Alston Bar & Beef

Alston Bar & Beef
Central Station, 79 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SQ
  • Telephone 0141 221 7627
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–10pm
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu noon–6.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–6pm
  • Average price £17 (set lunch); £34 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £14
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Alston Bar & Beef

Photo: Renzo Mazzolini

Well-pitched and well-priced steakhouse with a modern feel in the most Central location of all

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Hidden deep beneath Central Station, this reclaimed railway storage unit has been transformed into a hip venue – it’s original brickwork arched ceilings and neon blue lighting making a unique cellar-style dining space. Proud owners of the largest gin selection in Scotland, the staff’s enthusiasm for local gin is positively infectious, and trying something unusual from a small island distillery (think seaweed-scented gin from Shetland) is actively encouraged. The menu is unpretentious and inviting – scallops are full of smoky paprika flavours thanks to the chorizo, while gin-cured salmon and beetroot is fantastically moreish, the delicate flavour of juniper combining with the fish and earthy root vegetables nicely. Of course, the steaks are what make this quirky venue so popular, thanks to the quality of the 35-day aged beef carefully sourced from the Borders, which is particularly tasty when paired with an airy garlic butter and salty parmesan topped chips. With great food and a distinct buzz, this cool venue is well worth a journey to Central Station, even if the bar is your only destination.

  • High point: Quirky venue and excellent gin selection
  • Low point: Always busy at weekends – remember to book
  • Notable dish: Gin-cured salmon
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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Modern pop
  • Capacity: 86
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £18 per bottle