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Black Cow Bistro

70 George St, 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 St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Working on an Event in Launceston we managed to book the first night for a 9:30pm table but unfortunately cancelled because of not finishing at the venue in time. Booked the 2nd night to find out they were full. Left my details in case of...More

Thank D4119ZPmickel
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We ate at the Black Cow this week and were delighted with the food - my partner made a booking (essential) and we enjoyed superb steaks and vegetables accompanied by a superb Chianti - recommended

Thank gabrielperera
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Service all over the place. Food was good in parts.. Staff pleasant. Perhaps experience diminished by Tourists photographing their meals with flash. Who charges $3.50 for cafe de Paris butter. Nowhere near Stillwater - although I suspect the two are co-owned... It was $200 for...More

Thank anecessaryevil
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We loved our meals at Black Cow Bistro.. we loved the home made sour dough bread starter ..would have been great if it was complimentary as some restaurants do ..I had oysters natural for entree which were nice & fresh ..Main was the highlight Eye...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal here tonight Everything thing here at this restaurant is above average,good wine list we had a Shiraz from Bendigo and at around $80.00 a bottle good value.However we shared a steak that cost us around $175.00 plus...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

After reading TripAdviser reviews we wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Luckily we got a table due to a late cancellation. What can I say - we had an exceptional dinner. We started with the mixed oysters which were brilliant. Then we...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We chanced upon the restaurant from ... Trip Advisor. It’s a small compact restaurant and reservations required. However, we were lucky and managed to get a table for 4 at very short notice The service staff were most helpful and guided our choices - basically...More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Easily the best steak in the world. Service is first class too. Price to match! Wouldn’t hesitate to return when in Launceston

Thank LC888
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Okay so this is the second time I’ve been to black cow bistro and the second time was just amazing as the first time. My partner and I, shared 650grams of medium rare rib eye and boy was it amazing! This is a great restaurant...More

Thank Seyah25
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Black Cow is by far an outstanding restaurant considering how small Launceston is (in terms of population). Don't misunderstand me. It is very nice town and people are very friendly. The Black Cow is able to offer you a casual and relaxing dining experience...More

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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, Business meetings, Romantic
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 St, 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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