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Alston Bar & Beef

Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
+44 161 804 5555
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (233 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Cathedral Street | Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR, England
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1 - 10 of 527 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2 course lunch deal at £15 is great value. The steak and chips was delicious! Treated myself to the chocolate tree for dessert and really enjoyed it. 100% will be returning. Also, great staff, highly trained and very welcoming. Well done

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank somewheresun
Reviewed 3 days ago

Entry opp Cathedreral thru very large glass door into black hole!! Interesting lit stair way down then 3 steps up into a huge dinning area. Qulaity staff here: Great. Wine by carafe = good. Food good enough, but steak wasn't melt in the mouth; fries...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Charles807
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good variety of excellently prepared beef of good quality. Interesting underground venue with good service.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank keith h
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and I went on Saturday night before going to the cinema. The restaurant is really well placed, is presented very well from out side, the large door it get it is brilliant, unless its gale force winds! Greeted with a smile and quickly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lee W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will definitely recommend Alston Bar & Beef to friends as the venue and the food is top notch. We had starters, mains and dessert all of our dishes tasted beautiful. The steak is 10/10 The only thing that let it down a touch was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BenBamforth
LaurenS4593, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey BenBemforth, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It's great to read that the food was up to the highest of standards. In regards to the staff comment made - we do want our staff to be as friendly, approachable and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night with party of 14 work colleagues . The service here is fantastic. A special mention to Jamie ( great upselling from malbec to chateaux Neuf du pape ... really enjoyed the 4 bottles ) he really looked after us all night ....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank scott_katy
LaurenS4593, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi scott_katy Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Alston. I will also pass your kind words onto both Jamie and Lesley. Kind Regards, The Alston Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Food fantastic cooked to perfection and the service was incredible. Will was our server and I don’t think I’ve ever met a more professional server in my life! 10/10

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marc C
LaurenS4593, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Marc C, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I will pass your kind words onto Will. Please come and visit us again soon! Kind Regards, The Alston Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited here today for lunch and were really disappointed. The steaks (sirloin) were average, definitely not worth £31 each. The chips were hard and tasteless. My boyfriend order mac and cheese side and was not keen on that either. The only...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank NorthStar84576
LaurenS4593, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Northstar84576, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Our steaks are sourced from a top quality butchers in the Tweed Valley of Scotland and our prices reflect this. They also include a sauce & a side where the same cannot be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night. Seated promptly. A little slow to take our order but efficient on doing so. Starter menu a little disappointing but good quality on arrival Main course steaks and sides very good. One of the better steak restaurants in Manchester but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Hugh R
LaurenS4593, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Hugh R, Thank you for your positive review! Thank you for your kind words on our food. Hopefully you can visit us again soon. Kind Regards The Alston Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Alston on Friday night, it was busy enough for a cold January evening and we were greeted and seated quickly. The decor is minimalist/industrial, with lots of white surfaces, exposed air con ducts and electrical cabling, but the tables and dining area are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank TheLostMancunian
LaurenS4593, Manager at Alston Bar & Beef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi TheLostMancunian, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It's great to read your server was friendly throughout the meal. In regards to the food points - We can only know there's an issue with the food if a customer lets us...More

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nicholac633
October 15, 2018|
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Response from LaurenS4593 | Property representative |
Hi Nichola, we do indeed serve a Sunday roast that includes either chicken or beef!
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Barry E
June 18, 2018|
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Response from 590jonathanl | Reviewed this property |
Yes has easily accessible lift so should be no problem!!
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gsheerin
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$84
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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