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“Best Gin Bar in Glasgow!”
Review of Alston Bar & Beef

Alston Bar & Beef
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Ranked #75 of 2,542 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Scottish, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Friendly and knowledgeably staff, brilliant range of choice and a great atmosphere.
Highly recommended, will definitely be back.

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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Thank you very much for your amazing review, it is always great to receive a five star review.

We have an ever expanding range of around 60 gins and our team are full of recommendations, maybe you can work your way through the list!

Your comments are gratefully received and we will be sure to pass them on to the staff.

We look forward to your next visit.

Thanks again

Team Alston

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Reviewed August 25, 2014

The steak sharing board is huge and delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive. The scallops were perfectly cooked. Fantastic selection of gin.

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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Hi Nikki,

Thank you very much for your fantastic five star review, it is great to hear such positive feedback on your visit. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

We will be sure to pass your kind comments on to our team.

Thanks again

Team Alston

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Reviewed August 25, 2014

decided to try restaurant for a business meal and found a very good and tasty restaurant. unusual underground setting created a fun atmosphere. food was very good but clearly its specialty is "steaks" and anybody looking for a great tasty steak at a reasonable price wont be let down. staff are very friendly how its a busy restaurant and service can be slow but doesn't detract from a great meal

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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Thank you for your kinds words, they are very much appreciated, it is great to receive such positive feedback from a senior reviewer.

All of our meat is locally sourced and selected and is indeed a speciality so we are delighted to hear just how much you enjoyed it.

We are disappointed to hear that you did not receive the level of service expected, we pride ourselves on having an exceptional level of service so will be sure to take your comments on board.

We look forward to your next visit

Thanks again

Team Alston

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Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and booked last minute.
As others have said, it's slightly hard to find but definitely worth it.
Hubby and I had starter (scallop and ham hock) and shared a steak platter for main.
We both tried a couple of gin cocktails each which were lovely.
Not a massive restaurant but intimate with beautiful lighting.
Food was yummy and well priced. Would definitely recommend

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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review of your experience here at Alston Bar and Beef. It is always a great compliment to receive five stars.

We are very proud of our Assiette of Steak, it is traditionally the cuts of steak the butcher was said to keep for himself, so it is great to hear such positive feedback.

Your kind words are very gratefully received and we will be sure to relay them to our team.

Thanks again

Team Alston

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Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited last night with wife and friends,great food,great gins and great service,absoloutely no complaints,everytime we ordered a drink it was promptly delivered in front of us.as a lover of negronis and full time alcoholic I couldn't ask for anymore,keep up the good work Alston xxx

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Matthew M, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

It is great to hear such positive feedback on your visit, we are delighted that you were so impressed .

The barrel aged Negroni is a recent addition to our cocktail menu and has been incredibly popular, we age it for 28 days so it truly is unique to Alston.

Once again thank for your kind comments, we will be sure to pass them on to the guys.

We look forward to seeing you again

Team Alston

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