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The Running Bull

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Steakhouse
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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fancied a roast dinner and having previously eaten here (18 months ago) decided we'd go again. The pub/ restaurant/ bar was very quiet only 2 tables occupied. They found us a high chair, but there was no back to it- the waitress tried to look for it for 5 minutes or so, we improvised and used a jacket as... More 

Thank Andrea E
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow, the restaurant was almost empty yet still took just over 45 mins for lunch to arrive. The lady who took our payment gave us a discount and was apologetic which is why I didn't give 1 star. This was my fourth time there. The first two times were awesome and it was our new fave place to... More 

Thank I1874IAkatiem
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Running Bull delivered my meal to motel next door. Excellent service. Meal was hot and delivered with care by chefs assistant.

Thank Sandy P
Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

With all the roadworks happening all around the hotel, it was surprising to see The Running Bull buzzing. Nice friendly pub

Thank GazAndMandz
Port Gentil, Gabon
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Good place to eat with good atmosphere...food was average and enjoyable. A pint in this place is 0.33 liter...so we did not get the amount of beer as expected!

Thank HanneTheresia
Auckland New Zealand
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Good kiwi tucker and a reasonable price. Staff were friendly and would happily return if I was in the area.

Thank Cronus.nz
Greymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I cannot complain about the food, it was very nice and big sizes. On the other hand the service was not great at all. They mixed up our booking and we ended up waiting a while to be served by anyone for drinks or dinner. They needed to have people in set areas so that they knew each table was... More 

Thank c0aster33
Gold Coast, Australia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

Thank Chris T
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Nigel B
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 :)

Thank illmindofjess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?