning here soon.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 14 July 2021

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LorraineM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

server was very attentive , good overall service, nice restaurant

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 14 July 2021

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OscarC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Situated on the left as you enter Glasgow City Train Station, this restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Fantastic deco, great ambience and staff were superb. The fillet steak was worth every penny - incredible!! Side salad and chips were delicious too. Poached pear dessert was just enough without being too heavy for afters. Cocktails were brilliant and the toilet facilities clean and fresh.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 11 July 2021

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RickyS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great friendly and attentive staff, loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious!

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 11 July 2021

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JeanM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been loads of time before but not since COVID
Everything is as good as before felt very comfortable it was really nice food excellent
Great to return

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 2021

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NorrieM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual and at a reasonable price for the quality-One of the best Sunday lunches in Glasgow

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 2021

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NishaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food as always. Cocktails are very good too.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was amazing, staff were fantastic.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 2021

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AlisonD
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in a long time and service was first class

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 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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OpenTable Diner
Dunbartonshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious perfectly cooked to order steaks, a little pricey but overall excellent meal . Good choice of cocktails
Will be back

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 2021

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Yazfantini
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service- First time - will definitely return

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 2021

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BMDR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Alston Bar & Beef. Everything was just perfect.
Restaurant was spotless, great selection of drinks, staff were so helpful and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back soon.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 9 July 2021

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Mcb1711
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and steak was delicious! Service with a smile

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, best steak in Glasgow, great cocktails and a cool venue - topped off by great service

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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EMcC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a quick review to the staff and the service at Alston Bar & Beef. We visited on the 2nd July for my birthday and the food was simply fantastic.

We will certainly be revisiting in the future.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your birthday meal and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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AmberH
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant would highly recommend. Steaks were delicious and brilliant service from the staff. Will definitely return

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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lilyb
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food wine wine service
I would definitely come back

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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JasonN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food, staff very attentive. Will definitely be back with friends.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
Glasgow
44 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steaks one of the best tasting steaks we have had in Scotland. It was our first time dining but will definitely be back again.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 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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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was amazing
food amazing as always

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit and the first since COVID. Meal - outstanding. Brilliant pakora followed by fillet steak which was melt in the mouth and full of flavour. Service excellent, attentive and chatty. Top marks

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 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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GordonL
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always great steak and staff really friendly and helpful.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality of the food was very good. Pretty expensive considering the portion size

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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DougD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, steak was excellent as always. Good choice of draft beers.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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Tony
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were of a high standard, meal was excellent other than the steak caught cold quickly could be the air conditioning.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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MarieF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent gin selection. Can't wait till full menu available again. 20% NHS discount on food and drinks was very generous

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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JM123
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely setting and food. I had a nicely cooked steak. Bit on expensive side. You need to serve some sanpellegrino.

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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GordonW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
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………………

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 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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HeatherF
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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Deborah21
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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KateM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

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JadeK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
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

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for providing us with your positive feedback! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday meal. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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HungryBird
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

Alston Bar & Beef
Responded on 3 July 2021

Hi, Thank you for providing us with your feedback! We take your comments on board and hope to see you again soon. Team Alston

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FAQs

Alston Bar & Beef is rated 4.6 stars by 1618 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.