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The Running Bull

1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #62 of 537 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Tuesday nights is $15 rib night and quiz night. really fun you usually have to book in for dinner cause it gets pretty full always. Good fun, good food, good tavern

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Aotearoa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

WOW what a fantastic bar and grill!!! Great setting, attentive hosting and delicious cuisine. Faultless service, drinks replenished frequently, hot food and plenty of it. If you are in Christchurch this eatery is a must on your list - it is casual but soooo worth a visit. I can't wait for a return visit, thank you all for a great... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Tried out this restaurant as was close to our motel. Really happy about our choice. The service was really good and serving size huge ! Entree was divine : calamari, chorizo and sweet corn, really nice flavours and pretty decent size. Our both mains, lamb shank and fish and chips, were nice. Not disappointed.

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New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 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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