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The Running Bull

1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #59 of 524 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Parkview on Hagley and found the Running bull a convenient location for quick snacks, dinner and drinks.. Service was good and quick, food was ok for type of establishment

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were in Christchurch for one night and looking for a steakhouse. We found this one and were very happy with our meals - good quantity and well cooked. The service was also very good and the prices reasonable from my perspective (I live in a non capital city in Australia). There are screens in the restaurant showing local sport... More

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Kincumber, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very close to our hotel in Riccarton Road. Good service and food with large amounts so could not eat all of it.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I came the first night because Running Bull was convenient. I was staying at the hotel in the same building. I had been on the road for 15 days and had an early morning flight. I came back the second day because of the excellent steak it had (my mother was a Texan...so I know steak!). I came back the... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I ordered the big breakfast each. Our "toast" arrived lukewarm and barely toasted, no butter and when we asked for butter, we were charged an additional cost. Hash browns were still frozen in the middle and the waitress seemed like she wanted to be anywhere but where she was. When we asked about the extra charge for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a great steak and chicken burger meals with wine. Very enjoyable. It got a bit noisy later but good value place to eat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Sooo disappointing. Hubby had a craving and we chose the Running Bull over others in the Christchurch area. We both asked for medium rare but our steaks were closer to rare. I had a coke and was not given the option of what size by our waitress and was given a large which I would not have ordered if given... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Used to eat here when I stayed at the Chateau for 3 weeks with work. There are many options, all of which we tried and loved but our three favorites we narrowed down to 3. At 3 - the steaks. Cooked perfectly. In at 2 - The Canterbury pizza. Basically a roast lamb dinner on a pizza with mint sauce... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Special was F&C, with red cod. Very good price, fish lovely - white, not overcooked, crisp batter , salad better than many places, chips OK. Nice shiraz. Warm which was welcome on a cold night. Service reasonable. Yes would go again

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

if there are 3 of you try the full Roast. It is stunning and for around $50 great value for money. Steaks also the best around.

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