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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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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was in Launceston and asked for a local steak restaurant and this one was close to my hotel. Title above says it all I think. Still worth a 5 star rating for a Steak Restuarant.

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like steak then this is a must do when in Launceston! The rib eye steak was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had in a restaurant!! Cooked to perfection with no sauces required for flavour! The restaurant itself is lovely and all...More

Thank cirwin1730
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner here before seeing a concert and it was one of the best experiences. I ordered the eye fillet with carrots and mushrooms as side dishes. The steak was cooked perfect as medium to well done and the veggies were so tasty with their...More

Thank Tassiegir
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night in June. My partner and I chose to share the rib eye in the bone with mushroom and bean sides for our main. Rib eye was faultless. We’re fro Melbourne and Black Cow would give Rockpool a run for its...More

Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant. Had New York cut. Best ever. Service friendly. Always go here when visiting Launceston. Quality

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had my best steak I ever had. It was perfectly cooked . The local produce was simply yummy. I felt done sweetness of the meat. It wasn’t over pricy neither

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must book, if in Launceston and want steak....enjoy this location. There should be more steak choices....

Thank Tandil19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a special treat for our first night in Tassie. Originally a butcher shop, Black Cow’s decor was vibrant and inspired by the ancient artworks of the Lascaux Caves, yet kept to its rustic bistro root. We shared the Wagu 7+ 300 days aged...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Black Cow is pretty much as good as it gets for a meat-ologist like me. Our experience 12 months since our last visit was a just as good as the first time. Superb oysters natural and Kilpatrick (as good a Kilpatrick I think you will...More

1  Thank Kimmasaabi
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the Black Cow for a special occasion on our holiday from Melbourne, food magnificent and portion sizes perfect. Unfortunately the bill was slapped down on the table by rude waitress, in between main course and dessert which we thought highly unusual, especially for a...More

1  Thank Simon G
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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