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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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11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Very very nice food

We don't usually go to a place like this after having children:D. But that's our anniversary dinner. I enjoyed everything we ordered. And I liked the atmosphere there. Will go back again...without kids still.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Cissy C
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Shanghai, China
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shanghai, China
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We don't usually go to a place like this after having children:D. But that's our anniversary dinner. I enjoyed everything we ordered. And I liked the atmosphere there. Will go back again...without kids still.

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

Hi Cissy C, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit to ecco and we hope to have you back again in the near future :) Kind regards, Mary & Philip More 

Chile
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

the hotel recommended this and we must say the pasta and seafood was very good, the duck was also very tasty but we enjoyed the australian wines the most and the view at sunset made for a wonderful last night in australia

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

Hi Maria, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that it made your last night extra special. Kind regards, Mary & Philip More 

Toowoomba, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Booked e'cco as it was close to our hotel and the menu looked great. I have to say......lovely food and amazing service. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in. It was also really nice to have some space around the table as rather than cramming in as many as they could the tables are nicely... More 

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

Hi Kimberleyted, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. We value all feedback, so the kitchen has been informed about your steak comment and offer our apologies that it was slightly over done. We thank you for highly rating us and we look forward to looking after... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My birthday dinner - I went with high expectations and was completely wowed. Wonderful food, good service and loved the BYO wine option

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

Hi Missusdubbya, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our goal is always to not only to meet but to exceed peoples expectations, so thank you for the vote of confidence :). We have recently changed our BYO option to Tuesday to Thursday lunch and dinner and Friday lunch only. Saturday dinner). Thanks again for choosing ecco... More 

Perth
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is considered by many as an institution of fine dinning in Brisbane. I had read about it on Delicious magazine before I travel to Brisbane and went there and Loved it!! The food is amazing, the service great.

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

Hi Mulato68, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed not only the food and service but the whole experience. It's always reassuring to hear that we are getting it right :) Kind regards, Mary & Philip More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food and wine here is spot on. I can't fault a thing. The greeting and room luxurious and comfortable. The service however was a bit annoying. A bit too familiar - I don't need to have our family catch up constantly interrupted to hear about your story without promoting or encouraging. It happened too often. I also found it... More 

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e'cco b, Manager at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Worldwise, Thank you for taking the time to review e'cco and for giving us your valuable feedback. At e'cco we strive to ensure we provide not only great food and service but also to provide a great dining experience. We are sorry to hear that your waiter was over familiar and we would like to assure you that we've... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

On street parking limited. Service was perfect and not overdone. For those not wanting red meat or bacon with the white meat, limited menu selection. We both had the fish without the bacon. it was cooked to perfection and was divine. Thankfully we left room for desert which was a perfect finish to the meal. Not cheap but great value.

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

Hi Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We pride ourselves in providing great food and service here at ecco, so thank you for acknowledging that we are getting it right :) We hope to have the opportunity to look after you again in the future. Kind regards, Mary & Philip More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Excellent food, excellent service! Had the most amazing dessert I have ever had! Can't wait to go again next time I'm in Brissy. Definitely my top pick of places to eat in Brisbane.

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e'cco b, Manager at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Margo, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you loved your dessert and the whole dining experience on your recent visit to ecco. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next back in town. Kind regards, Mary & Philip More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Popular and busy restaurant, we arrived at a very busy time, but this did not compromise the service. The staff are really personable. The food was delicious. The portions are filling. I ordered veges on the side - which I never normally eat, but it makes feel better pretending to be healthy, but the zucchini salad would have been one... More 

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e'cco b, Manager at E'cco Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Kirsten, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It's great to hear that our passion for providing great food and service at ecco doesn't go unnoticed :) The zucchini salad is a very popular side dish on our current menu, so hopefully you will get to enjoy it again soon. Kind regards, Mary & Philip More 

Longreach, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stay in Brisbane a fair bit for business and have walked pass this discretely positioned restaurant many times often peering in with curiosity. Finally the experience came to bear and a delightful one it was at that. I was welcomed by very courteous and professional staff who introduced me to my waiter for the evening. The lamb was beautifully... More 

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

Hi TJ, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We take great pride in what we do here at ecco, so it's always reassuring to hear that we are getting it right! We look forward to looking after you again when you are next back in town. Kind regards, Philip & Mary 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
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3831 8344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 103
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?