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“Must be the best in town”
Review of Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro
Ranked #1 of 316 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 22, 2014

Perfect steak, perfect fish, well recommended wine,perfect service. What more can we say? Just a few doors away from the disastrous Indina Empire on George st.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Tried unsuccessfully to get a table the night before we booked for the last night of our short Launceston holiday. It was very good indeed from the welcoming attentive and pleasant staff to the quality of the food offered. We selected smaller steaks avoiding the larger portions we could see on the next table as we are not massive portion diners. We both agreed the steaks were cooked to perfection and were amongst the best we have ever tried. Vegetables were cooked to perfection and were interesting in themselves, so much so I now cook the same at home. Wine list was extensive and not too pricy, reds decanted prior to serving and topped up in good time by the attentive waiters. OK it may be pricy but for a special night or meal it is well worth splashing out.

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Thank Magwich
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice steak but that is where it ends. Not great value for money and really you can get just as good a steak anywhere. An extra charge for vegetables etc. makes it a very expensive meal. The ambience is not great, waiters very aloof and it is a small area with lots of tables making it very crowded and noisy.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Exceptional service combined with fantastic food made for a lovely experience. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank Cathryn S
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Tasmania has a well deserved reputation for fine produce and the Black Cow a well deserved reputation for cooking Tasmanian beef. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Ngunna
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