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Alston Bar & Beef, Glasgow,

Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
4.5
1944 Reviews
£41 and over
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. All our Scotch beef is carefully chosen from accredited farms each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness.

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Unspecified, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0141 221 7627

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Cross Street

    Gordon Street

  • Parking Details

    There is an NCP car park in Glasgow Central Station, entering via Oswald Street, 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1.

  • Public Transit

    The entrance to Alston Bar & Beef is located in Glasgow Central Station, just within the main Gordon Street entrance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,944 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Romance

  • Glasgow

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Glasgow

    Romance

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  1. AW

    AWJC

    Glasgow

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I had the set menu and the diamond steak and chips was great. I thought the chicken wings starter was poor and wouldn't have again. I do like Alstom and will come again soon.

  2. LB

    LynnB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend

  3. EB

    EllenorB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Whilst my beef was slightly over done everything else was first class. Will be back

  4. CA

    CatherineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Alston Bar and Beef to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was amazing . We had the set menu and paid the supplement for the D Rump steak which was worth every penny and great value for money . Will definitely go back again 😀

  5. JS

    JonS

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have nothing bad to say about Alstons and never have. Always book for my birthday and will continue to do so!

  6. ES

    EmmaS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, staff were very nice and attentive. Set menu is amazing value for money. Will be back and highly recommend

  7. F

    Foodie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    The waitresses seriously let this place down, I’ve now been twice & it’s been the same both times. The one serving us look seriously miserable & spent more time taking to the bar staff than paying attention to customers. We were left with an empty bottle of Prosecco and all the glasses which we had with starters for the full meal. We had to ask several times for our table to be cleared. Cutlery for desert was thrown onto the table….service is included in the bill so they obviously feel they don’t have to work for it. The bin the toilet was overflowing & the check list showed it hadn’t been checked for 4 hours. Not sure I will return purely based on this as the food is lovely & I like the ambiance of the restaurant. I really wish the owner would sort this out or look for new servers.

  8. LH

    LiamH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic venue and food ! The food is just amazing and the service is spot on

  9. R

    Rose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic chicken roast dinner on Sunday lunchtime. Starters excellent too.

  10. JA

    JACQUELINEM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our drinks in the bar area and then a meal. The setting is lovely and love the decor and nice vibe. Would definitely return

  11. GB

    GrahamB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Have been here before and I’m not actually a steak person but they took burgers off menu so I tried one last night. Went by waiters recommendation and was very nice. Very helpful friendly staff

  12. MT

    MarkT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, food and venue will definitely be back. Thank you

  13. SM

    SuzanneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal and good service. Cocktails were delicious too! Would recommend.

  14. MM

    MichelleM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and cocktails superb great service times and friendly atmosphere highly recommend a visit

  15. MG

    MartinG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a Very Good experience and the Food was cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back at some point.

  16. BO

    BetterOptionsAvailable

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Bang average steak, excellent fries. Service was a bit mixed. Nice welcome but slow ordering. Food came quickly but our staff were not very attentive after that.

  17. R

    Romsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a nice evening with really good food. The steaks were perfect and the dessert delicious.

  18. LD

    LynneD

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The 4 of us had roast beef and it was absolutely delicious just outstanding We had different starters which were also delicious and not too filling. We even managed a couple of puddings between the 4 of us washed down with a couple of glasses of red, just awesome

  19. AM

    AmyMcCann

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Been to Alston Beef a few times over the years and the food is always delicious! We had gorgeous fillet steaks and some fabulous red wine, however the service totally let it down. I don’t know what our servers name was but he was the guy with the long hair. Don’t want to offend, but he was genuinely the most useless waiter I’ve ever experienced. Asked for a recommendation on red wine, he rolled his eyes and said “I don’t know, whatever your taste is.” He ignored us the majority of the night and any time we did encounter him, he couldn’t have looked less interested. We asked for another bottle of wine and 15 minutes later, he was posing in the mirror so I asked another server (a lovely girl) who swiftly got it for us. Think he should consider a career change, waiting on tables isn’t for him!

  20. KM

    KyleM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Second visit and it’s as good as I remember. Food and drinks were excellent, service was great. Not the best seat being seated right beside the service station but didn’t take away from the food or the night.

  21. DF

    DarrenF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Very expensive for what it is … great surroundings and friendly staff

  22. DM

    DeanM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Without a doubt the best steak I’ve ever had. The 2 servers we had were fantastic as well. Thank you for a fantastic experience will definitely be back

  23. JT

    JamesT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing staff were ok nothing special. Could do with a surf and turf on the menu. But overall had a great night

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We enjoyed the Chateaubriand, cooked to perfection. The sauces were too thick, more like a spread.

  25. SN

    ScottN

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aa ever, the food was superb. It’s the service & relaxed environment that really makes this such a special restaurant

  26. B

    Blinky

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just simply outstanding food, fantastic service, great setting. Perfect.

  27. CD

    CarolineD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal, I would highly recommend it. I had chicken wings, steak, Bordeaux wine, blackcurrant gin and tonic.

  28. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as that's the only reason you're really there, everything else was icing on an already glorious cake, staff great, aesthetic of the place really nice, feels like a place john wick would reside in. Staff member gave us a glass of champagne as was an anniversary, so yea can't really say much more other than I will return when next in area or any other Alston bar and beef

  29. G

    Ger78

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great roast dinner.

  30. CC

    CharlotteC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food and atmosphere. We came with 2 kids and all were catered

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5

    Food was lovely, very good. Service was very poor though. had to wait long time to be seen to once seated at table, staff didn’t come over to table at all throughout booking. I had to call them over whenever we wanted anything. I noticed the table next to us waited a long time between their steaks and sides getting served whilst also forgetting their bottle of wine. Was a great shame as the food was lovely but the service didn’t match it at all!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round!

  33. MC

    MichelleC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have always loved our previous visits here, and this visit was no different. Food top notch, & now with the added bonus of a cocktail menu, (which all the ones we tried tasted great), so will be back again as soon as we can.

  34. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and me and the chateaubriand with peppercorn sauce and chips and it is one of best steaks I have ever had. All the food was amazing. Beautiful intimate restaurant and would highly recommend.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food. Service was ok our server said they were knew when we asked a few questions about the menu.

  36. MG

    MG15

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and very helpful when our friend was running late. Will be back soon - reminded me how good the experience always is in Alston. Thank you!

  37. MT

    MadT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably one of the best Sunday roasts I've had anywhere. The beef was melt in your mouth and all the trimmings were cooked to perfection. Even the roasts were pretty good! Good value too. Would definitely recommend!

  38. CR

    CRey

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, drinks and service! Best steaks in Glasgow.

  39. AW

    AngelaW

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Really cool location at Glasgow Central Station. Extensive cocktail menu and dinner menu highlighting Scottish beef. Fun atmosphere, perfect for a date or small group hangout. Steak was perfectly prepared. All other food was delicious. Service was just ok. And either they think pappardelle is fettuccine, or they were out of pappardelle!

  40. AH

    AlexH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic meal and experience. Really great evening out. Thoroughly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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Alston Bar & Beef is rated 4.5 stars by 1944 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Alston Bar & Beef

Unit 19 79 Gordon Street Glasgow, G1 3SQ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Gordon Street

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Unspecified, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is an NCP car park in Glasgow Central Station, entering via Oswald Street, 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1.

  • Public Transit

    The entrance to Alston Bar & Beef is located in Glasgow Central Station, just within the main Gordon Street entrance.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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