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Black Cow Bistro
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Ranked #1 of 303 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: “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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“Brilliant”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

Respectful management of food and flavours. Workable combinations of elements of the dishes.

  • Visited May 2011
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“Amazing steak!”
Reviewed June 12, 2011

Excellent service, amazing food, good wine. Ticked all the boxes!

  • Visited May 2011
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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“excellent food”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

Great food, good service - luckily we booked a table, or would not have got in

  • Visited May 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“highly recommend”
Reviewed May 7, 2011

Had a really great meal at Black Cow. Food was reasonably priced and service was second to none. Highly recommend if your in Launceston!

Visited April 2011
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“Whoever knew steak could melt in your mouth?”
Reviewed April 27, 2011

Fantastic fresh & flavoursome food - with the added bonus of being very reasonably priced. Steak was cooked to perfection, complemented by an array of tasty side dishes. Good choice of alternate options for those not so keen on steak. Warm & inviting atmosphere with near impeccable service. Highly recommended - be sure to book to avoid disappointment!

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