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“Great Steak and Salad”
Review of Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow Bistro
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Ranked #15 of 363 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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 June 5, 2019

Staff were extremely helpful and advised on what was best for us as we wanted to share a steak.
We shared a porterhouse together with a Pine Nut salad
with a Merlot Vinaigrette. Together with a lovely bottle of Shiraz $79
This was one of about the cheapest wines in the shower as there was on the menu
Could not have asked for a more pleasant night very good service and staff

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank Virginia G
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

This is a casual restaurant specialising in local meat which is superb. It was full the night we were there and it is slightly squashy and a little difficult to move around. The quality of the food though was outstanding. There are other options, but if you like red meat, there is plenty to choose from. The meat comes in various sizes and we shared a 550 gram scotch fillet with a few sides. The roasted broccoli was great.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary here. We've been a few times before and it never fails to deliver exceptional quality, service, and flavour! The eye fillet is to die for!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tasmerican
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Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

don't bother asking for your steak to be cooked as you like. Our wives asked for medium, was so rare the juices flows off the cutting board. Complained. Waitress says that's how the chef cooks it.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank JohnR9620
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

The food was amazing and it tasted fresh!! I would Highly recommend this place as the interior is aesthetically pleasing and the customer service was amazing. Also, the bartender or waitress was VERY NICE and her name is Hoang Anh Tran which in the shortcut is HAT. Also, her hair was very nice (dark navy) and it fitted in with the aesthetics of the restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank tdinh123
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