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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 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
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Came for Saturday dinner easily got a table a couple of hours before. Steaks where good even though pricey. Sides where needed to enhance the steak. Wine list is good but on the dearer side starting at $65 a bottle few by the glass choices....More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I visited the Black Cow for the first time yesterday expecting to be WOWed. But I wasn't. My meal was nice (scotch fillet) but not $65 nice. But what left me feeling uneasy was the fact that one of the people I was dining with...More

1  Thank Gwen E
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision on a Monday night- got a booking for 6.30pm. Busy little restaurant, cosy interior. Very friendly helpful staff. I had the sashimi of salmon as an entree - melt in the mouth perfect ! Hubby had 1/2 mixed oysters, 2 natural, 2...More

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had tried to get in to Stillwater but it is closed in August. As this is their sister restaurant, the staff at Stillwater obliged us with a booking at Black Cow. We are so glad we came. The setting is a simple, bistro style...More

Thank Regnirts
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Well where to start? Very wee restaurant set in an old butchers shop. Walked past it several times. There is a butchers advert in Qld that states this particular shop's beef can be eaten with a spoon!! Well I am sorry mate but not grain...More

Thank Tufty2015
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Tried the rib eye steak 600g, good for sharing for 2 pax. The roasted pork belly is also a must try as it melt in your mouth! Estimated damage is $80/pax

Thank iicydreams
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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 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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