Black Cow is now back in action following the Covid shutdown, but with more limited opening days. They are currently open from Wednesday to Saturday nights. They also have some limited takeaway options but you need to be able to collect because they can no longer manage the delivery service as well.
Black Cow Bistro is a pleasant restaurant in Launceston serving very good beef from a range of excellent suppliers including Cape Grim Natural Beef, Clover Country Meats and Greenham Tasmanian Natural Beef.
The theme for the decor is inspired by the paintings of the caves of Lascaux in France.
The menu is heavily weighted towards meat in both the entrée and main course sections making the briny oysters from Lease 65 in Moulting Bay Lagoon near St Helens a good choice for first course here.
The beef is of exceptional quality and cuts such as rump, porterhouse, scotch fillet, rib eye and eye fillet can be ordered in sizes ranging from 200g to beyond 400g for the serious meat eater!
At one memorable meal we tried a rib eye cooked very rare and served with a beetroot relish. This was a fine cut of meat and a good relish, but even better was a perfect piece of Cape Grim rump cooked blue and served with Black Cow butter made from butter, wine and shallots. This butter complemented the steak beautifully.
For dessert you can’t go past the very good vanilla bean crème brûlée which we seem to order every time we go there.
Street: cnr Paterson and George St
Town/Suburb: Launceston, 7250
Phone number: +61 3 6331 9333
Opening hours: Dinner Wed – Sat