Alston Bar & Beef
- Telephone 0141 221 7627
- Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–10pm
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–8.15pm
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu noon–6.30pm; Fri noon–6pm; Sat noon–4pm.
- Pre-theatre price £13
- Website www.alstonglasgow.co.uk
Well-pitched and well-priced steakhouse with a modern feel in the most Central location of all.
Through an easily missed Central Station doorway, this underground bunker has all the warmth and charm of a 1920s speakeasy – and always seems to be bustling with an upmarket crowd. The place oozes style, but doesn’t scream it, and plays on the old-school theme with smart green sofas and swish marble tables, while touches of vivid blue lighting and the thrum of upbeat, bassy tunes give it a contemporary edge. The steaks are tremendous and come from supplier butcher John Gilmour, who selects outdoor-raised, grass-fed cattle from the top one per cent of suckler herd from small-batch Tweed Valley farms. The meat is dry-hung for 30 days, making cuts like fillet or sirloin fall apart as though they’ve been slow-cooked – even though they’re pink and juicy on the inside. Steaks aside, starters such as cauliflower pakora or seared scallops with burnt ends of beef are perfectly pleasant; however, desserts like creamy lemon meringue sundae are wonderful. With Gordon Street Coffee supplying coffee, great wines, classic cocktails and over 100 types of gin, Alston is worth a visit even if you’re not splashing out on steak.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Chilled, funky, upbeat, bassy tunes
- Capacity: 86
- Largest group: 15
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
- House wine: £20 per bottle
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