1573 Bar & Grill

4.2
84 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 84 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party to get to and didn’t have as much time to relax as would usually like. The staff were really good and served our food in good time.

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RosemaryB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, cooked perfectly, served by friendly staff.
We bought a groupon for this meal, which made it excellent value.
We have been to 1573 many times and are never disappointed.

BP
BilP
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Very rude staff- awkward atmosphere- such a shame as the food was lovely

CF
CraigF
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, highly recommend

JT
JillT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Bought from the Lunch time set menu.
Quiet Saturday afternoon. Not sufficient staff on, service was very slow.
Food was lovely.

RI
RITAG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was lovely but unfortunately there were 8 of us and we could not sit together.
Service was excellent by Cameron in particular and George the manager .
Compliments to the chef as food was excellent.
The meat was tough to eat but not sure whether anything could be done about this.
Well done and keep up the great service.

AW
AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service very clean restaurant will book again

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

SR
SueR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great place. Lovely food and great value especially the lunchtime deal. Music was a little loud for a lunch time. 😂 but I’m old.

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stevep
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

disappointing, half the menu wasn't available because of equipment failure in the kitchen......although the waiting staff were brilliant I felt they were put under pressure to hard sell anything....it was supposed to be a romantic meal and I counted 7 times they asked if I wanted anything else,,,,,kind of reputedly disturbed the moment....if I want anything I'll ask....I would have normally left a decent tip but this time couldn't really warrant giving one....

KC
KarenC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the fourth time that I have brought my team here and it has never disappointed me!. The service and food was excellent!

SM
ScottM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit food was so good definitely be returning

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Mariec
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here on several occasions great food great service one of my favourite restaurants

SL
SeanL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. My wife’s steak was tough and when we complained the staff and manager could not have been more helpful. I think how a restaurant responds when there is a problem reflects much more accurately their professionalism than when things go well. Result, we will definitely go back and recommend it. All it cost the restaurant for this good will was an apology and an extra steak. They will make this back in spades from us in the future.

KP
KatieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely and the service was excellent. However, it's not cheap !

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amandaf
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined on a sunday lunchtime and had a fabulous time. The food was lovely, priced as expected and all our meals were delicious. I had the seabass and it was gorgeous.
The only downfall is the price of the drinks, a bottle of estrelle is £4.25 meaning its £8.50 a pint. However overall the experience was great and I will be going back.

JW
JacquelineW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The music too loud otherwise a lovely evening and the food was very good. Staff helpful when asked questions.

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Becki
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

1573 has always been my favourite restaurant, however this was our first visit since lockdown and we were quite disappointed. Even though we had booked a table felt like we were just given what was left. Prices appeared to have increased. My husband had the half rack of ribs to start and that’s literally what came on the plate, no dressing- feel for the price paid this was poor presentation. We were served by many different people which made it all feel a-bit chaotic. However the food did all taste lovely and was all really hot just feel your not getting as good value for money has we did previously and the presentation not up to it’s usually good standard- especially for the price your expected to pay!!!!

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Koko
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Have been to 1573 many times before and have found it to be good but unfortunately we didn’t have a very good experience on this occassion. It is a predominantly a steak restaurant and they didn’t have any fillet steak available at 5:30pm. They were good enough to take the red wine we ordered back since we couldn’t have steak. I think all restaurants are struggling with finding staff at the moment. We should have been told about the menu limitations and I prefer not to be called “mate”. Even though the restaurant was nearly empty, they sat us in a corner, squashed very close to a neighbouring table, who were drunk and loud. Probably won’t go back again, which is such a shame as it used to be our go to restaurant in the city centre. I hope they take on board this feedback and improve the service.

AO
AliceO
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food we all really enjoyed our meals and good ambiance. Service generally good and attentive, but a little slow at the end getting the bill.

SM
StephenM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Hi bar 1573 has always been a favourite restaurant for me. I celebrated my 50th birthday there, enjoyed the food and atmosphere amongst probably 30 friends and family upstairs. So I’ve always recommend the place to friends and colleagues. I booked a table for myself, my wife and two close friend one Saturday 31st of July at 8:30 pm. The bar and grill was still lovely as i remembered.
After a short while we were asked what drinks we would l
Like. The ladies had a usual bottle of Prosecco, myself and my friend found a very limited choice in bottles of a nice ale / bitter . We then made our meal orders, which then took at least 40 plus minutes to arrive. The service did not seem very attentive, we had to practically wave to order a bottle of wine.
We felt like the evening came to an abrupt ending, as we felt we were being pushed out.
Personally, would i now recommend bar 1587, unfortunately the answer would be no. Will i be returning any time soon, no.
I apologise I don’t usually complain, life’s short

JC
JasonC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Great service. Very reasonable prices for the quality of the food that is presented

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SophiaO
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked through open table due to staying at the Villare Hotel. The food and service was professional, friendly staff to ask about the best mixers with certain drinks etc. Would deffo recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday weekend and was given a glass of Prosecco on the house

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Foodie
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Waited ages for the food, Steak was well over cooked, chewy and tough. Not expected from a fillet.
Presentation of food wasn't great.
Completely different level of food to when I have previously been... has this changed hands in the last 2 years ?

