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.


We stayed at Protea Balalaika and had easy access to this charismatic, warm and fun restaurant. During our stay in Sandton, we ate at the Bull Run a couple of times and tried different dishes on the menu. Their bread starter with balsamic and olive oil is heavenly, the beef carpaccio was the best I have ever eaten and all the dishes we ate were wonderful - their steak is a must! We also enjoyed the wines and they were able to make apertifs at the bar, which my husband had specially requested.


Chiredzi, Zimbabwe

7  May 2016

“Good food and service”

Lovely snails, good steak, nice cheeseboard. Attached to the hotel so easily accessible. Wine selection quite extensive.


Cambridge, United Kingdom

6 May 2016

“Great food”

We had a one night stop at the Balalaka restaurant to which this restaurant is attached. Whilst the hotel offers a shuttle to a big mall with numerous restaurants we just wanted the easy close option which was a good choice as the steaks were fantastic. My rib eye was super and my wife had a tasty fillet. The wine we had from the by the glass selection was great as was the glass of bubbles we started with. It has a butchery on site and you can see the selection of steaks on offer. Service was efficient and friendly. If staying at the Balalaika you should eat here


Solihull, United Kingdom

5 May 2016

“Best steak!”

My first visit to The Bull Run, and I was rather impressed. There is a lot of building and road works going on in the area, so, for now, do not opt to sit outside. Our waitress was knowledgeable, accommodating and very friendly. Best fillet I have had in a long time! I'm sure you could get cheaper in the area, but the location, setting, atmosphere, service and meal were worth it.


Polokwane, South Afric

28 April 2016

“Highest standard”

Placed on "strategically" good position offers excellent food, service, even possibility to buy and take with you delicious meet. Unfortunately arround is some construction of road and new building just in neiberhood. But friendly staff and atmosphere will help you to rellax and enjoy your food and drinks. In meny you will notice that many airlines crew choice is just this restauraunt and they really know what is good choice. Also quantities and prices in different currency are interesting and make this place different from others. You can not make mistake to sit and try their specialities.


Doha, Qatar

20 April 2016

“Good dinner with colleagues”

As usual, good quality of the Diner : I would advise the delicious garlic mushrooms with one Of their good meat

Camille J

Boulogne-Billancourt, France

20 April 2016

“Great food ”

The food and service was allsom waiter was great the food was cooked perfectly all around great place to eat thanks for the great service

David S

Trenton, New Jersey

19 April 2016

“Great steak House”

Good food ,large portions and quick efficient service. Run by a super efficient maitre'd Antoinette.


Auckland Region, New Zealand

12 April 2016


“Delicious food!”

Love The Bull Run! So delicious and reasonably priced. From the starters, to the salads and main courses and not to forget the wine, it was perfect! We had an amazing meal and an unforgettable evening with friends here and would highly recommend!


Texas, USA

4 April 2016

“Amazing Food and Great service”

I have eaten at this restaurant a few times now and never been disappointed! Our waiter was very attentive and the manager made everyone feel welcome! Definitely a place I will recommend to anyone and looking forward to going back again.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

24 March 2016