Corn Exchange announces new gin and steak restaurant

Eagle-eyed passersby may have noticed that construction has begun on the Corn Exchange’s newest venue. Alston Bar and Beef are opening their first restaurant in England, bringing their famous Scottish steaks and unrivalled selection of gins south of the border.

The 160-cover venue, which will contain an additional private dining area, is set to open its doors in Autumn this year, following an extensive fit-out of the 6,500sq.ft. space situated below the Corn Exchange.

When open, Alston Bar & Beef will be the first venue in Manchester to offer Tweed Valley steak on its menu. The beef is selected from the top one per cent of Scottish beef and dry hung for 35 days, for optimum flavour.

At the bar, an initial selection of 58 gins from all over the world will be available, several of which are distilled here in Manchester, including Manchester Three Rivers and Manchester Gin.

Riki Bennett, General Manager, Alston Bar & Beef Manchester said:

“We are looking forward to launching our second Alston Bar & Beef venue here in Manchester. Our Glasgow venue has had great success and has built a reputation for the best steak and finest selection of gins.“Whether it is our stunning venue, the top one per cent of Scottish Beef we will have on offer, or our huge range of bespoke gin-infusions and gin-based cocktails, Alston Bar & Beef will offer something for everyone and it is great to be one step closer to our official launch.”