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Alston Bar & Beef

4.5
4.5
2149 reviews
£41 and over
Steak
A unique steakhouse & gin bar set in Glasgow Central Station, serving only the best quality steak & boasting one of the largest selection of Gin in the city.

Alston Bar & Beef, named after the long forgotten main street of Grahamston village, is located underneath the Gordon Street entrance of Glasgow Central Station. Follow the stairs down to Alston’s underground arches to a bar with Glasgow’s widest range of gin, each uniquely garnished & served to perfection.

Glaswegians are spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to eat & Alston aims to raise the bar for meat lovers even further by serving the top 1% of steak available. All our beef is carefully chosen from accredited farms from the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Unspecified, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0141 221 7627

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Cross Street

    Gordon Street

  • Parking Details

    There is an NCP car park in Glasgow Central Station, entering via Oswald Street, 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1.

  • Public Transit

    The entrance to Alston Bar & Beef is located in Glasgow Central Station, just within the main Gordon Street entrance.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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What 2,149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Romantic

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Glasgow

    Romantic

  • Glasgow

    Good for special occasions

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  1. AR

    AllysonR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Lovely find, roast dinner was great value and food was amazing. Well worth a visit.
  2. T

    Thecoxsverdict

    Liverpool

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice Sunday lunch! Good atmosphere, staff friendly, food was great, good value menu.
  3. CM

    CherylM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for our wonderful Sunday lunch, everything was fantastic, from the friendly welcome when we arrived, the gorgeous drinks at the bar, we were then seated at a great table (apologies to the waiting staff for my partners impatience and trying to change his drinks order at the serving hatch) the roast was absolutely delicious, the deserts delightful and our services friendly and accommodating. We can’t wait to return.
  4. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My rib eye was lovely but my husbands sirloin was tough, No tomato or mushroom to garnish so meal looked very plain. Starters of peppers and scallops was ok but nothing special. Overall we were disappointed with the meal for the money we paid 10% service charge was ok as staff were attentive without being intrusive.
  5. P

    Pamela

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Lovely steak dinner. Nice atmosphere and staff very friendly. Will definitely return.
  6. PU

    PaulU

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First came to Alstons 2 years ago and fell in love with the place. Menu has been expanded now but it hasn’t been to the detriment of the quality. Felt a bit guilty not getting a steak and went for the stroganoff. Wasn’t disappointed at all, it was absolutely incredible. As was everything else we ordered. The cocktails are superb and the staff are top class. Can’t say enough good things about the place and have been talking the place up since we first visited and that won’t change.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!! I love this place, food is simply fantastic, I had King Prawns to start, then a Fillet Steak washed down with a couple of Peroni’s and some Malbec. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff are excellent!
  8. L

    Lorraine

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant, best steak house in Glasgow. We had the chateaubriand and it was cooked to perfection. Also tried the jalapeño man ‘n’ cheese and it was delicious. This is our ‘go to’ for a meal that never disappoints. The staff are always friendly and polite. Can’t recommend this place enough.
  9. LM

    LaurenM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing best steak I’ve had definitely will be back.
  10. M

    Meena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch in the Alston bar n beer we received exceptional service albeit it was very quiet they were very attentive. The food was excellent we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there
  11. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal and very friendly staff! Loved the orange sorbet!!
  12. TR

    TanuR

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    After just a few minutes we were the last guest at the restaurant. This lead to a lot of cleaning going on in the background and rubbish being carried out while we were eating(restaurant was still open for another 2h+). The cleaning and tidying noise around us and the absolut dead restaurant, didn’t produce a very nice atmosphere to eat at. Overall food is pretty expensive for what it was and the atmosphere was bad to eat to.
  13. LT

    LynieT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday Lunch venue - highly recommend. Tasty food and lovely staff 👍
  14. S

    Stuart

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great evening. Food is outstanding. The fillet steak with peppercorn sauce is just perfect.
  15. KR

    KarenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were great but one of our party drinks Guinness which was not available even in cans -
  16. D

    Desmond

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed a nice Sunday evening meal at Alston. restaurant was quite busy and due to the railway arch/cellar build the acoustics tend to make the place quite noisy if full of diners. it was a nice atmosphere though, with some tables with young children and a birthday party. Our only disappointment was that the chicken was sold out on the Sunday Roast Menu. Service was good, mainly by a young lad, very pleasant manner. We have dined hear numerous times and will definitely be back, 22nd in fact. The setting was warm and cosy, with a quick jump on the train home.
  17. GB

