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Black Cow Bistro

70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 9333
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (535 reviews)
“potato galette” (23 reviews)
“truffle” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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11 - 20 of 990 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Launceston so wanted to try Black Cow. Had rib eye to share, with mushrooms & pumpkin sides. The potato galette & mushrooms were outstanding. Very much enjoyed the beef and pumpkin. A generous serve so couldn't eat dessert. Staff were very...More

Thank NYGinSyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five friends went for a birthday dinner, we are locals and looked forward to going to this restaurant. Reservation for 5.30pm was all that was available and we were told we would have to leave by 7.15 as next sitting was 7.30pm. Arrived 3 minutes...More

1  Thank jj292015
MsFizz, Guest Relations Manager at Black Cow Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So so sorry JJ that your birthday dinner was not what you had anticipated...and all down to one thing, making a reservation well ahead of time, particularly for such a special night. If you had booked well in advance and gotten your booking time of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Launceston for one night and booked this restaurant for dinner after its TripAdvisor ranking and reviews. My husband loves steak and we often have rib-eye with bone at home. For entrees we ordered salmon sashimi and XO sauce scallops....More

Thank AwTan
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We heard that this is the best steak restaurant in Tassie so not to be missed. The food was very good but also very expensive. We were offered bread but not told that it cost $7, a lot for bread I think and I also...More

Thank RoKeith
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The meal at the black cow was just about perfect. Brilliant pork belly entree and scallop entrees, 40 day aged rib eye to share cooked perfectly medium, and two desserts which we just did not want to end. Great wine list, local Pinot decantered to...More

Thank WarkV
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was one of the best restaurants we found on our trip. The wagyu steaks were out of this world - first time I've paid $100 for a 400g steak but it was worth it. The food is excellent, the service is just great, and...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great restaurant in the centre of Launceston, steaks were cooked to perfection, staff were excellent, not the cheapest place around but well worth it !

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We were absolutely stunned by this place the $110 steak was really a avrrage steak that anyone could have anywhere.

Thank Bert B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a treat to be taken to the Black Cow it was an experience not to be missed we shared the Rib Eye the side dishes just awesome. Deserts so delicious I have to say it was one of the most memorable meals ever....

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Black Cow Bistro is the only restaurant that I put in my 'must-try' list in Tasmania. My first leg of the trip was to Launceston, and the restaurant was only within 10 minutes walking distance. I booked the restaurant a day before I arrived because...More

1  Thank Inex P
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Michael C
5 March 2017|
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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!
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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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Tracey W
12 July 2016|
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Response from Stillwatermanagement | Property representative |
Yes, we will certainly honor it. They are generally valid for 12 months so I'm not sure why it had only 2 months on it. Feel free to use any time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 9333
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Description
“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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