Ekte Nordic Kitchen
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 take away food and drink offer
2/3 courses: £19.50/£23.50
From the set menu
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 11 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 11 people
Starts: June 4, 2019
Ends: December 4, 2019
Availability: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-10:30PM
We were the only group in the restaurant and they looked after us well
Although pricey for what it is, the quality is good. The lamb and the beef was delicious.
The meatballs were really good, as were the desserts and drinks. I liked the ambiance, which was chic yet relaxed. There were lots of different diners - couples, work dinners, single diners etc so it is suitable for a diverse range of diners :) Definitely recommend!
Consistently excellent food, Ekte is a solid choice for eating in the City. This time we visited with a toddler in tow (admittedly not their usual clientele) and were pleasantly surprised at discovering that they had high chairs and changing station in the bathrooms. We have been made feel so welcome by all staff, including the chef who was happy to explain to the little one what he was doing. Thank you!
The frikadeller where so good!
First time at Ekte and enjoyed a quick dinner. My smoked salmon and deep-fried plaice were good. The service was attentive and arranged for the plaice dish to come without a curry sauce. The atmosphere was a bit dull but probably not for most diners who were arranged along the windows with the body of the restaurant empty apart from me.
We ate here on Saturday lunchtime. Hadn't realised that weekend menu was brunch or just a few other dishes, not the main menu. However we all found something to eat. We had the mixed snittel plater along with some small plates each for starters which were all delicious. We all decided on the Bikesmad (Nordic hash) which we all thoroughly enjoyed. All in all very impressed with the food.
Service could have been better when we arrived, we sat for quite a while before being offered drinks. Only a few other tables were seated so it wasn't as if they were very busy.
Very nice, so happy this place to have lunch with my mum, we both love Scandivian food. I wish there could have been a few more dishes on the menu but what we chose was delicious.
Why does the whole table have to order from the sane menu?
Why does 2 course mean starter and main?
Why can’t it be main and dessert?
All other restaurants’ set menu permits the options.
Why not you?
Not any difficulty for the staff in kitchen.
unfortunately they had a fire alarm and we had to all leave the restaurant.
Did not have the opportunity to try my main.
Fresh food, good service
Scandinavian dinning was a new departure for our group and the experience was very pleasant. Staff were pleasant and attentive, service was efficient and the food was excellent and there was a good choice of dishes. As senior citizens we probably need a bit more time to adjust to the ultra modern style of the restaurant but it will be worth the effort.
A good choice for a Friday night to meet for discussion when other places in the area get very noisy. Food slightly quirky to a traditional English palate, but fresh, interesting, well presented. Service could have been more attentive at times.
The food was delightful and staff very attentive and helpful.
I first went to Ekte on its opening day and have been regularly returning since. It has a great atmosphere, nice service and excellent Scandinavian food. It never disappoints, highly recommended!
If you’re after a soulless Nordic experience look no further. Tasteless food, clueless staff and overpriced menu. Do not recommend.
The food is brilliant! Just perfection. And the service is top notch. Been there about 4 times now, never had anything less than outstanding. I recommend it to everyone, especially my friends from Norway!
Average experience. Hospitable staff, sea bream as a main dish was mediocre, appeared to be over cooked and the accompanying sauce did not compliment it.
The cinnamon bun ice cream was really really good!
Very short menu and the food that we saw leaving the kitchen looked good. We ordered the smoked carrots as a side dish but wouldn't have them again - after the initial novelty, the flavour just drowned out everything else.
We took our friend as a surprise for her 50th birthday as her dad was Danish. The food was so nice with loads of flavour (even for me being a vegan). Friday nights are great and the music was just getting going as we had to leave sadly. The staff were lovely and it’s a great location very close to Cannon Street. I would definitely recommend.
Great food, excellent service and a good healthy alternative to other local eateries.
Love this restaurant great food, nice business lunch venue. Also taking my Danish wife out to lunch on my birthday :-). Exquisite smoerbroed!!
Had a mid week lunch here with friends. We love Nordic food and wanted to order everything, so we shared about 8 plates between the three of us. We particularly liked the ox tongue, the smoked elk, and the herring smorrebrod.
One of us had to rush off for a meeting so we were hoping for quick service, but the food took rather longer then we expected. We mentioned it to the waiter when paying the bill and he kindly took about 30% of the bill! Overall we really enjoyed our lunch and definitely will be back .
The cinnamon buns are not to miss (grab one to go on your way out!)
Had a delicious meal before heading over to the Barbican for a concert. It's only a 10-15 minute walk. We had a few Smørrebrød to start, topped with roast beef, smoked salmon or lightly fried mackerel. All delicious. I had the lamb rump which was wonderful. Seared exterior with nice pink center. Delicious sauce over one of my favourites, Kholrabi. Nice little pickle to cut through the lamb. Still thinking about it...
My wife had the Frikadeller, which she enjoyed with a rich potato mash. The only complaint we had was the temperature of the mash, which was a tad cold.
Finished with the cheese board and a light and crisp rhubarb crumble.
It was very quiet, we were the only patrons at 1800.
All in all, enjoyable. Will be back.
Loved the food and the interior. The waiters were trying to be nice and helpful but they were often interrupting my conversation with my friend.
Other than that, I recommend this place. The open sandwiches are to die for.
Delicious food, staff had great knowledge of the menu and were very helpful and friendly. Thank you!
Ekte in the Bloomberg Arcade is an excellent addition to the usual city restaurants. Friendly and knowledgeable staff provide really helpful service. Quality food and good wine list at reasonable prices. Definitely recommended.
I have been to Ekte four or five times now and love it every time, as do all the friends I have taken there! The food is delicious and the staff very friendly. It is right up there with the Norwegian Church Christmas Bazaar, and that is saying something!
I have dined here several times and find it different with excellent Scandinavian food. The herrings prepared in various different styles are to die for !!
Took a visiting friend who is wedded to health and fitness, and we both left satisfied. Freshly tasting curried herring and smoked potatoes hit the spot. It seems a well run, open kitchen. Yet to visit in the evening.
The food was delicious. Really flavoursome and high quality. The service was great when with us but all too often we were just left alone whilst three or four staff chatted to each other at the service station. Drinks took far too long as well. Would have been 5 star if the service was more attentive.
Nice Scandi experience in middle of the City. Clean, modern feel & good small plates using northern flavors. Especially liked open-faced sandwiches, herring & pigs cheeks. Will visit again.
Very welcoming and the food is very good.
Open kitchen I suggest to eat at the counter
Delicious food nicely presented. Atmosphere well-suited to conversation. Highly recommend the Cornish Squid and the Beef Rydberg!
Loved the friladellwe grilled hispi and cinnamon ice cream
What is not to like in Ekte. We enjoyed the delicious authentic Danish smørebrød. The service is fantastic and there is a great ambience and professionalism and efficiency in the way the service and the kitchen work together. We will be back!
Too expensive for what it is, drinks are ridiculously expensive.
Very nice food, just a bit pricey for the portion. Service was excellent and looking after their customers requests. Will go back!
This was a unique and fantastic dinner experience. The ambiance was serene, sleek, and modern. The service staff was friendly and attentive. The food was PHENOMENAL and unique. We got to try multiple plates and taste different foods, and they were all excellent. The pork cheek was one of the top 5 things I've ever eaten. I highly recommend for a relaxed, delicious meal.