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Black Cow Bistro

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70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 9333
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make a booking and dress up! If you love steak, sophisticated service and beautiful wine then don't miss this place. Worth the money!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Omg, Service impeccable Food twice as impeccable The bill.... who cares when its that good Thankyou so much

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Thank Peter G
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is absolutely superb. A must while in Launceston. Book in advance to ensure you don't miss out. All our dishes were stunning and could not fault. Staff very friendly and an all round warm atmosphere. 😍

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Thank Jug02
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three of us turned up without a reservation (not recommended!) but the staff very graciously managed to fit us in. The décor is quirky- loved that we were in an old butcher shop and the steaks were divine! Be sure to finish off with the Blood Orange Brulee Tart - sooooo good!

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Thank Littlesue2
Newcastle, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was an ok meal but think we expected more from the fantastic reviews, we were placed up near the bar bit tight fit they were packed, steak was a bit over cooked for our liking though had good flavour i am sure had it been cooked right we would of enjoyed more. bit pricey, you purchase veg etc extra. nice... More 

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Thank NSW_SMITHS
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The steaks here were all cooked to perfection and the sides were great. Atentative service and pleasant smiles all round. Will definately drop in here next time round.

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Thank Paula1301
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get in on short notice. The Portehouse and Eye fillett were cooked to perfection, side dishes were tasty and creative. Deserts were enjoyable. Staff were helpfull and pleasant.

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Thank Andrew N
Melbourne
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going by Black Cow's ranking I expected a lot more. Food was pretty good - not great, Service was good...and bad. We received a bottle of wine, in a carafe, Nice touch. The glasses arrived, but were different glasses for the same wine. Both nice glasses, but a bit odd that they were different sizes. You expect that in a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third trip to Launceston and our third time to the Black Cow. Undoubtably the best steak I've ever had. J ordered the Porterhouse New York Cut and my partner ordered the Eye Fillet. We also ordered sweet potato and baby corn as sides and shared it. Cannot fault the meals here. Always enjoy having a meal at... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Black Cow to have Cape Grim steak ( good quality beef produced in Tasmania). Steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. On the top of that, service was great, side dishes delicious ( brown mushroom and carrots) and dessert (frozen caramel slice) was to die for! Definitely a worthwhile dinner in Launceston.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 00:00
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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.

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