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Review of Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro
Ranked #8 of 346 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: “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.
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I was excited about going out for dinner at the Black Cow after reading reviews however I was left wondering what all the hype was about. It was great to see another Tasmanian resturant supporting local businesses with stocking their produce however when this might have been a rarity it is now more common to find restaurants using local produce. We dressed up slightly above casual clothing but when looking around at other patrons there were people in just windcheaters, sneakers & everyday t-shirts (different tables/groups were in this attire) other tables also slightly dressed up. To me it created a strange vibe in the place. The tables are quite close to each other & it can be hard to hear including the wait staff.

I highly recommend you book a table to ensure you are able to have a table at a time of your choosing. I suggest wearing neat casual attire nothing fancy currently required.

Staff were friendly & certainly can not fault them.

The black cow unfortunately didn’t leaving me pre-planning my next visit.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

what an amazing meal! Could not fault the food or the service. Entree of pork belly was incredible - the cured egg yolk worked beautifully with the pork as did the soy dressing. The scotch fillet was perfectly cooked and so tender. The asparagus side was so good I could have had an entire meal of that alone. Would go back again and again :-)

Thank Sascha N
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful local beef and fantastic sides with flair. Pleased to see they are not afraid of beautiful healthy fat in their cooking. Great Kim Chi! Will return!

Thank Birdtully
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

These is a reason this place is number 1 on TripAdvisor. If you like steak do yourself a favour and get here! Who cares if it’s a bit on the expensive side! You only live once and every now and again you must treat yourself! It was worth every penny. The pork belly starter was delicious, melt in your mouth amazing! We then shared a 650g ribeye on the bone and it was close to the best steak I’ve ever had! Just perfectly cooked and seasoned! The sides including the truffle sauce were delicious with the steak. We also fit dessert in which we had the creme brûlée and the frozen caramel slice. Delectable way to end the meal. Beautifully presented and tasted amazing! When I am back in Launceston I will most definitely be coming back! Lovely attentive staff as well. Everything spot on!

Thank aleeahjodie
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

What a great beef restaurant, I had the beef rib, melt in your mouth. Wine rather pricey considering mostly Tasmanian. Staff ok, could be more helpful. But was there for the steak and that didn't disappoint.

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Thank Alison P
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