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E'cco Bistro, Newstead, AU-QLD

E'cco Bistro

4.8
4.8
916 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern European
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."

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Modern Australian, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:15 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 3831 8344
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Philip Johnson
  • Catering
    Philip Johnson and his team of award-winning chefs research, design and prepare innovative seasonal menus using only the freshest, locally produced ingredients. With more than 20 years experience in delivering successful events and catering for our clients, both corporate and private, you are guaranteed an impressive event that will leave your guests raving. We are a team of professional and efficient event and catering coordinators, chefs, waiters, bar and cocktail specialists all working together to ensure your special event, large or small is an overwhelming success.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy an indulgent dining experience in one of Brisbane’s most exclusive private dining rooms. Enjoy a selection of dining options from Brisbane’s highly esteemed hatted restaurant including seated and cocktail-style entertaining. Also available for whole restaurant hire.
  • Neighborhood
    Newstead
  • Cross street
    Skyring Terrace access carpark via Reddacliff Street
  • Parking details
    Entry via Reddacliff St.
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 916 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

916 Reviews
  1. LionelM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service the steak was outstanding as was all the food. Very hard to find anything that could be improved on.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food lacked flavour and was quite plain. A sterile environment in a suburban high rise, next to a burger joint with a view of the road. Not at all high end dining or anything to recommend. Not at all my memory of E’cco from years back.

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  3. MichelleR

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. The food was divine. Phil Johnson come over and had a chat with us. The whole experience was relaxed, we weren’t rushed.

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  4. PhilPKP

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven’t dined at e'cco Bistro since the move to Newstead - very nice premises. We went for the three-course lunch menu, which had two choices for each course. My wife and I chose differently in all courses, so we sampled the whole menu. All excellent, and good value for money. The wine list was nicely curated.

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  5. TinaS

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great dining experience as always at E'cco. From starters to mains - amazing food - a few ingredients beautifully executed and presented. Oysters with white balsamic granita, white asparagus and spanner crab linguini were all simply stunning. Steaks and duck breast mains were also superb according to my dining partners. Staff were attentive and professional. It's our special occasion venue and never disappoints.

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  6. none

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Ecco and have been returning for years. Set course menu is inventive and fantastic, although felt the quality of the food was not as good this time as it has been previously. Might have just been on this night and will certainly return and recommend to others.

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  7. CraigF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the degustation menu. Exceptional! Each course was beautifully balanced and the matched wines brought it to perfection. Service was among some of the best service we have ever had in a restaurant. Phillip, you should be proud of your talented and friendly team.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a dinner at Ecco Bistro. It was pleasant to receive anniversary congratulations from the staff - very thoughtful. The food was outstandingly delicious. For every course we were offered a pairing wine which didn’t disappoint. Purebred wagyu steak was absolutely amazing. Every dish was beautifully served and the staff were very caring and attentive. Great atmosphere, open kitchen space, this place has many reasons to name themselves one of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane. Will be coming back.

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  9. MelaniaP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was amazing and the service was excellent. Could not fault the food - overall a very lovely dining experience.

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  10. RobertL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and interesting good. Good wine list. Good service. Lovely space. Love the Sandra Sellig sculpture/installation. Overall - excellent. One of Brisbane’s very best.

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  11. SimonJ

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service and a lovely restaurant to dine in.

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  12. Glenn

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant. Wonderful food and friendly service.

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  13. VikramG

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sublime food, attentive and friendly service, lovely evening spent together. Highly recommend. 10/10

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  14. EdwardL

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Oysters outstanding; and well presented; we both chose the bugs; in this case a gentle and careful dish rather than a dramatic cooking style; a delightful wine list quite short and therefore easy to use and well chosen but a wine lover would probably want wines from some other areas as well. We will certainly come back soon. Engaging waitress made us feel welcome.

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  15. GavinW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, great food, excellent service and a superb host

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  16. GuinevereC

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding food! good value for money! excellent service

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always an exceptional experience. 🤌 Thank you Ecco Bistro.🙌

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  18. PaulT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as usual. We enjoyed the variety in sampling the 4 course. Very attentive staff without being pushy One minor issue i forgot to mention was that the table wobbled slightly.

