Alston Bar & Beef

(9 Reviews)
Cathedral Street, Corn Exchange, Manchester, North West England, M4 3TR
Steakhouse, Scottish
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Main course: £28
Food spend: £40

Opening hours

Sunday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 00:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 02:00.

Restaurant description

Famed as the first steak and gin restaurant to open in Manchester, Alston Bar & Beef restaurant offers diners terrace eating or views of Manchester Cathedral from the dining room. Inside, find a speakeasy-themed bar, pouring its gins by taste profiles.

From the Alston Bar & Beef menu, start on scallops and cucumber with lime aioli and 3 bone rack of lamb mains alongside gem lettuce, broad beans, peas and pancetta, with mint jus for extra zest, while sharing diners can enjoy the 600g Chateaubriand.

Alston Bar & Beef creates their own botanical gins on-site and serves 35-day dry-aged steaks from Scottish family-run farms. Try the signature ‘copa serves’ G&T in the spacious interior featuring modern black and white furnishings contrasted by a vibrant portrait mural.

Visit Alston Bar & Beef in Manchester’s Corn Exchange basement, just a stone’s throw away from the river and Cathedral Gardens, and a 3-minute walk from Manchester Victoria Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Alston Bar & Beef
(based on 9 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (5)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • By Sherry Y from Manchester
    2 February 2020

    A bit disappointing really. Chose the Sunday roast offer when I booked the table but we have been told there's none left on arrival. A couple of the dishes are not available as well not much choice and were overpriced. The food is average, not worth for the money.

  • By Kirsty M from Manchester
    25 January 2020

    Amazing food and service! Will done again!

  • By Roxanne T from Manchester
    11 August 2019

    Lovely service food was amazing

  • By Carol McCafferty M from Manchester
    22 May 2019

    Dined here a few times, the food & service never disappoints. Started with the scallops with black pudding crumb - delicious, followed by Sirlion - exquisite. Would highly recommend

  • By Joan B from Bolton
    10 May 2019

    Great decor, friendly and efficient service. Unfortunately the chateaubriand we ordered 'blue' was only rare and was a bit sinewy and didn't really melt in the mouth. Possibly need to inform the supplier? Expected better for the cost. Wouldn't choose to go again.

  • By Rachael T from Manchester
    13 April 2019

    Excellent food, the steak was delicious and cooked to perfection

  • By Yoshi E from Manchester
    23 February 2019

    Went with some friends who we regularly look for stake places wherever we go. All concluded that the food was great (I went with the 300g ribeye) and the service was fantastic (I believe it was Becca serving us who was extremely polite, friendly and also helpful in planning the rest of our evening in Manchester), Atmosphere and decor felt like I was in a fancy London bar. Have decided to book again the following week, this time bringing my foodie other half as a birthday treat.

  • By Lisa W from Manchester
    8 February 2019

    Great steak love the bone marrow butter. service is prompt and friendly.

  • By Isabella M from London
    19 January 2019

    Great restaurant and bar - the bar staff really went out of their way.

Restaurant Location Map
Alston Bar & Beef
Cathedral Street, Corn Exchange, Manchester, North West England, M4 3TR

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