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The Running Bull

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1490
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Auckland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical bar atmosphere - pleasant staff. The lunch deals are good value. I tried the rump steak deal and it was very good. Handy parking - close to Hagley park

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Thank 657Mike
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now they have shifted closer to the intersection and the stsff have been upgraded I hsve found the new Running Bull to be excellent value for money. Several years ago I wrote a most scathing review butnow happily report they have redeemed themsrlves eith consistantly good service and food. They are one of the best steak houses in Chch now... More 

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Thank UltimoPatriarch
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We fancied a roast dinner and having previously eaten here (18 months ago) decided we'd go again. The pub/ restaurant/ bar was very quiet only 2 tables occupied. They found us a high chair, but there was no back to it- the waitress tried to look for it for 5 minutes or so, we improvised and used a jacket as... More 

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Thank Andrea E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Service was slow, the restaurant was almost empty yet still took just over 45 mins for lunch to arrive. The lady who took our payment gave us a discount and was apologetic which is why I didn't give 1 star. This was my fourth time there. The first two times were awesome and it was our new fave place to... More 

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Thank I1874IAkatiem
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Running Bull delivered my meal to motel next door. Excellent service. Meal was hot and delivered with care by chefs assistant.

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Thank Sandy P
Perth, Australia
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

With all the roadworks happening all around the hotel, it was surprising to see The Running Bull buzzing. Nice friendly pub

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Thank GazAndMandz
Port Gentil, Gabon
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Good place to eat with good atmosphere...food was average and enjoyable. A pint in this place is 0.33 liter...so we did not get the amount of beer as expected!

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Thank HanneTheresia
Auckland New Zealand
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Good kiwi tucker and a reasonable price. Staff were friendly and would happily return if I was in the area.

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Thank Cronus.nz
Greymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I cannot complain about the food, it was very nice and big sizes. On the other hand the service was not great at all. They mixed up our booking and we ended up waiting a while to be served by anyone for drinks or dinner. They needed to have people in set areas so that they knew each table was... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I visited New Zealand last week and was told by a Local to try the Lamb Shanks at The Running Bull or The Mixed Grill for 2, as The Person that I was Dining with wanted Fish, I decided to have The lamb shanks. They where very Yummy, You can get one or for an extra $4.00 you get a... More 

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Thank Chris T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1490

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?