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“Food is excellent though a little pricey”
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 September 8, 2013 via mobile

No escaping the price, but you get what you pay for.

The flagship product is beef steaks of various cuts, and they were cooked beautifully. Each dish is around $35. But you need sides and dessert which is easily $15 each, and wines to match, so your meal adds up.

The service was excellent. My only critique is it seems understaffed.

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5  Thank Joan K
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

What is there not to like about the Black Cow. Really professional staff, fantastic food, perfect service, and a touch of Paris ambiance. If you are in Launceston, this is a "must try".

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Thank Philip M
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Ate here on a few occasions now. They do a very good steak - they have very attentive service, good wine and a fine selection of beer. Nice venue too. A bit on the expensive side. We started with a beer - had a steak with a side of one veg each and a glass of wine each with the meal = about $80 a head. All very nice but do you reckon it's worth it?

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13  Thank Gotoday1
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

It's been a while since we ate here but both times have been excellent and I know all my friends agree. I am a not steak water but have eaten some of the best fish, duck and seafood starters I have ever had! Husband always raves about the steak! Along with Stillwater, Pierres, Brisbane St Bistro it ranks highly in Launceston.

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Thank Bel75
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

A faultless dining experience, we had a magnificent evening. Warm ambience, attentive but not intrusive staff. Wine service expertly poured from decanter at the table. Our meals were perfection. Will be back as soon as we can.

Thank Moonbeamgee
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