There’s a new Scandinavian offering in London with Ekte Nordic Kitchen, recently launched by Danish restaurateur Soren Jessen. Set in the heart of London’s Square Mile, in Bloomberg Arcade that features independent restaurants with a concept that merge history, architecture with public art and a top food offering.
To stand out on the vibrant and international London food scene, both quality and uniqueness is off importance. It’s been important to Jessen to ensure a genuine Nordic menu thus Ekte Nordic Kitchen has a Swedish head chef, Robin Freeman.
In fact, ‘Ekte’ means genuine or real in Norwegian.
Breakfast options include everything you might expect, from cinnamon bun and well made coffees to open sandwiches, herring as well as Swedish potato pancakes. For lunch you might want to try the Danish meatballs ‘frikadeller’ or the popular steak haché.
In the evening there’s a a’la carte menu as well as a reasonably priced set menu option. The drinks list is impressive, from cocktails and wine to a dedicated aquavit menu, with all you to be able to meet up with friends for an evening out and a ‘skål’!
Ekte is also genuinely mindful of the environment by reducing waste. For example, take away is available in recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging. A stylish example is the Ekte x Frank Green reusable cup, to enjoy your delicious Allpress coffee – take away. The well-designed, convenient ‘must-have’ cup doesn’t only look incredibly sleek but it’s also certified commercially compostable.
Ekte Nordic Kitchen is open daily Monday to Saturday for both eat-in or take away, with changing menus from breakfast through lunch and dinner.