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1573 Bar & Grill, Leicester, East Midlands

1573 Bar & Grill

4.1
4.1
192 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
1573 Bar & Grill is a local independent restaurant first opened in August 2009 and is located in Grammar School Court within the external area. Meals are prepared using only the best fresh seasonal produce; with fine wines & champagnes, serving light bites, lunch & dinner.

In our unique surroundings, we promise to deliver to you a fantastic meal, in a warm friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

The menu includes Steaks, Seafood, open sandwiches and fresh salad's, perfectly char-grilled with a selection of mouth-watering sides and a selection of sauces world so you can choose your flavour of the day.
Situated at the front of the building is our benched terraced area where you can enjoy drinks and dining overlooking the external area of Highcross.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Grill, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–21:30 Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0116 251 6879

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater to up to 100 people and the restaurant can be booked for private hire/event.

What 192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • Leicestershire

    Best Food

  • Leicestershire

    Best Service

  • Leicestershire

    Best Ambience

  • Leicestershire

    Best Value

  • Leicestershire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Leicestershire

    Lunch

  • Leicestershire

    Romance

  • Leicestershire

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  • Leicestershire

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  1. N

    Nahu

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Excellent service, lovely staff who treated us very well. The food was not the best though.
  2. HT

    HelenT

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service and lovely food. Would definitely return and recommend.
  3. P

    Picnmix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Attentive without being 'over the top' Food lovely .
  4. SD

    SusanD

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best restaurant in Leicester steaks cooked to perfection
  5. ZH

    ZoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and would definitely go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was excellent
  7. SB

    StevenB

    Hampshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was very good but not intrusive. For a night out and a nice meal at competitive prices I would recommend the 1573.
  8. R

    Renalyn

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their food, ordered steak and it was cooked perfectly! It's a small place but got good ambience. Friendly service and all around lovely. Prices is on the expensive side however.
  9. LE

    Love2EatGoodFood

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food was not great, cold grey looking steak served, hardly any cooked as requested some burnt unedible. kids meals over cooked, mould on the bread for starters. Worst food experience. First and last visit.
  10. SB

    SBJS

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and very quick and attentive service.
  11. JR

    JRFF

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We left before placing an order as the service was so bad. The zero rating should just be for service but I can't proceed with the review unless I give a mark for everything.
  12. AW

    AndrewW

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Didn’t stay for food because it was almost empty and still took 25 minutes after being seated to be asked if we wanted drinks
  13. WE

    WilliamE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fifth visit. I really like the restaurant, staff are always efficient and friendly, always clean and tidy a nice atmosphere. My meal was spoiled by the lamb, It was full of fat and honestly looked like they had run out and instead of offering something else of that had scraped together the last bits and put them on my plate. My wife's also had lamb said she enjoyed hers. The first course was fine and the desert that good, that I had two of them and a lovely bottle of wine.
  14. SB

    SarbjitB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    The starter was ok, the main was awful the Cajun chicken tasted weird, the cocktails weren’t great either
  15. T

    Triplebirthdaydinner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Decent food, lovely setting, particularly upstairs. Would go again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Food was tasty and plenty of it. Came out really quickly and was all correct despite being a party of 6. Waitress checked up throughout to make sure food was okay and that we had enough drinks, condiments. We felt relaxed, unrushed and full.
  17. L

    Lisac

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We have eaten before at the restaurant and had great service and food so was looking forward to revising. The service we received on this visit was poor. One menu between four of us, waited ages to get drinks, sent some of the food back as it tasted of nothing. Won’t rush back

    1573 Bar & GrillResponded on 12 June 2022We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Your server accommodated to your needs the best they could; opened windows and turned on air conditioning as a member of your party told us they were hot. The reason the menu's took a while to arrive was because we had to reprint as menus weren't in good condition. We listened to your feedback on one of your side dishes and took that side off your bill. When checked back plates were empty and we only had feedback on side dish.

  18. ST

    ShaniT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful as always and the service was impeccable. Every member of staff who we came into contact with was lovely and cheerful. Will definitely return.

    1573 Bar & GrillResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you for leaving a lovely review. So glad you had a great evening and that you enjoyed our high quality customer service. Look forward to your next visit with us.