Waitress was attentive and provide a good service

Had a few random people come up to the table which wasn't ideal.

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ItsmeZo
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good steak! Service was great, professional and friendly

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SamT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had ran out of Sunday dinners, salmon and one of the starters we had wanted this was only at 5.30pm so not late and had already ran out of a lot of choice on the limited menu. Ordered the filet steak which was average. Service ok, but not great for saying it wasn’t that busy. Staff didn’t come over to see if we wanted more drinks etc. Not really any atmosphere in there. Would not rush back.

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Anon
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sunday lunch had sold out at 1700 when it is advertised from 1200-1800 - we were not advised of this until seated. The portions from the a la carte menu were very much on the small side and a lot of options were not available. The cost is high for the offering.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Lovely restaurant. We had visited before so looked forward to returning. Service however was terrible. Very slow. Nobody checking if we needed anything or if our meals were ok. Ordered drinks during the meal which never arrived. Small portions of average. Such a shame.

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christinec
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food - one of our favourite restaurants. Slightly disappointed in the dessert selection and no cheeseboard on offer, but overall 9/10

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Kaur
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went for a special occasions and ordered our regular meals. The sauce tasted completely differently to previous visits and when I asked the waitress she said the chef had informed her that the sauce was the same. She said the sauce had not been changed for the past two years but clearly it had. I asked my husband to taste it and he agreed with me. His steak was disappointing. It’s a shame as it’s one of our favorite restaurants.

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NT444
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Having been here before 2 years ago we were looking forward to going back. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The steak was unfortunately a massive let down. The flame grill char was all you could taste (i was aware that there would be a little taste as per the web disclaimer but it wasn't an issue last time), to the point that some of the thinner parts were un-edible. Sadly I don't think we would return again because for the price of it, inside is really quite a let down.

I must add the staff were great though, very welcoming. They just need a make-over inside and to either clean the grill or use a different technique.

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NickyK
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food, location was outstanding. Food took a while to come which isn’t a problem however servers could advise customers about delays.

DW
DemWw
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Used to be my favourite restaurant for service and top food. Last night it was bad from start to finish we waited 1hr40 for our mains, they forgot about us, other tables coming in after us was served before us. We had our 2 year old with us so by the time we got our mains she was very upset and bored so it ruined the experience and we ended up leaving with most our dinner not ate. The roast looked good but my fillet steak wasn’t cooked to how I wanted, and wasn’t worth the price. I couldn’t be bothered to complain anymore. Although we received an laim apology, I was still not happy with how we was treated. We was offered a free drink whilst we waited. I wouldn’t go back here it seems their may be new management and chef as we are regulars and didn’t recognise any of the usual staff, and the food was a 2/10. Much better places for a steak in Leicester now.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly polite helpful staff, nothing was any trouble. The food was amazing.

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stevel
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a good night out but the menu was quite limited (Yes this could be down to Covid) but felt that there could've been a better selection. the dessert menu had 3x choices + ice cream but plenty of hot drinks!!!

At £75 for me & my partner which was for 2 courses + 2x alcoholic drinks, its a pricey place, when the selection is limited

With that, the service was very good.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

the food was beautiful- couldn't fault it but it took an hour for our main to come out and because we didn't choose starters, it seemed like an eternity. The waitress was lovely and attentive it was just the speed from the kitchen.

AH
AlanH
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Dined at lunchtime. I had one of the very best sirloin steaks I have ever had. My wife had a cheese burger which was, sadly, rather dry.

I would recommend dining as early in a sitting as possible as the food takes a bit long to appear. They probably need more staff to give the service levels that the quality of the food justifies.

We will be returning and I would recommend that people try this venue.

SJ
SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely welcome on arrival and acknowledged the special occasion mentioned on the online booking. Friendly, courteous and prompt service without being OTT. Never needed to ask for anything as everything was pre-emptied.

DO
DONNAM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal for other half

FAQs

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

1573 Bar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.