1573 Bar & Grill

4.2
61 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 61 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DONNAM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal for other half

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Susan
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with attentive and friendly staff. Will definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food quality was very poor and not the same as was before covid. Service was shocking, long waits and took ages to clear out plates after mains.
I won’t go back there ever again. Sad as was one of our favourite steak places

KC
KasieC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food & staff really friendly. The steak was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just nice for us all to get out for a great meal

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SophieL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food. A bit pricey, but my first time out for ages so worth it!

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Julie
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and the cocktails were amazing! Lovely being able to sit outside due to being a warm day.
Service was excellent too and would definitely recommend dining there

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was amazing, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Me and my partner came here to celebrate his birthday and the service was perfect. There was a slight hiccup with the order as we order two steak identical to each other and only ended up with one but the the waiter sorted it out straight away and we were given the second steak on the house as a kind gesture. The starters were spectacular and my prawns were cooked with amazing flavour. The steak itself was to die for I didn’t even need a steak knife to cut it the meat was that tender. It was perfect and we will be returning in the future.

CC
CaroleC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , good value, friendly staff will definitely be going back for another meal

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Jojo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was not great. Rock hard skinny chips and mushroom sauce was too thick but staff were very pleasant and made our dining enjoyable and delicious cocktails.

DM
DanielM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely beautiful me and my partner go all the time great quality food worth every penny

CC
CourtneyC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really helpful, food was lovely was a brilliant night overall. Thank you

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Qaizar
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Amazing food and hospitality

MA
MarkA
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect setting good food and excellent service.What else dya want

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, really nice place with plenty of staff on hand

DB
DanielleB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely atmosphere! The music was too loud where you couldn’t hear each other talking, the food was amazing! I had sirloin steak cooked medium and it was beautiful! I was also given a glass of Prosecco as it was my birthday, this was a lovely gesture! Can’t wait to come back!

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EdwinB
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, attentive staff. Food was good quality and came quickly.

DG
DieGo
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Outstanding food.
Easy internet booking.
Will come back.

AH
AnneH
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit, we had the roast beef and it was delicious. Maybe the veg could have been cooked a little longer but apart from that we couldn't fault anything. Staff were pleasant and friendly. Will definitely visit again 👍

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DanH
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking forward to coming out for dinner all week and what a lovely place to come for our first meal back out! Great food, atmosphere and service!

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LindaF
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very last minute as we had been let down by our previous booking

JC
JessC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant, first time going there. The food was delicious, came so quickly and the servers were lovely!

KM
KathleenM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as always 😋 staff just as friendly was a nice evening out

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 61 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.