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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 yesterday

We had been highly recomended to dine in the black cow by diferent sort of people, magazines and including trip advisor. So what could go wrong? If you are looking for a quick meal, overly expensive, in and out, this is your place. If you...More

Thank Deboracvo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant as the best steak place in Tasmania, what a disappointment!!! I have travelled the world and this place is not only pretentious, but the menu options and food was disappointing to say the least. Over priced and couldn't help feeling ripped...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite possibly the nicest steak dinner I've ever had - eye fillet with truffled béarnaise sauce - oh that sauce and meat cooked perfectly. Sides were fantastic and excellent service. My bank account is happy that I live in Sydney. Don't miss out folks!

Thank CdnDiveGal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow we were very impressed with the service and the food and the craft beer choice that we had tonight and since we have been in Tasmania................................ ........... ........

Thank truimph9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was overall fantastic! The steak was great (got a porterhouse to share) and all of the sides were awesome. I communicated that I am coeliac to the waiter (no gluten at all) and he was really helpful in...More

Thank Danika M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really pleased at our choice of Black Cow Bistro for dinner, recommended by both our hotel and where we ate breakfast. Yes, the main offering on the menu is steak, but what steak! There was a good variety of cuts and clear explanations...More

Thank Skippy50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing steak, lovely atmosphere and staff so efficient and polite. Couldn't fault a single thing with our whole dining experience.

Thank Leann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and very knowledgable and helpful staff. Steaks were amazing! Also sashimi and the delicious crime brûlée is to die for! Expensive restaurant but the food was worth it - but the wine price was really over the top! Especially when you are trying...More

Thank elw00dthecat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best side dishes in Launceston! Ordered nearly one of each with our meals with friends and they were all amazing. Thanks for being patient with us while we stayed late with friends. Happy to come here again.

Thank nojmik1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were strongly recommended to visit the Black Cow by a friend. Arrived earlier than our booking time and they were able to accommodate us. The restaurant was full (even on a Tuesday night), hence it is recommended to make a booking - it's quite...More

Thank yannyp2015
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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17:30 - 00:00
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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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