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Reviewed 4 days ago

Then this is still the place to go. We visited a few years ago and loved it so on this trip to Tassie went back and it was even better than I remembered. Great service, awesome Tassie wine list and food ( ie steak) to...die for!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by some locals and it certainly didn't disappoint. Our steaks were cooked superbly and melted in the mouth. All steaks come with a potato gallette and we also added the mixed mushrooms - both delicious. Staff are friendly and...engaging, adding to a wonderful dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb dining space, sublime service, and sensational food. Another gem from the Stillwater owners. A window table is perfect here - very private but you still feel part of the buzzing atmosphere. Great & big selection of Tasmanian wines on offer. The food was so...good- beautiful fresh scallops, fantastic pork belly (so tender and with a layer of crackling). The steaks are cooked to perfection, and so succulent & tender. The truffle bearnaise was absolutely incredible! Excellent service by the whole team throughout the evening. Overall a perfect night out. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 7 December 2021

they were so accommodating with us as we also had our suitcases and luggage with us. the dim lit ambiance was also quite nice and fit the mood. the steaks were local, cooked to perfection and the seafood was fresh and well seasoned. the service...was amazing as they took care of our luggage, served food and drinks quickly and even called a taxi for us at the end of our meal. needless to say highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 1 December 2021 via mobile

The best wagyu steak cooked perfectly - we could have eaten it all night! My husband and I had been eating our way around Tassie and after 10 nights hit The Black Cow and were blown away. Simple, perfectly cooked steak. Don’t go there if...you want something else. This is a small restaurant with impeccable staff, always booked out and for good reason. This is a real case for more restaurants to choose one thing and just do it bloody well. Well done Black Cow!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday night celebrating our 42 wedding anniversary. Amazed to see how busy it was when we arrived but we were seated quickly. Clair our waitress was lovely, very helpful and efficient. We went with mixed oysters, eye fillet steaks and asparagus. Everything...was delicious, steaks cooked to perfection, sauces and asparagus great. Service was excellent right through, we never waited for wine top ups and felt very looked after. Not a cheap restaurant but we’ll worth the expense!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 24 November 2021 via mobile

The service was formal. The music subtle. The decor was simple, but the seating was…bordering on uncomfortable (depends on your personal preference?). The menu is predominantly meat-based as you would expect; the restaurant has a reputation for that. So, no surprises there. The wine list...is extensive and expensive. Our feeling was that the two meals we had were nothing outstanding or put them in the five-star category that this restaurant appears to aspire to (with its formal service and high prices). The quality of meat was good, but we didn’t feel it was necessarily the best in Tasmania or even Launceston. We are unlikely to return in a hurry.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 15 November 2021

If you don’t like beef best not to visit as it’s all about steaks. Beautiful tender steaks cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

Can’t stay in Launceston without dinner at the Black Cow - it is superb. Steak to die for & service to match - everything from my Lemon Drop cocktail to the Creme brûlée for dessert makes for a memorable meal. I wish I lived closer!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2021 via mobile

Not too many restaurants open in Launceston, so we asked locals where was the best place to eat…. And Black Cow Bistro was recommend. Well what a fabulous surprise. Making room for us was a great start. Wait staff very friendly and welcoming , and...very professional Well it’s all about the food isn’t it…we had oysters and steak one word YUMMY. GREAT EVENING given them a goMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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7 April 2021|
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Response from Stillwatermanagement | Property representative |
Short answer no, we are fully licensed and are recognized for having the best list in Tasmania (according to the wine list awards last year). If it something very special it needs to be cleared by the sommelier first (to... More
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Response from Stillwatermanagement | Property representative |
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Black Cow Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4