Ekte Nordic Kitchen
The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant is open seven days a week in the heart of City of London by Bloomberg Arcade, with changing menus from lunch, dinner and weekends Brunch.
Ekte strives to be sensitive to the environment and to create minimal waste by acting responsibly with its carefully sourced recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging for its takeaway, food and drink service.
Weekend Nordic Brunch - No Bottomless£30.00 per person
Apr 16 - Sep 5, 2021We are reopening on the 12th April with amazing news! On Saturdays and Sundays join us for our special Bottomless Nordic Brunch with 3 course Nordic Menu, including amazing Smørrebrøds, Scandinavian Classics and delicious house made desserts. Book now and enjoy this spring and summer weekends in our outside Terrace in the heart of the City.
Weekend Nordic Bottomless Brunch£45.00 per person
Apr 12 - Sep 5, 2021We are reopening on the 12th April with amazing news! On Saturdays and Sundays join us for our Weekend Nordic Brunch with 2 hours of free flowing Prosecco (£45) or Champagne (£65) & a 3 course Nordic Menu, including amazing Smørrebrøds, Scandinavian Classics and delicious house made desserts. Book now and enjoy this spring and summer weekends in our outside Terrace in the heart of the City.
3 Course Nordic Set Menu£25.00 per person
Apr 12 - Sep 4, 2021Enjoy our 3 Course Nordic Menu Monday-Friday all day and Saturdays from 17h. Code App doesn't apply for this menu
Summer in the Terrace
Apr 12 - Sep 5, 2021We are very excited to be back from the 12th April \o/ We prepared he best space in the City of London for you, your Family and Friends enjoy the season safely and with all comfort. Join us in our incredible Terrace with special bar, refreshing drinks and wines and a fantastic new Summer Nordic Menu including: our famous Smørrebrøds, Scandi classics and delicious desserts and snacks.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
with creamy mash, gravy, pickled cucumber & stirred lingonberries
Kladdkaka (Sticky Chocolate Cake)
with whipped cream & pistachio praline
Leek and Potato Soup
Loved it!! Food was so good! Highly recommend!!!
A beautiful meal with excellent service. We will be back.
Overall a bit disappointing.
My girlfriend and I booked a table to celebrate our 6th monthiversary and to take advantage of the lifting of eating out restrictions. We arrived on time to the minute for our booking, yet we were asked to wait for our table to be made ready. We waited for about 15 minutes and were not offered any drinks while we waited (we waited in the drinks-only area).
Once the table was ready, we were seated near the speakers, which were quite loud, so when combined with the general background noise, made it difficult to hold a conversation. We asked to be moved to a more quiet table, but unfortunately there were none available, which is understandable as the restrictions have just been lifted and service is only outdoors. However the worst part of the experience by far were the waiting times. Our booking was for 9pm and we only received our meals at around 9:50. The waiter seemed to be serving too large a section of tables, and although he was very friendly and took care to check if we were fine, he was clearly overwhelmed by the amount of tables he was serving. My guess is that the restaurant underestimated the amount of staff required to operate the outdoor sections after re-opening.
The food was good overall and the portions generous, however we felt they were a bit overpriced for what they were, specially the open sandwiches. The presentation was neat however, and cutlery and plates were clean. The waiter did bring us the wrong bottle of wine at first, but he rectified and got the wrong one in the end. He can’t really be blamed for that, as his shift must have been hectic.
So to conclude, we felt that this restaurant has much positive potential, but they need to polish their operations a bit and ensure that they have all the staff they need and not to overbook. We would gladly have spent more in the restaurant had the overall service been more efficient.
£27 for 4 pints is a joke! They should not add service charge for drinks which just makes it completely overpriced - the price of the pints are £6 anyway, simply no justification for such extreme prices - I know its in the centre of London (City) but nevertheless. Overall its a pretty decent place and the staff are helpful but just be aware that if you just want to go for a couple of pints then it may be a bit of a shock!
Nice outdoor space and the staffs were amazing and kind to our request
The staff were lovely and really attentive but the food was unfortunately really ordinary. It was overpriced and limited in range, and portion size for the potato dumplings was really small. It was disappointing for a main meal.
Despite small portions, food itself was delicious and I really enjoyed it - only wish there was more of it. The dumplings and the meatballs were amazing. Could have done with more veggie options on the menu.
Unfortunately service was extremely slow, we got brought other guest's food, and our starters never arrived, which was a shame. We were there almost 3 hours, and not out of choice, but because it took that long end-to-end even though we only ate one main dish each. Happy to appreciate they had just reopened after Covid and they're finding their feet again, and would give it a second chance assuming this aspect improves.
