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The Running Bull

$$ - $$$, ,
1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1490
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (39 reviews)
“meat sauce” (4 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2017

perfect for catching up with friend after work. the location is so central and handy for all directions out of the city. I'll be back. They also do a great discount card.

Thank DarthFD
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

In the area decided to drop in for some food around 8.45. Asked to have a look at the bar menu told only can do fried food no steak sandwich etc kitchen closed. Didn't find the service particularly obliging and felt like we should be...More

Thank JHH50
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

As everyone had said, average food, no atmosphere and really really poor service. The attitude of the staff is something else. The other reviews says it all. The business owner beds to be aware and take some series action. This rates as one of my...More

Thank Shayne T
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I dined in this restaurant while staying in Christchurch and while the bar and restaurant service was ok, the meal I selected from the meal was pretty ho-hum. The Pork Belly was really well done and tough. I struggled to finish it. I could have...More

Thank Matt1811027
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had a late dinner at the Running Bull after stroll through adjacent Park on a Sunday night. We were looking for a steak meal and we were not disappointed as the serves were generous and perfectly cooked to order. It was not a busy night...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We walked in just before 9pm. No one greeted us so we made our way to a restaurant table. We were approached by a male waiter who said nothing and proceeded to remove all the cutlery from the table leaving it bare. After a couple...More

Thank Trish-Moore
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I use to love this place, its been recently renovated and is now less than 1/3 the size with zero atmosphere and crap amenities. Staff were so grumpy like we were putting them out!

Thank Jade C
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I came on a quiet Sunday evening. Fish and ships were excellent. Coming back to my hotel room I realised I had lost 30 dollars while extracting banknotes from my pocket,... When I came back the next day around lunchtime, the Owner explained he had...More

Thank Ocram10
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Myself and a group of people ate here. after waiting 30 mins to get a menu, two people left. we finally ordered after 35 mins. the server was pathetic. she took our orders. did not bring water. we got the food. One person in our...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Saturday night we went to the pub for a meal. I waited at the front of the queue to order while the barman/manager was ...well I don't know what he was doing but he made me wait for over 5 minutes. When he deigned to...More

1  Thank Denise E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: +64 3-348 1490
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