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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 5 days ago via mobile

You can tell when people love what they do because the food and the service reflect that. We were all suitably impressed with our choices which included oysters, a shared rib-eye for the men and the market fish for me. We will return.

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Black Cow is nothing short of amazing. Had a beautiful pork belly for entree with an awesome truffle duxelle. The flavours were unique and a great combination. For mains we shared a 650g Cape Grim Rib Eye. The steak was cooked to...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be surprised it's $$$ But worth even cent. For a special occasion I would recommend the Black Cow. Bookings essential. Extremely attractive staff who aren't looking over your shoulder. Menu is comprehensive. Food delicious. Very warm ambience.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

food is divine, service is impeccable. On the expensive side, but for what is on offer's well worth the money

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just completed a 4 day wine tour with friends and had our last night here. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Menu was clear and had interesting options. I had rib eye on the bone which was amazing, my companions were also happy with...More

Thank Darren G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had friends over from Adelaide and went to the Black Cow for a celebration dinner. We weren't disappointed. The food was wonderful , good range of very nice wines. The staff were great. We will definitely go back .

Thank B629ZJcaroles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the mood for steak so we did a research on TripAdvisor and came across Black Cow Bistro. It certainly lived up to the very positive reviews. I ordered the Scotch Fillet and it was PERFECTLY cooked. Not an easy feat as there...More

Thank kawaiicelia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is "BUSY" ! Very popular thus booking is essential - midweek dinner - it is packed! Not a big place feels compact. Traditional fine dine ambience with subdued lighting; and darker fittings and colour scheme. If you are looking for steak - this...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big reputation and hit the mark Great food great service and excellent wine list We had a great evening and the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant only added to the experience

2  Thank smokyharry
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We always looked through TripAdvisor for the recommended place for dinner whilst on holiday. This number one place in Launceston did not disappoint. Don't be put off by the name "bistro". Managed to get a table at 6pm on Sunday night. Half an hour later...More

1  Thank Marin C
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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