Great location, handling outside drinking and dining really well with attentive service.
Overall a good experience. But the rye bread was not dark enough for my taste. And the Frikadeller was not really Danish frikadeller but Swedish kjøttboller.
There was no heaters
There was hardly any scrimp in the Skagen
Main issue was that one of the orders was mistaken and that by the time the confusing was dealt with, the kitchen had closed. Otherwise the food was ok. Price-wise its ok.
Fantatsic service, delish food and ambience was great
Ekte has great staff, food, drinks, location and setting.
Food - unbelievable, ambience and environment were just lovely, just one negative thing - somebody kept leaving the main door open so we could feel a freezing breeze at our table.
A very pleasant unexpected surprised. Relaxed dining, nice food and good music. The staff were lovely though the room itself was a little cold feeling not very cosy and loos bit messy with paper.
Clean, smart decor, pleasant attentive staff, nice combinations of flavours especially the meatballs/lingonberries. Nice range of drinks/cocktails.
We went for the £25 set menu option and it didn’t disappoint. All three courses were delicious and the chocolate cake was probably one of the best I’ve tried! Highly recommend the rare beef starter and meatballs main. The G&T was a steal as part of the set menu too. We were a mixed household so requested to sit outside - heaters and umbrellas ensured we were comfortable and toasty throughout the meal. There was a real buzz outside as I think majority were sitting outdoors! Looking forward to returning already.
Great food, well presented with great service and ambience. Would definitely go back.
The service was nice and the food even better. looking forward to go to Ekte again
Affordable and nice ambiance. Recommended for a date or meeting with friends
I obviously haven't been to Ekte as much as I'd like this year but the food is still excellent, and the staff very hospitable
Delightful staff, menu just a little different to the usual pan European fare, lovely space. Highly recommended
Went for a date with my girlfriend, ordered from the fixed menu, which was very fair value. We were absolutely delighted by the food, even the familiar dishes had integrated delicious new flavors that I couldn’t quite place. Great service too. Overall I’m highly impressed and would go back. Dessert also great, the chocolate one significantly exceeded expectations.
The place was understaffed and staff were very stressed.
This was unfortunate because it really impacted the service. Food was ok. We got the set menu, which came with a drink. No drink and we had to ask for the set menu twice.
Food was pretty bland, underseasoned.
Sadly we were really disappointed . However they did have a good wine selection.
Amazing food and v great service
Wonderful to have the continued eat out to help out scheme!
Great service and attention to the table
Great food and wines. Enjoy the Scandinavian food and great service!
Excellent venue for a City lunch - great food, well-presented, excellent and friendly service.
Unfortunately the food let the restaurant down. I am a regular at Ekte and normally love it but this time most of us felt like a stomach bug after.
I hope this was a one off unfortunate event.
Very quiet, with social distance in place. Service was amazing and the waiter was very attentive- wasn’t rushed at all.
Gluten and dairy free options were amazing with a very easy menu! We shared small side discussion so created a tapas like meal and the food was amazing, lots of choice and highly recommend it!
Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon :)
Super food and great service. Brilliant wine recommendations by our amazing waitress. Will definitely be back
It was great to have you and we look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Really nice food and scandi vibes. Restaurant lighting was quite harsh.
Pleased that you enjoyed the food and vibes. We have taken your note of lighting on board and will be adjusting the lighting to suit the time of day. Come back again soon :)
Nice menu of various Nordic influences, had the set menu but felt 3 courses was a bit too much, the portions are very generous! Nice touch with the schnapps! It was a quiet evening so atmosphere was a little lacking but good for a catch up with a friend.
Wonderful Scandi Food here. Located right in the middle of the City of London which means it should be packed but in "the year of eternal Sunday" that is 2020 it was half empty. Would def go again. We had one of the best waitresses in the City. Only weakness is the wine list is poor.
Excellent experience, from food to service. Highly recommended, will come back.
T bone to share was pretty good value!
Amazing staff. Excellent and delicious food for good value. Alcohol options were fairly expensive given both house wines were out of stock! But a great night out nonetheless/
Excellent food, presentation and service. Would highly recommend.
Had a great time.. great food, fantastic service.
Thanks you Pepe, for a great experience :)
We didn't know what to expect to be honest. But the starters were fresh and tasty, the main course hearty (hash) and delicious (meatballs) and the dessert superb (chocolate cake and berry pudding). Great service to top it off, as well as a price tag that won't rip a hole in your wallet.
Ekte Nordic Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Ekte Nordic Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3814 8330.
Ekte Nordic Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.
Ekte Nordic Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ektelondon.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/ekte-welcome-back-voucher/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.