Ekte Nordic Kitchen

4.4
421 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

  • Weekend Nordic Bottomless Brunch

    £45.00 per person

    Apr 12 - Sep 5, 2021

    Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30-3pm, enjoy a Nordic 3 course set menu and 2 hours of bottomless booze at Ekte Nordic Kitchen. Ideally situated along the glossy Bloomberg Arcade, Ekte is the perfect city spot for all-day dining, either inside the open-plan restaurant or outside on the garden-themed terrace (foliage galore!) Weekend Bottomless Menu includes 3 course set menu + 2 hours of bottomless booze for: Prosecco | £45 Champagne Deutz | £65 Please note, diners can enjoy a 3 course Nordic set menu without bottomless booze for £25pp.
  • London Restaurant Festival 3 Course Nordic Menu

    £25.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Enjoy a 3-course Nordic set menu for £25pp, including a starter, main course, a pudding and a Nordic-inspired G&T upon arrival. Min covers (per booking): 1 Max Covers (per booking): 6 if inside / 12 outside
  • 3 Course Nordic Set Menu

    £25.00 per person

    Apr 12 - Sep 4, 2021

    Enjoy our 3 Course Nordic Menu offer Monday-Sunday from 11:30am until close. Code App doesn't apply for this menu.

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 421 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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SteveC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the food was delicious and the service absolutely first class, really friendly and went out of their way to make our day extra special! Highly recommended.

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Manuela
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable very unlike London. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. For example I am having a hard time when there is loud background noise and they offered to put the music down. At intervals our waiter checked in and refilled our free water and there was a very good time between the different courses.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bottom-less brunch at Ekte was superb. Our waiter was amazing and made our experience much more enjoyable. He attended to our every need and was constantly topping up our glasses. Extremely friendly and welcoming.
The food was delicious and we’re good portion sizes.
A 2 hour brunch turned into a whole evening as we were enjoying ourselves so much. Our waiter kindly moved us to another part of the restaurant where we could continue our chat.
Would definitely return and recommend.

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a really relaxing Friday afternoon here sitting outside. Food was great - we sampled most of the open sandwiches which were amazing. Particularly faves were the curried herring, salmon and potato with smoked mayo. Wonderful. Do try the gins as well. Cannot wait until next time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely steak

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vipNinaHuang
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant,definitely one of the best Nordic restaurant experiences I have had,lovely service from Pritam,special thanks for taking care of me:) Definitely will go back and recommend to friends!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review, Nina! I will pass on to Pritam! We hope to see you again soon! Allan at EKTE

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from being greeted at the front to having drinks bought to our table was excellent. Thank you ensuring we had a great night. We will be back.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on June 10, 2021

Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for the lovely review - we look forward to next hosting you! Allan at EKTE

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fresh food really wholesome ingredients, The wine list was extensive and the service was prompt and friendly!

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Bexy
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and very friendly and professional service thank you we will be back

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vipgggg
London
37 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very well prepared and unusual options. We had various fish items and recommend the herrings. Everything was fresh and I would definitely eat there again.

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LenaN
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time there having our dinner.. I am definitely coming back.. Thank you to the lovely staff there for GREAT service.

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Miuros
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice place. Simple and healthy dishes, discreet and professional service. Atmosphere is pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a great night and a new favorite ice cream (cinnamon bun). Very attentive waiters and really good food. What more can you ask ?

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vipvegattack
London
49 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely little place. Staff very friendly. I think there was a new staff member who was a little over keen to get our order as soon as a menu was given. Experience will sort that out.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service , the food was awesome and something different to try
Good experience overall highly recommend

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Hearty
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, attentive, fun and helpful.
Fresh, delicious food served really well.
Good prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food, nice drinks, smooth service and pleasant staff. Will definitely recommend it to my friends and come back!

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MARTING
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table for four seated outside. Good size table under overhead heater. Efficient table service from beginning to end. Food was tasty and decent choices from the menu. A good experience and would definitely return.

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carlb
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

not really a place i would rush back to. I had the plaice in breadcrumbs with a curry sauce on the side - very mediocre, plaice was dry and sauce was just meh - my other guests , one had the meatballs which he thought was nothing special and the other had an open sandwich which she described as nice..... not exactly what you want to hear when the bill is £105 - we did have 2 bowls of the prawns which were enjoyable but not enough to rescue the meal.

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Clairec77
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant, wonderful staff, fabulous food and great atmosphere.

We had the steak, lobster and the open sandwhiches . Can’t recommend enough.

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Joseph
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service at this place was amazing - have to call out in particular Pritam and the team that put together our table.
Food was good, would definitely go here again - great place for team meal.

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MattG
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and great food. We had a selection of small plates which were super tasty

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Tiff
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed Ekte. We sat by a lovely fire eating smoked salmon and drinking champagne. It could not get any better, lovely food, staff and environment. What I liked the most there were options if you were hungry or just wanted a small amount of food.

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MaddiB
London
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great spot whilst in the city if you fancy something a bit different yet wholesome.

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LucieJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice three course Norwegian meal with great choice of cocktails and spirits.
Cocktails we ordered were wonderful and I loved the selection of akvavit. Deserts were very tasty too and interesting.

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Zeshan
London
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, exceptional service and great ambience both indoors and outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food complemented by atmosphere, heat and shelter; ideal dining in Covid impacted times.

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FaridaM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality was truly outstanding and that aoolied to starters, mains and the desserts alike. Strongly recommend to check this hidden gem out!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pretty long wait in-between the courses and chaotic. The table was not ready for the time we booked and had to wait 5 minutes in the rain while the guests before us where still finishing their drinks. Got the dessert order wrong and brought us the wrong bill. Waiter pulled down his mask talking to us which was uncomfortable. Taste of the food was not bad but the overall experience was disappointing.

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Bluesandjazzrocks
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with attentive staff and good food selection.

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NaomiH
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My friends and I really enjoyed the Prosecco brunch, I loved the meatballs. The staff could have filled the glasses more but apart from that we had a blast.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a splendid afternoon, drinks and food with fantastic service from Joel. I’m going back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fun afternoon .. relaxed vibe. Glasses regularly topped up. Excellent service throughout the lunch .. special mention to Danny and Anita who were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Receptionist had risky jokes

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, often forgetful. Our order was confused and we were not given the correct food. In the time we were dining we were kicked off of our table before we were able to order desert. Ambience was good, heater placement poor. Food was okay, but not worth the price point at all

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with extremely friendly and helpful staff

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cathiareviews
London
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good value for money, food was ok but nothing especially stand out for me!

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BenS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cool lively place, fun waiter and quality food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately the front of house staff was terrible. Very rude and sarcastic. And this is not the first time either, it’s a shame as the other staff seem fine just this one uptight silver haired girl at the front! I hope they make a change soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive service and good food.

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 4.4 stars by 421 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.