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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 1 week ago

I must say the food was amazing, had entrée each, my husband and I, his being pork belly cooked in a broth, a spoon would have been great to have the broth, my scallops were perfection. The main we shared a 550 gm steak, mouth...More

Thank wwsm2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about the Robin Island Wagyu n take the trouble to drive from Hobart to eat at the black cow, can’t seems to find any restaurant in Hobart serving this steak Good food great service

Thank zeetan99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended Black Cow on 11 Sept 18, turned away at first as we had not made a reservation so I suggest that you make one online. The food was amazing, the steak tender and cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend the carrots in...More

Thank alexanderb115
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was treated to this restaurant for my birthday oh wow.. it was amazing. I had the Pork Belly followed by fish it was truly delicious. The price is up there the food demands this as its brilliant no second place here. Just waiting for...More

Thank charmaine3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a memorable meal.octopus and scollop starters .fantastic Robbin island waygu. delicous tassi pinot noir.smooth creamy creme brulle.classic eutopean cooking .carrots might have been overly sweetened but overall a five star experience . expensive but value for money .

Thank ianePd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A work colleague recommended the Black Cow Bistro and he was very confident that we would not be disappointed, he was correct! I enjoyed a Swordfish sashimi for an entree which was amabzing followed by a 450g Rib Eye on the bone cooked perfectly to...More

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to visiting this highly rated steakhouse, as at our last visit to Launceston we couldn’t get a table. Their signature dish of 7+ marble scored wagyu Scotch fillet was a big disappointment. We ordered a 600g steak at $35 per...More

Thank Eiji F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location good, interior interesting, staff not bad. Was not happy with limited wine by glass, and bottles very pricey. Slice of bread with home-made butter $3.50 per serve - tasted good but one could have half a loaf for that. Sides of mushroom and 'oh,...More

Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

While the prices were high, its what you expect these days for a really high end cut of beef, would totally recommend this place

Thank lparkpark
Reviewed 15 August 2018

My partner and I enjoyed a lovely dinner last night at The Black Cow. The steak was certainly prepared with love and cooked beautifully, and the sides were delicious. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!!

Thank TheGrumpyPiper
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24 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 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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