E'cco Bistro

4.7
514 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.
  • 3 Course Choice Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    On Friday and Saturday Lunch, we offer a 3 Course Choice Menu. All menus can be viewed on our website.

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 514 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent staff, set menu was delicious especially with paired wines. Never disappoints.

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Annag
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is outstanding ! I have never been disappointed.

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KatherineH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service and atmosphere were great! Can’t wait to go back

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still remains one of the best places in Brisbane. Food is unique but always amazing. We had a great experience for a small birthday celebration

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matt
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

was full house. tucker and service was sensational

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JanetteGyte
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super service and even better food. The gnocci .. what can I say .. an amazing dish. Restaurant was noisy but manageable and the facilities beautiful. We will be back.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our Lunch
Great atmosphere
Staff really attentive & on the ball

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vipnone
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We are regular visitors to Ecco Bistro as their set menus are always inventive and delicious. This is probably one of the best food combinations served up yet. Excellent service. Only suggestion is that the wine list could be expanded a little (incl. by the glass options). Would strongly recommend.

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing, the evening was 10/10. The staff were very helpful and even suprised us with a decorative desert saying Happy Anniversary

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null
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first visit . I really enjoyed the food and wine. The rest of the party agreed. Will definitely return.

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TrevorfromTaipei
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outsanding and creative cousres.
Wine list a tad expensive

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch. The restaurant was full but comfortable. The wait staff were excellent. We are going to make it a regular event. 😀

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ErinC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always 5-star. Never fails to be delicious and a great experience. That's why we keep going back!

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PaulaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food well priced live the idea of a set menu would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely fantastic dining experience! The food was incredible, the service was excellent, could not fault anything. We will definitely be back!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a memorable experience all round food,service and ambiance and it was great to catch up with Phillip after what must be over twenty years and talk about some of the characters in the industry !! Cheers john burns and cheryl boland

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In its latest incarnation the bistro Ecco really delivers on superb food and different taste combinations in its 5 course set menu. Excellent and knowledgeable service and a good range of drinks. I know the food is good when I find myself licking my lips!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Menu and service!

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LizaB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place ticks every box. I consider it the perfectly executed dining experience and would not hesitate in recommending it to others. This is how fine dining should be done.

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ElizabethC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a great time. Food was Supra’s always. Would have preferred not to have to choose all 3 courses at the start but otherwise all good!

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MegM
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was superlative. Every morsel was a taste experience. Service was excellent. They went above and beyond for our son’s birthday, when I hadn’t even booked it with that expressly indicated. We loved every minute of the evening.

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NathanW
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, knowledgeable service and an excellent atmosphere makes Ecco Bistro an absolute dining choice for special occasions or just a great night out in Brisbane.

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vipDETW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The servers at E'cco are delightful, and the tasting menu more than satisfying. Portions are significant and the gnocchi is the best I've ever eaten. The cheese course was a little too abstract for me - shredded aged cheese with a very sweet pear and honeycomb chips - and the flavors too sweet and not balanced. Dessert was nice, but the highlight was the first three courses.

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TriciaN
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us went to celebrate a retirement, stunning food. My favourite restaurant.

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Elisa
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant. Each meal looks like decorative art and tastes amazing! Thank you to the wonderful ecco team! X

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CarmelB
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Although the 3course menu was good, we felt a 2course would be far better, too much food for lunch. Great service and pleasant dining.

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JillS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never disappointed at Ecco. Very impressed by the way they’ve responded to challenges of COVID (menus, modes of delivery, etc)

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TimothyR
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were at E'cco to celebrate our first visit to E'cco almost years ago to the date. We have been many times during that period and the food is always brilliant - some very interesting flavour combinations, and the staff are excellent. Our first preference for special occasions.

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Lindsay
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, wine and friendly staff. We loved it!

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Annie
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Time between courses got longer and longer, we had the reservation for 6.30pm (arrived at 6.25pm) and was served the last (5th) course at 9.40pm. We seemed to have been constantly overlooked as other tables who had arrived after us were served ahead of us. Food was nice and to be fair, the restaurant was very busy that night.

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vipBenH
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing..
service was amazing
Cant wait to go back

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John
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful dinner with simplicity, creativity and flavour being the key ingrediants to what was a fantastic meal.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our second visit in 3 months, and the set menu was just as innovative, well presented and tasty as the previous one. We've never had a bad experience at e'cco yet. Long may that continue!

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PaulQ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful dinner
Many thanks to all the team kitchen & service

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Craig
Brisbane
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

We had dinner recently for Valentines night & we frequently dine out.
Food was good.
Service was pretty unprofessional (like the staff have been there for too long & so it felt like they were just wanting to get through it).
Music was loud 80’s top hits, which was hardly fitting for a restaurant of this style &/or at all a romantic ambiance.
After letting a staff member know the music was too loud & not fitting, they told us to tell another staff member as it was their choice of music.
We paid at the table & were chased in the carpark as that staff member was unaware we had paid.
Perhaps if the front of house staff, were more professional & as such, communicated to each other, the experience would be greater than 3* star.

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MarcusS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing and suggested wines very well matched.

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with a pescatarian option, great matched wine list and the service from our servers was exceptional - will definitely be back

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vipJaredL
Brisbane
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply put, E’cco is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane. Food, wine, ambience, service and staff — all excellent. It’s become my go-to for celebrations and I really can’t send enough praise its way.

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phillip Johnson never fails to impress!
Such quality service and incredible flavours, an air of professionalism in the air simultaneously making you feel like your dining on your own restaurant!
Can’t wait to return...

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ClaireR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ecco never disappoints. I requested some menu alterations in advance due to pregnancy and was presented with such wonderful alternatives. Amazing service even in a very busy and full period. Highly recommend.

FAQs

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

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 514 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.