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The Bull Run Restaurant

20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 884 1400
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (225 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This popular restaurant deserves its reputation as one of Johannesburg's top restaurants. Famous for its steaks, it also has an eclectic mix of seafoods and poultry dishes to choose from. The prices are high, but so is the quality of the food and the service....More

Thank john_mehliss
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 'john_mehliss' Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you and your group enjoyed the evening with us We always strive to give our customers the best possible service and food. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, J örg...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had some time to spare and hadn't eaten lunch, so I decided to have a small steak. It was just ok. Nothing great. It came on a massive plate , with a small fryer of chips.. when I added the chips to the plate,...More

Thank Curiosity613375
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 'Curiosity613375' Thank you for your review. I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal with us. I have forwarded your review to our chef. I hope that you will consider us in the near future. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newly refurbished with very modern / clean interior. Great patio for drinks and the food is solid. The Bull run is very convenient if staying at the Hilton and is attached to the Protea. Food choice is great, from steaks to mushroom gnocchi (very good)....More

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

Dear 'stoneinboulder' Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us and that you visit us regularly. Thank you for the support. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, great beef, burgers to fillets, plus venison, ostrich, snails etc. for the more adventurous. Good wine selection, and fine casual atmosphere.

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

Dear 'jeffreyemerson' Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Bull Run. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The steaks were absolutely perfectly cooked with minimal fat (enough to give flavour in cooking but no wastage) and served with a choice of veg and ‘starch’. Mushroom sauce was a perfect condiment. The staff were incredibly friendly, attentive and...More

Thank Shaun J
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 'Shaun J' Thank you for the great review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Bull Run. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken to The Bull Run for my birthday and all I can say is that despite a recent facelift, the food and service have not improved. I asked what vegetables were in the roast vegetables on offer and requested that there weren’t too...More

Thank Pat A
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 'Pat A' Thank you for your review. I am deeply disappointed that you did not enjoy your evening with us. I have already spoken to Oscar regarding your complaint and would like to contact you directly to discuss this matter further. Please send me...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bull Run has an interesting ambiance, centered around the trading market. The menu is quirky and caters for a variety of tastes, from fish to burgers and steak. Unfortunately the rump steak I ordered was tough and well-done, which was disappointing.More

Thank ryamarim
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 'Ryanmarim' Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you like the concept of the Bull Run and our menu. We are disappointed to know that you did not have a great meal with us. I do hope you spoke to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t need to go to the commercial “butcher shops “ while you get the same much cheaper by much better service. Prime meat, excellent wines and beautiful atmosphere. Don’t miss it.

Thank docsteffen2017
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 'docsteffen2017 Thank you for the great review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the adjacent hotel so it was an easy choice. We went in without a reservation on a busy night but they were very accommodating to find us a table we preferred. Service was very good and the menu is...More

Thank Bill C
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 'Bill C' I am delighted to hear that your enjoyed your dinner at the Bull Run. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can pay in any currency you want. Lunch was very very dissatisfying. Meat was tough. One plate had to go back as they couldn’t get it right. Restaurant was empty and food took forever to arrive. Really not worth a visit. Pricey. Save your...More

Thank LanceS517
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 'LanceS517' Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. My sincere apology for the bad experience. This is definitely not our standard at the Bull Run. If you can please send me your contact details to manager@thebullrun.co.za I would like...More

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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