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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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“steak” (622 reviews)
“potato galette” (28 reviews)
“truffle” (50 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a wonderful family meal with great entrees, perfectly cooked steaks and very nice wine selection. Finished off with great desserts and delightful local cheeses.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TimE137
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here twice and the quality of the steak both times has been world class. It’s simple but excellent - you choose your premium quality steak by size, tell them how you’d like it cooked with sauces or condiments, it comes with a delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Farmsyfaves
Reviewed 6 days ago

The night after I experienced extreme vomiting, I called the restaurant to let them know the facts and to ensure no other patrons would be affected. I had only eaten chocolate and a juice on the Spirit of Tasmania on the way over to Tasmania....More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Hobart_is_the_new_Me
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended by several shops in the area. For those who do not eat steak like me, there is only one main choice, which is salmon. Salmon was nicely cooked, but didn’t go well with the sauce. The entree fish sashimi with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nightrider1604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tables are rather close together and the patrons (bar a couple of us) all seem to be Chinese tourists. We then understood why the barman was Asian - he didn’t seem to understand a word of English but he was there to translate for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Stillwatermanagement, Owner at Black Cow Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the cocktails, we think you'll find most Australian venues these days would charge $18-22 for cocktails as a standard - especially in restaurants. We use premium spirits and liqueurs...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is all class and in all probability has the best beef mains in Launceston. I have been 3 times and each time was a great experience. The dishes are beautifully prepared with quality ingredients. Good wine, spirits and liqueur list adds to the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank X4842AYdavidk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had steaks and sides recently. Meal was tasty and well cooked but steak nothing more special than we do at home with scotch from woolies. Prices crazy expensive at $54 for meat piece, $4.50 for sauce, and another $10 per side. $68.50 for a steak...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank doli24167
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t take any photos of the fabulous meal we had, unfortunately. Loved the house made sourdough breadwith that awesome butter. Followed by eye fillet steaks cooked to perfection for my taste with the beautiful potato galette, best we’ve had there yet as were the mushroom...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 113eddieb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a fall from grace. This used be the #1 restaurant on our Tassie itinerary but it has now been crossed off all together. We’ve made a point of returning over the years despite a slow decent in quality but our latest visit was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rocksy75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit last night. Food was fantastic as was the service. If I could pick anything, My steak was really good but it was slightly over cooked. Everyone else’s was spot on. The mushrooms as a side were also superb! My wife is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lachieb2013
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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