Alston Bar & Beef Manchester


Alston Bar & Beef is excited to open its second venue on Cathedral St in Manchester’s Corn Exchange after the success of their original restaurant and bar in Glasgow.  Their Tweed Valley beef comes from accredited farms in the Scottish Borders, each renowned for producing quality beef, full of flavour & tenderness. Their butcher's criteria is so refined that he only selects the top 1% of beef for Alston to ensure their 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 their very own gin infusions, each individually garnished and served to perfection.

They welcome group bookings at Alston, so as well as reserving a large table in the main bar, you can book “The Wing” that can seat up to 60 covers and is ideal for functions and private events, while theirprivate dining area “The Gilmour Room” is perfect for more intimate dinners and meetings.


  • Happily Affordable
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No charge


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 22:00



Alston Bar & Beef Manchester, Alston Bar and Beef, Cathedral Street, Corn Exchange, M4 3TR


Central Manchester


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British and Grill food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Alston Bar & Beef is opening their second restaurant in Manchester's Corn Exchange serving prime Scottish meat.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Private Dining Room Private Room 14 0 - - £500

This space is ideal for parties of 8-14 guests, providing a space for an intimate meal where you can see right into our kitchen and watch the chefs at work. This space can also be used for small meetings where you can enjoy morning coffees or an after work beverage (depending on the type of meeting)! Features include a closing door to ensure privacy. You’ll also have control of the music, with the option to play your own tracks.

1837 Speakeasy Private Room 50 100 - - -

This exclusive, prohibition style bar is perfect for parties of up to 100. It has its own private bar, stocked with over 60 different gins along with its own cloakroom & toilet. Full surround sound system is available and can be accessed by any live entertainment or DJ as required.

Projector & screen can be used upon request. 

The Wing Private Room 0 0 - - -

Located to the right hand side of the main restaurant is where you will find our wing space. This space is ideal for sit down functions of up to 70 guests or semi private for 30. The space is perfect for work parties or formal meals. Features include a closing door to ensure privacy, as well as the ability to control the music, play your own or plug in a microphone as required.

Projector & screen available upon request. 

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Alston Bar & Beef Manchester - Restaurant Review

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