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Alston Bar & Beef

Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
+44 161 804 5555
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (31 reviews)
“steak” (157 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is the place to come to in Manchester for a top steak! The menu has some excellent options and the chateaubriand was amazing. The bar serves a range of gin cocktails and the wine list was also very good. The restaurant is in a...More

Thank Crofton138
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The decor the staff 100% great, it’s in a great location and as you leave you are greeted by the beautiful cathedral, cocktails Ingredients locally sourced. I had the a honey gin with the honey from the cathedral next door and the Gin from Manchester...More

Thank DIANA A
Reviewed 2 days ago

came here for our wedding anniversary lunch yesterday (thanks for the prosecco!). Lovely welcome, lovely decor, great set menu, beautifully cooked and presented, fab cocktail (cucumber cooler) but excellent gin menu too, really nice staff, spotless cloakroom (so presumably kitchen too!) and very reasonable. can't...More

Thank D9665NXjuliag
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey there, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary meal! We are so glad that we could provide you with a special meal to celebrate. Thank you so much for letting us know - we really appreciate your feedback. We'll look forward...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have just had a great Sunday afternoon at Alston Bar & Beef - bit of a hidden gem in the city centre! The restaurant design is fantastic and service from start to finish was excellent. We all had the Sunday roast which was SO...More

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

Hi Lee, So glad that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us! And it is great to hear that you enjoyed our new dessert cocktails too ;) Thank you so much for coming and for taking the time to leave us this review. We'll look...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Three of us ate Saturday night. Three courses, bottle of wine plus coffees and the bill was £225 including tip. Honestly couldn’t fault it. Pork belly starter particularly good. We all had the 500g £39 t bone steak cooked rare and loved them. The brownie...More

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

Hey there, Thank you so so much for leaving us this brilliant review! It is greatly appreciated. Your lovely compliments to our food will be relayed to the kitchen team - i'm sure they'll be pleased! We hope that your friend enjoyed his birthday, we're...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for our anniversary, great experience throughout. Beautiful food and attentive, friendly staff. Will definitely be back, highly recommendedMore

Thank andyb07
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey there, So happy to see that you enjoyed your anniversary celebrations! Thank you so much for letting us know that we could make your evening special. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your positive experience. We'll look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, wonderful and fast service, tasty food!!! Easy to find the place. Good choice of wines. Highly recommended.

Thank Diana T
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Diana, Thank you so much for your recommendation! We're really pleased you had a nice time and hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Alston team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered two butchers boards (one per couple) and chose salad and chips as our sides this was £120 in total. When it arrived, we were not told which cuts of meat were which and we only got one very small side salad and small...More

Thank happy_travellers142
Lauren S, Sales Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon, and thank you for taking the time to review Alston, I am disappointed to hear that your experience did not live up to the high standards we expect to deliver to every customer, you most certainly should have received information informing you of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant twice and loved it every time. for the first time, I had a delicious fillet steak which was beautifully cooked then on the second time I had the flat iron which I highly recommend. Staff were really friendly and...More

Thank Jamie C
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jamie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! The flat iron is new to our set menu and it is a very welcome addition while the fillet is an all time favourite of ours. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a lovely area of Manchester within the Historic Corn exchange. Welcoming and friendly staff, beautiful table settings with lots of room. We had to have the steak - tried a rump and sirloin, both were perfect, juicy and flavoursome. The best part is...More

1  Thank MsMarianna
Lauren S, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there Ms Marianna, Wow, what a lovely and thorough review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your best meal whilst you were in the UK at our establishment, that really means a lot...More

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Barry E
June 18, 2018|
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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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February 19, 2018|
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual
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Lindsey1956
January 14, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$86
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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