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  19. ElizabethC

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection! Quentin was positively brilliant and attentive as always. Food was spot on. Couldn't fault any part of our lunch. Sheer perfection! thank you - again!

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  20. Tilly

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Car parking can be difficult but we were fortunate to find what seemed to be the last spot available when we visited for a Birthday lunch. The staff were very welcoming and efficient from the moment we entered the restaurant. We chose the set menu for lunch and it was delicious. Wine selection was very good and prices competitive. We were especially pleased with the level of table service and would mention that the noise level was perfect for table conversation.

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  21. Gillian

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A beautiful night, our waiter Gary was attentive and helpful. The food was a delight nothing to fault. Spoil yourself and book a table!

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  22. Brisbliss

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and wine pairing, with wonderful service (knowledgeable and caring).

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  23. KayH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would go again, food was excellent and wine pairing great

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  24. limewiththat

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    E'cco presents perhaps the best food that can be put before you in Brisbane - we had the 5 course degustation and highly recommend it. Amazing flavours pair with an excellent wine list, grown-up cocktails, and engaging service. What's not to like?

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  25. RhondaS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would recommend to friends.

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  26. Fran

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Will eat there again when I’m next in Qld

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  27. R2D2

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal and service. Consistently good place for fine food.

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  28. JamesT

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding meal in a nice dining room. The only complaint is the pacing of the courses could have been slowed down a bit. Otherwise a good place for fine dining in Brisbane.

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  29. LizaB

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    E’cco is the gold standard for what a fine dining restaurant should be. Excellent food, wine and service. I have always come away from a meal at E’cco feeling wholly satisfied on taste, delivery and expectation.

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  30. MichelleR

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic ambience! Beautiful food. Classy and stylish atmosphere. Winner!

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  31. Friend

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the pairing menu service was impeccable great evening.

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  32. MikeH

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal of the year. Had the four course set menu. Everything was exceptional. And great value

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  33. SusanI

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful experience. The tasting menu was a perfect way of experiencing E’cco dining at its best

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  34. MarianB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    E’cco has been our favourite restaurant when visiting Brisbane for over 20 years. Philip and his team never fail to deliver a perfect blend of delicious flavours without overcomplicating, while Mary overseas attention to detail front of house with such warmth and passion. We will return soon.

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  35. GabrielaM

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The first course was excellent Second so and so Meat was nit a 9 Plus as I have 500 head at my farm and I know well what it’s a 9 plus Sweets were very sweet specially the second course. Friendly staff , all in all atmosphere good.

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  36. StuartH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding. Service exceptional, friendly and knowledgeable.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and location was great. The service was incredibly slow (and it wasn’t overly busy). We were there two hours and we had only received 2 out of the 5 meals we had ordered. We eventually complained and they tried to rush the last 3 meals but the home experience was around 3 hours. They also discounted some cocktails to help which was appreciated.

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  38. JUDITHT

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, wine & ambience. Attention to detail at every level makes Ecco a sublime dining experience.

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  39. DeborahL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a seat at the counter, looking directly into the kitchen. Fascinating watching a professional staff quietly in action. Wonderful two and a half hours of fine dining looked after by friendly interactive floor staff. Good food and good wine.

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  40. MichaelS

    Brisbane

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were personally welcomed. The food was delicious. Recommend the Scollops entree. The mains were so tasty and they catered for my food intolerances. We will be back soon.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

FAQs

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 916 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for E'cco Bistro

Shop 8/63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead, AU-QLD 4006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Skyring Terrace access carpark via Reddacliff Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newstead
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:15 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Modern Australian, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Entry via Reddacliff St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Philip Johnson
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 3831 8344
  • Catering
    Philip Johnson and his team of award-winning chefs research, design and prepare innovative seasonal menus using only the freshest, locally produced ingredients. With more than 20 years experience in delivering successful events and catering for our clients, both corporate and private, you are guaranteed an impressive event that will leave your guests raving. We are a team of professional and efficient event and catering coordinators, chefs, waiters, bar and cocktail specialists all working together to ensure your special event, large or small is an overwhelming success.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy an indulgent dining experience in one of Brisbane’s most exclusive private dining rooms. Enjoy a selection of dining options from Brisbane’s highly esteemed hatted restaurant including seated and cocktail-style entertaining. Also available for whole restaurant hire.
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