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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” (588 reviews)
“potato galette” (25 reviews)
“truffle” (46 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I organised a rare night out with two other couples with similar aged children at school, and we were all looking forward to it immensely. It was therefore incredibly disappointing to have such a mediocre experience. It was my first time back to the bistro...More

6  Thank angelaarmstrong532
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had dinner here while staying in Launceston. Not cheap, but the quality of the steaks are outstanding. Very professional and friendly staff, great service. You probably need to book ahead as we did as you may not get a table otherwise. No problem parking in...More

Thank Paddy1954
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meal ! It is expensive but as a special milestone birthday well worth it ! Amazing service recommend highly

Thank italianrose2015
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have dined here each time we return to travel through Tasmania, (6) for the quality of the steak offered. The side dishes available compliment what ever order you choose. Again, in February we were not disappointed. Well done to the staff for there knowledge...More

Thank Wisky4
Reviewed 11 February 2017

After arriving for our booking made as it was a Saturday night def book. The service and food was excellent as was the choice of wine

Thank Gillian518
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We'd been told the Cape Grim Steaks would be the best we've ever had. I'm not sure that's true, but they certainly were excellent and "among the best." A nice potato gallatine accompanied the steak, and we had the blue-eyed trevalla (a fish) sashimi as...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We were really looking forward to a steak and were not disappointed. Although really busy, bookings were staggered and staffing was more then adequate. Experienced, professional and efficient servers which made for a pleasant night out with good food and wine. What more could you...More

Thank Kez208
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to book a table late at this very popular spot that fully deserves its ranking. Service was attentive but not over the top and the steak was as good as you can get in Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide. We shared a 35...More

1  Thank FMGJMC
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great 250g Scotch and wine with colleague during the week. The french waitress was a standout with great service, knowledge and sense of humour

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What an amazing dinner this was. Shared the mixed oysters for entree, we both had steak with sides of roasted carrots and beets.I had the frozen caramel slice for dessert. A beautiful local Pinot which was recommended by staff. Local gin and scotch too. Service...More

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