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“Our Favourite Steak Restaurant”

The Bull Run Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 220 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Our Favourite Steak Restaurant”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We visited twice during our short trip to South Africa between Christmas and New Year. We don't normally seek out steak restaurants but the steaks are so good here. I had the fillet mignon and the other half had pepper steak, to start we shared the biltong salad with avocado (portion is very big) which was delicious, esp the avocado, For pudding we shared an amarula malva pudding with a glass of constantia wine. Delicious! We had the same meal twice but had different wines, first meal the cabernet sauvignon Knorhoek which was lovely, but second time had a pinotage which wasn't on the menu but recommended by the wine steward, very very nice.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank fru_sorteravn
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear ‘fru_sorteravn ’.

Thank you for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. Your kind words are much appreciated and we are pleased to read to you enjoyed your all round meal expereince so much. We look forward to serving you ‘a wealth of good taste’ in the future.

Kind regards,

Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb ribs”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We visited twice during our Jo'burg stopovers. We really enjoyed the food the first time so we went back again on our second visit. The pork ribs were some of the best my family have enjoyed. So much so that four out of five us ordered them on our second visit. The staff were great. The wine was expensive compared to similar South African restaurants.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Alastair T
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear ‘Alastair T’.

Your comments on ‘tripadvisor’ are much appreciated. Yes, we would have to agree with you that our mouth-watering pork ribs are simply the BEST! Thank you for your praise about our STAFF. We look forward in welcoming you back again.

Kind regards,

Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Always a treat!!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

While dining at the Bull Run is always a pleasant experience, now that it' s summer there, it' s an extra- special treat! Dining al fresco on the terraced patio under twinkly lights only adds to the relaxed and elegant ambiance . Clive, the remarkably knowledgeable wine professional, has expanded the wine list to such an extent...it' s a real treat to learn about and sample so many wonderful local wines. I've tried a number of other places in the neighborhood, but nothing compares. Keep up the great work!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Katie N
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear ‘Katie N’.

Your kind feedback is greatly appreciated. We thank you for taking the time to do so. Yes, Clive is truly very knowledgeable and such a valuable asset to our Team. Your praise is much appreciated.
We hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Great S African Restaurant”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Bull Run in Sandton S Africa has always been my favorite. But now they have expanded their outdoor dining area of white twinkle lights and it is a wonderful experience. Clive has also increased the wine list to cover so many new and exciting S African wines. His knowledge of wine and his energetic attitude are always a pleasure.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mary D
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear ‘Mary D’.

Thank you for taking your time to write on ‘tripadvisor’.

Your kind words, but especially your praise about Clive are/is greatly appreciated.
We look forward in spoiling you again soon.

Kind regards,
Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team
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Pune
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Nice place for a good evening”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

My wife and I are vegetarians. We headed to this place which is just down the street from the Michelangelo Towers for some wine and starters. Nice place, good service and good food. Would have probably enjoyed more if we were non-vegetarians but still had a good time!

  • Visited December 2012
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Jörg Z, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Dear ‘Ganapathylyer’.
Thank you for writing on ‘tripadvisor’. How wonderful to read that you enjoyed your starters and had such a good time. Yes, we would have to agree with you that our vegetarian options are delicious. It is thus not so surprising that we even have a regular vegetarian clientele base for that specific reason. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon.
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Jӧrg Zwinscher & Team
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