The Alston Bar & Beef is a new restaurant located in the catacombs below the Central Station of Glasgow, Scotland featuring a design created by the Jestico + Whiles architectural practice for the Glendola Leisure food and drink group which opened this summer.
The restaurant specializes in Scottish steak produced locally and its bar offers a selection of the finest specialist gins in a setting with 80 seats decorated with a classical vibe. The name Alston comes from Alston Street which is the main road of the Grahamston Village which was built over in the late 1800s to create the current station.
The designers integrated contemporary elements into the restaurant for an atmospheric element that hints at the station’s history, offering a calm and elegant dining venue. The interior is decorated with a large mural representing Scottish wildlife into a thistle background and illustrations were produced by the Timorous Beasties design studio to define the way down to the undercroft of the 18th century station.