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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, Late Night, 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
Great... Again

My third visit here in the last 2 months. It's handy to the motel I stay at on work trips. First visit was very good. Second visit two nights ago we were very late arriving but the staff knocked out the amazing buffalo wings and a couple of very good pizzas despite the fact that we were the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My third visit here in the last 2 months. It's handy to the motel I stay at on work trips. First visit was very good. Second visit two nights ago we were very late arriving but the staff knocked out the amazing buffalo wings and a couple of very good pizzas despite the fact that we were the only ones... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ate here as we were staying in the motel above, and were given a voucher for a free drink each. The bar wasn't busy, except for a group sitting outside in the smoking area - they'd had a fair bit to drink, and didn't care that they were letting in the cold winter air along with their smoke. We... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Why did we, party of 4 people, have to wait for so long to get our order when the place was empty? It was lunch time so not an usual time to have a meal. However, my burger was good which kind of make it up a bit for the long wait.

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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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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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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, Pub

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