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.
1 Course for £12 / 2 Courses for £15 / 3 Courses for £18
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 1 February 2019
Ends: 30 April 2019
Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 6:30PM
Great service, especially from our server Bradley.
Lovely place to eat service amazing food was quality. 100% be going again.
All good. It is what it is. Food fine. Service better. Value ok.
The steak was amazing and the staff were very friendly and helpful
Really good starters and steaks and waiters know what they're talking about
Lovely food and a really nice separate bar area for pre & post food drinks
Amazing beef, cured and cooked to perfection, amazing selection of gin, service impeccable 👌
Another great meal; the food and service were excellent as usual. I’ve marked the ambience down purely because the restaurant was again quiet which is a real shame and hopefully not something that continues
Very slow service - amazingly slow.
Thanks for the wonderful service.
We came, from barcelona. And we where very happy that we eat with you guys.
Hope to see you soon!!
Maite & franki
Hostess was blunt and unfriendly. Table was 20 min late. Waited over 40 min to get a drink. We got up and asked a waiter to get our drinks order. He said he’ll be over but went to the wrong table who had also been waiting for a drinks order. Our food wasn’t served to us, we waited 50 min since ordering and had to leave. Manager offered a complementary meal another time saying he would call the next day. We never received a call. Restaurant looks nice with a good location just as shame that their service let them down.
Food was very good but pricey £17 for a burger albeit good quality.
We had a Confidential’s voucher but the steep 12.% service charge was added before the vouchers deduction , bit naughty.
I woudnt go back for that reason .
Fantastic and would 10/10 recommend.
Bar pre-meal for drinks was brilliant and so were staff.
High quality food, that’s cheaper than most other top steakhouses in manchester but on the same level.
I will be returning.
The truffle fries were absolutely amazing and the services were really friendly
Steaks weren't cooked correctly - my medium well ribeye was rare and the medium rare fillet was medium
Really nice restaurant this. Staff were really nice pleasant. Now on to the food. Starters were amazing!! Steak was one of the nicest I’ve had in a long long time. Would recommend this place to anyone
Brilliant meal, wonderful quality of both food and drinks but I do feel that the prices are extremely high. We dined with a Confidential's voucher so the bill did not sting too much however, the bill total was £85 for 2 People, having 1 course each and 1 cocktail each. Whilst I can't knock the quality of both meals, I feel the pricing is wayyyy too much and I would be hesitant to come back based on that. I would however recommend the food to anyone, but would advise them to take out a loan before they go!
I would also question the 12.5% optional service charge (which we asked to be removed). This added £10 to our bill and is pretty steep tipping. I am personally more generous when given the option to tip, rather than to have it forced on me.
Staff we really attentive and friendly....got a little
gin class at the bar which was good!
Food was delicious, will definitely be returning!
Great meal. Great service. Nice atmosphere. I had vegetarian options which were really nice and husband had steak which he loved.
Food was delicious. Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. An all round great experience. We will be back again when visiting Manchester.
Having eaten here many times previously, the rib eye was a bit of a let down, didn't taste as good as the previous visits.
The chips, are way too salty and over seasoned, the onion rings were tasteless, the most shocking was the bread! Very dry and didn't enjoy eating it, the peppercorn sauce also has a weird lemon/citrus aftertaste which does not bode well with a creamy peppercorn sauce. My wifes sirloin was much better and her salad side was great, the pea dressing tasted great on the salad leaves.
Great first time going, Food was cooked perfect! Great service from the waiter, we will be booking again very soon
Went for the first time and had the special offer menu. The food was fantastic and great value for money. I had the flat iron steak. Cooked to perfection. Will definitely go again and highly recommend
We got put in a corner and forgotten about for a good 20 mins, service after that only improved marginally as there was a huge table of 18 lads who took the staffs attention. Wouldn’t usually be too bothered as the food was great but it was a birthday celebration for myself and my dad. Wouldn’t come back.
Great experience with professional service and lovely food at a competitive rate compared to other high end steak restaurants
Very over priced - when paying £70 for a steak would expect a selection of vegetables to be included and not just chips or mash!!
Great food and service. Will definitely return. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
I don’t usually write reviews but hopefully this one will be read by Alston and lead to some key improvements. So my honest view is this restaurant needs to make a few CHANGES to gain 5 starts.
Firstly - I am from London and have an abundance of experience with dining out in a variety of places. My initial thought was Hawksmoor but wanted to try something more boutique and local to Manchester. I called and explicitly explained it was an important dinner with a client and requested a nicer table in a good part of the restaurant. Upon arrival there was no special welcome treatment and were left at the bar holding jackets even though there is a cloakroom. Again - small details that make BIG differences. Generally the service experience was 50/50. Some servers were very polite and others basic. When asking the barman to recommend a top shelf whisky....literally CLUELESS.
On a positive food was fantastic but as everyone knows average service and professionalism makes the food taste worse. Such a shame.
Why am I frustrated?? Mainly due to the fact that I know Hawksmoor would have been better. AND Because this place is a GEM. Please address your whole experience for the diner and you will be a 5 Star review.
Fab place. Food and service excellent!
Sloe 75 gin highly recommended
Amazing as always! Fantastic service and food, looking forward to visiting again already
Brilliant service and Best steak I have had in years
Excellent service food and ambience. Both the fillet and rib eye steaks were cooked perfectly. Staff are all really friendly and will offer advice and suggestions if required. Excellent bottle of Chardonnay. Will definitely be back. 10/10
Lovely venue but a tad noisy Sunday afternoon. Food, Sunday lunch beef, was super.
I had never visited your restaurant before and it was a great experience. The food was great and the Sunday menu was good value for money with food which was delicious! The service we received was great and we weren't rushed which was good. Myself and family will definitely visit again!
Excellent experience. Food was amazing, we had the Sunday roast and staff are really friendly and helpful.
Very friendly staff, brilliant steak and run options the only grumble was that the deserts didn't match the quality of the starters and mains
Thank you once again for amazing food and fabulous service as always.
Recommended medium for the flat iron steak and i think it's a bit on the rare side and not medium throw and not been rested
I booked for lunch before we went to watch a show at Manchester Arena. We had the two course lunch for £15. We really enjoyed it. The food was excellent. The place itself was lovely & clean & the service was excellent.