Our parents favourite streak house got a New York makeover and now, it’s kinda cool for date night.
A much-loved Johannesburg landmark returns to business in style, with an iconic new addition to the Sandton street scene, as The Bull Run, the city’s quintessential grill house, reopens after three months of extensive refurbishments.
The Maude Street restaurant underwent a R20-million revamp, and its reopening coincided with the launch of the massive The Marc property development on the neighbouring stand.
The Bull Run’s reopening heralds the return of some of the best steaks in Johannesburg, an extensive wine list, custom-designed cocktails, and the unveiling of a bronze sculpture that captures the spirit of the neighbourhood in epic fashion.
The larger-than-life sculpture, which measures three metres by two metres, depicts a raging bull, exemplifying the powerful dynamism of the city’s financial district, with The Bull Run at its very heart, across the road from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The sculpture is the work of sculptor Michael Canadas, of Mpumalanga’s The Loop Art Foundry, trading as BronzeArtAfrica, one of South Africa’s most respected art foundries. The piece is set to become an integral, evocative part of the Sandton landscape for international visitors and locals alike.
The work of award-winning Johannesburg interior designer Tristan du Plessis, the refurbished Bull Run features an enhanced décor concept, masculine, evocative and inspired by the financial district of which The Bull Run is inextricably part.
The financial theme is carried through in décor celebrating titans of global finance, the unpretentious, masculine aesthetic, and the Bull Run menu. Diners can recline in the ox-leather seats and compare prices of sumptuous steaks in foreign currencies while selecting from the 14-page wine list or choosing a unique gin and tonic, sangria or an adult milkshake.
Over its 18 years of existence, The Bull Run has built up an impressive list of clients, including business leaders, international sports people, politicians, and music and movie stars.