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E'cco Bistro

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100 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3831 8344
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Brisbane
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Gordon C
Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Rose4105
Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Santa Monica, California
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank kiwifoto
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 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 

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Thank Beeper21
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 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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Carlton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We travel to Brisbane on a semi regular basis, and were visitng for just one night 3/3/2017. We often stay around the Southbank area and eat in the vicinity, and its usually pretty good. This time we thought we would try E'cco- we weren't disappointed..its terrific. We had an 8pm reservation but circumstances changed and we phoned to see if... More 

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1 Thank MissKDonkey
Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lives up to it's promise: "Flavour above all else, but also has visual appeal. Food that hasn’t been played with or fussed over, yet delivers maximum appeal on the plate". The restaurant is smaller than I expected, but that means that you don't have to wait for service, food is delivered very quickly, and the noise level was not... More 

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Thank koily
Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had The atmosphere was great Service was excellent thanks Martin Food was of the highest standard My wife is vegetarian and with out a doubt the best vegetarian she has ever had.

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Thank Dizzyr32
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are touring Australia, and decided to seek a really top line restaurant. We were only able to get a same-day reservation because we were willing to come in before 7 pm when the place really fills up. I loved my heirloom tomato slices in their vivid colors, capers, zucchini, pesto and burrata salad. My husband had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$98
Cuisine
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
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."

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