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The Bull Run Restaurant

20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 884 1400
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (219 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 633 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Try the Kingclip here with creamy spinach and wild mushrooms... Well located close to where I stay... The waiters are helpful and smart to help! Super stuff with Beverskloof wine..

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Bull Run has re-opened with a much “fresher” looking interior. I last visited 3 years ago and the place was beginning to look tired. The refit has been done very tastefully. As always the Steaks are fantastic at the Bull Run. I will be...More

Thank eastaroadster
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was pretty good. I had the cheesy bread, fish, a greek salad, and malva pudding (I think). All were delicious. We had a group of 22 and we were very late getting in. I think those things affected the service and, quite frankly,...More

Thank Barbie48025
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit didn't start well, but the food redeemed the experience. An inexperienced waiter was assigned to us, he wasn't sure of the menu items and seemed a bit distracted. The bread rolls were hard and dry, but I did point it out to the...More

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Thank Errol N
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 'Errol N' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with the service and do apologise for the waiter making mistakes. However I am delighted to know and you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've ordered some seafood and asked for some nice white wine without any specifics and was nice surprised by the waiter's selection.More

Thank Sofia L
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 'Sofia L' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. I am delighted you enjoyed your dinner with us and that the waiter recommended a good wine with your meal. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate hear several time. Steaks very good and also the seafood option s are very good as well. Reasonable wine selection Lovely fire place as well

Thank GarryTanner67
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 'Garry Tanner67' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us and looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice settiing adjacent the Protea Balalaika in Sandton offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff. Great fillet steak - go for the mushroom sauce. Botths, firplace and cool cocktail bar. Highly recommended. Will revisit.

Thank Gerry M
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 'Gerry M' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us and looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Five colleagues went to the reopening of one my favourite steak places. Conveniently located next to Protea Balaliaka Hotel in Sandton. Pro's: the refurbished place with neat booths, fireplace and a great looking bar for after work drinks Cons: overcooked steaks x 4, over zealous...More

Thank Onlyoneworld
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear 'Onlyoneworld' 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 visit. Did you raise any of your concerns with our management on duty that evening? Please feel free...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Initially coming in the restaurant is lovely. Got our starter quick and drinks. Ot then took 45 minutes for the mains to come; I ordered the queen prawns and someone else at my table ordered the steak. Looked completely unappetizing and tasted horrible. The portion...More

Thank Venika N
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear 'Venika N' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. It is regrettable to read that you were not satisfied with your visit. Did you raise any of your concerns with our management on duty that evening? Please feel free...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Whenever i think of Balalika hotel, the number one thing that i miss is their food. It's so delicious and mouth watering!

Thank Salome M
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Dear 'Salome M' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

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TriniTraveller69
9 January 2018|
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Response from christopherjhunt18 | Reviewed this property |
I would try to contact the restaurant as many wont be sure of this.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 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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Description
Enjoy some of the best steaks in Johannesburg, peruse the extensive wine list or sip a signature cocktail in the centre of the city’s financial district.
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