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Review of Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro
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Ranked #15 of 364 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 October 12, 2017 via mobile

Don't be surprised it's $$$ But worth even cent.
For a special occasion I would recommend the Black Cow.
Bookings essential.
Extremely attractive staff who aren't looking over your shoulder.
Menu is comprehensive.
Food delicious.
Very warm ambience.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Anne C
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

food is divine, service is impeccable. On the expensive side, but for what is on offer's well worth the money

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank Nicole T
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We have just completed a 4 day wine tour with friends and had our last night here. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable.
Menu was clear and had interesting options. I had rib eye on the bone which was amazing, my companions were also happy with their choices.
Wine list was extensive and we were extremely happy to find some pretty rare wines available and at a reasonable mark up only.
Forgot to mention try scollop entree.
Well worth visiting.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank darreng108
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We had friends over from Adelaide and went to the Black Cow for a celebration dinner. We weren't disappointed. The food was wonderful , good range of very nice wines. The staff were great. We will definitely go back .

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank B629ZJcaroles
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We were in the mood for steak so we did a research on TripAdvisor and came across Black Cow Bistro. It certainly lived up to the very positive reviews. I ordered the Scotch Fillet and it was PERFECTLY cooked. Not an easy feat as there are so many steak restaurants out there who can't seem to get it right. The potato gallette was very tasty and I also enjoyed the truffle bearnaise sauce. Service was friendly and efficient; nothing much to fault, really. Shame we didn't get to try the desserts as we were already too full. Definitely not a cheap eat, but coming from Sydney, we actually thought the prices were quite reasonable considering the quality of the food and service. Would definitely go back next time we're in Launceston!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank kawaiicelia
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