    GemmaB

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was poor on this occasion. Young man dealing with our table and he ignored eye contact, carried on with menial tasks. I had to approach cash desk after 10/15min+ to settle bill. Don’t add a service charge you cannot deliver on.
  18. AE

    ArleneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was the best steak I have ever tasted,we went for the porterhouse steak, wow, was outstanding.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very tasty. Good value. Service fantastic- really friendly and efficient staff
  20. IH

    IanH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is fantastic very quick. Staff are friendly. I had roast chicken wings in bbq sauce and sesame for starters and main was Steak with chips. Food tasted lovely only thing I will say is the food and drink is little pricey but other than that it’s a great place to eat and drink.
  21. S

    Stracs

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday lunch.We were not disappointed.Lovely relaxed welcome excellent food and great service. Our first visit and it will not be our last.
  22. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Foot was really poor. Service slow. Expensive for what it is.
  23. C

    Christina

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Steak came out cold with no outer sear/crust. My partners steak was also chewy and hard to cut compared to mine, both came with a tiny peppercorn sauce which would cost you £2 for an extra. Starters and drinks were good but wouldn’t go back.
  24. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing and cooked to perfection and the staff where amazing and welcoming
  25. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, setting, everything was absolutely amazing. So pleased with our experience and will definitely be returning soon
  26. NJ

    NatalieJ

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Easily the best steak we have had. The chateaubriand is a must.
  27. S

    Sweet63

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere great food good service in central Glasgow
  28. L

    Lynn

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best steak I’ve ever had. The waiter was so helpful explaining different cuts etc. berry spritzer non alcoholic drink was delicious too
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We were sat down at the table with no menus and it took us 15 minutes to get a menu and to order a drink. Main course took nearly 50 minutes to come. Restaurant was only half full, so unsure if it was in experienced staff or staff shortages. Thankfully the food was fantastic when it came, which means that we may visit again. Really poor service though, no feeling that they were there to look after us.
  30. EB

    ElaineB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The starters we ordered were disappointing. Goats cheese galette was missing any taste of goats cheese and the scallop dish was rather mean. The steaks we ordered were delicious and also the chips. For the bill to be 128.00 with wine was rather expensive. Sorry but we would not be rushing back. Good but not great.
  31. AC

    AllisonC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Only 3 diners but service charge applied? Didn’t see this advertised anywhere!
  32. C

    Cameron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was told this place done the best steaks in Glasgow and after trying it for myself, I can't argue against it. Fantastic meal and service.
  33. D

    Duckandwafflelover

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lovely food as always. Service was a little lacklustre at times, took a while to get asked if we wanted drinks and then on a seperate occasion ordered a drink that never arrived. On the whole though food was excellent and great value!
  34. S

    Steph

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love restaurants in the bowels of train stations. The Oyster Bar in Grand Central springs to mind. The Aston does not disappoint. Great ambiance and even better steaks.
  35. b

    brianj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food lovely, really nice relaxed atmosphere.very enjoyable
  36. JD

    JaneD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Works Xmas lunch was extremely disappointing, 2 hours into service at 2pm and one of the 4 options for Xmas lunch menu was sold out? We were Unable to swap butter beans for roast potatoes as unable to accommodate this (although roasts were on menu with another main course but when my colleagues meal came the roast potatoes were cremated), starters were minuscule and only fish option on a la carte was tiny with no vegetables given. Sticky toffee pudding although in salted caramel sauce was so salty it was inedible and sent back. I’ve eaten here at least 5 times before and unfortunately have never had such a disappointing meal in every course. Sad to give such a poor review but I have provided good reviews in the past and feel it’s only fair to provide a review when disappointed too. Left the restaurant hungry I’m afraid
  37. WC

    WestCraigsFoodies

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were SO looking forward to this pre-Christmas meal and it absolutely exceeded our expectations and some. Fab food from start to finish and the service wad second to none. Thanks Alston - your team did you proud!
  38. CT

    CarolT

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, first class service and delicious food and wine
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t recommend enough. Exceptional food, excellent drink choice, attentive service. Altogether a very good rounded experience. I’d fully recommend. Considering the standard, it’s very good value for money.
  40. CO

    ChloeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak I’ve ever had without a double. Service was amazing - can’t fault this place at all… I can’t wait to return!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Alston Bar & Beef is rated 4.5 stars by 2149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alston Bar & Beef

Unit 19, 79 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Gordon Street

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Unspecified, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is an NCP car park in Glasgow Central Station, entering via Oswald Street, 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1.

  • Public Transit

    The entrance to Alston Bar & Beef is located in Glasgow Central Station, just within the main Gordon Street entrance.

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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