The popular Johannesburg restaurant The Bull Run is getting a full refurbishment to continue to serve its loyal customers for many more years to come.
The restaurant first opened in October 2000. The concept was to launch an upmarket grill room for local and international guests of the hotel, including the airline crews that frequently stayed there, as well as for business people in the area.
The Bull Run is undergoing a full revamp worth R12 million. The revamp will increase capacity and create an international feel to attract new patrons and provide a change of scenery for regulars. Over 16 years of trading, the restaurant has only undergone minor, essential changes to maintain the property, to create a more spacious entrance area to the kitchen and to create an additional entrance within the adjacent Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton.
‘Last year we decided that with a trendy new development swinging up next door, the time had come for a complete refurbishment,’ explains Jörg Zwinscher, GM of the hotel. ‘The new development, The Marc, will link directly to our hotel lobby and will be home to many major companies in two office towers as well as restaurants, retail and fashion outlets to serve the busy, trendy area.’
In order for renovations to take place, The Bull Run has closed its doors for trading but is set to re-open in early July.