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Alston Bar & Beef

Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
+44 161 804 5555
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (113 reviews)
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Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the restaurant on a Saturday evening with my husband, and we could not have been more impressed. Service was excellent despite the restaurant being so busy. The food was delicious with a nice variety to choose from. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, cannot wait...More

1  Thank Emma W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Alstons for a birthday meal for my father in law, and amongst the family we have a vegetarian and pescatarian. Great menu variety, with options to suit everyone’s appetite, especially the speciality cuts for steak. The drinks menu is great, lots of tasteful...More

1  Thank Luca P
Reviewed 3 days ago

a lovely family meal here, tasty steaks, worth paying that little more for as a special treat. Nice selection on the menu, and the staff were friendly and helpful. A nice experience and will recommend to friends.

1  Thank GrimboLowestoft
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here tonight and the restaurant did not disappoint! We had the chateau-brand sharing steak, Cajun sweet potato fries, truffle mac & cheese with garlic and herb butter and blue cheese sauce. We also had the seafood topper which was king prawns! Everything was...More

1  Thank LAWamy
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey there, it sounds like you have some truly great taste in food! Sounds like an incredible meal ;) Thank you so much for leaving us this lovely review, we'll be looking forward to your next visit! Alston MCR

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Okay, had an evening meal booked at Alston Bar and Beef and all in all it was a great time. The Fillet steak was so good (that I had). Sadly my partner had the Thai Steak and she wasn’t too impressed but she is never...More

2  Thank Salzburg917k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quirky place to have a wonderful meal. The steak baguette was amazing accompanied by super skinny fries. The drinks menu was fantastic, plenty of options and varied Gin choices too. Staff really helpful and very friendly and make sure you look for the daily specials.More

1  Thank Paul C
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Paul, we are so pleased to hear that you had such a good experience dining with us! Thank you so much for your lovely comments, our staff do aim to be as helpful as possible! We hope that you will visit us again very...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I came here on the recommendation of Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. We both had the beef Sunday roast, cooked pink and it was simply delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection. It wasn't steaming hot but it was warm so...More

1  Thank melatwela38
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere else to go in Manchester other than Reds or Gaucho on a Saturday afternoon. Stumbled upon Alston bar & beef via a Google search. What a fantastic place. Good food, great value on a Saturday lunchtime set menu, brilliant staff...More

1  Thank Gazanna2509
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gazanna2509, we are glad to have won you over! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this brilliantly detailed review. We hope that your next visit comes soon, we can't wait to show you the gins we have to offer! Alston MCR

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if it’s 6 or 7 times we’ve been to Alston now but every time is just fantastic. Tonight we had the most delicious steak frites, cooked to absolute perfection then we went into the bar. We had a couple of drinks (a Tom...More

1  Thank joolzharvey
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey there, we are happy to hear that you're becoming quite the regular! Sounds like you have great taste in food and drinks, and we are happy to provide you with dishes that are to your liking. We hope that you will come in for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best steak, meat and fish restaurants. As a meat lover really worth going to. Price is good for the quality!

1  Thank Thomas V
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Thomas, thank you so much for leaving us this great review! We are pleased to hear that you think we are achieving great dishes in a variety of areas. We hope to see you again soon! Alston MCR

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20 February 2018|
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual
14 January 2018|
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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
Tara M
29 December 2017|
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Response from Lauren S | Property representative |
Hey Tara, We do have a private dining room yes! We say a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 14. If you are local to Manchester, pop in and take a look. Thanks Alston MCR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$91
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Hot New Restaurants, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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