About Alston Bar & Beef
Jewel in the crown of Central Station
Dined here with friends. Excellent food - well cooked and presented, with steaks cooked as per personal preferences. Service was superb - just the right balance of being attentive without being intrusive. A thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish. Have already purchased vouchers as a birthday gift and can’t wait to return myself!
Great food and atmosphere. Busy Saturday afternoon. Attentive staff and good value.
Scottish beef under Central Station
Tucked away under Glasgow’s Central Station and entered via the station’s Gordon Street entrance, Alston Bar & Beef is an atmospheric Scottish restaurant and gin bar. Built over the site of the 19th century Alston Street, the restaurant has a quirky decor that features tiled vaults, huge mirrors and lights made with decanters. The bar offers a good selection of intriguing cocktails along with some 50 gins, around a dozen of which are Scottish.
Dry aged Tweed Valley beef
With dishes like the pan-fried sea bream and the pea and Roquefort risotto on the menu, diners are by no means limited to beef. However, the dry aged steaks take pride of place at Alston Bar & Beef. A local, family-run butcher supplies the restaurant with specially selected Tweed Valley beef. Along with sharing dishes of Porterhouse steaks, the beef is available as rump, fillet, sirloin, rib eye, as a bone in rib and as a club steak.
Classic sauces, bone marrow and garlic crayfish tails are offered as accompaniments along with sides such as mac ‘n’ cheese, salad and, of course, Parmesan and truffle chips.
Transport links and local attractions
Located under Central Station, Alston Bar & Beef is very handy for train and the subway. The nearest car park is on Mitchell Street. The restaurant is well placed for trains to the SECC and Hydro. Nearby attractions includes The Arches performance space, the Gallery of Modern Art and Buchanan Street’s shopping opportunities.