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The Running Bull

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1490
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was very disappointed with the whole evening. Our booking had been forgotten so we had to rearrange the furniture ourselves. Our orders were taken at 5.30pm and my meal was brought to me at 7.45pm The service was very poor, I had to get my own water for my table after asking several times for it. When i asked... More 

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Thank Steph_uknz
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Originally planned on ordering the twice cooked lamb for 2, but the waitress said it took a long time to cook but was worth it, unfortunately she could not tell us how long it would take, her response was :I dont know, Im not the Chef". We decided on ribs, big mistake, they were so spicey we couldnt eat them.... More 

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Thank ethel222017
Kelsall, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered Ribs and Steak Sandwich. It took over 60 minutes, yes more than one hour, to be served the food. When it arrived the fries with the Steak Sandwich were one full frying basket as it now the modern way to serve them and they were piping hot. The fries with the ribs were a half basket and cool. We... More 

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Thank PhiltheCash
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst dining experience in NZ so far. I'm writing this review because I wasn't able to tell them how much I hated it because they never asked "how was everything?". I had the nachos - the salsa tasted more like a mix between ketchup, salsa and BBQ sauce, the mince is in a bowl with cheese on which made it... More 

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Thank Tonje L
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs...way to spicy considering not advertised hot n spicy, apple coleslaw - same- too spicy and tasted same as meat sauce. Slaw was basically a spoonful like you would expect on a starter garnish. Not as good as they were last year

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Thank Tracy T
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where shall I begin? I am so disappointed I made this account purely to post this review. Firstly I have been here so many times before (before they moved and I assume have new owners) and it was always top notch. I dined here last night with my partner and parents. Now I was told at the time of booking... More 

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Thank oleeleeo
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the worst dining experience I have had in Christchurch. From the initial contact with the surly barmaid through to the overpriced pork belly it was an evening to be missed! Pork belly was unlike any pork belly I have had anywhere else, stringy, chewy grey lump of meat and the apple slaw was uneatable due to spices. The... More 

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Thank Janine K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Thursday night for their $20 steak and beer deal with some friends. Waited for service for 20minutes whilst standing at the bar, I saw they were under the pump so didn't mind too much. We ordered our steak and forgot to tell them how I wanted it cooked so would assume for it to be edible... More 

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Thank Cazcan
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We ate here due to proximity and the idea of the ribs special appealed. However they had run out (and it was only 6:00) but did offer us the next days special (no thanks). Our first wait staff must have been new as she could not answer our question but we finally got an experienced person and all was well.... More 

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Thank Lee C
Markesan, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Ate there three times and had the ribs the first night, like the way they brought the food out on a buthers block with the fries in a deep fryer basket quite neat presentation and they were good the third night just the beer battered fries and they were also good. Also good beverages there

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Thank keith1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?