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The Running Bull

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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Steak steak steak!!

At our table of ten 8 had steak in some form. All steaks were cooked to perfection - no complaints at all. The roast for two looked mouth watering with lots of veges. The pasta dish was tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

At our table of ten 8 had steak in some form. All steaks were cooked to perfection - no complaints at all. The roast for two looked mouth watering with lots of veges. The pasta dish was tasty.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Found this by chance close to our hotel. Staff were very welcoming and Jason our host was very personable being full of good suggestions. Has a number of decent beers including some craft ones. There are themed food nights and we had steak which was very good and excellent value.

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place needs more of a shake up than recent City earthquakes. The service is very poor both in Food and drinks. The staff have an attitude of not wanting to be there and angered arrogance towards customers, this is only mirrored by the General Managers approach and attitude so no surprises why the overall experience left me in no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not a great range of beers on tap but the menu is good pub fare at a reasonable price. We had an enjoyable meal.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had dinner here on Friday night. Great service, excellent food, well-presented, very generous portions. Couldn't fault it, will definitely be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Found this place by accident near our hotel when we were on our way into the city centre. TV screens all around showing the world cup cricket - perfect! We came here on 2 successive Mondays & on both occasions the food was superb with friendly service & great cricket (even though England crashed to an ignominious defeat!). We had... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A really good meal, no fuss and enjoyable if you just want a bistro meal. Steaks cooked to perfection.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lovely night had by all, enjoyed their special of the evening which was delicious and great value for money!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The lamb roast for two comes out on a breadboard ready for carving, complete with roast veggies, peas, mint sauce and gravy. We haven't enjoyed a better roast anywhere! We return for this meal every time we visit Christchurch. Service can be a little erratic, but fine for a pub.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nicely located right in town, not to far from the airport. The service was great, staff were very friendly. The food was fantastic!! Steaks were all cooked well and salads were crisp and delightful! I will surely visit again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub

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