E'cco Bistro

4.7
458 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."

Experiences

  • 3 Course Set Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We offer a 3 Course Set Menu option on Wednesday & Thursday evenings only, please view our menus online
  • 5 Course Set Menu

    A$89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We offer a 5 Course Set Menu. Please view menus online.
  • Valentines Day 4 Course Set Menu

    A$110.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Enjoy a 4 Course Set Menu with a glass of champagne on arrival. There will be premium and standard wine pairing options available, as well as our full wine list.

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
What 458 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CaMa
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was good though the staff were obviously busy, and the wine selection was great (though a bit overpriced at $99pp for the premium wines given the short pours), but the food really lacked flavour the night we were in - except the mushroom risotto which was great. Beautifully presented, but disappointing flavour-wise.

Overall it was a bit average - walked away feeling like it was overpriced for what it was. Which is a shame as we were really looking forward to coming, and were big fans of the old Ecco. Interestingly, I spoke to two other long time fans of Ecco who agreed that the food doesn’t have the punch it used to.

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AnnaM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu and service. The lunch set menu is great value for money.

CG
CrisG
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent! Food, wine, service, excellent 😃

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Good size portions and great presentation.

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PatC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Beautiful wines. Great dinner experience. The mushroom risotto was to die for. Thank you.

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Rajah
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Quality of food and service were excellent. Fixed menu probably not the best solution for both of us.

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MatthewP
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Ecco is a great experience every time I am in Brisbane.

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David
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Best meal in Brisbane for sure. Will be back.

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AdrianaL
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent menu. Staff knew the wine and food
Nice to see Philip there

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vipnone
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fantastic food and service. The venue can be a bit noisy - looking at measures to soften surfaces to improve sound absorption would help. Very good experience nonetheless.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely and so were the staff. The noise level was good so you could still have a contained a great wine list. I really recommend E’cco

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PaulS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Exceptional value Friday lunch. Great service.

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Deedeeplusthree
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

For me their Christmas menu (December set menu) seems old fashioned and not nearly to the usual standard I have come to expect from Ecco.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Your website shows that a festive set menu is "available", but does not state clearly that this is the only option, i.e. that there is no regular menu. That's a pretty major omission.

My only other issue is that the restaurant is really noisy, at least in the area we occupied. There could be some better noise dampers etc to try and reduce this.

Thanks very muc

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AlisonM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Exceptional service! Love every visit!

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ToniS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent, never disappoints.
This place is one place you know the level of quality you will get.

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RobertH
Aberdeen
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

High quality dining experience with stunning food and a nice atmosphere. One of our favourite Brisbane restaurants

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SoDelicious
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was enjoyed by all and the atmosphere was perfect. The food is five start and we will be back to enjoy more of the delicious food they have to offer.

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HeathN
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a nice dinner.

Ecco was perfect for our Saturday night date night. We had the 5 course dego and the food was simply amazing, every course was on point. The ambiance was great,nice and private and could hear each other. Service was great. Finally the wine paired perfectly with my dishes. I didn’t get the full pairing but ended up ordering most on the list by the glass as they got better. Thanks team we will back.

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GlenS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Sterob
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
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 on 27 November 2020
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 on 25 November 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Best gnocchi in Brisbane
Lovely staff

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ValG
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
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
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
4 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
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
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
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
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with delicious flavour combinations.

JG
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
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
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
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.

FAQs

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

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 458 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.