E'cco Bistro

4.7
497 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 497 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elisa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Annie
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 20, 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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BenH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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John
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 18, 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 February 17, 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 February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Craig
Brisbane
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and suggested wines very well matched.

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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 February 13, 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 February 13, 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 February 12, 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.

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GabMack
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Set lunch menu had two excellent choices for each course, well executed and delicious. Service seemed overwhelmed in the busy period and we had to flag someone down to remind about the bread course, get a top up of water, order a coffee.

Decor was subtle, welcome was kind, food was delicious.

JD
JackDempsey
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hadn’t been for 5 years before it moved. Really excellent. Will be going a lot more now.

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lizzie
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the three course set menu on a Thursday night. Each course was delicious! The service is friendly and efficient. Can only highly recommend.

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SnehaP
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanks for the amazing food experience we had on our wedding anniversary.
It’s sometimes a struggle for me with my dietary restrictions to try a degustation menu but you guys were amazing, thanks heaps. Would love to be back

RC
RoslynC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. I would definitely recommend Ecco

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vipnone
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a lovely meal. Service seemed a little slower and more disjointed than usual this particular evening. Would still highly recommend Ecco. It is a gem.

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brisbanefoodguy
Brisbane
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night ..
see full review on Instagram @brisbanefoodguy

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MelindaF
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful attention to detail and lovely staff. Well worth it!

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IanW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as good as the best I've eaten anywhere. Great menu choices and you will definitely not go home hungry!

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LorraineG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special occasion and it was just perfect.

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PaulF
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and sensational food.
We had a set menu with matching wines.

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MargoF
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the Friday special of $59 for three courses and we amazed at the value for money with the meal being exquisite. Cannot fault.

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JW1201
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous place and food. Gnocchi is the standout dish.

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Andrew
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service & good music, what more could you ask for!

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ColinA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, as usual, was brilliant. Our go to place in Brisbane for a special occasion. It's a bistro, so it's not about silver service and romantic surrounds but about great food and friendly and efficient service in smart premises. This is not pub food and you pay for delicious, interesting food made from the best ingredients but for my money, this is the best value in Brisbane and as good as any I have visited anywhere.

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TraceyB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and delicious food. Some of the dishes I thought would not be my cup of tea - but I was wrong 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant ladies lunch with delicious food and impeccable service. Will definitely return.

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AnneG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to this top spot in the Newstead location. Loved it - balanced menu, great wine list and impeccable service..

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Phil
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great menu delivered at a nice pace by relaxed people ! A degustation that includes Moreton bay bugs, wild mushroom risotto and lamb two ways and you can’t go wrong!

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LouiseS
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

On point as ever. Simply delicious and delightful food.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys were great! I had an extra and you made it work the French waitress was on point with her knowledge and timing. I will be back! Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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BecE
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing, as per usual and the matched wines were beautiful as well. It's always fantastic at E'cco and this time was no different.

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CaMa
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
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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NeilC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had an enjoyable time and the food was awesome. Sitting at the bar was an excellent setting to enjoy the ambience of the resturant.

FAQs

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

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 497 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.