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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
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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  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Modern Australian fare, but a disappointing wine list

I researched somewhere contemporary and this restaurant was rated highly by locals. I should have twigged when a group of the locals mentioned it was BYO. The degustation was very well presented and tasty, however we wanted to order a few glasses of wine off the menu separate to the degustation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Hobart
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Hobart
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I researched somewhere contemporary and this restaurant was rated highly by locals. I should have twigged when a group of the locals mentioned it was BYO. The degustation was very well presented and tasty, however we wanted to order a few glasses of wine off the menu separate to the degustation. The wine list online was not representative of what... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food tasted very nice, but it seemed a bit like a cafe setting. Choice of busy music didn't really suit the dining experience.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

From the minute you walk in when you are personally greeted this very busy but professional restaurant in Fortitude Valley lives up to its promise. Menu is either degustation or a La Carte but if having Degustation whole table needs to have . Offers 2 sittings so if at earlier one ( 6 sh ) you need to be finished... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were a walk-in on Wednesday night and found a table straight away. A spur of the moment birthday dinner, we chose the tasting menu with accompanying wines. At $135 the food was perfect and a good sized glass of well matched wine on each course was a bargain. Service was efficient and friendly, food prepared with care and falloff... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Food was very good but not super wonderful. Wait staff service good, but kitchen service awful. We waited over 2 hours for a relatively simple meal. It would have been even longer had wait staff not plated our meals. Would not return. Many other great places where you are treated much better.

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very modern fine dining restaurant, catered for all adults and one small 4yr old. Wait staff very pleasant and friendly. Surprise birthday cake was excellent. Overall a very enjoyable family evening

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have been here many times. The food is reliably good and the menu seasonal. We were there for dinner on the last occasion,a Friday night and we couldn't get a table until 8:30 which was OK. The staff were good and the food excellent. I have to remind myself it's a bistro, a bit noisy and crowed. Not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Tasting Menu with matching wines was a wonderful dining experience. The food was lovely, the wines matched well and the service wonderful. A great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

There are so many things that make me want to dine again at Ecco. Good champagne offered by the glass sets the tone. The comforting French bistro decor, that has not dated, but has achieved a refined casual style. The plate size options allowing for different hunger levels and gives you the option to share big not in a tapas... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We saved the best for last. Wonderful service with attentive staff. The food could not be faulted - taste sensations all the way. There was something in each course that gave it a zing. Guests were well spaced out to give each table their privacy. There was a real sense of team work with both the kitchen and the wait... More 

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Additional Information about E'cco Bistro

Address: 100 Boundary Street Cnr Adelaide St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3831 8344
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Greater Brisbane  >  Brisbane
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
Average Prices: USD 96
Cuisine: Australian

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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  >  Greater Brisbane  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3831 8344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 96
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

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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