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Black Cow Bistro

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70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania TAS 2250, Australia
+61 3 6331 9333
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This ranks with the finest of steak dinners I have ever had - and that puts it in exactly the same league as Moo Moos on the Gold Coast and the Ball and Chain in Hobart. In fact it was so good it brought back memories from the distant past of a steak at the legendary and long gone Dirty... More 

Thank Mike F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! We had the oysters and octopus noodle salad for entrée and it was amazing! For main we had steak and it was perfect. Our server Maddy was extremely attentive and I would definitely go again!

Thank Hannah D
Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have visited Black Cow twice previously and have had nothing but good things to say about it, but it is amazing how a let down in service can really tarnish your meal - even when the food was still spot on. Instances like having tap water poured into our sparkling water, mistakes made with wine ordered and the funniest... More 

Thank Etoile76
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise the evening at Back Cow was. Apart from the authentic Tasmanian cuisine and wines, the most memorable experience was the phenomenal staff. Madi our waitress, was exceptional, her knowledge of the menu and the local ingredients was impressive as was her attention to service. Her wine waiter, was the amazing hipster Dylan, whose knowledge of Tasmanian... More 

Thank Contesu
Nth Qld
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were very lucky to get a reservation here during our short stay in Launceston, so first advice would be to book as soon as you can as it's worth the wait! The restaurant is very intimate & cosy without being cramped...great when it's cold outside! Our waiter was efficient & humorous & even found me glasses to wear when... More 

Thank Tropicalshowers
Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Black Cow is good - don't get me wrong. But you wanna charge big city prices, then you better be superb. They're not that good. Sorry.

Thank Nick C
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous ribeye. Worth every cent paid. Thumbs up for the price and quality. Small restaurant that is packed even on a weekday night.

Thank Elizabeth2602
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Second time to Black Cow and still the best steak I have eaten in Australia... yeah, it's not cheap, but it is fantastic and quite frankly that's all that matters. Spend $100 here rather than spend anything at a crappy hotel restaurant. The scallops in broth is awesome - don't hesitate. The steaks? Simply spectacular. I'm still full and I'm... More 

Thank cmbsOz
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

the best services in town ,very expensive but worth every bit. Great beer and steaks ,very clean and staff are very helpful .

Thank marybG312LO
Tasmania, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife won a voucher for top notch restaurant. Being Vegetarian, I was a bit hesitant about Black Cow. Staff were great and modified some menu items for me. We'll be back for sure.

Thank mumpheys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania TAS 2250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 9333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?