  19. WS

    WillS

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, staff were helpful, food was excellent.
  20. j

    julieg

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good.couldn’t fault the food or service.Drinks are slightly pricey but otherwise nothing to complain about . Look forward to returning
  21. HB

    HollieB

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Best steak I’ve had. Friendly helpful staff. Definitely recommend.
  22. LF

    LucyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really delicious food. Quiet afternoon in the restaurant but we weren’t rushed. Was lovely!
  23. P

    Penfold27

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Relaxed feel with excellent food & service. Good menu choice & no rushing until it gets to closing time when gentle nudge. Prefer upstairs. Suitable lighting & ambience created.
  24. A

    Adrian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drink with great service. Highly recommend visiting.
  25. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent. Staff friendly. Clean and tidy. Only one criticism was that the music was extremely loud so we had to ask it to be turned down, it felt like we were having a meal in a nightclub rather than a restaurant.
  26. LS

    LouiseS

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Will definitely be returning.
  27. MH

    MikeH

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very good. I had the spare ribs for starters the meat almost fell off the bone very tasty.. The serloin steak was great if a little too pink but that did stop me. Washed down with a cold beer. Not the cheapest place to eat but well worth the money.
  28. NL

    NeilL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    If you have lots of time this is the place for you, been in twice now as part of a group and both times the food has taken a while to arrive. If you are out for an evening, then that's fine, but for a lunch, the service was slow, which made the meal take well over an hour for just a main course.
  29. KH

    KathleenH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Solicitous but not overbearing service. Nice Sunday lunch, well worth a visit.
  30. S

    Stacey

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st date night & so pleased I chose here, it was busy but service was on point. Very polite staff & gave a warm welcome, food was so good too .
  31. NT

    NatashaT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a lovely meal here. My friends had the steaks which they loved. My fish dish was also delicious. The decor/setting is beautiful My only complaint was the service was very slow. Took ages for drinks and for food to come. That being said it wouldn’t put us off returning
  32. RU

    RUSSELLC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First experience of this establishment Looks amazing premises. We were sat downstairs as were sn earlier evening booking. Arriving just before 7pm took advantage of the 2 4 £10 Cocktails initially chose two different ones but then afvused it must be 2 of the same. We were using a Groupon so on a very set mrnu with surcharges fir more premium meats. The waitress was very pleasant and courteous. The food was very nice and svdecent portion, after our starter and main did not venture to deserts One of the reasons not fully marks as not fully experienced, along with only seeing downstairs and the fact my bill was incorrectly calculated. But i must say when pointed out quickly corrected. Would definitely try again.
  33. CP

    CPear

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decent food, lovely historical building. Slightly overpriced for what you get, but overall it was ok. With the availability of choice around town, I don't think I shall be going back in a rush.
  34. BO

    BonO

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was superb and quite well done, and fairly good variety of food to eat. Service was courteous and respectful.
  35. EE

    EvitaEstherLondon

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Visiting from London for the rugby. Looks lovely outside. Seated upstairs on a Saturday evening, but only one other table taken and after half hour we were alone in a vast space. Sea bass was disappointing, root veg are not my thing and the portion size of the fish was small. Husband enjoyed his ribs which came with chunky chips (he asked for fries). No NZ Sav B available by the glass. Cocktails pre meal were underwhelming, not presented well. Over all disappointing.
  36. RS

    RachelS

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Very little ambience due to no customers ! Food was ok roast vegetables very dull possibly frozen vegetables Just ok all round Service was good but we were the only customers downstairs so I would expect the service to be amazing
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The meat was not so soft or cooked as I asked (middle rare). The service was as expected. The place is nice.
  38. P

    Phatty

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great. Food was hot and fresh. Lovely staff and really fast service.
  39. d

    dereke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent all round. food ,service brilliant. would strongly recommend.we booked for 18.30 only down side was the group that was very loud you had to go up close to talk- and they wasn't youngsters but just luck of the draw.
  40. M

    Martin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It had been a while since I’d eaten at 1573 but the previous 4 times I’d been it had always been amazing. Some things haven’t changed. The service is still exceptional and the staff are fantastic. Lovely venue still too. The food however was distinctly average. The way I would explain this. I had the rack of ribs and I could have had that same meal from a chain restaurant like TGI or Harvester for example and it would have been comparable even for a cheaper price. It didn’t spoil the evening but I was surprised. Would I go back, probably but not in a hurry. I appreciate the whole pandemic thing has had a huge impact on the hospitality industry so hopefully this is just a temporary situation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

1573 Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0116 251 6879.

1573 Bar & Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for 1573 Bar & Grill

Highcross Leicester The Old Grammar School Freeschool Lane, Leicester, Leicester, East Midlands LE1 4FY

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    High Cross

  • Area

    Leicester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–21:30 Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Grill, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    High Cross

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0116 251 6879

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater to up to 100 people and the restaurant can be booked for private hire/event.

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