Ekte Nordic Kitchen

4.3
357 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 and Café is open daily throughout the day for both eat-in or take away, with changing menus from breakfast through lunch and dinner.
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

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Experiences

  • Drinks Party

    Apr 12 - Aug 31, 2021

    Book a table to reunite your Friends and Family and Celebrate to enjoy our special Cocktail and Wine List or cheer up with our cold beer pints in our terrace and restaurant along this Spring and Summer.
  • 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
  • A La Carte Menu

    Apr 23 - Sep 5, 2021

    We are back with an amazing seasonal spring menu in the best terrace in the City, and from 17th May with our inside restaurant as well.
  • Weekend Nordic Bottomless

    £55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    On Saturdays and Sundays lunch join us for our Weekend Nordic Bottomless with 2 hours of free flowing Prosecco (£55) or Champagne (£75) & our 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

    £45.00 per person

    May 1 - May 23, 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 or Champagne & 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.

Offers

  • 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 357 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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vipOkayTC
London
69 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

One of several restaurants in the new Bloomberg arcade we choose Ekte to try somewhere new. It is still pre indoor dining and whilst several tables had heaters ours was located more towards the road so exposed to the elements. The food was fine (average+) and service friendly with no particular issues. We enjoyed a bottle of Muscadet from a short wine list and were not disappointed with our choice - a very underrated Loire wine. For a main course, water, wine and coffee plus a couple of aquavit (it was cold) the damage was £116. We would probably go again - there are just so many places at this price point - so on balance an okay meal if nothing memorable.

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hskyhrdcan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, albeit a few things off the menu. Service was not great, no one explained it was bottomless drinks menu, which led to confusion as we kept being offered prosecco despite not wanting to drink. Good outdoor set up with heaters and blankets.

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vipDS77
London
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food very much - was a little slow topping up glasses with the bottomless prosecco but a good brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my 25th birthday and the food was wonderful and tasty! Good prices for the taster menu and good portions, we were very full by the end of the night. Drinks were great as well and the outdoor area had blankets and heaters which kept us warm on the cold evening. The restaurant looks great as well and there was a nice vibe. No bad words to say!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was a fun brunch. Could of top up champagne more often.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just cold outside, we were close to the speakers and not close to any heaters, we were given blankets though, service was nice. Food was good but a bit overpriced, but thankful for considering allergies.

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vipAshF
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna at the front of house was amazing in getting us a different table thanks to the elements. The food, atmosphere and evening was fantastic.

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SuzD
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and very impressed. Staff were very friendly and food was delicious. We'll definitely be returning.

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CLAIRE
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. As well as good food (we enjoyed the set menu) and lovely staff, the outdoor is seating is well covered, has heaters and they even provide fluffy blankets - perfect for al fresco eating even when it's chilly.

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KayM
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Nice ambience, service was excellent. However we had the set menu and I would not recommend it. Starters (beef and salmon sandwiches) were on a very dry piece of bland bread. Mains (meatballs and salmon) were over cooked, very dry and bland. Also paid an extra £5 for a cheese board for dessert which literally consisted of 3 finger pieces of cheddar! Overall, a nice atmosphere but food on set menu was abysmal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
33 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic - very friendly staff. Food arrived very quickly. Heaters, blankets and undercover outdoor dining - perfect for spring weather. You’ll still need your jacket though! Tables were spaced out appropriately as well.

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vipJacquiL
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Really nice restaurant for lunch- interesting food- nicely presented. Good prices. Great gin list.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We have booked a table for 4, 2 weeks before and then we had to wait for another 30 minutes until it’s ready. Many waiters are new and don’t know how to handle simple issues. They spilled cola over the table and were asking whether we still want to have it. In the end they dared to ask for more tips. The food is brilliant though.

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MoaT
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty, fresh food. A bit expensive for the size of portions but it was in keeping with the Scandinavian vibe!

Covered outdoor seating so it was good for any weather and some heaters dotted around and blankets on seats too for staying warm.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pritam provided excellent service. Very attentive and helpful.
The restaurant had good heaters for outdoor dining and blankets as well.
Food was tasty but slightly over priced for what it was/ portion sizes.

MC
vipMorC
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service outstanding! But the portion to price size isn't optimal.

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vipMb12
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience4

It is a great outside location. My only complaint relates to the fact that on a Saturday evening they only offered a set menu. We had some members of the party who just wanted some snacks or a meal without committing to the full set menu, which wasn't permitted and this was disappointing.

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xtaylorrbrown
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Positives: We enjoyed my birthday dinner, the ambience was nice. We tried the 3 course menu & drank Prosecco and wine, we felt the food portions were a good size and the price was right as well as excellent presentation of the dishes. Also there was a genuinely nice ambience and the heaters were appreciated.

