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E’cco’s menu is an interpretation by Phillip Johnson himself. First and foremost, its all about the flavour whilst simultaneously employing high standards of culinary aesthetics. The presentation is none too intricate either. It’s simple, almost minimal – in order to provide the most appealing of visuals. The food itself is honest. And it couldn’t be any more real, using only locally grown produce. The menu is constantly evolving yes always maintaining and staying true to the original ethos that is E’cco Bistro!


3 False Common Aussie Restaurant Stereotypes

Restaurants are basically an inseparable part of our lives.

Even with technology racing forward and providing so many avenues for recreation for the young and restless, there’s nothing that beats going out for a meal with your friends or family. Over the years there have been so many ideas and concepts that have grown around restaurants, some of which are completely baseless and untrue. Here are a few:


Private Dining in Brisbane: e’cco bistro

Important celebrations and special occasions need a personal touch, a cut above the ordinary: what could be better than reserving a private dining room at one of Brisbane’s best? There’s a formula to the perfect function, and e’cco bistro has it.

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Private Dining at e’cco bistro

Elegant but personal surroundings

E’cco’s private dining space makes for contemporary surroundings featuring leather furnishings, ambient lighting and rich walls.

The perfect company

E’cco’s function room is an intimate space, tucked under the restaurant away from the crowds and accommodating up to 45 of your nearest and dearest.

Great food

Your milestone birthday or engagement party deserves the fresh and unpretentious meals or canapés devised by Philip Johnson. Choose famed e’cco classics, or work with our chefs for a bespoke menu as individual as the occasion.

The right wine

From toasts with champagne toasts to your favourite Australian red, sommelier Alan Hunter’s wine list will impress your most discerning relatives while intimidating no one, and knowledgeable staff will be at your disposal for recommendations or the perfect match.

The private function room is available 7 days. If you would like more information about private dining at e’cco bistro for your next occasion, call 07 3831 8461 or complete the enquiry form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you.



Beginners Guide to Ordering Wine

Want to order your wine like a pro at the restaurant?

Well, there cannot be a more interesting sight than seeing someone exploring all the choices in the list with confidence and then selecting one of the options without the slightest sign of hesitation or nervousness. (more…)

The inaugural Fairfax Young Chef Dinner

e’cco bistro is set to host the inaugural Fairfax Young Chef Dinner this July.

The dinner will see six of the state’s most talented and promising young chefs (from top restaurants Stokehouse, Restaurant 2, Esquire, Ricky’s River Bar and Dining at Noosa, and the Gallery of Modern Art’s GOMA restaurant) showing off their talents.

It is hoped that this event will become an annual highlight of The Brisbane Times Good Food Month.

Date:  Thursday, July 10, 6.30pm
Where: E’cco Bistro, Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Cost: $125 with matched wine

More details are coming soon. Watch this space.


Philip Johnson at the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Its official – Philip Johnson will be making a guest appearance at this year’s Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

After opening the landmark e’cco bistro in 1995, and following six of his own cookbooks, Philip Johnson’s unpretentious, simple yet stunning food has made e’cco the success it is today.

The festival will run from August 29th – September 7th, with dishes and selections highlighting the island’s bounty of produce and creativity, whilst supporting local restaurants and farmers.

Watch this space for more details.


Hawaii food and wine festival

Private Dining in Brisbane

At e’cco bistro, we understand the need for perfection when selecting the perfect private dining room to host an event. Whether you need to impress potential partners at a corporate meeting or spoil friends and family for a personal celebration, e’cco has all the right elements for an unforgettable event.

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Private Dining in Brisbane

Hidden away beneath the restaurant, e’cco’s private dining room welcomes you and your guests with understated style. The menu that greets you is hand-selected for functions, with all dishes the results of chef Phillip Johnson’s flair for devising deliciously simple and unpretentious creations from the finest ingredients. Sommelier Alan Hunter’s wine list is both comprehensive and no-nonsense, impressing the most critical of your wine savvy guests while intimidating no one, and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you make the perfect match.

Function menus start from $60 per guest for two courses, while custom dinners can be organised upon request.

The private dining room is available 7 days. If you would like more information about private dining at e’cco bistro, call 07 3831 8461 or complete the enquiry form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you.