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The Running Bull

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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Fish n chip night

We were going to the movies so decided to call in here for fish n chips first. On Wednesday these meals are $10 good size & promptly served. As we finished eating earlier than expected we decided to share the ice cream for dessert. There were four flavours, chocolate, spiced apple, lemon sorbet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Been here a few time and it's never been busy. Tried to go there on a sat night and as usually the restaurant looked nice and quiet- lots of empty tables. However the waiter would not sit us as they were saving these tables in case a larger group the the two of us came in. My experience would suggest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were going to the movies so decided to call in here for fish n chips first. On Wednesday these meals are $10 good size & promptly served. As we finished eating earlier than expected we decided to share the ice cream for dessert. There were four flavours, chocolate, spiced apple, lemon sorbet & raspberry sorbet. Thank goodness we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

The kids meal was cooked wuickly and served first which was great because it is not easy to keep a hungry 2 and 4 year old well behaved. Waitress was very attentive, and allowed us to split the 3 scoop ice cream kids desert into 2 serves because my kids were too little to have one each. Last time we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

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  • 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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