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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 July 16, 2017 via mobile

It is expensive but it is really good quality food. Made a great treat dinner out. My only criticism is why bunch everyone on top of each other when the restaurant was half empty on a Sunday night? It was impossible to have a conversation...More

1  Thank Mandy B
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This would have to be one of my favourite restaurants. The food is devine and so tasty. I don't eat desserts and always choose the cheese platter which is so good. The service is definitely a 10/10 and nothing is ever a problem. Always looking...More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed July 11, 2017

my good friend and I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed evening with good food..especially the tartare and the brussel sprouts.The evening was made memorable by the very knowlegeable, friendly and experienced Anna. We could not fault her and we are both veterans of the hospitality industry!...More

1  Thank poho63
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was an unexpected delight. I had heard this bistro was good but the food, the service and the knowledge of the staff was beyond my expectations. I would rate this Tasmanian restaurant experience as second only to The Source at Mona

Thank CindyAnne255097
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We waited for service way to long then you have to order every thing separate. The price was out rages and the quality was poor. The steak was Ok just

2  Thank emi696
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends who had highly recommended the restaurant so we were aware that it was going to be an expensive night - I don't mind paying for beautiful food, but I also expect to be able to at least hear the people I...More

Thank Sallyb1967
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner at Black Cow Bistro, booked the table through trip advisor which is awesome. We arrived on time to be met at the door and shown straight to our table. The restaurant was bustling with people and even tho the tables...More

Thank jkempy
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Good service and amazing steak. A well done steak that is as tender as a rare one! A little bit pricy.

Thank Leonie S
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We ate here with 3 mates who'd just finished the Cradle Mountain walk. All of us are from Sydney and just loved the whole Black Cow experience. Great food, excellent wine list & terrific service. Can't fault it.

Thank JMC17
Reviewed June 25, 2017

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

2  Thank Deboracvo
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Michael C
March 5, 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
March 2, 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
July 12, 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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