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The Running Bull

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1490
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank DarthFD
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 going somewhere else. Absolutely no hurry to go back there and probably won't.

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Thank JHH50
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 all time worst experiences. Drinks arrived finally after the meal had finished WTF and it... More 

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Thank Shayne T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 sent it back but there wasn't really much else that appealed to me.

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Thank Matt1811027
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 but the Staff were attentive and ensured that everything was ok with meals & drinks.... More 

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Thank Laura M
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 of minutes we approached the bar and asked the same waiter if we could have... More 

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Thank Trish-Moore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Jade C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 realised the lost of my money and tried to find me back on the empty... More 

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Thank Ocram10
2 reviews
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 group had asked for extra sauce twice, never did get the sauce. The server walked... More 

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Thank Don D
Wollongong, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 serve me he was rude, abrasive and condescending. A few minutes after I ordered he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?