Alston Bar & Beef - Manchester

4.6
219 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • 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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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
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Steak & Sides for 2: £45

2 Sirloin or Ribeye steaks, 2 sauces & 2 sides for £45. Management reserve the right to remove or amend this offer at any time without prior notice.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 4 July 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Tue 12:00-21:45

Set menu: 3 courses £18

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 2 July 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

30% Off the summer a la carte menu

Enjoy 30% off. Only valid on food. Management reserves the right to amend or remove this offer at any time, without prior warning.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 29 June 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Fri 12:00-19:00
Sat 12:00-18:00

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

This is about the 10th time I have been normally the food is of a excellent standard but my wife’s rump steak was cooked medium rare but one half was alright and the other half very fatty and she couldn’t eat it this is the first time I have been disappointed with the level of food.the steaks were Luke warm and the broccoli was hardly cooked.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I had a lovely meal - had the 3 course set menu which was good value. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Will come back again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice decor and layout, great service, the staff were really friendly and knowledgeable on the steaks and gin. I had the D steak which was really tasty. Great selection of gins also. We were a party of 8 celebrating a gradation, we all enjoyed our meals and felt very well looked after. Highly recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Came for Sunday lunch with friends and we weren’t disappointed. We all had the beef which was absolutely superb. Portion sizes were large so we didn’t bother with dessert. As it was a beautiful day we ate outside but the restaurant is fantastic inside with an impressive bar which has an extensive range of gins (some of which are brewed on site). Staff were friendly and gave us advice on the many gins, all tailored to our taste. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back or recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Excellent quality of food and beverages. Very friendly service personnel. Not exactly cheap, but the price is justified by the quality.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

The food and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Could tell the few poor waiting staff were rushed off their feet as they were balancing two major tables and a party downstairs leaving our table and others as afterthoughts sadly. But the cocktails were great. But the automatic 12.5% Tip was cheeky. It Should be amended to 10%

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Another excellent experience , food . service etc superb as usual

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Booked the Alston at the last minute to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary.
So glad we did, the food and friendly service were excellent.
Thanks for a lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Top food and service from start to finish would recommend anyone for a special occasion

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Really enjoyued the meal - friendly and helpful waitress and waiter. Lovely food. It was a bit on the pricey side if I didn't use the voucher. The set meal looked a bargain. Would definitely come again.

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4.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Ambiente confortevole
Discreta scelta di piatti
Mancanza di pietanze della tradizionale cucina inglese
Ottima tagliata e patate fritte
Buon servizio

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Been to Alston twice now, absolutely love it! We had the same waitress each time and she was a superstar, would definitely recommend to everybody and will 100% be back...

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

We came here for our second anniversary, last year we went to Hawksmoor so thought we would try somewhere different this year and we weren’t disappointed! We ordered the chateaubriand and it was just beautiful!! The staff were really friendly and looked after us and made our anniversary feel special! Would definitely recommend to anybody!!

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Superb service and great food. Set lunch is good value for the price

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4.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Great steaks in a fun environment. The music was a little loud for a business dinner. Wine list kept my boss happy and was enjoyed by the rest of us. The gins were too creative for the traditionalist so we had beer for the 2nd round.
I would definitely come back.

Could not judge on value as I did not pay the bill

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Great food, could have been a bit quicker to get the steaks out but was worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Excellent all round, everyone was happy with their food and drink and staff were excellent

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Service was excellent, the food was very good quality and well priced, as was the wine. Steak and pork chops very tasty.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Throughly enjoyed our visit to Alston bar and beef restaurant. The food and service was outstanding. Can't wait to visit again.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Could not fault the food; exceptional. Only fault was that everything was served on cold copper pans\platters. Warm plates would have helped.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Exceptionally friendly staff, fantastic service, high quality food and drink. What a fantastic find Alston is. We really enjoyed our night-
Thank you to all at Alston bar and beef!

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Great food, great service. Had the lunch menu, there was a great choice and excellent value. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

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

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1.0Dined on 15 May 2018

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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