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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 19 May 2017

The food, service and ambience were all superb. If you'd like an intimate fine-dining experience in Launceston where steak is the hero and expertly cooked.

Thank Karina M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Whenever we are in Launceston, we go to the Black Cow & have never been disappointed. The staff are polite, friendly & knowledgeable, We shared the mixed dozen oysters & they were superb. Our steaks were cooked to perfection & the two sides we ordered...More

Thank Vernon J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Its so good when everything comes together to make a special night. Black Cow did everything right. We went for dinner and had drinks, entrees, mains, dessert and coffee and all were amazing and to top it off the service was amazing.

Thank Libby W
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

It was a Monday night but the restaurant was full. A very good sign! Indeed the food was tasty, nicely presented and most importantly in good quality. Service was attentive and friendly. Pricing was reasonable. The tables were quite close to each other but it...More

Thank MaroochydoreLam
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, service and drink. An excellent variety of entree options, made from locally sourced ingredients. We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Launceston.

Thank Aidan M
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I finished our trip to Tasmania in Launceton, and we were very much looking forward to our visit to Black Cow Bistro having made our reservations months in advance. Hubby and I each ordered a 300 gram bone-in ribeye at $16...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

When we stayed in Launceston last year in Oct 2016, we booked in advance from Melbourne as it was recommended in the tourist guide book. We weren't disappointed with the meals eventhough it was pricey but it was worth it that we are coming back...More

Thank alkat762017
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I booked a table for a group of 4 well in advance of our trip to Launceston. As it was a Friday night, I expected it to be busy, which indeed it was. Upon entry we were approached by a staff member who had a...More

Thank CBMelbourne
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Amazing restaurant. Very different style of dining with lots of steak opportunities to share food. The quality of the steak was excellent. Tasted divine. Staff were all very helpful and keen to please. Nothing was too much trouble

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Had been recommended to eat here and it didn't disappoint. Not a large restaurant but great staff, food was fabulous, nice wine list and knowledgable staff to help with recommendations

Thank TOsyd
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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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