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The Running Bull

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

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    Very good
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service, atmosphere and range of food

We were a party of 8 including 2 kids. The staff were great with the kids even though they were busy. My daughter wanted her name on the board for eating a steak (kids portion) & our waitress kindly wrote her name on some paper to add to the plaque for a photo opportunity. Food is always tasty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Jill S
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were a party of 8 including 2 kids. The staff were great with the kids even though they were busy. My daughter wanted her name on the board for eating a steak (kids portion) & our waitress kindly wrote her name on some paper to add to the plaque for a photo opportunity. Food is always tasty, portions are... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Love the food here, service is great, only one dislike. They won't let you eat the restaurant meals in the bar area or in the outdoor booths. If you've been there before you'll know that there's bugger all separating the two areas, some plants. When your there with 10 workmates who are all having a beer, you can't order a... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Very helpful staff to recommend best beer to first time visitors to NZ, well done. V. G. fish & chips and seared beef with Tiai salad. 2 mains + 2 drinks = 53NZ $ good value. Burgers, pizzas and especially steaks we highly praised by fellow travellers. We slept at nearby Château on the Park (see review: very comfortable with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Good meal and service until it came to when we had to pay. The duty manager (Jason) Swore and was impolite on more than one occasion, using numerous swear words due to a misunderstanding and showed no customer service. Will not be returning to this establishment

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We celebrated a friend's birthday at The Running Bull and I wasn't expecting much as it seems like it is just another pub, but the food and service was excellent. Everyone was very pleased. Will definately go again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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

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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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

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