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E'cco Bistro

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100 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3831 8344
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three of us went back to E'cco to celebrate a significant birthday. We have been going there about every two years since 2002. The food was superb as it always has been. The service was attentive yet discrete. It was also very good value for money.

Thank Timothy R
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here on a Tuesday night and it was nearly full. So I thought it should be really good but it turns out really average especially there are some other fine dining restaurants around this area and I think providing better food and service. I tried the award wining dish duck breast and I can't believe the dish is from... More 

Thank YL0218
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sits on a quiet corner (at night at least) which if you need a close pinpoint on a map, is next to Diddams lane. We felt that it was pricey (starter, main and 1 glass wine X 2, and 1 pumpkin) was $220. Walked in without booking and were seated at once at a nice table. It was a... More 

Thank susan1819
Adelaide, Australia
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204 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal at Ecco, and wonderful service by Axel. We ordered a sparkling wine and mains plus fries and side vegetables. Steal was cooked perfectly although sliced in half (to check doneness?), although jus had a burnt flavor. The salmon was perfect with crispy skin. Duck was also beautiful. Pork chop had a weird grated vegetable accompaniment, but meat cooked... More 

Thank M T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was our first two hatted dining experience. I have been waiting for about a year to eat at this incredible restaurant. The tasting menu is the perfect solution for those who want to eat everything (like myself). It did not disappoint! Each course is unique and contributes to a dining experience that leaves you feeling that you have... More 

Thank Madeline P
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a "special" meal out this is perfect! The degustation 5-course menu was great food and matching wines wonderful. Bit pricey ($320) for two which is a bit past our usual limit but if in Brisbane and want that extra special event, it is worth it! A walk along the river is needed after the event and beautiful... More 

Thank LouRob11
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the problems with an established institution, is they get stale. No so at E'cco. Have eaten here many times for over 15 years, and was pleasantly surprised. Had a table for 6, and was quickly seated. I had the chicken parfait with buttermilk cracker. It was thoroughly enjoyable and imho better than the famous meat fruit by heston.... More 

Thank George K
Gold Coast, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK people take note,,,, this is one of my favourite finds in a long time and it goes straight onto my top 20 list! e'cco bistro I was originally told about e'cco several years ago and I was surprised to learn that it had actually been there for about 20years, I remembered it purely by the description, although I never... More 

Thank TheLegendaryMrYeo
Melbourne, Australia
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158 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start with the annoying bit (first world problems I know hehe). Made a booking for me and my parents who I hadn't seen in months! They flew in from Adelaide and I flew in from Melbourne so it was a special occasion. Had a booking at 20:30 and we were running a bit late from all the sightseeing in... More 

Thank travelwithdino
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed ! The food was wonderful but let down by poor service Food service was incredibly slow and not ordered. We viewed 4 other tables who arrived after we did served food before us. There was no return to the table to check if we were satisfied. Even the Coffee Club do this!! 101 customer service! I ordered octopus and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, Australian, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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?