Alston Bar & Beef - Manchester
To top it off, Alston has a large selection of gins available in each of their two bars, as well as a number of their own gin infusions made on site using a cold compound process, each individually garnished and served to perfection.
I’ve eaten here a couple of times now. The food is generally very poor and very bad value for money. I would recommend avoiding this restaurant, there are far better restaurants nearby and far better steak restaurants in the city.
The service was friendly and attentive.
Service was rather slow. Had to ask a number of times for menus and table water. Food was ood and arrived promptly if via a other table incorrectly.
Great Steak & Wine before going to the arena as a group of 4 - service was excellent
Fabulous steak! Great choice of drinks and fab service. Will visit again ...am doing next weekend!
Had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary, food and staff were perfect
The food was excellent. The service was quick and the waiters very friendly. They didn’t intrude at all, only to ask if everything was good, to which it definitely was
Beautiful good as always.
Great gin selection once again 😍
Excellent food and service! Went for my boyfriends birthday and he got a little card and a birthday brownie which was a nice touch. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends and family x
Second time we have returned for an evening meal. all staff made us feel welcome and comfortable. Service was quick and efficient. They took time to recommend some further places to the couple on the next table to carry on their evening.
Excellent food,fantastic staff and brilliant service we will be returning soon
Amazing meal at Alston! Great food and perfect service from all the lovely staff
Have eaten here a number of times and it never disappoints. Excellent steak, great brisket mac and cheese side. Friendly welcoming service and lovely vibe. One of the best restaurants in Manchester!
Cannot fault anything about this place! Service was attentive, waiter was really friendly and knowledgeable. Every course we ordered was spot on! Will definitely visit again.
Great find thanks to Opentable lovely staff fantastic food and Cocktails chilled atmosphere
Excellent service and very courteous staff. Food out of this world.
The soft drinks are very limited. So a tip is: add more soft drinks to your menu.
Visited on our way to see Enrique. Attractive trendy interior. All the staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. The early bird menu is excellent value and really tasty. One if the best meals we've had in a while. Recommend the pulled pork croquets, the steak frites and the Alston mess all delicious. I will definitley return.
Excellent food and service 👍 best steak I’ve ever tasted soooo good
Second time here, and the food was as delicious as last time. Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.
Thank to Jamie who gave us excellent services😃. Food was perfect👍.
Wonderful food and service. Our server for the meal was Jamie and he was so attentive. Definitely recommend the cocktails and the ale - my husband loves their Curious Porter.
Great food and service. We will definitely be back!
Food was very very good , we had Chateau Briand
Would like to have seen a bigger choice on the red wine list , but the Malbec was good.
Very competent personnel, great food and drinks, just a bit loud if you wanna go there mainly for having conversations.
Good food and service in pleasant surroundings. Intially order was wrong but was dealt with in a professional an efficient manner.
Steak was excellent
Good selection of sides and sauces
Service very good
Excellent service and food. We will return when next in Manchester.
We had great service and amazing food. We were so happy with the evening and would definitely come again. Service was great with drink recommendations and so friendly. Food was so tasty and well cooked, and everything came out quite quickly. Definitely coming back in the near future
Restaurant has a good vibe. The steaks are excellent - minor criticism would be the small portions of sides - not enough chips and veg to complement the steak. I also thought that the desert options were poor. Overall good night out and would recommend.
Amazing food, excellent service. An absolutely fantastic restaurant, it is now at the top of our list for dining out in Manchester.
Very good food, lovely staff, a bit slow in the bar downstairs also deathly quiet for a Saturday in the bar. Restaurant was @ max capacity so it’s clearly not something they promote, which is a shame as it’s quite a cool setting for a bar in that area.
Top steak and great gin.
Great environment with amazing bar and drinks menu. Food is good but for the price I am expecting something exceptional, and I don’t think it is.
Succulent steaks topped off with perfectly cooked chips.
From the moment we arrived we received first class service. We opted for the set menu and thought the food was fantastic. I had one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. All four of us were more than happy and will certainly return. Thank you.
Very nice Restaurant and excellent service. Great bear and very good steak. Highly recommended.
Alston never lets me down! Amazing steak, lovely wine and a blue cheese sauce to die for.
Staff were fantastic, food was incredible and the cocktails were brilliant.
Would highly recommend.
Fantastic food. Best steak I’ve had in a good while. Service fantastic. My only criticism was the music. It was more club than restaurant. Again my only criticism and personal preference Would recommend
Disappointed! The gin cocktail was good, a bit on the expensive side but I would expect that in the centre of Manchester. However, the food generally was "just ok". The cauliflower starter was bland and nothing special. My husband had the bread with bone marrow butter - this was ok but we have had a lot better in London. The steaks at £31.00 each were ok, but again we have had steaks so much better than these. So, on the whole, we were disappointed! The noise level was high and it was difficult to have a conversation. On the plus side - the waitress was very attentive and the service was good.
The food was delicious, the staff were great and we loved the restaurant ambience. We were pleased to be told that a service charge would be added to the bill but we could have it removed if we wished. The only thing I didn’t like was the cutlery. The knife was a steak knife so absolutely fine but, the fork was quite slim and therefore difficult to grip and hold.