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E'cco Bistro

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100 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3831 8344
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Townsville, Australia
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109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been here for a couple of years as moved away from Brisbane. Booked for a family birthday and so glad we did. E'cco remains a fantastic place to dine. Tasting menu delicious, no complaints. The night we were there the service was perfect; attentive but not overbearing. Obviously a popular birthday spot as there were happy birthdays throughout the... More 

Thank maud_cyril
Gold Coast, Australia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in the cbd ,ecco can be difficult to find , but its worth it some of the best food Brisbane as on offer , excellent bread and Oysters ,The Food shows Great Technique, Suckling Pig was excellent,sides of pumpkin and green beans WOW,and try the desserts ..... service is ok ,but its all about the food

Thank charlesrobertfood
Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic restaurant for the food, there is nothing we can fault the restaurant on as far as food goes but the service was a little disappointing, we struggling on more than one occasion to get an attention, at times waiters seemed to prefer to fold napkins at empty tables than service people who were obviously looking for... More 

Thank travelrabbit097
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a family birthday dinner at E'cco with 8 people, followed by a lunch with family visiting from Sydney. On both occasions, the staff were very attentive and accommodating. They offered special children's mains off menu, and seating arrangements. But the food...everything we tried was delicious, fresh and so tasty. Beef shortribs, miso cured pork, the Octopus dish, and... More 

Thank singaporesydneygirl
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172 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This is a second and more recent review of Ecco Bistro. Taken here to celebrate my special birthday, we were a little late (15 mins) arriving, and nicely welcomed by Maitre'd Mary. Then asked to enjoy a drink at the bar whilst she organised our table ? . . . hmmmm a wait at the bar and offered a table... More 

Thank Gordon C
Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

MY daughter and I went for a special night out and were not disappointed. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Staff attentive and friendly. Wines were well matched to the food. Would recommend for a meal to remember.

Thank Rose4105
Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

What a find !!! Food was amazing , best duck I have ever eaten !!! Wonderful food , good service will certainly be back

1 Thank Majie83
Santa Monica, California
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Service - 3 Food - 1 Friendliness - 5 Still in shock over what I just ate. Aside from the service being a bit slow, the food was absolutely atrocious. I ordered the burrata to start - which took over 20 minutes to receive. It was about 90% ice cold mozzarella with very little burrata inside of it. If I... More 

Thank kiwifoto
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely wine. Warm sour dough loaf to start with a generous serve of soft butter - delicious. My husband had the steak option which was delicious and a succulent medium rare. His side dish however we aren't sure what it was, but I think radishes of some kind by the heat in my mouth - couldn't eat them - and... More 

Thank Beeper21
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

It's hard to add to the previous reviews, but this is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane. The quality of food is excellent, the venue and atmosphere is great and the location is central though not in a too busy area (which is a good thing). If you are visiting from Melbourne or Sydney and are looking for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3831 8344
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?