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Review Summary

9 based on 2 reviews
  • Food

  • Value

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  • Service

    I had a fantastic visit here! Me and my family were welcomed in really nicely when we got there and the atmosphere was lovely. We were particularly impressed with the attention the waitress gave us. We didn't know what steak to go for and she explained all the different cuts of meat to us. This made me feel that the chefs and floor staff all knew wheat they were doing and made me feel very comfortable dining there. When the food came out it was cooked perfectly and looked amazing. I will be going again.

    The steaks are really nice and I would recommend the house wine. Would happily return.

  • Ranked #91 of 205
  • Avg. main course: £15
  • 0.06 miles from Leicester
  • Mediterranean

We say…

Originally built in 1573, this Grade II listed Old Grammar School building has been beautifully refurbished and is now the atmospheric home to 1573 Restaurant and Bar. This modern and fresh restaurant presents a beautiful contradiction to the building, one of the oldest schoolhouses in England, and is based in the popular Highcross area in Leicester City Centre with an outdoor terrace ideal for people-watching.

The food on offer at 1573 demonstrates a passion for the best and most seasonal local produce, with steaks sourced from ethical UK farms and dry aged for 21-28 days, and is complemented by an array of fine wines and champagnes. Classic dishes include char grilled steaks, grilled organic Shetland salmon steak with seasoned roasted cherry tomatoes and a 27oz T-Bone steak served with chunky chips. Vegetarian dishes are imaginative, with Grilled Paneer and mushroom skewers and couscous salad served with chips and peppercorn sauce almost tempting the carnivores away from the steaks. Choose from a variety of home-made sauces to add piquancy to your meal.

With a selection of light bites for lunch, such as burgers, salads and baguettes, daily specials, a well thought out children’s menu and a very good value Sunday roast on offer, 1573 has something for everyone to enjoy in a truly characteristic venue. Enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere with stone walls and mullioned windows inside the restaurant or sit outside on the terrace on sunny summer days enjoying drinks and meals and feel like you’re on holiday.

last updated: 24 Sep 2019

last updated: 12 Aug 2017

last updated: 12 Aug 2017
High Cross Leicester, The Old Grammar School, Freeschool Lane, Leicester, LE1 4PG
0116 251 6879