E'cco Bistro
Modern Australian
  • 100 Boundary St,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3831 8344,
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-10pm


E'cco Bistro

Many chefs talk about seasonality and hand-picking local produce, but chef-patron Philip Johnson and team have been putting the philosophy into practice since E'cco opened more than 20 years ago. You might find venison tartare brightened with spicy harissa and lime on a crisp beetroot cracker emerging from the well-lit open kitchen, or sweet clams lolling alongside briny cannellini beans with pork neck from Toowoomba, its fat nicely rendered, amped up with a pungent green garlic sauce, wisely served to the side. It's a kind of produce-led offering for the now, discerningly rather than exclusively local, and paired to a drinks offering with global reach - featuring worthy Australian producers and wines from China, the US, South Africa and beyond. Service remains a considerable drawcard. Desserts, meanwhile, champion the remastered classics theme; try mango in a crumbly biscuit-based tart with textures of yoghurt and lemon balm.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $16-$24

    M $36-$40

    D $16-$17

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended

    BYO Tue-Thu
  • Chef:
  • Philip Johnson & Simon Palmer



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