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Black Cow Bistro

70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 9333
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the wagyu scotch filllet and Cape Grim eye fillet. Both were very good ( and Wagyu relatively well priced for 7+ restaurant steak). Surprisingly our son who is a Wagyu steak junkie actually preferred the Cape Grim Eye fillet as less fat, more...More

Thank 231cml
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent steak and excellent service. Thankyou. Recommend arriving early, or booking early, if you hope to get in. Several were turned away when we visited. Superb oysters.

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew there were so many cuts of beef? Cute ‘local’ for carnivores. Very popular and deservedly so. Excellent beef, well cooked and presented ( also a good fish dish if required) though quite expensive.

Thank travelingaussie0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to nab a table here on Easter Sunday, the steak really was delicious and worth the price. A highlight of our Launceston stay!

Thank Coll83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant doesn’t look like much, but the steak was incredible. Possibly the best I’ve had. All the dishes were excellent and we were told all produce is sourced locally. Great selection of wines and cocktails. Excellent service. Loved this place.

Thank Justin22488
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best steak dinners I've ever had. Only a reasonably small restaurant so not overly crowded. Staff were attentive but not over bearing, the steaks were cooked to perfection. Wine list was interesting with only a few wines by the glass but the...More

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 18. The whole experience was terrific. The food delicious, the ambience in the restaurant spot on and the service was excellent. I love going to a restaurant where the staff have a good knowledge of food and wine. My eye...More

Thank TamaraCaptainsCove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a booking for 7pm. Had a nice table and restaurant was almost fully booked. Parking free in the street. The steak although a little on the high side price wise was tender and tasty. We added some mushrooms, beans and it came with a...More

Thank HelenOppy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We search for the most recommended steakhouse in Tasmania for Wagyu steak and decided on this restaurant in Launceston. It is located in centre of town. It is usually full and requires advance booking. We found the restaurant to be small with about 20 tables...More

Thank CY W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My lovely wife and I dined at Black Cow with an interstate guest whilst overnighting in Launceston. Our visit followed numerous recommendations from friends and certainly on nearly all counts met our expectations. Top notch service and one could wax lyrical about the ' simply...More

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24 October 2017|
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Response from Stillwatermanagement | Property representative |
We do not have a dress code
Michael C
5 March 2017|
Response from MsFizz | Property representative |
For all our prices just pop onto our website for our menu, cuts and prices: blackcowbistro com au. You can also make a booking from there and come in and try this fabulous steak for yourself!
Laura K
2 March 2017|
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Response from Stillwatermanagement | Property representative |
Head over to our website and take a peek at the full menu online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 9333
  • E-mail
“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.
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