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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The ability to order any size of steak made up for anything lacking - of which there was none. Oh and the steak was properly cooked like I asked. All-round goodness!

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

Dear ‘kkefale’. Thank you for taking the time to write your positive comment on ‘tripadvisor’. It is a great pleasure to hear that your evening with us was so great and that you thoroughly enjoyed your steak! We look forward in welcoming back again. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Had breakfast at the Bull Run and was not impressed. Most of the tables were dirty outside when we got there and just left unattended. It looked the staff were not really bothered to clean it in a hurry even when I asked so we sat inside. The table inside where we were seated did not have sufficient cutlery so... More 

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Thank ACarrim
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My fillet was perfect, and matched with friendly, efficient service. And I rate the Bull Run Red Blend, their house wine. Altogether a good experience.

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

Dear ‘BrentBurgoyne’. 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 and we appreciate the compliment about the friendly and efficient service. We look forward in welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat attached to the Protea balalaika hotel. Good value for money and for those who smoke, you can smoke outside.

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Thank Lynne2908
Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ‘Lynne2908’. 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 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Waiters and bar tenders were very friendly. The bar tender even made us one of his new cocktails that he was experimenting with. Food was delicious and service was fast.

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Thank Natalie M
Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear "Natalie M" Thank you for your kind words on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails that the barman prepared for you as well as the meal served and the efficient service from our waiting staff. We look forward in welcoming back again. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant excels at consistently friendly service. The ambiance is cosy and comfortable. Good table settings. Unfortunately the food is average to good and the plating average. The deserts are far better presented. I had the chicken fillets that I would not recommend. Over cooked dry and quite tasteless. My daughter had the sirloin which she enjoyed and was cooked... More 

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

Dear "pdpcpt" Thank you for your candid review on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is truly valuable to us. We appreciate the compliment about the ambiance of the restaurant & friendly service. We are saddened to hear that some dishes was not up to standard. We strive for the highest standard in preparing our dishes. I, along with all other restaurant associates,... More 

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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I was staying at the attached Protea hotel in Sandton and ventured here for lunch. Excellent and fresh food, good wine selection, large portion sizes. Courteous staff and quick service. I sat in the outdoor patio for lunch and found it to be lovely.

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

Dear "Peggy L" How wonderful to hear that you had such a great experience at our restaurant. We look forward to your future patronage. Kind regards, Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM More 

Holmes, New York, United States
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

a little too pricey for what is provided, do not pay in USD, pay in Rand only. The meals were small and overpriced for what is up the road

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Thank hamon5
Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Having never eaten at The Bull Run, i jumped at the invite from friends. The refurbished hotel is impressive and we were welcomed by friendly restaurant staff. menus were on the tables and there was no offer of specials or suggestions. I get that the menu is printed in a similar style to the Stock Exchange report, but other than... More 

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Thank Ryan R
Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear "Ryan R" 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 Liza or 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 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I took my SA family out for a dinner here whilst on hols in SA at the beginning of September. The place is nice, has a great atmosphere, the food is really good, the service is ok and the price for 8 people was surprisingly low. I can't vouch for everyone, but my steak was awesome as was the biltong... More 

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

Dear "stackrat" Your positive review on TripAdvisor is very much appreciated. We are happy you enjoyed an awesome steak and Biltong & Avo salad and had am overall good experience. We look forward on spoiling you 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?