Ekte Nordic Kitchen

4.5
297 reviews
£26 to £40
Nordic
Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, offers a varied Nordic menu, overseen by Swedish-born Head Chef Robin Freeman.
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.

Support Ekte Nordic Kitchen during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Weekend Nordic Brunch - No Bottomless

    £30.00 per person

    Apr 16 - Sep 5, 2021

    We 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, 2021

    We 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, 2021

    Enjoy our 3 Course Nordic Menu Monday-Friday all day and Saturdays from 17h. Code App doesn't apply for this menu

Offers

  • Summer in the Terrace

    Apr 12 - Sep 5, 2021

    We 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.
  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Sun 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Mon - Wed 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 297 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MartynasM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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FiKkly
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipmunchmunch
London
19 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Clean, smart decor, pleasant attentive staff, nice combinations of flavours especially the meatballs/lingonberries. Nice range of drinks/cocktails.

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IrishGirlEats
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipDotunR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, well presented with great service and ambience. Would definitely go back.

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joshtworld
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was nice and the food even better. looking forward to go to Ekte again

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GHD86
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Affordable and nice ambiance. Recommended for a date or meeting with friends

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FrancesD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jacko
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful staff, menu just a little different to the usual pan European fare, lovely space. Highly recommended

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MichaelB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RikkiL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

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vipMissy
London
56 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and v great service

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vipAmelie
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful to have the continued eat out to help out scheme!
Great service and attention to the table

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LouiseC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wines. Enjoy the Scandinavian food and great service!

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RobertC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent venue for a City lunch - great food, well-presented, excellent and friendly service.

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MK80
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

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.

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BethanW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 14 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon :)

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NButler
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and great service. Brilliant wine recommendations by our amazing waitress. Will definitely be back

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 14 September 2020

It was great to have you and we look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Eliza
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really nice food and scandi vibes. Restaurant lighting was quite harsh.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 14 September 2020

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 :)

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipMark
London
130 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, from food to service. Highly recommended, will come back.

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Matthew
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

T bone to share was pretty good value!

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ElissaM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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/

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Adri
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, presentation and service. Would highly recommend.

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SaraM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time.. great food, fantastic service.
Thanks you Pepe, for a great experience :)

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Yaya
London
49 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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memeoftroy
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff were amazing, sooooooo accomodating and friendly!!!!

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JennyW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and varied menu to suit tastes, time or occasion. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Lovely semi-casual feel to the place.

Although, I must say we were probably a little bit spoilt as we were the only couple there - so we felt very well looked after by the staff!

I was there for a date with my girlfriend, but I wouldn’t hesitate to bring clients here, and I’d thoroughly recommend the 3 courses for £25 menu which is great value for money.

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ZoAm
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, lovely staff and a quiet venue - we had a great evening and I would not hesitate to recommend to others! Will definitely be returning.

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RachelQS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first experience here. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and friendly. The food was delicious, especially as the fries and seaweed aioli!

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CeciliaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Attentive waiters, and just a lovely outing.

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VitalieB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there.. very nice and very friendly staff.. definitely will return ☺️

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vipJamie
London
36 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff, tasty food (especially the beetroot cured salmon) and a delicious sea buckthorn frozen margarita to start. My first restaurant meal since lockdown and it didn’t disappoint

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing staff. Food is so fresh and tasty, always something different. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and drinks on the terrace. Service fantastic and very covid safe.

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Niall50
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Scandi fare and excellent service.

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Seafoodlover
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always though quiet due to COVID concerns

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Kroesey
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always lovely. I've been for breakfast and lunch. Staff is friendly. Very good value. Service could be a touch faster, given it's usually not that busy but other than that no complaints. Will come again.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 297 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.