E'cco Bistro

4.7
438 reviews
$41 to $100
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

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5 Course Set Menu

Dine in

A$89.00 per order

Starting Nov 4, 2020·Wed-Thu 18:15-19:15

We offer a 5 Course Set Menu. Please view menus online.

3 Course Set Menu

Dine in

A$69.00 per order

Starting Nov 4, 2020·Wed-Thu 18:15-19:15

We offer a 3 Course Set Menu option on Wednesday + Thursday evenings only, please view our menus online.

What 438 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GlenS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gnocchi is to die for. Great friendly service. Great menu.

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Sterob
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was amazing food and experience. Can’t wait to visit again

Did select bar but it was sitting in front of the Food service bar. May be good to list that in the selection as I would not chosen it normally

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LoseeS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful set menu - each course was carefully considered with a delicious combination of tastes. Great friendly service! Just lovely!

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JudithL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

The food always fabulous but on the night were we there, a ‘new’ waiter was serving us and ther was issues with her level of service, eg leaked red on the table when pouring and didn’t wipe it from the table, didn’t place cutlery on the table and tossed the dessert spoon to the other side of table, bagged the plates down , when clearing was placing the cutlery on top and making loads of noise. Lent over the table to service courses rather than doing it from the side. She obviously doesn’t have the experience to work in one of the top restaurants in Brisbane. We felt this level of service was not conducive with the tempo of the restaurant and distracted us from a beautiful dinner. The one waiter was aware and then she took over the service towards the end of the night.
Minus the issue with the waiter it was a pleasant environment and we will be back in the future.

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ValG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning! One of the best meals I've ever eaten and excellent service/value.
We had a memorable family evening, with everyone loving their meal. Thank you, we'll definitely be back.

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Jags
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third visit to the restaurant and as usual I was blown away by the amazing food, intimate setting and fabulous staff. I can't say enough good things about this place you must try it.

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MikeC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely night. Great food and service, and lively

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We sat in the corner behind the curtain and it was very comfortable. The shyer waitress was very nice and took time to explain the dishes, the other I assume more experienced one was a bit more rushed.

Beef was excellent, salmon was a little too salty for our palletes. Deserts were nice but I wondered if the cheese should be served on a dark plate and the cheesecake on a light plate.

Some of the plating was a little messy. E.g. Unknown liquid not wiped off

Overall food was nice environment was good waitresses were lovely

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening on Saturday night. Exceptional service & exquisite food. Thank you - we have all committed to return!!

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Lara
Brisbane / QLD
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was an artistic balance of flavours and textures and totally divine. Our French server was warm and friendly. A must do restaurant for any Brisbanite wanting the wow factor experience.

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JudyW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This wonderful restaurant has it all great food excellent service and a happy place to enjoy a wonderful lunch with friends

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, everything went together so well. The staff were also extremely friendly and helpful.

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Steve
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food. Always. Great way to spend an evening meal with multiple courses.

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Hebso
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. Very friendly and helpful service. Delicious set menu.

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Sued
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pairing of wine with food! Always maintaining or raising the bar.

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MargaretGG
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with delicious flavour combinations.

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JoGood
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

E'cco Bistro has been a long time favourite of mine. The new set menus and pairing wines are amazing, the staff are so attentive and the ambience is perfect. Highly recommend.

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Peter
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, E’CCO didn’t disappoint. Everything was excellent.
Cheers

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ClareC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We hadn't been to Ecco since their move, but it was great to see that the quality has stayed the same. The set priced menu for Friday lunch was good value - the food was generously proportioned and delicious as always. The only disappointment was that our first choice of a rose to accompany our fish was unavailable, and the wine we ended up with wasn't really suitable. Perusing the wine list on our phones is not an ideal way to see all the offerings.

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AlexP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I didn't realise that it was a degustation menu as some of the guests were adverse to some of the courses.
Nonethe less they tried very hard to compensate and replace some of those dishes.

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Pixie
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and food was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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TracieB
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were gifted with a voucher for a recent milestone Birthday and we finally managed to make the booking for the set dinner menu. It was a wonderful evening, the food amazing, the professionalism and service also amazing. Well done guys on a wonderful experience.

I have already been talking about the night to friends and colleagues.

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BevanW
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I didn’t realise it was a set menu now but despite my trepidation it was amazing. The Maître de was fantastic and he made the night even more special with great wine suggestions. Top class.

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NguyenD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Food was delicious and cocktails were even better!

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BevK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

A little disappointing to be honest. Very nice food, but also very loud and the service was distracted at best. For that price it was a let down.

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SuzieMeg
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Friday lunch with good choices for the set menu

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GregW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth the visit. Food and service was excellent.

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Sago
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hadn’t been to E’cco for many years, and always loved it in the past. And we were not disappointed this time; the 5-course set menu (during Covid) was brilliant - adventurous, really tasty, perfectly sized portions. And seated up at the bar we felt we had enjoyed not just beautiful food, but great theatre as well, with a view across the whole restaurant and into the kitchen. The menu changes every two weeks - it’s tempting to go again very soon!

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Windyhill
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A beautiful set menu of outstanding taste and appearance. My wife's main course was substituted for a beautiful seafood dish at her request.

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SimonF
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fish and lamb dishes were fantastic
One out of the four dishes was not the best (but just my personal taste, it looked great on the plate) but overall, great food.

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Jags
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing meal, the service was friendly and intimate. Enjoyed every aspect.

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vipChantalE
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Utterly incredible...… as always ! We absolutely love this restaurant.

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Luckyshirl
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just brilliant. Food exquisite, service impeccable. Just love Phillip’s fortnightly set menus. The ricotta with basil granita fresh figs and honey vinegar was out of this world. Book now for a sublime food experience!

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MarkB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

E'cco Bistro - a truly wonderful experience. Chef Johnson has maintained such a high standard over such a long period of time. Fabulous, accessible, representative food.

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GregD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening second time back thanking all the staff who contributed

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EralD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the food quality and the general ambience. Staff were very helpful and attentive.

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JudyW
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved being there on Friday for lunch
The food and service was amazing

I love recommending E’cco to my friends
Thank you for a wonderful experience

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John
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Presentation and quality of food was beautiful. On leaving and paying our waitress spoke openly about the balance of my account which embarrased my partner. Generally those matters should I believe be in confidence. Thank you again for such a great night.

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BruceM
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

E'cco has been one of Brisbane's premier restaurants for many years. Tune food is always creative and excellent

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SianT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service. I will definitely go back to E’cco!

FAQs

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

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.