Alston £15 steak and chips lunch deal

flat iron steak alston glasgow

Alston Glasgow now serves a £15 steak and chips lunch deal

Alston Bar & Beef in Glasgow is handily located within Central Station, it is right beside Gordon Street Coffee.  Enter the door and wander downstairs underneath Scotland’s busiest train station.

Their new lunch menu has launched and we were invited along to give it a try.  We are big fans of Alston, so we didn’t need to be asked twice.

Lunch Menu at Alston

On the menu you will find Tweed Valley Flat Iron with frites and peppercorn sauce, or it’s £5 to upgrade to a Tweed Valley D-Rump.

The other choices on the lunch menu are: chicken caesar salad, battered king prawns, caramelised cauliflower mac & cheese and Alston’s smash burger.

alston glasgow lunch menu

What we ate and drank

We started off with a couple of glasses of wine, a Solernera barrel aged Tempranillo for Mark and a Gavi Tuffolo for me.  Both wines were just what was needed.

wine at alston glasgow

Our lunches arrived soon after, Tweed Valley Flat Iron steak with frites and peppercorn sauce for Mark.  A creamy peppercorn sauce, crisp chips and a thick piece of beef – we thought it was the rump in disguise but no!  The tender medium-rare beef was juicy and well rested.

flat iron steak alston glasgow steak and chips

Mac and cheese was on the menu, so it had to be ordered.  This version comes with caramelised cauliflower cheese which is also topped with a herb crumb.

cauliflower mac and cheese alston glasgow

Cheesy and creamy sauce with florets of cauliflower.  Perfect, I was very happy with this.  I ordered a side of courgette fries as an alternative to traditional chips. The Chunks of courgette are coated in a slightly herbed batter and topped with creamy aioli.

courgette fries alston glasgow

Mark ordered some more roasted cauliflower cheese (as we like a cheesy caulie) and our server recommended battered onions too.

roast cauliflower cheese alston glasgow

I’m not the biggest onion ring fan, they are usually thin and slimy in my opinion.  These on the other hand were chunks of onion coated in a thick and crispy batter rather than a flimsy ring.  I’d order these again.

onion rings alston glasgow

We were very happily stuffed so couldn’t even contemplate dessert, even with our pudding stomachs.  Thankfully being just below the railway station, we could easily stumble home in our carb coma.   If you are looking for budget friendly steak and chips, and somewhere easy to get to in Glasgow city centre, then this is the place.

lunch at alston glasgow


Alston Bar & Beef, Glasgow Central Railway Station, Gordon Street, Glasgow

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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