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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: 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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    Very good
  • 20
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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
What a wonderful meal!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

First time we've been to E'cco and we will definitely return. I think the initial welcome sets the tone for the evening and the staff at E'cco have got it right. A warm and attentive welcome and good service all evening. The food was stunning, my starter of char grilled octopus with pomegranate seeds was a taste sensation, followed by... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here after a previously good experience about 3 years ago. After reading all the positive reviews, we were really looking forward to some good food. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. It started with the waiter not knowing where in Australia the 3 different types of oysters on the menu were from and not even bothering to get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A little out of the main city centre this restaurant is well worth a visit. Has been around for a long time and remains a firm favourite. The food and service are outstanding. The wine prices are a little over the top but not really a distraction from a wonderful evening

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

we celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary and had the most wonderful evening from the perfectly attentive service to the stunning food, interesting wines, the superb souffle for dessert and the overall experience left us wanting to come back soonest a night to remember for us and so thankful for restaurants and staff like this wasn't trying to fault, but couldn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As a group of 4 we tried the taster menu with 5 dishes and matching wines. With 5 dishes I thought the quantity could have bee a bit more - eg 1 oyster then the next dish was 2 scallops so by the end you have a satisfying meal but just. Then you look at the quality, cooking and presentation... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Meal was good Service good except for male waiter who needed underarm. Seating not great, very much felt like communal dinning

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was really impressed the first time we went to e'cco. I was enticed by a salted caramel popcorn dessert. It was a beautiful meal with exceptional service. The second time, however, the food was not up to the same standard and the menu choices were much more limited. Still worth a meal out!

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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  >  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 100
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  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3831 8344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • 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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