E'cco Bistro

4.5
232 reviews
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Nationally acclaimed and award winning e'cco Bistro was founded by one of Australia's most celebrated chefs, Philip Johnson, in Brisbane in 1995. For the past 23 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 it's original location in Brisbane CBD to the fast growing inner-city residential mecca, Newstead, e'cco has been positioned to prosper for the next 23 years and beyond.
As Philip says “We do as little as possible with the best ingredients available.
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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved the steak and Shiraz special. We will return. We have been to E’cco for special occasions but so nice to drop in on a Tuesday .

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Wedding anniversary celebration.

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CE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming here for our special night out. Beautiful food and wait staff are friendly and attentive.

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JV
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner here recently. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

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EW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect for a date night. Ambiance nice and cosy, service impeccable with staff very attentive to food allergies or special requests. Food was great, their dinner special option is real good value. We initially went for two courses but portions are a bit small so upgarded to three courses. My husband was slightly disapointed with his dessert (a cheesecake so decomposed that it wasn't much of a cheescake anymore) but I was totally amazed by my peppered charred pineapple. Loved it! Highly recommand.

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JL
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had Maria looking after us on the night she was absolutely amazing I forgot to mention one of the guest dietary requirements she work so hard to get everything perfect thank you so much
We had the chef menu every was great if portions could be a bit bigger would be 100% once again thank you !!

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A
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Very happy and the $40 lunch deal was excellent. Definitely will come back!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been to E’cco over the past 25 years or so, not as often as we may have wished. Philip put on a dinner for visiting orthopaedic surgeon’s in 2004, it was remarkable for its quality. He has not lost any of his skills, the experience at E’cco was very good indeed. Our waiter came from an Italian town 20 kilometres from our extended family in Offida which made the evening even better. We look forward to next visit.

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JG
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

our lunch with old friends was just perfect. We settled on the set menu 3 course lunch special and along with a bottle of prosecco decided on the lunch special Pinot Noir which was like a mouthful of cherries. The meals all arrived together, the quality was exceptional, the serving size generous and the wait staff professional yet friendly. Couldn't fault it!

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GF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely Shiraz and steak lunch. Service was wonderful. While it seems a simple thing the bread was very very good so it gets a special mention. The black salt on the table and with the butter was also a special touch. Service was the right combination of attentive but no intrusive. We will be back.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

We were looking at the drink menu, and the lady doing hosting cafe to our table asked us if she can take the drink menu for another table ? We don’t look like we could order drinks or sth ?
Water glasses were empty and no one refilled it for our table but other tables
Request a special surprise for dessert but ended up nothing special has been made !
Won’t recommend for friends or family

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h
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been E'cco guests for many years. ( could it be near 20 y?)
This restaurant never fails to know what it is,
and what it is not. It is about their food and their customers.
The new location at The Gasworks may be even better than the original.
Lovely,
David and Helen.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my partner to Ecco , and had told her how good it was the last time I went !
The total experience was absolutely exceptional !!! There was nothing you could fault about anything , the food was simply the best I have ever eaten .
We will be back for sure because we want to work our way through the whole menu !

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E
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at E’cco. It was the perfect celebration for my partners birthday. Excellent service and delicious food! We’ll be back soon

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ES
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Not my first visit and will most definitely not be my last!!!

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GN
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best steak I have had this year! Much less noisy than their previous venue.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Very nice dishes in the lunch special. The pork belly with the black pudding crumble stood out.

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JE
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our lunch at E’cco was delicious. We opted for the lunch special @ $39 each for 2 courses. The servings were generous and the food interesting and tasty.
The sad part was the bill, where every glass of wine was incorrectly priced on the account. $2 - $3 extra..
When questioned.. it was a computer problem. Maybe a one off .. but check your bill.

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SM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Took a while for drinks to arrive and had to look for a member of staff to ask for the bill. Most of the team were outside drinking.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Made my mum's birthday dinner so special.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meals were absolutely delicious, along with great service. The lunch specials are a great deal.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Could't have asked for a better experience to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday. Food absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable!

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BT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As first time visitors we had high expectations from the reviews and E'cco lived up to its reputation. We had a delightful long lunch and it was topped off by a complimentary birthday plate of sweet treats. Completely unexpected but such a special way to finish the meal. The service was friendly and efficient , and we were made to feel very welcome. The lunchtime set deal was excellent value. We look forward to returning again.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed terrific food and had a really great night.

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CV
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and the service was fantastic! We will be back!

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JN
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The lunch menu was very good value. Portions were generous; presentation was outstanding and it was absolutely delicious. Great wine list too!

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JD
Brisbane / QLD
14 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had great table, with views of the Gasometer & hard working kitchen. Our meals were very flavourful and creative. Particularly enjoyed the Goat Pie, classic Mushrooms on Toast for starters and aged steak for main. The cauliflower side was very special. The wine list complemented our food.

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KL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great customer service and exceptional food....an amazing dining experience!

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and staff. Food was delicious. They were understanding of our certain food allergies and were fully accomodating with our needs. Wine and cocktails lists are also fantastic. Would always recommend E’cco as a restaurant for celebrating a special event and date night. Never felt rushed. It was my partner birthday and they even did a Happy Birthday plate and sang him Happy Birthday. Look forward to returning.

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m
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Food and amazing service. We look forward to going again soon.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and incredible food. A dining experience I would recommend to anyone and most certainly would like to experience again! Thank you E'cco team.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing amazing amazing. Perfect date lunch. Service and food impeccable. Perfectly paired wines. Thanks we will be back

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NR
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic meal with a group for a Birthday dinner special occasion. Would highly recommend to anyone as one of Brisbane's best restaurants. It was very busy the night we were there, (4 hrs from arrival to departure after all meals) but we were OK with that! Heaps of time to chat and catch up without being chased out. The only negative, was I didn't receive what I originally ordered, however it look so delicious I ate it anyways!

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AH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic from when we walked through the door until we left. Amazing food, great service and really decent portion sizes.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend! Delicious food and wine on offer, couldn't rave enough about how positive my experience was. Thank you!!!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dined here early April for a Birthday dinner with my husband. Greeted at the door warmly by the lovely lady at the front door and were promptly seated.
Our waiter was amazing, very knowledgeable with the menu and with the wines available. Was happy to assist with any questions we had in regards to menu and wine selection.
The food was amazing, presented beautifully and tasted divine. We will definitely return

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn't have been better

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ST
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great wine list. It was so hard to choose what to order we went with the tasting menu. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

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ST
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Great, delicious, inventive food served with friendliness and pride by all the staff.

E'cco Bistro
Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi Shawn, thank you for taking the time to leave us such wonderful feedback, we appreciate it and hope to see you back again soon. Warm regards, e'cco bistro.

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O
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, food was delicious, and the portion size was generous. The lunch special menu was particularly good value.

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