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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #95 of 591 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Saturday was Pizza night. Excellent price. Close to Hagley Park. Modern interior that looks out onto Riccarton Rd

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful shelter on a rainy spring day. We were out for a walk when the rain started and we looked for shelter and a drink. Once we entered The Running Bull we felt warmth and a welcome setting. The beer selection was great and the appetizers were good. We decided to stay for dinner. Glad we did as the menu... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Meals finish at 9pm. Lots of young people seemed to be enjoying the atmosphere but it was under hotel so we ate there on 2 occasions - good food.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food was good and service wasn't too bad. Laid back atmosphere. Food was enough to share. BUT if you ever want to eat the MOST AMAZING BREAD this is the place to go. I could have made a meal out of the bread alone and still felt like I could eat more. It was spectacular!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

they provided the wrong sauce and their only solution was to offer to smother the mistake in the orginal sauce. ugh no thanks. Added to that the rib eye was rump and they missed the ordered vegetables, notjing they dud was acceptable. Never ever go here.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Husband and i went for dinner tonight as we'd finally got a babysitter. Have to say it was one of the best meals we've ever had at a restaurant It was our first trip to a restaurant in CHRISTCHURCH and will certainly be going back.

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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We dined at The Running Bull because it was near our motel in Christchurch and it looked from the outside to be a fun place. We were not disappointed. We ate in the bar area (rather than a table in the restaurant side) and the congenial staff put up well with our questions being from out of the area. We... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's a pub. We expected a quick pub grub meal. We got a surprise when we saw that the menu had lamb and beef cooked in two styles. We chose these options and were not disappointed . My wife's lamb was excellent. I had some beef cheek( wish that I'd been given more, it was great.) the accompanying fillet steak... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We popped in for dinner early on Friday night. We asked to book a table for 7pm but could not. They said we could eat straight away, 6pm, but they needed the the table back by 7pm. We decided to take it. We ordered a couple of beers in happy hour while checking out the menu. There was a good... More 

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Brisbane AU
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went to the restaurant around 8pm on a Tuesday night, was by myself so only needed a table of one and was told there was nothing available tonight but I could eat bar snacks if I wanted. Decided I would have a beer and then return to my room and get room service from the restaurant anyway so sat down... More 

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

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