Negatives: We had to ask a couple of times to be served and for cutlery twice, our food arrived for our main when our starter plates hadn’t been removed. I had to put my hand up and get out of my seat many times as we were just forgotten about, it seems like the waiters cover the whole place not specific territories so it is a mess in terms of organisation.
We also weren’t sure about the smoked salmon main, it didn’t taste like the fish was fresh however the rest of the dish was delicious I loved the dill and potatoes.

Overall: we would return however as veggie pescatarians we have probably covered the menu now. Service would really turn us off returning though. We felt it was good value which is hard to find in London and the servers were apologetic for the many mistakes but we decided not to tip because of this.

Hope this helps!

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jenjen
Norfolk
96 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just been for a lovely outdoor terrace experience bottomless👍👏👏 brunch .the food was gorgeous superb tasting salmon and frikadeller.enjoyed the setting lovely heaters and blankets provided 🤗good service

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EdHobill
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the waiter was good fun

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tonyH
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really nice to experience a different cuisine and the food was really nice. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. We both had a great time

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Gloria
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brunch for two for £50 felt overpriced for the type of food served. The outdoor terrace was a highlight of the dining experience.

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HenryC
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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DanCH
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The smorgasbord were fab and the mains were good. Will definitely go again to try some more of the dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming - got a table as requested- service was incredible

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good attention to detail.

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DeniseB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

When we arrived the lady was little bit rude. Anyway the waitress who took the order was nicer. I like our table bcs was nice and coisy, with a warm blanket.
We had the set menu; the carpaccio was really tasty but the salmon was too salty, maybe the chef add salt; as main we had the steak really good and delicious french fries!
The dessert was okay no my favorite..
After all was a nice experience. Thank you for everything.

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vipMydia
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely team, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little bit chilly (sitting outside) but it was fantastic anyway!

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FrenchBooooget
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nice work lunch but nothing amazing really. Meatballs and mash was not great. Smoked salmon average. Just back from lockdown Ekte needs to make more efforts in my opinion. Over priced for the value of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

For my meal, I ordered the 400g Sirloin Steak. This was the worst experience eating steak in my entire life. There were these tough spines attaching the surrounding fat and bone to the inner meat medallion, which put a lot of strain on the finger joints when trying to saw/rip through them. This transferred to the actual experience of eating the steak, a significant amount of it was very chewy and not pleasant to eat. In the end, I gave up trying to finish the steak and instead raised a complaint with the staff about the quality of the meat (as the issue wasn’t with the cooking, but with the meat used). The staff immediately escalated the issue with their manager, who arrived at my table along with the waiter I alerted about my problem. Upon explaining my problem, and insisting that they eat any piece left on my plate, pointing them towards the totally unchewable mess that both myself and my dining partner had to spit out onto our plates, I was told that I was wrong and it was explained to me why I was wrong. They essentially told me I was lying and I believe they were of the opinion that I was trying to get a discount on the food - really all I was doing was trying to express quality concerns, and that’s all. This process continued and eventually, they reluctantly removed the steak from my receipt (which isn’t even what I wanted). Other than this poor experience, where it’s obvious that the staff clearly haven’t been educated in the etiquette they should be showing clientele of their restaurant, rest of the night was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal. Good restaurants for outdoor eating at the moment.

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Ingrid
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and the brunch menu was very good, they have heaters and blankets so you can sit outside comfortably.

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vipPjw44
London
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The set menu was good enough but felt a little production line. I really longed for some bread and those small touches. The dessert was a collection of Swedish sweets and was sugar overload. Great service though really lovely staff and theyd clearly thought about what would make sitting outside enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Food was so good! Highly recommend!!!

JB
JohnB
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was really nice. Service was not great, waitresses were quite rude and made us wait 15 minutes for a table that I booked a month early.

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RashmeetK
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We booked for our anniversary and we had a good time

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Smiley
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an excellent reintroduction to ‘normal’ life and brunching out like the old days. Despite being outside it felt so cosy and the service was warm and friendly. The food was great, bigger portions would be nice for the mains but everything tasted good, and I was trying to eat having had my wisdom tooth taken out the day before! Recommend the bottomless brunch, would come back for sure! On a colder day, it would be beneficial to have heaters on either side of the seating, but with the blankets and enough Prosecco on soon forgets!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and friendly staff and the food was really good quality.

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katieu
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!!! Food was fab. Def recommend the chive gin

FAQs

Ekte Nordic Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Ekte Nordic Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3814 8330.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 357 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 reservations at the moment.