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Alston Bar & Beef - Manchester

4.5
196 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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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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
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous meal and great selection of Gains. Will DEFINITELY be back.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Tuesday evening this restaurant was rather quiet. When we arrived we were seated close to the bar area where six rather loud fellow guests were enjoying their drinks. After 15minutes and no let up on their vocal enjoyment we asked if we could move tables.
New table and all as well until the six vocal diners were seated in the middle of the restaurant and the noise level did not let up.
My review of this restaurant is overshadowed by the above. I was expecting a restaurant where we could have good food and sit enjoy our meal.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Better than we expected. Food was excellent and good value for money. Will come back!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

The best steak we’ve ever had and excellent service! Appreciate that they specialise in gin but a few more different cocktail options would be nice :)

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Relaxed dining in a modern but atmospheric room. Service from Anna fantastic. Food perfect.

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Overall a really good meal and service . One thing I would suggest is to remove the automatically added service charge

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Great food, service, value, atmosphere, everything was spot on. I ordered a second drink shortly after I opted to try one of their homemade gins, which I didn't like and without me asking they removed the gin from the bill despite me making it known I did now want that to happen. Excellent restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

We had a lovely meal in here with very welcoming staff. The gentleman making the gin cocktails was very helpful thank you

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Wonderful food, service and everything else. One of my favourite places

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Great vibe, great food, great staff, loved it.
Went for Sunday lunch to celebrate my daughters birthday. We chose from the fixed 3 course menu and all the dishes were excellent. We had a variety of drinks including tasty mango beer, great wine, and a selection of gins we had never had before-as recommended by the Galway girl behind the bar.

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1.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Very expensive. Poor inattentive service
No real atmosphere. Food was mediocre at best, particularly given the price. I booked this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews and was left extremely disappointed.

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2.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Every was good but there was no loo paper. Made me feel like it was unclean and spoiled what had been good up to the point I needed to use the bathroom.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Attentive and professional staff. Prompt service. Great ambiance and decor. Excellent food. I would highly recommend Alston Bar and Beef to all - and in fact I have already. We would be more than happy to eat here again.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Hadn’t been to this restaurant before and relied on the reviews the reviews didn’t let me down

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Lovely restaurant with welcoming attentive staff. The food was delicious, all steak cooked as required. Great selection of gins, I recommend the Raspberry Royale gin cocktail.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

The restaurant and bar is underground which was a surprise but this did not detract at all from the experience.
Enjoyed a superb meal. Steaks were expertly cooked with delicious sauces to accompany them. Cocktails before dinner were good too - particularly liked the 'Bees Knees' - went down far too easily!
There is a separate bar area which is secluded and has a club-like ambience.
Staff were attentive and really friendly. Made for a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant without being casual.
Would definitely eat here again when in the city.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Excellent food again and fantastic service, will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

The staff were friendly, knowledgable and efficient. The food was delicious. It was a restaurant recommended by a friend and I would certainly recommend it to others.

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4.0Dined on 16 April 2018

Great service and food. Set menu is very good value for money. Great selection of Gin too!

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Nice decor. Tables were well spaced out. The serving staff were good and paid attention to detail. Wine and food were lovely. Would definitely go again.

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1.0Dined on 15 April 2018

we went for sunday dinner option with a starter and main...the soup was good tasty and hot the wife had pate while good she got 4 of the smallest crackers to eat with it...then we both had roast beef.it looked great good portion great colour but boom what a disappointment the potatoes were cold and the rest tepid at best.my beef was pink cut thin and in fairness ok but my wifes was pure fat and sinew... the manager offered a replacement meal but we declined and so didn't receive any bill...very very disappointed. cant fault the staff or the outcome but you go for the food and it really was poor

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Had a Great meal - fantastic value for money. The Set Menu for Lunch is great.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

First time here and I would come again. I have allergies and the waitress was very helpful with the ingredients of all the meals on the menu. Also requested fish to be baked and not fried and they were happy to make this change.

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2.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The service was exceptionally good, however sadly the food was very average and overpriced as a result.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

This place was fantastic. Staff were courteous and attentive. T bone steak was delicious and massive cooked exactly how I wanted it! Vegetarian option for my partner was also great! All round too notch!

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Amazing steaks and excellent service. Great ambience and not too loud. Spotless everywhere.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Fantastic service this was my 5th visit,here and I would highly recommended it here this is becoming my favourite restaurant of all time

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

This was our 2nd visit to Alston and it didn't disappoint. We decided to just go with mains this time and order extra sides, this turned out to be a great decision as everything was so delicious! I had bone in rib eye and my other half had the T bone. Both where melt in the mouth delicious! For sides we had chips, seasonal vegetables, Mac and cheese and the seafood special, prawns in white wine sauce. The prawns where actually the best I've had in as long as I can remember. This is hands down the best steak I've had in England and I will keep coming back for more!

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Beautiful meal for myself and the boyfriend! We ordered far too much food as the menu is great, so left over steak and mac n cheese was a great shout the next day! We ordered the assiette of steak, cream spinach, mac n cheese and beer battered onions! A bottle of red wine and tried the pineapple gin! Can’t wait to come here again!!

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Chose this restaurant due to its excellent reviews and we weren’t disappointed. Great food and service, will recommend. We had the chateaubriand steak which was perfect with the steak sauce. Chocolate brownie also very good.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Excellent food, attentive waiter, good beer. Quality

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

The food was excellent and the service matched the quality of the food. I’ll definitely be going back.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

We went to Alston Bar and Grill Manchester to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. We had previously went to Alston in Glasgow and thought it had the best steak we had ever tasted - Manchester did not dissapoint either. Our waiter was phenomenal, the food exceptional and the cocktails delectable. Would recommend for anyone who doesn’t mind dishing out a few extra pounds for great food!

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3.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Went for birthday celebration and although the food was good it was not exceptional for the cost. Previously been for lunch which was better value and more choice of menu.

Would probably go back but not for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great Food, Fantastic, friendly service. Great atmosphere in the bar for pre-drinks before being taken into the restaurant. All the food was excellent, came out really efficiently and was really great quality, good sized portions and fantastic taste. We had a great experience and would recommend highly

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

The food was excellent and the steak was cooked perfectly for what I had asked for. Service was also excellent. Waiter was attentive but knew when to step back. All in all we had a lovely time

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Been here twice and could not fault the place both occasions the service from the staff was excellent and the steak is the nicest I’ve had and I’ve had a few.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Olivia our waitress was great, she had brilliant knowledge really made our night :)

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Best steak we’ve ever tasted
All the way from Wales or we’d be back soon!

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Great food service could have been better wrong drink brought out and forgot olives, but ok in general nice ambiance.

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