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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” (234 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 664 reviews

Reviewed 15 September 2018 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 16 September 2018

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 15 September 2018 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 16 September 2018

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

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I have been there many times and was looking forward to a good experience. Table not laid properly, no salt and pepper, waited a while for service. Food served with wrong steak with the wrong sides. Steaks were very nice, mash just slopped onto the...More

Thank Lynne G
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Dear 'Lynne G' Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. My sincere apology for the bad experience. . I would like to discuss this matter further with you . If you can please send me your contact details to manager@thebullrun.co.za....More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

If you want good service suggest you go to a Spur . Order taken down incorrectly all steaks cooked incorrectly had to ask for cutlery .( Waiter untrained ) One meal arrived ( Pasta ) after we had all finished Garlic bread was stale ....More

Thank ChrisG5630
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Dear 'Chris G' I'm really disappointed by reading this review. This is definitely not out standard, and my sincere apology for the bad experience. I would like to discuss this matter further with you . If you can please send me your contact details to...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Husband & I on holiday from Oz. Had dinner here 2 nights in a row. First night was more of a quick bite - I had butter chicken curry and hubby had Thai vegetable curry. Both were good without being outstanding but that's what we...More

Thank Jenni C
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear 'Jenni C' Thank you for visiting us and dining at the Bull Run two night in a row. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The entire area around the bull run has gone through an upgrade and I’m happy to say the bull run has kept up. The menu is still wonderfully historic in its accumulation of volume and original prices of meals. The portions are incredibly generous and...More

Thank Eugene S
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear 'Eugene S' Thank you for taking your time to write a review. As always we strive to give our customers the best quality food and service. I am delighted to hear that you like the revamped Bull Run. Looking forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

worth a visit for the outstanding steaks. Setting a bit corporate and missing that laid back vibe one needs in the midst of a city centre - a bar, or a central fireplace perhaps

Thank jorro1
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear 'jorro1' Thank you for you positive feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our steaks. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher & TEAM

Reviewed 25 August 2018

It was my first visit at Bull Run after renovation - interior looks very nice, service is professional, although could be faster. The experience was somehow cold - not only due the low winter temperature outside, but also the climate inside lacked some live vibe....More

Thank PolishTheBrain
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Dear 'PolsihTheBrain' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. I am delighted to hear you like the new revamp. I do apologise that your steak was a little dry. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, J örg Zwinscher...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I have been a customer at Bullrun for the past 16 years and can honestly say that sadly I think last night was my last dinner there. The service was as slow as ever , and my grilled chicken breast arrived cold and dried out...More

1  Thank DawnJOhannesburg
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear 'DawnJOhannesburg' Thank you for writing a review. I am terribly sorry that you had such a bad experience. I have taken this up with management that worked that evening and can assure you that this is not our standard of service or food. Please...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I had dinner there last night the staff were on point. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was sublime a must just when you are in JHB

Thank Mutepa P
Jörg Z, General Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Dear 'Mutepa P' Thank you for taking your time to write a review on 'tripadvisor'. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. 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 Zubaida R | Reviewed this property |
They have vegetarian options. Sorry of this is too late - just saw the question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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