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Black Cow Bistro

70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 9333
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant. Had New York cut. Best ever. Service friendly. Always go here when visiting Launceston. Quality

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had my best steak I ever had. It was perfectly cooked . The local produce was simply yummy. I felt done sweetness of the meat. It wasn’t over pricy neither

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must book, if in Launceston and want steak....enjoy this location. There should be more steak choices....

Thank Tandil19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a special treat for our first night in Tassie. Originally a butcher shop, Black Cow’s decor was vibrant and inspired by the ancient artworks of the Lascaux Caves, yet kept to its rustic bistro root. We shared the Wagu 7+ 300 days aged...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Black Cow is pretty much as good as it gets for a meat-ologist like me. Our experience 12 months since our last visit was a just as good as the first time. Superb oysters natural and Kilpatrick (as good a Kilpatrick I think you will...More

1  Thank Kimmasaabi
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the Black Cow for a special occasion on our holiday from Melbourne, food magnificent and portion sizes perfect. Unfortunately the bill was slapped down on the table by rude waitress, in between main course and dessert which we thought highly unusual, especially for a...More

1  Thank Simon G
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We had the wagyu scotch filllet and Cape Grim eye fillet. Both were very good ( and Wagyu relatively well priced for 7+ restaurant steak). Surprisingly our son who is a Wagyu steak junkie actually preferred the Cape Grim Eye fillet as less fat, more...More

Thank 231cml
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent steak and excellent service. Thankyou. Recommend arriving early, or booking early, if you hope to get in. Several were turned away when we visited. Superb oysters.

Thank James H
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Who knew there were so many cuts of beef? Cute ‘local’ for carnivores. Very popular and deservedly so. Excellent beef, well cooked and presented ( also a good fish dish if required) though quite expensive.

Thank travelingaussie0
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to nab a table here on Easter Sunday, the steak really was delicious and worth the price. A highlight of our Launceston stay!

Thank Coll83
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Questions & Answers
25 October 2017|
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Response from Stillwatermanagement | Property representative |
We do not have a dress code
Michael C
5 March 2017|
Response from MsFizz | Property representative |
For all our prices just pop onto our website for our menu, cuts and prices: blackcowbistro com au. You can also make a booking from there and come in and try this fabulous steak for yourself!
Laura K
2 March 2017|
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Response from Stillwatermanagement | Property representative |
Head over to our website and take a peek at the full menu online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 9333
  • E-mail
“Tasmanian Beef Specialist” Located in the historic art deco Luck’s Butchery shop in Launceston, Tasmania, Black Cow showcases grass fed, free range, hormone free, dry aged, premium Tasmanian beef including brands from Cape Grim, Greenhams, Clover Country, King Island and Flinders Island amongst others. Legislation in Tasmania against the use of hormone growth promotants and antibiotics in red meat production combined with Tasmanian graziers’ focus on free-range grass fed cattle produces happy animals and superior quality meat. A flexible pricing structure and side dishes designed around fresh, local produce allow guests to create the dining experience they desire. Also sporting a well-priced wine list with a heavy emphasis on local Tasmanian wines with some full-bodied reds thrown in for good measure. An energetic atmosphere and friendly professional service completes the Black Cow offering. This casual Bistro style has been a hit with the local community as well as visitors so reservations are essential. A private wine room offers dining for up to 12 guests for those important dinners and negotiations. Open 7 nights a week from 5:30pm to late. The Black Cow logo has been inspired by the amazing ancient artworks in the Lascaux Caves in France. Carbon dating indicates that these paintings are more than 17,000 years old. Black Cow, the name, is a tribute to the Bos Genus… Historically the cow has been important to many cultures. It has been seen and worshiped as a symbol of contentedness, fecundity, the passive yet creative and generative powers of nature, patience, nourishment, abundance, fertility and equifinality. It is also, of course, an excellent source of protein.
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