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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 24 January 2012

Great steak, nice wine list and good service in a town that really did not offer much in the way of great dining experiences.

Thank joyceb18
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I'm getting really sick of $7 side dishes, steaks for $35 without a vegetable in sight, paying extra for sauces, mineral water for $6 a bottle, very expensive wines, no table cloth. Come on guys, the product is great but grilled steak is a pretty...More

12  Thank Slash63
Reviewed 7 January 2012

It sets out as steak restaurant and does it well, though my wifes eye fillet was overcooked. The porterhouse medium was magnificent. The recommended wine variety is Pinot Gris, but none was available by the glass strangely. YOung but highly efficient staff.

Thank steveandmaggie4
Reviewed 3 January 2012

The food at Black Cow Bistro was excellent. The ribeye steak was to die for. We also loved the oysters and the side dishes. Mushrooms and corn were delicious. You have to order a steak when dining at the Black Cow. Will go there again...More

Thank TravelAfici0nad0
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Our steak was perfectly cooked and the attention to detail and service from staff was excellent. Would definitely eat here again

Thank Jt126
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Nice cozy ambiance. Interesting menu with good selection. We had the porterhouse and the scotch fillet. Both exquisite! Delicious!

1  Thank bobolei
Reviewed 1 January 2012

My wife and I have been there a number of times. The service is always excellent. Steak is also always excellent, the cuts are of very high quality, perfectly dry aged and prepared to our likings. The bread, oysters and truffle sauce are also perfect....More

1  Thank Alvin W
Reviewed 28 December 2011

We ate at the Black Cow and had the most delicious steaks I think we've ever tasted! If I ever go back to Launceston, I'll be going there again for sure!! Great service and nice ambience. Very popular joint, so make sure you book ahead

1  Thank Antoinette Z
Reviewed 28 December 2011

We did not make a booking and well, were very lucky to manage a table!! We did need to be out by 9pm but that was no dramas and the service was excellent so IF we did need something, very attentive. The food was outstanding,...More

Thank Bockie
Reviewed 22 December 2011

We had a beautiful dinner here on our first night in Tassie. Steak was fabulous but so was everything else!! Service was very professional and personable. Lively atmosphere but not too noisy.

Thank andyk2012
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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17:30 - 00:00
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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