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E'cco Bistro

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100 Boundary Street Cnr Adelaide St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3831 8344
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: To much anticipation by Philip Johnson's strong local following, e'cco...
To much anticipation by Philip Johnson's strong local following, e'cco bistro opened its doors in 1995, starting what has turned out to be a Brisbane landmark restaurant. Located in an historic building on the fringe of Brisbane's central business district, the century old former tea warehouse oozes with character an ambiance. Almost twenty years on, e'cco underwent a total refurbishment in October of 2014, giving it a contemporary look, yet preserving the inviting, warm bistro feel that has stood the test of time.

As Philip says "We do as little as possible with the best ingredients available."
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  • 145
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Creative cuisine

Fantastic attentive service and mouthwatering unique cuisine. Something for everyone but not for those after a pub meal. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melissa D
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic attentive service and mouthwatering unique cuisine. Something for everyone but not for those after a pub meal. Highly recommended!

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Thank Melissa D
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely satisfying. It's been a while since last time I came here. I had lunch with a good friend of mine who's been to this place for more than 15 years. He says he finds consistency of getting such fresh food is outstanding here and not easy to do in restaurant business. We started off with natural oyster. White wine... More 

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Thank Sho D
Brisbane
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a really great place for a special meal I don't think you will do better than E'cco Bistro. Now up front it is fairly expensive but not to a point of needing a 2nd mortgage. It is immensely popular so book well in advance & be prepared to thoroughly enjoy a couple of hours of... More 

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Thank Eltoro_11
Rome, Italy
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339 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for the New Year's Eve set dinner. The atmosphere was great, the tables were far apart enough for privacy but close enough to share a cheerful comment or two and toast one another at midnight. The menu was original, beautifully presented and everything was delicious: chicken liver parfait served in a glass, mango and crab salad, roasted... More 

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Thank brancusirocks
Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the layout of this bistro. The kitchen and bar integrated into the dining area. Wonderful atmosphere. Excellent front of house, welcomed and introduced to our waitress. Very Good service. Good selection of wines beers etc. Food was good to excellent. Let down by the beef "tuff as old shoe leather".Sent back and quickly replaced but not much better... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in Brisbane for over a year and a half (with a view of the E'cco Bistro from my apartment), it has always been on my to-do list, but as it was so close for some reason I always kept putting it off. Finally decided to give the E'cco a go and It was absolutely fantastic, one of (if... More 

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Thank Dan B
e'cco b, Owner at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your review is a mix of good and bad news ! The good being, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the great food that we pride ourselves on here at ecco bistro (for over 20 years now!) and how we are always touched and grateful when we get... More 

Brisbane
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great night out with sensational food and presentation that couldn't be faulted. The service was fantastic (thanks Lydia) ! Highly reccomend the lamb shoulder and the duck for the mains. The dark chocolate brownie for dessert was fantastic too. Would definately return and recommend this place to friends amd family.

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Thank KansaraKK
e'cco b, Owner at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Kansara, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Philip, myself and the whole crew love what we do here at ecco bistro, so there's always a group cheer when it gets acknowledged ! (Lydia's cheers were the loudest on this occasion !). Thank you again and we all wish you and your family a wonderful 2016,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at E'ccos. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and the staff ensured that we had a nice table. The atmosphere was very nice. We had the tasting menu, which was delicious and just the right amount of food. The wine's paired with the dishes were delicious and went very well with each dish. Lovely staff!!! Would... More 

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Thank sunchild2121
e'cco b, Owner at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi sunchild2121, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. At ecco bistro we love making birthday's and special celebrations, extra special, so thank you for your wonderful feedback. Philip, myself and the team wish you and your boyfriend a happy and fabulous 2016 :) Kind regards, Mary & Philip More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I had not been for a number of years but it is still as good as ever. Did not disappoint!! We had a six course dinner for New Years Eve and it was delicious! I will be back very soon.

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Thank Carolyn D
e'cco b, Owner at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. New Years Eve was a first for us at ecco and I think we all loved the evening as much as our diners ! We are delighted that you enjoyed the tasting menu, so a huge thank you from Philip, myself and the team for your wonderful feedback... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Ecco is always worth a visit. Over the many times I have visited I have never been disappointed. The food and service always meets high expectations. They always have something new to try and yet it's still comforting to go there.

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Thank KParascos
e'cco b, Owner at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi KParascos, Thank you for taking the time to review ecco bistro. We are grateful and delighted to read your kind words. Needless to say, Philip, myself and the whole team put a lot of love, pride and effort into what we do here at ecco and it's very rewarding to read that it doesn't go unnoticed :). All the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Boundary Street Cnr Adelaide St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3831 8344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 94
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

To much anticipation by Philip Johnson's strong local following, e'cco bistro opened its doors in 1995, starting what has turned out to be a Brisbane landmark restaurant. Located in an historic building on the fringe of Brisbane's central business district, the century old former tea warehouse oozes with character an ambiance. Almost twenty years on, e'cco underwent a total refurbishment in October of 2014, giving it a contemporary look, yet preserving the inviting, warm bistro feel that has stood the test of time.

As Philip says "We do as little as possible with the best ingredients available."
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?