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“no bull”

The Bull Run Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 240 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I was taken here by local colleagues. The menu card is unusual to say the least, but there is a good selection of starters and desserts and a heavenly selection for meat lovers. We all enjoyed good quality food, cooked as we ordered; the service was good without being overbearing. Three courses with two bottles of decent wine and various alcoholic drinks for seven people cost about Eur 290 including tip.


Would I eat there again ? Yes
Woudl I recommend to friends ? Yes

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Thank FamilyWu
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2012

Dear ‘Family Wu’.
Thank you for your wonderful comments on ‘tripadvisor’. It is truly great to read that your experience was such a positive one. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant on your next visit.
Kind regards,
Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

The staff are fantastic, excellent choice of food, good location,you can eat inside or outside. Good for business or pleasure and families

Thank Mike H
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2012

Dear ‘Mike H’.
Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. Your kind words are much appreciated and we look forward to serving you ‘a wealth of good taste’ in the future.
Kind regards,
Jӧrg Zwinscher Team

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

My friend and I get together for a meal once a month and have been doing this for 12 years…. We have been to some good grills in Johannesburg, but since we discovered the Bull Run, it has been our venue of choice for over year now. The quality of the food is excellent, always cooked to perfection, well presented and delicious! I can highly recommend their venison steaks and my friends’ favourite is their crabmeat & mushroom rump. The steaks have always been served exactly as ordered. Spare ribs are another good choice and their grilled mixed vegetables are must on the side. They also offer a great selection of wines. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff are always most helpful and accommodating. All round, a great restaurant!

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Thank TheGreyBear
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2012

Dear ‘TheGreyBear’.
Thank you for your positive feedback on ‘tripadvisor’. This is truly appreciated and we are extremely happy that you enjoyed your all round dining experience. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon.
Kind regards,
Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

I was so disappointed that when sending back a medium - medium rare steak (having ordered) the rare steak that the manager comes over & tells me in his restaurant that this is rare and they will now serve me my sirloin blue. The waiter agreed with me and the sommelier agreed with me, but the pompous manage thought he needed to have the upper hand. eventually the rare (or blue!) sirloin was very very nice (not the best in the city but nice).
I then wanted to replace all the starch with a simple side green salad (which is allowed) with extra avo........cant be done unless you order a complete main dish salad...because of the avo!
Then the sommelier tries to make good & brings u sa delicious dessert on the house - completely yummy! with Amarula liquor on top....thank you so kind! only to find we have been charged for the Amarula liquor on our bill....(we didn't ask for it, we were given it and we must now pay for it??!)

Overall terribly dissapointing. They are riding on the fact that there are not really any other restaurants in walking distance form the strip of hotels on Rivonia

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Thank Amanda C
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2012

Dear ‘Amanda C’. Thank you for your feedback regarding your meal at The Bull Run. As we get a large variety of foreign guests eating at The Bull Run, we also get a large variety of meat cooking standards. No one was looking to get the upper hand, but rather to make sure that you, as our GUEST, were getting what you wanted. One of the many great things that come with dealing with such a diverse client base is the challenge to satisfy all our guest’s needs which we did when we prepared your sirloin blue that you wrote was “very very nice”. Bull Run Management apologises that they seemed pompous as that was not the intention but rather it was to explain why your first sirloin was not cooked to your liking, and to inform you that we were doing something about it by preparing another sirloin that did meet your standards.
Kind regards,
Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We have been disappointed by our dinner. The overall service is "average" & do not correspond to the standard of the place described by the different comments read. The table setting & tableware are certainly not in line with the prices invoiced.
We selected the sole uppon recommandation of the waiter. These fishes have most probably stayed in the freezer for too long. Asking for wine per glass, we have been offered a local wine at 15 euro the glass. There is a mismatch between the standard announced & ther reality of the service & food provided.
It is not a place to black list however if you don't stay at the hotel next door without car, I encourage to test other places in the area.

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Thank Vuestra
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Bull_Run_Sandton, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

Dear Vuestra
Thank you for taking the time to voice your experience on TripAdvisor. Your opinion of the standards of our establishment do differ quite substantially from our own and our many other satisfied GUESTS, however we are concerned about your remarks regarding the standard of the sole. If it was brought to management’s attention I can assure you that we would have rectified your dissatisfaction towards the meal.
Kind regards
Restaurant Manager & Team

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