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Black Cow Bistro

70 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania TAS 2250, Australia
61 3 6331 9333
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Ranked #9 of 221 restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Childers, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Recommended to us as one of the best and didn't disappoint from entry to exit. Service was stunning and the Wagu shared by the two of us superb. Will definitely sing praises to colleagues and friends on this wonderful establishment and look forward to returning on our next visit to Launceston.

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Woollamia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at the Black Cow restaurant for no particular reason other than the previous reviews we read sounded good. Not having been to Launceston before we simply took pot luck. We had an oyster platter to start, steaks to follow and shared a dessert to finish, a couple of pre-dinner drinks and a great bottle... More

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Adelaide
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184 reviews 184 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A group of 4 of us ended up here at the Black Cow Bistro after being so offended by the staff across the road at the Mexican. It was clearly meant to be. We had been at a quilt retreat at the Grand Chancellor for the weekend and were now under our own steam for dinner. To our surprise, this... More

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Launceston, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

While some members of our party loved their meals others were very mediocre! My steak came out cooked pretty much well done when I asked for rare and it had a lot of gristle. It was also the wrong cut of meat. When I asked about this I was told it was right but it clearly wasn't. A few at... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant was a good all rounder. The steak was perfectly cooked and the service was very good. It had a great atmosphere and a bit of a city vibe about it. I was impressed with the children's meals of grilled ocean trout or eye fillet medallions, served with potato and vegetables. They were reasonably priced. The sides were good,... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We loved the entire experience! Dylan - the waiter - was courteous, knowledgeable and a complete professional. The steak (their specialty) was cooked exactly as expected, with the side servings real taste sensations.

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Brisbane
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Yes the steak was lovely, but worth the price? Sorry but it just wasn't. Take 15% at least off the price and you may be getting closer. Lovely atmosphere and great service but not somewhere we could recommend. Sorry Black Cow - I would rate it "good" in the above scale if I could - not "average" but not "very... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited Black Cow about two months back on Mothers' Day evening (was on a trip with friends and everywhere else was fully booked by families), and were able to quickly get a table for 6. Apart from the steaks that everyone has talked about, the pork belly (appetiser, but you can upgrade it to a full course meal) is... More

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Bexley, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this great restaurant. Great service ,friendly staff. Enjoy wonderful fresh oysters,local of course. Followed by the Waygu Beef prepared to perfection and served with side dish of grilled cauliflower. We drank local boutique beers stouts and enjoyed them very much. Did not have dessert way to full. Cannot wait to return one day to try some other great... More

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oz
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place is worth the return flight... It's easily the best steak I've had in 10 years... So good I had three over two nights... Forget ponytail's stonepond... Pack your bags and go to launceston

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