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E'cco Bistro

4.7
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381 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Nationally acclaimed and award winning E'cco Bistro was founded in Brisbane in 1995 by one of Australia's most celebrated chefs, Philip Johnson. For the past 25 years, Philip and his team at his landmark bistro have taken a sure yet simple approach by serving unpretentious food to the delight of all diners alike, this has cemented E'cco's reputation in the culinary landscape.
Having relocated from its original location in Brisbane CBD to the fast growing inner-city residential mecca, Newstead, E'cco has been positioned to prosper for the next 25 years and beyond.
As Philip says "We do as little as possible with the best ingredients available."

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 381 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had the set menu - beautiful food and fantastic service. Great wine list! A really enjoyable evening. Set menu was great - didn’t have to decide and knew it would be great - it didn’t disappoint.

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vipnone
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Strongly recommend the five course set meal. Good balance of flavours within and between dishes. Serving sizes just right - not too much food. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be returning.

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MareeE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every aspect.
Staff treat you like they are excited to see you.

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JosieO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Always a pleasure to dine at E’cco.

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DRH969
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night, excellent food and fantastic service. Looking forward to trying out the next menu

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Willow
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is delicious and the wait staff make you feel so comfortable.

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RobynF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and great service, but this was outweighed by how ridiculously overpriced the food and wine was! Also the portions were minuscule and we left feeling hungry after a 3 course meal. The wine prices were extortionate for the absolute minimum in a glass. We will never go back there. Shame as we used to live the old Ecco bistro, it’s changed.

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RossS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue, food and service.
Will definitely return

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Margie
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We dined at Ecco Bistro recently and had the 3 course set menu lunch. It was fabulous. I have gluten and dairy intolerances and these were catered for without any fuss and without any loss in flavour. I love that! We will definitely be back.

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Renae
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Staff are wonderful. We had a great dinner. Would definitely recommend

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DiLo
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a voucher to dine at E'cco Bistro. but for that, I wouldn't have been there as I was oblivious to their existence. The restaurant surpassed our dietary requirements (we are all Vegans) and without exaggeration, every dish was 10/10. Usually I find that when I the entrée is excellent, the rest of the courses struggle to keep up but on this occasion E'cco Bistro dished up every course on par with the first! the only complaint, if I must, no plant based milk for the coffee to round out the evening - only dairy, but I'd be surprised if that was to happen again..

So E'cco Bistro go ahead and boast about your vegan menu!! It's amazing!!

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AmandaT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great evening was an all round fabulous experience. Loved the paired wine option which matched really well.

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Nico
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was top notch! Would recommend this place to anyone

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vipJohnD
Brisbane / QLD
18 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a really high standard fixed price lunch.
Went for wine by the glass. Enjoyed our selections.
Definitely going to return for another meal

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NigelE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an excellent dinner. Service was excellent and food terrific including the vege options
Only I thought the wine list is overpriced

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PaulaL
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. We enjoyed the $89 set menu which was delicious and okay value for money - 5 courses including the 'bread' course.
Wine was very good but a little overpriced.
Having said all that, I'd definitely go back and recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great to have the E’cco team back and the food is still brilliant in its design and execution. The $59 lunch is sensational value, only two very minor comments:- portion size of some elements a bit needlessly stingy (octopus and minuscule cheese selection), and we waited 1.5 hours for our main course! This did not worry us too much, but all up lunch took almost 3 hours from ordering to paying. Might be a bit much for those not lucky enough to be seated on a plush banquette.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very exciting to be able to return to one of our favourite restaurants and enjoy Phil’s delicious food and enjoying some nice wines. Mary is always very friendly and loves to have a laugh with you . The staff are always very friendly and are great at doing their job of making their guest feel special. Thank you Ecco

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely set menu with fresh flavours. Wine package good value. Fantastic friendly service

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Phil
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu and attentive friendly service! Not rushed at all which is happening at many restaurants - fine dining cannot be rushed! The 5 course set dinner was perfect ...great blend across the courses, meticulous presentation, great tastes and just done so well! Highly recommended and thank you E’cco Bistro!

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the new degustation experience. Food and wine pairings were exceptional. Staff were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Great night out!

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HayleyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to e’cco. The food and service were excellent. The menu was great. The wine pairings were delicious. Thanks for a great night

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RoscoG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and service was excellent. Fabulous ambience

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KirstenP
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful chef's degustation menu with paired wines. A divine experience, tinged with sadness about the oncoming Pandemic. Good luck everyone x

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EbonyH
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service for our birthday celebration

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service, good for special occasions l.

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BruceG
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great night with friends at their BYO Thursday dining. The food was good and the service excellent. It is great that a fine dining restaurant allows BYO on one night a week . Will be back

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vipChantalE
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We usually love Ecco Bistro. On Saturday night we were a little disappointed with service. We had to get the attention of wait staff so we could get another drink. We really felt like no one was attending to our table. We of course will be back again and hope next time we get a bit more attention.

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BenM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing menu and very helpful staff.

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CourtneyW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming here for a special occasion

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AlexaC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Beautiful food, but service was terrible and a little over priced

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was spectacular! Service was average considering prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Just ok. Nothing special

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CathyH
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience1

Service was abysmal. We sat at the table for 20 minutes before drink order was taken. Entree was nice, main course okay. Noise level high. Due to bad service, we were more rushed to finish within the time allotted for us. Probably won’t go back. I expect better service and less noise for a fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great from start to finish, service, food, venue.
Just ask for the vegetarian menu if you require, the standard menu has few options, the vegetarian food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall it was a great dining experience. The only minor let down was our dessert sat on the pass for longer than necessary when staff were distracted. Mid week and about 30% full so it certainly wasn't busy.

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu was innovative combining local ingredients such as kangaroo and Moreton Bay bugs with Asian imfluences. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. Our guests described it as the best food they had eaten in the Brisbane area for 20 years.

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DaleR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have now been to this restaurant on many occasions. It is a lovely touch when the owner remembers me and escorts us to our table. Saturday night was a busy night and it was a little loud but still a very comfortable conversation was had. They left us at our table as long as they could and then asked if we wouldn't mind relocating to the bar, which we did gladly. I would recommend this venue for anyone looking for great food and a very friendly atmosphere.

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RichH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful cuisine and perfect wine list. Always a great dining experience.

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DAVEY
Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent .. had the salmon for a starter.. very delicate ... beef short rib melted in your mouth.. the fish was also very good... greens were very crunchy and good recommendation by our waiter
Overall a very nice dinner .. we saw it on the website as one of the top 10 restaurants in Brisbane.. it did not disappoint

FAQs

E'cco Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

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