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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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Weil am Rhein, Germany
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Brilliant food, excellent service and good menu - you can always find what you like on the menu, even as a vegetarian in a meat restaurant - meat of course is a standard - I usually take several starters for dinner since a large piece of meat with spuds is too heavy - I deplore their mash potatoes are not... More 

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

Dear ‘Rotopal’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. Your feedback is much appreciated and we look forward in spoiling you again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The Bull is still Running and will, certainly, win the race. Amazing food, superb service and friendly staff and management. Thank you guys.

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Thank Kool2bbop
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ‘Kool2bbop’. How wonderful to read that you enjoyed your Bull Run evening with us again 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 

Panama City, Panama
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Good wine list, excellent service with some of the best food we have ever been served in a hotel restaurant. Highly recommended

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Thank panamamike2016
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ‘’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is much appreciated. We are delighted to read that your all round experience was such a great one. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Oxted, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

the Butchers Shop which I went to the previous day. The meal the the Bull Run was very good and a different (in a good way!) menu but it just missed out on some minor things. The waiter was great in asking how long I would like before serving my main course but then doing so twice as long as... More 

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

Dear ‘mark E’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. We are delighted to read that your all round experience was such a positive one. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

In a typical steakhouse atmosphere, the dish chosen was the fillet. The quality of meat is excellent at Bull Run and preparation just like we asked. Perfect. I recommend.

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

Dear ‘JmaElias’. Your positive feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do so. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I went to Bull Run after many years and was expecting a nice experience. Everything was fine though: the dinner, restaurant, music, etc. however, the waiter was behaving weird from the beginning of the evening. We were a big group of people, hosted by a hotel nearby, and most of the time going for dinner in that area. We asked... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ‘TripAdvisor Member’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. It is of a great concern to hear of such 'weird' behaviour of one of our waiters. Did you speak to a manager that was working that evening? Please could you e-mail either Liza or Christina (info@thebullrun.co.za) with your contact details, as they would very much like... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is my third, and most likely last, visit to The Bull Run. The last time I was here, almost 2 years ago, I complained that my medium rare steak was delivered well done. Unfortunately, once again tonight, the same thing has happened. Not a trace of red or pink in the meat. *sigh*. This is a steak restaurant, surely... More 

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

Dear ‘twicked’. Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. It is concerning to read that you were disappointed every time you came to the restaurant. We definitely take your review serious and apologise for your dissatisfying evenings with us. May we ask if you informed any of our Management TEAM about this? Please feel free to contact... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

In the begining I was reading not too good reviews from people from JoBurg. It's normal to expect more in a restaurant by your city. However I know plenty of steakhouses in Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires and I can tell I had a great experience with their food. Meat was cooked the way I wanted, with right salt level.... More 

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

Dear ‘Bruno A’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is much appreciated. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed the food and good service. When ever you are in the area, we hope to welcome you back for a delicious meal. We look forward to your future patronage. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you large eating large portions of food insist on more positions of the main dish. The drinks are ok as well.

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

Dear ‘Ogutu D’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’ is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to do so. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I came here for dinner and i was told it would be amazing. The menu seemed to have a wide variety and so i did what anyone would do when in south africa and ordered a big steak... i asked mine to be cooked rare and when when it came had been cooked well done.. (all others in our party... More 

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

Dear ‘Manuel A’. Your comments on ‘TripAdvisor’ refer. Our apologies that your evening with us was to such a disappointment. Did you raise any of your concerns with a manager that evening. We hope with your possible next visit, the temperatures of your steak, as well as your friends will be prepared as ordered and that your evening will be... 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?