E'cco Bistro

4.7
529 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.
  • Mothers Day 4 Course Lunch

    A$88.00 per person

    May 9 - May 10, 2021

    Enjoy a Special 4 Course Mothers Day menu, wine pairing options will be available on the day. This is a pre-paid event for the food menu, so our events manager will charge your card for the total guest numbers x $88.00pp once you have completed your booking. If you wish to split payment, please book directly with the restaurant on 38318344. Thanks

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 529 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sumptuous food. But honestly, the service....being recommended wines and talking about the food made it an ‘experience’ not just ‘dining’. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mum chose E’cco to celebrate her 70th Birthday. Everything about her special night was amazing and faultless.

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Britt
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highest quality, fresh, innovative food! Staff are amazing, know the product and love the wines, a wonderful dining experience time and time again!

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JimF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasant experience to dine at Ecco. Excellent friendly staff and well managed. The menu is considered and always to a fine standard. Ecco offersgreat value, quality dining.

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rachael
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Incredible flavours in each dish of the 4 course set menu. The food here never disappoints, consistently next level!

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PaulQ
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dear Team @ Ecco
Thank you once again for a fabulous dinner for my wifes' birthday.
You always deliver such wonderful food
Paul

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KatieT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Annag
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatherineH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
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 April 3, 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 April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

was full house. tucker and service was sensational

JB
JanetteBarry
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 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 April 3, 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 April 2, 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 March 27, 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 March 27, 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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HelenaD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ecco never fails to impress, with really good food, great staff and a professional attitude toward dining. Always a winner

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TrevorfromTaipei
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outsanding and creative cousres.
Wine list a tad expensive

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 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 March 20, 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 March 20, 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 March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 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 March 17, 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Menu and service!

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LizaB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 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 March 13, 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 March 12, 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 March 6, 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 March 5, 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 March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Elisa
1 review
Dined on February 26, 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 February 26, 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 February 26, 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 February 24, 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 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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vipBenH
Sydney
4 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!

FAQs

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

E'cco Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 529 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.