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Hello Launceston, Hello Tasmania!

My introduction to Tasmania would be simply summed up by a cow, or rather, what became of it.  My wife and I got in late into Launceston and after dropping off our luggage at the Balmoral on York, we decided to check out the Black Cow Bistro.

The sides of the ribeye on the bone was not only nicely seared to a crisp, my wallet was also roundly singed in the process. Not that I am complaining. Crispy on the outside (like “sio bak” – roasted pork), but juicy and tender on the inside, it’s probably the best steak I’ve had in a while.

That's just a little less than half of the full portion.


The truffled bernaise sauce went very well with it, and so did the potato gratin stacks. We ordered the roasted honey brown mushroom as a side and that made the meal complete. We were glad to share a 550g portion of the ribye, and even though we were famished after a long trip over night from Singapore, we were convinced that the meal could feed 3 persons. Thank you Black Cow Bistro, now I have more reasons to visit Launceston again!

Black Cow Bistro
70 George Street,

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Hello Launceston, Hello Tasmania!


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