About Alston Bar & Beef
A hidden gem!
My friends and I went for a quick meal after work and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and also the decor of the restaurant. The haggis croquettes were lovely and the flat iron steak frites was fantastic! Cooked perfectly (medium-rare) and the chips were tasty too. We were full but couldn’t resist ordering the brownies too. A lovely meal and I will be returning soon with my husband!
Fantastic little hideaway
Me and my husband popped in her for dinner before a show, it’s was our 1st time eating here but won’t be our last the food was absolutely delicious! Especially the steak it was melt in the mouth magic! I loved the look and feel of the place and the little things that made it feel very Glaswegian! Absolutely loved it.
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.