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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 28 June 2016

After reading all of the other reviews, I was expecting an AMAZING experience but was quite disappointed. Don't get me wrong - it was very nice, just not amazing. I also thought the main seating area was quite over-crowded. And pricing was far too high....More

4  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Have been wanting to eat here for past few visits to Launceston but never made it. Will be my first stop from here on in!! Fabulous service. Fantastic meals. The produce is definitely the star and prepared with minimum of fuss. Cooked beautifully. Can't wait...More

Thank R5972BBmelissac
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The most important thing in a restaurant that focuses on steak is the quality and excellence of preparation of the meat. We found that our steaks were perfectly cooked to the degree we requested, absolutely evenly across the steak. The cuts of meat were tender...More

Thank Snodge
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We travelled from interstate and were quite pleased to see the great review of the restaurant in the Qantas Magazine. We went all out as it was our first dinner outing in sometime. The sashimi was to die for, and the mixed dozen oysters were...More

Thank TashWood
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I work in the meat industry and regularly eat in steak restaurants around Australia. This place had been highly recommended and did not disappoint. Looks much less than it is. The wine list is superb , even probably a bit over the top. The steaks...More

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Three of us enjoyed a delicious meal here on holiday Monday evening. There is no doubt that the cow that the Black Cow serves is well sourced and delicious and we lapped it up. Prices I think are on the high side for what you...More

4  Thank Getmearoom
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Great dining experience for people visiting Launceston for work or pleasure. Perfect steaks and the actual restaurant I didn't find as cramped as some on the site. It's not cheap though with steaks around the $50 mark with a side of potatoes. Would certainly visit...More

Thank GeelongDave
Reviewed 15 June 2016

What a great night! The food at this restaurant exceeded all expectations. This was by far one of the best steaks we've ever had. The food was cooked to perfection, the drinks were great, with a wide variety to choose from. The staff were great...More

Thank kpasco2016
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Magnificent food ... plain and simple. If you love your steaks, this is the place to go in Launceston. Bookings recommended.

Thank GeelongPhantom
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Famous for its steak, and we agree! In fact, our whole meal was delicious, including the calamari starter and the fish special of the day (kingfish). The rump steak main course was first class, bone in, very well butchered and brilliantly cooked, exactly as requested....More

Thank Pennydancer
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Michael C
Dear ALL What is the price for Porterhouse, Great Southern Pinnacle (North Tas), aged 35 days ,300g ? Any picture for the menus. Thanks!
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
What is the menu and prices?
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
We were given a voucher #1602 fora $150.00 as a thank you, thinking the voucher, like many others would be for a 2 month period, was waiting for an anniversary. The voucher has expired will you still honour this?
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 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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