Alston Bar & Beef - Manchester

4.5
329 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Alston Bar & Beef has raised the bar on the Manchester dining scene by serving the best steak the city has to offer. Their Tweed Valley beef comes from accredited farms in the Scottish Borders, each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness. The beef for Alston is selected from the top 1% of the Scottish suckler herd and our master butcher, John Gilmour, achieves this standard because his criteria is so refined.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12.00pm - 9.45pm
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Phone number
0161 804 5555
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Click on the link below and pre-book your car parking at Q-Park Deansgate North with promo code PT1117GIN to save 20% on your car parking when dining with us!


Q-Park Deansgate
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 329 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Waitress serving us was brilliant when we were asking questions regarding the steaks we were ordering. Lovely set up, and has a very relaxed feel to the place. Not crammed in like some restaurants. We didn't feel rushed to leave after eating. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

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.

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G
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

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GS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Steak & Wine before going to the arena as a group of 4 - service was excellent

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c
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous steak! Great choice of drinks and fab service. Will visit again ...am doing next weekend!

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SJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary, food and staff were perfect

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HT
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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T
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful good as always.
Great gin selection once again 😍

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RE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,fantastic staff and brilliant service we will be returning soon

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AW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal at Alston! Great food and perfect service from all the lovely staff

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M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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KB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great find thanks to Opentable lovely staff fantastic food and Cocktails chilled atmosphere

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SW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very courteous staff. Food out of this world.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soft drinks are very limited. So a tip is: add more soft drinks to your menu.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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AH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service 👍 best steak I’ve ever tasted soooo good

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BO
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here, and the food was as delicious as last time. Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank to Jamie who gave us excellent services😃. Food was perfect👍.

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TP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. We will definitely be back!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very competent personnel, great food and drinks, just a bit loud if you wanna go there mainly for having conversations.

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AH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service in pleasant surroundings. Intially order was wrong but was dealt with in a professional an efficient manner.

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b
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak was excellent
Good selection of sides and sauces
Service very good

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We will return when next in Manchester.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service. An absolutely fantastic restaurant, it is now at the top of our list for dining out in Manchester.

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S
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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TS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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WC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Succulent steaks topped off with perfectly cooked chips.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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EB
Iceland
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice Restaurant and excellent service. Great bear and very good steak. Highly recommended.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alston never lets me down! Amazing steak, lovely wine and a blue cheese sauce to die for.
10/10

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RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were fantastic, food was incredible and the cocktails were brilliant.
Would highly recommend.

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SL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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SD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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