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Book early for Christmas 2016

Three Course Lunch Menu from £19.95 per Guest

Three Course Dinner Menu from £29.95 per Guest

Call 0116 251 6879 for availability

Christmas Bookings are reserved for dining guests only. Please do not invite non dining guests to join your table.

Please see the Christmas Menu in the Menus section

Discount cards are not accepted throughout the month of December

Celebrate at 1573 with our Party Menu

Make your evening extra special with our Three Course Dinner Menu
including a flute of Prosecco on arrival
from £30.00 per Guest

Children under the age of 7 are not permitted in the restaurant after 8pm

A deposit paid 5 days in advance is required to secure all weekend party bookings over 8 diners throughout the year

Located in the Old (Free) Grammar School on Freeschool Lane at Highcross Leicester, this grade II* listed building was completed in 1573 and is one of the oldest schoolhouses in England.

Now sympathetically refurbished, the schoolhouse is home to 1573 Bar & Grill, a fresh concept for dining and drinks in the city.

Please remove caps when dining inside the restaurant.

Phone Number

0116 2516879


1573 Grill Restaurant
The Old Grammar School
41 Freeschool Lane

0116 251 6879

For online bookings please see the reservations section


Food Service Times

Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 21:30

Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00

Sunday: 12:00 – 21:30

Reservation Request


The Old (Free) Grammar School is a Grade II* listed building built originally in 1573. The building as it stands today is one of the oldest school buildings in England and is now home to 1573 Bar & Grill, a fresh new concept for dining and drinks at Highcross Leicester.

The 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.
Regular chef’s specials will be available across our menus with various promotional offers available throughout the week.