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“Not as good as before”

The Bull Run Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 215 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Not as good as before”
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.

Visited February 2017
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Thank KADPER
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Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, 28 February 2017
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,
Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Le Mans, France
Level Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hotel's restaurant ”
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.

Visited January 2017
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Thank Behaeghel F
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Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, 28 February 2017
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
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Deurle, Belgium
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent meat”
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Well situated in Sandton this place serves incredibly excellent meat. We ate at the terrace and had a very nice time. The staff is friendly and service very good. Prices are very low. I paid for three people what I pay for 1 in Dubai; 1 dish each and 2 beers each. But I was told South-Africa is far from expensive when it comes down to food.

Visited January 2017
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Thank AlexisDeVliegher
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Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 February 2017
Dear 'AlexisDeViegher'

Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. We were delighted to read that you had such an awesome time with us and that you enjoyed your meal so much. We look forward in spoiling you again soon.

Kind regards,
Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very convenient as a Hotel guest and high quality”
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Took dinner here on first night in Joburg after a flight from London. The restaurant provided an excellent welcome to South Africa. Tender steak and excellent wine. Would happily stay again if the opportunity was presented.

Visited February 2017
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Thank Eduardobear
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Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 February 2017
Dear 'Eduardobear'

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
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3 reviews
“a must visit restaurant”
Reviewed 14 February 2017

the menu has a wide range and the food was fantastic, attention to detail, like a home away from home

Visited January 2017
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Thank Tapiwa Z
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Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 February 2017
Dear 'Tapiwa Z'

Wow, it is wonderful to read your positive feedback! Thank you for taking the time to write it. We look forward in spoiling you again soon.
Kind regards,
Jörg Zwinscher & TEAM
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