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Review of Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro
Ranked #1 of 314 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 2, 2011

But not every one likes beef. Which makes it very awkward when you have no other options. We only went as it was a group booking so I had a plate of sides..

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3  Thank dani_girl4
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

This is the second time my friend and I have visited Black Cow Bistro and we again did not leave disappointed!!
We were greeted at the door, had our coats taken and sat straight down. Its a fairly small restaurant and because of this you are seated very close to fellow diners, so dont expect to have an intimate conversation without anyone else hearing.
The waiters were attentive and were quick to offer another drink when I had finished the one I had.
I odered the 200g Eye Fillet cooked medium rare with Cafe de Paris butter. Didnt have to wait too long for out meals and they were amazing!! The steak was cooked to perfection and my friend said the same when he asked for his cooked medium well. The steak was served with a potato galette but other sides are also availabe to order.
The only fault I can pick with the restaurant is that the seats are very uncomfortable when sitting for a long period of time.
We left the Black Cow Bistro extremely satisfied and cannot wait to go back for a good steak!!

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Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

Food was OK, but small and way overpriced. good service but quite a small venue. average

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11  Thank Maria G
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

This was one of the best steak meals we have had in quite a while. The staff were prompt and attentive and we felt well looked after. And then the fault that many restaurants fall into. You get the bill and then you wait and wait and wait as there's simply no one around or interested in collecting your money.

3  Thank Helot
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

we went there thinking that we would splurge on one night of our trip on good steak, but it's not quite as great as the reviews. we ordered porterhouse and rib eye, medium, both were quite tough, and i guess it's quite bias because we were comparing it to Japanese beef . We ordered mushrooms too, which were good, but not superb, something that we can probably easily cook up in our own kitchen. the bread was excellent tho.

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9  Thank Polin28
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