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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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“steak” (611 reviews)
“potato galette” (26 reviews)
“truffle” (50 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely beef; expensive, very expensive but flavourful and well cooked. Tragic sides though. Potato Galette is an absolute doorstop. Carrots with leatherwood honey and sesame was a sugary and inappropriate accompaniment - less is more chaps.....Service was professional and polite, albeit wait for mains was...More

Thank Davyjones2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

If i you feel like spoiling yourself in Launceston, this place would be your first choice every time. Spectacularly consistent and the food is WOW. Oysters great, Steak mind-blowing, sauces and sides, sensational and the wine list high class. Desserts don't disappoint at all, but...More

Thank bruttiboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous service and outstanding dishes made my last night in Tasmania a perfect 5/5. The entree of scallops was outstanding! The addition of crispy onion, pure joy! The steak, since dining solo, I went for the only option that was the smallest, but still at...More

Thank BlondeBunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The finest Tasmanian Produce. For 5 years we’ve had an annual road trip to Tassie and The Black Cow has never disappointed. It’s outstanding!! The menu isn’t extensive, however what is on offer from land & sea on leaves the table saying “oh I could...More

Thank FarAway519941
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly disappointed as this is supposed to be a top notch meat lovers paradise. My Rump was cooked as requested but a good part was fatty and sinewy. Also $22 for a cosmo we thought was a bit over the top. Service impeccable, however 1.5%...More

Thank mariannev121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All things meat! A very good piece of wagyu beef cooked perfectly, this is the place. All steak is served with their delicious potato gratin. You will have to order sides as an extra. The mushroom is delicious. They also have other dishes like fish....More

Thank mamabehart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant for the 3rd time last Sunday, and finally we concluded it was very poor value. As travellers who have spent the last decade in Europe for a month at a time eating at wonderful family and Michelin restaurants in France...More

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As their sister restaurant (Stillwater) down the road was closed for dinner on Saturday, we came here for dinner. At $120 for a 380g steak, scallops, local beer and desserts and coffee, that's quite fair value. Fantastic atmosphere and equally excellent service. Would recommend it...More

Thank tiongmin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little restaurant! We had a great night, beautiful oysters to start topped off with an awesome cape grim porterhouse. Excellent wine list and great gin selection. We had our daughter with us and surprising to have kids meal selections at a high end restaurant,...More

Thank Dougtags
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Fabulous steak restaurant. We started with warm mixed olives and the mixed dozen oysters. We all had the 200gm grass fed eye fillet steak with the truffle bernaise sauce, which was incredibly tender. No sharp knife required to cut these steaks. For sides we had...More

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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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