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200g or 300g eye fillet (Longford, North Tas) grilled and served with bintje potato galette, a selection of (optional) sides, and complimentary mustards available upon request

About Black Cow

Sharing the same culinary pedigree as the acclaimed Stillwater is Black Cow Bistro, Launceston’s fine dining ode to the finest Tasmanian steak. A relaxed, warm and smartly attired bistro housed – quite appropriately – in an Art Deco butcher’s shop, Black Cow sources the best dry aged, grass fed, free range and hormone free steak from around the state.

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Location & Map

George St (cnr Paterson St), Launceston 7250 TAS - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 60   Chef: Craig Will   Sommelier: James Welsh

Opening Hours

Mon  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Tue  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Wed  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Thu  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Sat  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Sun  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM

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Member Reviews (9)


The Black Cow Bistro, located 70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania. This relaxing modern fine dining restaurant is housed in what was an Art Deco butchers shop, sourcing the best steaks in Tasmania. The decor of this smartly attired restaurant has Mellow wooden floors contrast strikingly with dark stain tables and chairs and the predominately creamy walls are accentuated by medium and charcoal grey accent walls that tone beautifully with a long grey marble counter front . One wall has colourful murals depicting the signature Black Cow , and the colours blend skilfully with the comfortable bench seats below, all creating a pleasing visual ambience. From the entree menu we ordered a tray of assorted fresh oyster. A bowl of seared Tasmanian scallops, a crisp skinned pork belly, a white fish sashimi. For mains we chose from an exhaustive range of steaks, with a delightful range of tasting sauces, roasted vegetables and salads. Our total experience from the food quality and presentation was superb, along with the wine on offer and table service, could not be faulted.


Best steak I've had in a long time! Potato is layer upon layer. Fabulous service!


Greeted at the door by helpful staff and served the best steak in Tassie. The menu is amazing, the décor cosy and the waiters make you feel very special. A wonderful experience for locals and visitors.


What can I say but WOW!! My husband and I were blown away by the fantastic service and absolutely devine food. About $140 for 2 mains and 2 desserts (not including drinks) but worth every single penny. It may be called a 'bistro' but this is truly restaurant high quality food and service. There were children at other tables eating (who were obviously used to dining out and had wonderful manners) as the tables have paper over the linen on which kids who bring pencils can draw. For the best tender steaks (up to 500grams ) don't look anywhere else!


Excellent meal at a fair price, topped off with a great wine selection.


You pay the quality you get. Love this restaurant!


What can I say... I was never a big steak eater... Until I went to black cow. I have learnt to appreciate steak at its best and have added it to my list of favourite restaurants.


Arrived on Sunday in Launceston, as many restaurants are not open on Sundays, this was open. The ambience was very cosy. The interior décor reminded me of an old château, true reflection of the name “Bistro”. Even without booking, the waiter found a place for me (table for 1).

As a non beef eater, there was only 1 red meat choice for me – the lamb cutlets. An Entrée menu, which I requested for an upgrade to a main size. It was an odd combination with Harrissa and chickpea, yogurt and mint chutney by the side. The written description of the food was mouth salivating. Sides – I had the field mushroom with butter and chives.

When the food arrived, it was good. It put a big grin on my face. Satisfied with the main, I ventured to the dessert menu. It was the sticky date pudding with butterscotch and ice cream that caught my attention. However when the dessert arrived it was average, the pudding was too spongy and not heavy as it should be. The butterscotch was runny and not sticky.

Overall the food was good, ambience was great with smiling service. Left the restaurant with a bill of $65 (including a glass of wine) and a note to the chef to reduce and thicken the butterscotch.