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Black Cow Bistro

70 George Street, 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 Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Wow we were very impressed with the service and the food and the craft beer choice that we had tonight and since we have been in Tasmania................................ ........... ........

Thank truimph9
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was overall fantastic! The steak was great (got a porterhouse to share) and all of the sides were awesome. I communicated that I am coeliac to the waiter (no gluten at all) and he was really helpful in...More

Thank Danika M
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were really pleased at our choice of Black Cow Bistro for dinner, recommended by both our hotel and where we ate breakfast. Yes, the main offering on the menu is steak, but what steak! There was a good variety of cuts and clear explanations...More

Thank Skippy50
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Amazing steak, lovely atmosphere and staff so efficient and polite. Couldn't fault a single thing with our whole dining experience.

Thank Leann B
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and very knowledgable and helpful staff. Steaks were amazing! Also sashimi and the delicious crime brûlée is to die for! Expensive restaurant but the food was worth it - but the wine price was really over the top! Especially when you are trying...More

Thank elw00dthecat
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Best side dishes in Launceston! Ordered nearly one of each with our meals with friends and they were all amazing. Thanks for being patient with us while we stayed late with friends. Happy to come here again.

Thank nojmik1
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We were strongly recommended to visit the Black Cow by a friend. Arrived earlier than our booking time and they were able to accommodate us. The restaurant was full (even on a Tuesday night), hence it is recommended to make a booking - it's quite...More

Thank yannyp2015
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We went here a couple of nights ago. Was amazing. The service was perfect, the food was rich but delicious! I had the scotch fillet, my husband had the eye fillet, both amazing. Great wine list too. Recommend the Ciante! 🍷

Thank Kia M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Dinner at Black Cow is a must when we visit Launceston and it never disappoints. Best to book well in advance as it is v popular - deservedly so! We had the eye fillet on the bone for the main - cooked to perfection and...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are coming to Tasmania you must endeavour to put Black Cow on your list. Plan ahead and book. It is very popular. Steak lovers adore this place. It is very busy, patrons are often turned away. The staff are fabulous, very attentive. You...More

Thank Susan0438
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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.
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
  • Value
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
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 George Street, 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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