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“Different - but overpriced”
Review of Alston Bar & Beef

Alston Bar & Beef
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Ranked #66 of 2,447 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Scottish, British
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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's aims to raise the bar for meat lovers even further by serving the best steak the city has to offer. Choose from a selection of 28-35 day dry-aged steaks, including the porterhouse to share or Glasgow's favourite, the fillet. All our Scotch beef is carefully chosen from accredited farms each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness.
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Different - but overpriced”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Ok, this place is all about the gin. If you want a really nice gin and tonic (or gin and whatever) and a choice of about 30 gins, great place. Stop there. Don't be tempted to stay for food. It's ok, food is pretty average but ridiculously overpriced. I mean £15 for an average burger. You're having a laugh. Forgettable and won't be going back (for food)

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank giffnockman
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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank for choosing to visit Alston Bar and Beef and for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience.

Although the feedback on our gin is appreciated, we now have 57 gins on offer, with a range to suit any palate.

We are disappointed to hear you did not have such a positive experience with the food. Our rump burger is made from cuts of fillet, sirloin, rib eye and rump so it is unfortunate that you found it average.

We are very proud of our menu and competitive pricing so we hope you will visit again soon.

If you wish to discuss the matter further do not hesitate to call us on 0141 221 7627 or email us at manager@alstonglasgow.co.uk

Thank you

Team Alston
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Alright”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Good food but totally let down by the SLOW service.
Why have a set menu at lunch (for speed) when our lunch took 2 hours???
And this wasn't down to the restaurant being packed. There were 8 of us but also only another 8 or so people in the whole restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Dawnski1410
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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
We are sorry to hear your experience did not live up to our high standards and expectations.

We pride ourselves on exceptional service so it is disappointing to hear such feedback. Please give us a call on 0141 221 7627 or email us at manager@alstonglasgow.co.uk and hopefully we will be able to resolve the issue.

Thanks

Team Alston
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Glasgow
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Really enjoyed our night at Alston ! Delicious starter followed by a superb steak all topped off with a few drinks! On arrival I wasn't too sure about all the gins - but a few suggestions by the bar staff and I'm hooked! Great food and drink - what's not to love!! Back in a few weeks - can't wait !

  • Visited June 2014
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4 Thank p1984r
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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
We appreciate your fantastic feedback and it's great to hear that our staff's knowledge was able to allow you try something new.

We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable staff and think it is key to exceptional service so it's great to hear that it was so effective for you.

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Team Alston
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London,England
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Superb steak”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Saturday night steak with a Guinness. Took a while to find as it is inside the station not on Gordon Street.

Had a drink at the bar and soon got a table. Steak was really delicious and service was excellent. Lots of people in and a good atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank TisPete
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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thanks for visiting us at Alston Bar and Beef, we are glad to hear you had such a great evening.

If you ever have problems finding us again, feel free to give us a ring and we will happily give directions. Great to hear your feedback on the both the service and food, it is very gratefully received.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Team Alston
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Gin Palace and Steakhouse”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

This is a superb new addition to the Glasgow dining scene. I visited with the Mrs and Outlaws and we had a superb evening. We started with a few gin cocktails which were recommended by the uber knowledgable bar staff and then on to the meal. These guys know a thing or two about a good steak, my fillet was perfectly cooked and served with the exactly the right amount of pepper sauce and the Scallop starter was beautiful and tasty. I didn't try the porterhouse steak but it is next on the to-do list as it looks like a man size portion. Brilliant food,staff and atmosphere and to top it off you don't have far to walk for the train home.

Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Ross M
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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and are very grateful to be called a gin palace.

Your comments on the staff are particularly appreciated and will be passed on to the team.

Hopefully you'll manage to come back to try the porterhouse soon.

Thanks Again.

Team Alston.
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