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The Bull Run Restaurant

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20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 884 1400
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some lovely meals here, but were concerned about the service, while eating, a lady on the table next to us, asked for Orange Juice, and was served Fruit Juice, she asked the waiter to change it, and he went off, never to return, she tried to call a waiter, who all ignored her, eventually she walk over to... More 

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Thank malc1005
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again excellent food, Steak, wine and service. Thank you Godfree you did them proud. Rib eye was fantastic and washed down with a lovely bottle of Fat Bas**** Pinotage. This place remains my number one selection for a great evening and the staff are both friendly and professional - well done and once again well deserved.

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Thank Traveler1234562015
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any food here is good. Chicken liver peri peri starters through to steak or lobster and wonderful deserts, authentic South African food

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Thank Wayne W
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'Wayne W' Thank you for taking the time to write your positive comment on ‘tripadvisor’. It is always great to hear such positive feedback! We look forward to your future patronage. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent and the food was great. Well prepared and they have a wide selection of Cape wines and well worth a visit when you are in Sandton.

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Thank Robert C
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'Robert C' How wonderful to read that you enjoyed your Bull Run evening with us and thank you for writing it on ‘tripadvisor’. Your praise is very much appreciated! We look forward in welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch with friends here and it was pleasant; we all had meat dishes and we liked them. My fillet was tender and tasty; service is fine. Good option if you are staying at the Balalaika hotel

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Thank Diana L
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'Diana L' Thank you for your positive feedback on 'Tripadvisor'. It is always great to hear when our guests enjoyed their meals with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I had to try the Bull Run Burger while staying here and found the experience average. The burger itself was really good , as good as I've had in a specialist burger bar. Unfortunately both the burger and the chips that came with it were luke warm with the bun base soggy. The atmosphere in the restaurant was good but... More 

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Thank ross m
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'ross m' Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant. Did you raise any of your concerns with our management team? Please feel free to contact Christina under info@thebullrun.co.za for any questions and we hope to see you back a second time. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I will Keep this short and sweet. My second visit this month. I have tried a few but when it comes to steak this place should be number one and simply does not disappoint. A call out to Warren who did a fantastic and attentive job. T Bone steak medium rare - better than ok Good Rib Eye steak 550... More 

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Thank Traveler1234562015
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'Traveler1234562015' Wow, how amazing to read that you had such a great experience with us. Your praise especially about Warren in particular, is greatly appreciated. Please know that we have congratulated him for doing a great job. We look forward in spoiling you again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Manzini, Swaziland
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

You just cannot go wrong with a visit to the Bull Run. The steak is to die for and sides are just must haves. Service is amazing and very professional. Try the ribeye on the bone!

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Thank swazijumbo
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'swasijumbo' How wonderful to read that you enjoyed your evening with us so much! It is always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed our meat so much and that the service was amazing. Thank you! We hope to spoil you soon again. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant before on other trips to South Africa. The standard seems to have dropped, most notably in the variety of selection on the menu (I was looking at fish and shellfish that evening). Wines OK, service OK, price OK, but nothing particularly special.

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Thank KADPER
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'KADPER' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. It is regrettable to read that you were not completely satisfied with your evening with us. Did you raise any of your concerns with our management on duty that evening? Please feel free to contact Christina or Thobile under info@thebullrun.co.za for any further assistance. Kind regards,... More 

Le Mans, France
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I got there as it is associated with the hotel i were in. The menu is large and the plates are correctly served. Be very precise on the meat cooking level you need knowing that blue for them is already rare or medium rare for French! Avoid the terrasse near by the street.

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Thank Behaeghel F
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 'Behaeghel' Your comment on TripAdvisor refers. How wonderful that you enjoyed your meal with us. We have many foreign guests eating at our restaurant, so it is definitely advisable to speak to your waiter how you want your steak cooked to perfection. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, International, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 884 1400

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