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“Was expecting better than what we got! Not worthy of $$$”
Review of Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro
Ranked #9 of 331 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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 March 2, 2013

Had read great reviews on Trip Advisor and Country Style so my husband booked a table during our recent visit to Launceston. We were both really looking forward to this restaurant. Service was very good - although the matre'de who was very attentive when we arrived seem to lose interest later on? The air conditioning wasn't comfortable where we were seated at the window on Paterson St - very cold draft from it.. Drinks arrived very quickly. Steaks although cooked as requested were quite dry and certainly not as tasty as expected - mine was the porterhouse and my husband had rump. The sides we ordered were different combinations to the usual and were quite tasty. Coffees only just ok. Overall, definitely not worth the cost.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

*Sigh* why can't there be a Black Cow in Perth? It is streets ahead of the steak quality at Rockpool, Perth, for about a third (and the rest) of the price.
My husband and I had a faultless meal, entree of pork belly with creamed corn and chilli oil - why oh why did we agree that this was a share plate!! Beautiful.
We ordered medium rare sirloin and fillet steaks with peppercorn and cafe de paris butter respectively, for mains. Food heaven - utterly delicious. Shame we had no room for dessert as I really wanted to sample the chocolate fondant - hopefully there'll be a next time.

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Thank Dwarf11
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

After moving to Tasmania in early November 2012, we have visited most restaurant's in Lanceston. The most disappointing in food only was the Black Cow, the customer service was impeccable. 
For a restaurant to be the best for it's beef was disappointing to such a point that it needed to be pointed out, don't eat there porterhouse steak. 

19  Thank S T
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Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Lived the food. Impeccably cooked beef, good selection and fresh sides - perhaps a little over dressed at times
Service was a hit and miss. Lots of staff but when you wanted their attention they were too busy chatting!
Wine selection limited but good

Atmosphere nice. Tables too close to each other. Chairs are not designed for you to prolonged you evening - really uncomfortable.

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Thank Portia1972
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

A delicious choice of Tasmanian beef cuts beautifully cooked. In addition the accompaniments were both imaginative and well executed. The four of us shared four sides. They all got a big thumbs up. And the cafe de Paris butter was the business.

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