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The Running Bull

Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse, Pub
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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
033481490
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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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Gold Coast, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited New Zealand last week and was told by a Local to try the Lamb Shanks at The Running Bull or The Mixed Grill for 2, as The Person that I was Dining with wanted Fish, I decided to have The lamb shanks. They where very Yummy, You can get one or for an extra $4.00 you get a... More 

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Thank Chris T
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Well I was told that the food was excellent and it was a cool place to go.....hmmmm not so sure about that. Granted I came here on a Monday night and outside they are digging up the street to install a set of traffic lights but if it had a great reputation then I'm not sure what to say or... More 

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Thank Nigel B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Went in yesterday (tues) partner and I were the only ones dinning in the whole place! Crazy to see. Big portion sizes and food is pal ways consistent :)

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Thank illmindofjess
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal friendly helpful staff meal came with a egg and they supplied a new meal as I am allergic to eggs at no extra charge. Looked after my wide as I had to leave early Very impressed

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Thank Alister L
Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Not often do you get a great tasting real angus beef burger the combination of the home made beetroot and melted cheese with a touch of the very crispy fries in the small basket well done Running Bull chef tonight a very filling and awesome meal. The service well you are doing them a favour by being there the food... More 

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Thank Cam P
Napier, New Zealand
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Food was mostly Ok but overall I got the feeling most of the food was pre frozen. Staffed mostly by young kids and was more of a pub than anything. Seemed pretty busy and was obviously popular with locals. Would I go again? Probably not.

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Thank tommybanny
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Food was petty good , had the beef duo , smaller than expected, but quite nice , the eaton mess for desert , very ordinary , implies fresh fruit , no fruit just strawberry topping, meringue and ice cream .. Service pretty average to ,

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Thank Jason O
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a date night at The Running Bull. Had a lovely meal and chatted with a lovely family in the table next to us. Good place for a work get together too.

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Thank KiwiCandiCane
Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

My partner and I both got rump steaks with chips and vege. The chips were under-cooked and the steak was hard to slice through with chewy bits of fat in places. We knew we'd expect it ordering a rump but still, was really quite average. The restaurant itself on the other hand is great! Friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere.

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2 Thank Sean M
Christchurch
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

what a wonderful meal best dinner we have had in a long time , a must visit when in christchurch , the food was amazing and the share a pudding was just amazing , and the staff were very nice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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: 033481490

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