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E'cco Bistro

4.7
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409 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

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

4 Course Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Dine in

A$175.00 per order

Nov 3, 2020 only·Tue 11:30-11:45

For $175pp, enjoy a glass of NV Jacquart champagne on arrival followed by a 4-course chef’s menu with premium wine pairings. Prizes for best dressed! Sweeps & large screens for the race. This is a pre-paid, non-refundable event, so once booked online our team will be in touch to arrange payment, split payments accepted. If you cancel, we will endeavour to resell your seat or table, and if successful we will happily refund your payment.

What 409 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SimonF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Luckyshirl
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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EralD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JudyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

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Toby
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very well balanced fixed menu lunch offering with a great wine list

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Clint
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did not disappoint. Easily one of Brisbane’s best.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb value for money set menu with generous portions and ever so tasty. Professional service across the board!

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AdrianS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing they organised a full Vegan meal and the service was perfect, we had a very memorable night we will definitely be back

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stephenw
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new Set menu concept works perfectly. Allowing the restaurant to provide high quality in this challenging time for restaurants. The food was world-class .

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite lunch! We will make it a regular event.

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LawrenceT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've only had great experience at ECCO Bristro which is why we keep going back.

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JenniferF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully cooked food, welcoming and knowledgeable service.

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PaulF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great lunch! Perfect from beginning to end. Thanks E'cco Bistro.

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vipnone
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely delicious set five course menu. Fabulous flavours, the right amount of food (not overwhelming and well balanced). Great wine list also.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal food and service on Saturday night to celebrate our Anniversary! Would go again tomorrow xx

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LiamS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food very professional floor staff and talented chef (and the rest of the kitchen staff). Some very memorable dishes. Would recommend and to eat here and would eat here again myself.

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TimothyL
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hmmmm let me think...... everything was outstanding ...food service.. phil and Mary were there looking hot lol... everyone accommodated for my 9 month old son which loved the barramundi croquette btw.... we can't wait to return again when ecco bistro is in full swing doing what it does best....creating the benchmark its been known for for decades...

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BekM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were in the private dining section which was lovely as we were a group of 8. Had a lovely night. Thankyou.

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Dink
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a lovely experience. Beautifully prepared food and impeccable service.

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vipChantalE
Brisbane / QLD
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant night out with exceptionally yummy menu.

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an incredible night. Enjoyed the food immensely and the service was exceptional.

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DonnaM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
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
13 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
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 on 7 August 2020
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 on 7 August 2020
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
3 reviews
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.

FAQs

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

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.