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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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“steak” (528 reviews)
“potato galette” (23 reviews)
“truffle” (43 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked in online after finding the restaurant website knocked us back. Quite glad we did. Steak was on the menu and steak it was! Vegetanarians......not a place for you. We want beef and we want it bloody! Fantastic menu that would have a bovine...More

Thank ljessop
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found the service to be friendly and efficient and loved everything about our meal. We shared scallops and rib eye with asparagus on the side and all were good. All steaks come with a nice square of potato galette. We were very full after...More

Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After reading reviews we decided to give it a try had a late booking but was ok Service very slow sat their for 20 mins before being offered drinks Menu confusing Ordered the Waygu scotch ended up being 151.00 not worth it was cooked nicely...More

Thank Nadinej62
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Disappointed with wine selection couldn't find a quality wine in a reasonable price range to drink with our over priced steak. To top it off told there would be a surcharge for AMEX.

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered the wagyu for mains and it was possibly the best meat I have ever tasted. Combined with the sides and mushrooms each mouthful was absolutely divine. Our waitress was excellent and recommended a beautiful Pinot to accompany our meal. I will fly back to...More

Thank racheld25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here during the effervesence and our other great love burgundy. Of which Tasmania is famous. The wine list was so disappointing a 150ml glass of Pinot @ $12 or a glass @ $30‼️ nothing in between. Settled on a very ordinary Cab Merlot...More

Thank 124Chequeplease
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great concept of bringing premium produce to Launceston in a modern well thought out decor and presentation.But if you are going to position yourselves at the top end with price, the quality has to match.The food was well presented but the quality of the meat...More

1  Thank philjohno88
Reviewed 1 week ago

High quality restaurant with a good atmosphere and charming, helpful staff. Our oysters, prepared 4 ways, were exceptional, even the bread was a treat. The only drawback was that our scotch fillet steaks (this is a steak restaurant) were somewhat tough. Mine had veins of...More

Thank Rod A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice during my 10 day trip to Launceston. The cut of meat was cooked perfectly and was soft as butter. The sides were delicious, but didn't detract or distract from the main feature. When ordering the meat, ensure you pick a cut that suits...More

Thank MoniqueLivesLife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five star dining. One of the top red meat restaurants in Tasmania. Expensive but as they say you ‘get what you pay for’ in other words it offers value for money.

Thank morleyai
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 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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