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The Bull Run Restaurant

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, International,
20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 884 1400
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Very nice restaurant, 200 metres away from the Holiday Inn, Rivonia Road. Staff is friendly, the food is very good (I recommend their Salma pudding or whatever it's called, it's a South African speciality, similar to English steamed puddings) and the prices are fair.More

Date of visit: April 2012
Bull_Run_Sandton, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2012

Dear 'THIERRY M'. Thank you for taking the time to write your positve feedback on 'tripadvisor'. How wonderful that you enjoyed your meal and especially our Malva Pudding; yes, it is very delicious and very popular. Your praise about our friendly STAFF, is also greatly...More

Reviewed 16 April 2012

Used the Bull Run normally at weekends for a late lunch, excellent value for money and good quality

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank Ainsleyj
Bull_Run_Sandton, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2012

Dear ‘Ainsleyj’. Thank you for your positive feedback and for taking the time to write on ‘tripadvisor’. It is very much appreciated. Kind regards, Mike Elias & Team

Reviewed 11 April 2012

This restaurant was recommended by a friend in Australia, so I emailed the manager before flying in from Brisbane and booked, and we were welcomed warmly. My friend and I had steak meals, both superb, staff friendly and attentive, and the cold beers and outdoor...More

Date of visit: March 2012
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Started off well with a friendly welcome and a quirky menu design that looks a bit like a bingo card. But it all sort of went down hill from there. I ordered - clearly enough I thought - a prawn and kingklip kebab. Lo and...More

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank KWKW727
Bull_Run_Sandton, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Dear ‘KWKW727’ Thank you for taking the time to write your constructive criticism on ‘tripadvisor’. Firstly, we would like to apologize most sincerely for the unpleasant dining experience, which seemed to have been an unfortunate chain of misunderstandings. The Manager tried her utmost to assist...More

Reviewed 29 March 2012

All week as an international visitor, I have been entertaining clients and colleagues in the Bull Run in Sandton- I am very impressed with the quality of the food and the friendly staff. Highly recommended - one of the best in Sandton!

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank Sunny S
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Visited The Bull en route to the U.K. from Mozambique. I pre booked a table by phone from the U.K. On arrival, there was a good 'buzz' about the place and we were expecting a great evening. We were a party of 5, the ordering...More

Thank GwilymE
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Great food and services as well as helpful management has a lovely steak and a large very tasty biltong salad. Really enjoyed the evening

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank 392David92
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Been to the Bull Run on numerous occasions and everytime I am more impressed with their service and quality of the food. No matter which dish you choose it is always good.

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Waited over 1 hour for order, arrived cold and wrong. Management tried to talk their way out of it. Bull run used to be good and one of the favourite restaurants in Sandton. Servica and quality has gone down to a suspicious quality. Not worth...More

Thank Ets10
Bull_Run_Sandton, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Dear “Horrible” Your posting on ‘tripadvisor’: It is very concerning for us to read about your negative experience, as we were not made aware of any problems on that day? Could you please e-mail Antoinette, Manager at The Bull Run on (antoinette@balalaika.co.za) so that we...More

Reviewed 19 March 2012

Until a year ago you could enjoy good food in nice ambiance. Now it's completely changed - inadequate, unattentive service and average food. Reheated chicken and soggy fries were not what I ordered! Please try harder, there was great potential.More

Thank AGHiggins
Bull_Run_Sandton, Manager at The Bull Run Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Dear ‘Unjustifyably...’. Your feedback on ‘tripadvisor’: On the evening, we tried our utmost to rectify and amend your unfortunate dining experience. Regardless, and despite our sincere efforts, and even after we gave you a 50 % discount you still threatened us on the day that...More

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9 January 2018|
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Response from Zubaida R | Reviewed this property |
They have vegetarian options. Sorry of this is too late - just saw the question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Maude Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 884 1400
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Enjoy some of the best steaks in Johannesburg, peruse the extensive wine list or sip a signature cocktail in the centre of the city’s financial district.
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