We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Birthday celebrations! ”
Review of Alston Bar & Beef

Alston Bar & Beef
Ranked #12 of 2,561 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: US$5 - US$83
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.
Restaurant details
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.
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Came here a couple of weeks after it opened but haven’t left a review as only just getting used to trip advisor!

The place is quaint, downstairs and romantic! Great decor and great food!

Service was excellent, especially (sorry I didn’t get your name) American manager!

Felt really relaxed and enjoyed our evening very much! Nothing was too much trouble!

Will definitely be back!

1  Thank JamieHunt2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hey Jamie, thank you so much for leaving us a review after so long - it makes your kind words mean even more! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations. And we'll let Dylan know that you enjoyed his service (but won't tell him you mistook him for American - he's from Canada!).

We hope that you come back soon.

Alston MCR

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (517)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

175 - 179 of 517 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to eating here but it wasn't great it was nice but not as good as the reviews I'd seen would suggest overall a bit of a let down

3  Thank Alex G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi Alex,

We would be interested to hear more from you in regards to your review as it lacks in detail as to what happened with your experience at Alston. We take every review/ comment seriously so a detailed account of your visit would help.

Please drop me an email at salesmanager@alstonmanchester.co.uk and I will make sure this is looked into.

Regards,

Lauren Sanckson
Sales & Marketing Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Couldn't really fault Alston Bar and Beef after our visit. We went on a Sunday night so it was quiet, but no complaints on that front as the whole restaurant looks great and has a lovely vibe even when quiet. Food was great across the board, particularly the meat (as you might expect). Cracking chips were also a plus. Staff were all friendly and approachable and quick to respond, and they even applied a birthday discount following an off hand comment, which was unexpected but a nice touch. Would happily go again and would wholeheartedly recommend.

2  Thank mattmcgold
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hey Matt, great to hear that you enjoyed your birthday meal with us! Thank you so much for leaving us this brilliant review, we would be happy to have you again soon! Thank you so much for recommending us, our staff will look forward to your return.

Alston MCR

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to dine here and chanced upon it on a Sunday afternoon. Naturally I got the beef sunday roast. The portion size was adequate and the best part was the roast beef.

Me and my other half opted for a Cable Car cocktail. This is Havana rum with cinnamon and other sweeteners. It is so tasty that we ordered another!

Service was good - I didn’t check the time in anticipation of our meal, which is a good thing.

Atmosphere was also good. The layout and decor of the restaurant is fancy but doesn’t make you feel out of place in smart casual clothing.

I will definitely return to try out the main menu and more Cable Car cocktails!

2  Thank FeistyFierceFiveK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hey there, thank you so much for reviewing our Sunday roast! We're glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us - the Cable Car is one of our best cocktails, sounds like you chose well!

We really appreciate your comments on our atmosphere, it is great to hear that we could provide you with an all-around enjoyable dining experience! Come back soon.

Alston MCR

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff , Bar staff very knowledgeable and made great suggestions , pink pepper gin is delicious !
Food was very good , steaks superb . Tip - share the veg sides as the portions are big !

2  Thank blackorchid68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018


Hey there, glad to hear that you enjoyed our gin selections! Have you tried any of our Alston gins?

Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review - we will let the bar staff know that you appreciated their suggestions. You're very welcome to come back any time to enjoy even more of our delicious food and drinks!

Alston MCR

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Alston Bar & Beef also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Been to Alston Bar & Beef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing