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Alston Bar & Beef

Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
+44 161 804 5555
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (31 reviews)
“steak” (157 reviews)
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Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Another fantastic meal and evening out. Have eaten at Alston before and on each occasion the food and service have been great. The speakeasy bar downstairs is a great place to relax and sample the vast array of gins on offer.

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow what a fantastic experience from start to finish it was brilliant. Celebrating my birthday it was the perfect night with host Kaylum making sure we was well looked after, Will and Anthony Food was beautiful, cocktails made to how we wanted and atmosphere great....More

Thank David H
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi David, Thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations! We'll pass your comments along to Kaylum, Will and Anthony. Thank you so much for letting us know that you enjoyed your meal with us. Come back very soon! Alston MCR

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a cool and different place. Welcomed so well by the friendly staff. Everyone was lovely, the steaks were incredible. They even made us up a garlic mayo on request! Mac m cheese is insanely good!

Thank Ciara K
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ciara, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your meal! We agree with you there - the mac n cheese is one of our favourites too. Thank you so much for leaving us this review. We hope to see you again soon! Alston MCR

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in Manchester - Kaylum & Will were unreal with regard to service - stunning food and service! Steak was cooked to perfection, sides are absolutely delicious, environment is incredible - all round amazing experience from start to...More

Thank Richard M
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Richard, Thank you so much for this excellent feedback! We will let Kaylum and Will know about your lovely comments - they will be thrilled to hear it. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. We're proud...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had one of our first meals here while in town and it did not disappoint! My wife had the filet which she loved. I got the t-bone and it was delicious. We didn’t even need to get sides due to the...More

Thank Garrin18
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey there, So pleased to hear your thoughts! Thank you for letting us know. We are thrilled to see that you and your wife enjoyed your meal, and we'll let the kitchen know about your thoughtful review. Come back soon! Alston MCR

Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was brilliant. I had the burger which was cooked perfectly and the brownie which I will be having again next time I go. The service was very impressive, all the staff were polite and their knowledge of the different gins was very helpful...More

Thank r0bertashurst
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Robert, What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience dining with us. We are glad to hear your thoughts, and will pass your comments about the burger and the brownie along to the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to revisit the restaurant after the early weeks of it opening when it was fantastic. I am pleased to see they still displayed the enthusiasm in the brewing of their own gins and the passion in their cuts of beef. I had to...More

Thank rogerlingard
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Roger, Thank you so much for leaving us this wonderful review! We are so pleased to read it. The bone-in ribeye is one of our all time favourites as well, so clearly you have good taste! We're already looking forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went as a group of three couples and had an amazing evening. All of the food was fab. The cauliflower pakora starter was probably one of the best starters I have ever eaten and the steak was melt in the mouth. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Elizabeth, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Unfortunately the cauliflower pakora is no longer on our menu, but we've replaced it with plenty of new starters that you should try! Come by any time - maybe you'll find a new favourite? Alston...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited Alston a few times since it opened and every time it has been spot on. The plan was to go and try their new lunch menu but when we got seated we couldn’t help ourselves and ended up getting a steak (again) one...More

Thank Lulu_from_Lancashire
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey there, It sounds like you all have great taste in steaks! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed them. Sounds like you'll have to come back yet again to try our lunch menu! You're very welcome any time. Alston MCR

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my 3rd visit at Alston. My first visit was great, and I wrote them a comment card at the table comparing them to Hawksmoor only better value. However, I think I no longer stand by that comment. My first time the service was...More

Thank Ciaran F
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Response from Jonathan L | Reviewed this property |
Yes has easily accessible lift so should be no problem!!
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual
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Response from krissmid | Reviewed this property |
My husband booked here for my birthday celebrations with our friends. The steak was amazing and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is very welcoming and nicely decorated. The staff are very attentive to your needs. If you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$85
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:30
Monday
12:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 804 5555
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Description
Alston Bar & Beef is located on Cathedral St by Manchester’s Corn Exchange and is the second restaurant we've launched after the success of the original Alston bar & beef in Glasgow. Our Tweed Valley beef comes from accredited farms in the Scottish Borders, each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness. Our butcher's criteria is so refined that he only selects the top 1% of beef for Alston to ensure our customers can enjoy the best steak every time. Alston Bar & Beef also has a large selection of gins available at the bar, as well as a number of our very own gin infusions, each individually garnished and served to perfection.
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