Our in-house Butchery

The Bull Run Butchery is presided over by the ever watchful Karl Heinz Leske. Karl Heinz served his apprenticeship as a butcher in Leipzig , Germany from 1958-1961.He worked for 5 years at different companies before earning his MASTERS DEGREE in 1967.He came to South Africa in 1967 and from 1969 had two businesses in the meat industry supplying restaurants and conference venues.
In 2000 Karl Heinz returned to his first love - butchery, joining the Bull Run on opening day.

In The Bull Run we give you the opportunity to select and take home any cut of meat which will be vacuum-packed as per your specification.

All our meat is cut and packed for your specific requirements, from portion-controlled steaks and chicken supremes to carvery joints, a must for both local and international guests.

Take home the Meat of your Choice

Karl Heinz will cut your choice of meat to your specifications for you to take home and enjoy. Advice comes free! All our meat is cut and packed for your specific requirements, from portion-controlled steaks and chicken supremes to carvery joints, a must for both local and international guests.

We pride ourselves on our wide selection of meat cuts for our customer convenience. Our quality control starts at the source where any of the finest quality of grade is obtained for our quality conscious customer base.

"A superlative in-house butchery, unobtrusively contained in the restaurant and overseen by master butcher Karl Heinz of some 40 years’ experience, specialises in choice cuts of aged meat, cut and packed to individual requirements."
Marcus Knocker

What Our Guests Say About Us

We’re very proud of the testimonials we receive from our guests.

Here are some reviews taken directly from Trip Advisor.


This place was terrific. Was staying at the hotel attached to the restaurant. As steak eaters this was the ideal place for us - and we loved the steaks and the ribs! Desserts was tasty, service was good, friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended if in the area!

Jacqui B, Wigan UK October 2018

Probably best Steaks in Town

This is a buzzing places packed with nice people and awesomely cooked food. To make things short, we ordered 6 main dishes which 4/6 were different kinds of steaks, pork belly and a chicken curry. On side we had some fries, salad and vegies. We all tried all the dishes and agreed that we are mind blown by the quality of the meat but also the cooking level was delivered as requested. Medium-rare. This is a highly recommended restaurant on whatever the occasion.

Georgevrio, Wenzhou, China October 2018

Good selection of fish and vegetarian as well as meat

We ate outside for 3 nights and 1 night inside as it started raining. The choice of food was very good. We thought it would only be meat but there was a good selection of fish as well as vegetarian. The local wines were also very good but the white wine could have been cooler otherwise good portions of food. It was a short walk from the Hilton Hotel so was a good option.

Couplediscerning, Glasgow, UK October 2018

Still some of the best steaks in town...

Hadn't been to the Bull Run for a number of years and the fillet steak was every bit as good as I remember it. I always ask for rare in order to have a perfect medium rare steak (most restaurants ever cook meat in mud experience). Arguably the best meat in town and at least as good as the Butchers Shop. Does the simple thing overt well and good service.

RanLet, Windhoek, Namibia October 2018

Excellent, Easy dinner if at the Protea or Hilton

This place was terrific. Was here with a group. Im a vegetarian and found the salads were fantastic, and large in portion size. My friends are all steak eaters - and they absolutely loved the steaks! Desserts were tasty, service wad good, not flash, but friendly and helpful enough. Highly recommended!

WiseBlueGenie, Canberra, Australia October 2018

The Fillet is amazing

Great service, great beef, burgers to fillets, plus venison, ostrich, snails etc. for the more adventurous. Good wine selection, and fine casual atmosphere.

Jeffrey Emerson, Wisconsin, USA September 2018


Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The steaks were absolutely perfectly cooked with minimal fat (enough to give flavour in cooking but no wastage) and served with a choice of veg and ‘starch’. Mushroom sauce was a perfect condiment. The staff were incredibly friendly, attentive and could t do more for you. Absolutely excellent

Shaun J, Swansea, UK September 2018

Very Nice Steakhouse

My wife and I stayed in the adjacent hotel so it was an easy choice. We went in without a reservation on a busy night but they were very accommodating to find us a table we preferred. Service was very good and the menu is comprehensive leaning towards steak – meet but with some lighter fare options like hamburger, chicken and vegetarian. I had a T-bone which was more than enough food and enjoy the entire meal and would recommend it for a nice night out. I suggest reservations did not see mandatory in my case

Bill C, St Petersburg, Florida September 2018

Great Ostrich

Husband & I on holiday from Oz. Had dinner here 2 nights in a row. First night was more of a quick bite - I had butter chicken curry and hubby had Thai vegetable curry. Both were good without being outstanding but that's what we expected. Next night we settled in with a nice red. Hubby had the ostrich fillet - he was over the moon with the way it was cooked - perfectly medium rare and full of flavour. My chicken was also good. Would definitely come back but we'll be back in Oz unfortunately.

Jenni C, Cairns, Australia August 2018

Revamped and revved up for great food

The entire area around the bull run has gone through an upgrade and I’m happy to say the bull run has kept up. The menu is still wonderfully historic in its accumulation of volume and original prices of meals. The portions are incredibly generous and the waiters know their food and wine and look after you as if you were family.

Eugene S, Sandton August 2018