Iconic artwork welcomes diners after The Bull Run’s multi-million rand revamp

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 coincides 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 White River, 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.