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Enjoy Scandinavian dining Near a Bank at Ekte

Nestled in the heart of the bustling Bloomberg Arcade, a stone's throw away from your favorite bank, is where you find us - Ekte Nordic Kitchen. We're a slice of Scandinavian dining in the City of London near a bank, serving up a smorgasbord of Nordic flavors that’ll have you say 'Skål!' in no time. Our chill, minimalist vibes coupled with the industrial-chic decor make for the perfect backdrop as we serve up Norway's finest on a platter.


Scandinavian dining Near a Bank at Ekte

Whether you're grabbing a quick latte and a pastry on the fly, or settling down for a hearty meal of Himalayan salt-aged Sirloin with herb butter and salad, we've got you covered. And hey, did we mention our Swedish potato dumplings filled with peas, mint, and goat cheese? They're an absolute hit with our vegetarian friends.


Round off your meal with our sinfully delightful cinnamon bun ice cream or a gooey chocolate cake, best enjoyed with one of our specialty G&Ts. And let’s not forget our weekend bottomless brunch, where Prosecco or Champagne flows freely for two hours! We're not just about great food and drinks, we're about the experience, the warmth, and the memories you make when you dine with us at Ekte. So why hop on a plane to the Nordics when you can simply stroll to the Bloomberg Arcade?


A Stone's Throw Away: Scandinavian Dining near Your Bank at Ekte


Our prime location in the heart of London's financial district makes us an oasis of calm amid spreadsheet chaos. Imagine this, you've had a long day of number-crunching at the bank, what could be better than popping over to Ekte for some post-work relaxation? Enjoy a refreshing Nordic Berry Spritzer or a warming cup of specialty coffee, sprinkled with a dash of Nordic flavor. Bask in the coziness of our minimalist decor, letting the stress of the day melt away faster than our irresistible Kladdkaka (gooey chocolate cake) in your mouth.


And what if you've scheduled a catch-up with your old mate who you haven't seen since the last Bitcoin crash? At Ekte, we've got the perfect setting for a laid-back chat over a cup of our signature coffee, surrounded by the comforting aroma of freshly baked pastries.


So, whether it's a quick pit stop amid the day’s hustle, a leisurely lunch escape, or an after-work chill session, Ekte is your go-to Scandinavian sanctuary in the City of London. Come join us, leave the spreadsheets behind, and let's say 'Hej' to great food, good times, and a bit of the Nordics, right in the heart of London.


Scandinavian dining Near a Bank at Ekte

Step into our Nordic Enclave: A Virtual Tour of Ekte's Outdoor Terrace


Welcome to Ekte's alfresco dining space, an urban retreat nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of the City of London. Step onto our charming outdoor terrace, a hidden gem that seamlessly blends the modernity of Bloomberg Arcade with homely Nordic touches. Picture this: you're basking under the summer sun, enjoying a chilled Elderflower Spritzer in hand, whilst you're savoring our Danish open sandwiches.


But don't worry if the British weather lives up to its reputation - our outdoor heaters and cozy blankets are at the ready to wrap you in warmth on those cooler evenings. So, as the day turns into night, why not linger a bit longer? Unwind under the twinkling canopy of outdoor lights, enjoying the bar's lively hum, whilst you share a bottle of our finest wine and try our famed Swedish Meatballs. Ekte's outdoor terrace - for when you want to dine under the stars, without leaving the city.


Sweet Surrender: Temptations from Ekte's Dessert Menu


We understand that life is too short to skip dessert. That's why at Ekte, we've got the sweetest line-up that'll have your taste buds doing a happy jig. First up, our sinfully delightful cinnamon bun ice cream - with a spicy embrace of cinnamon, cut through with the cool creaminess of the ice cream. It's like every Christmas came at once on a spoon. Next, our gooey chocolate cake, or Kladdkaka, as we love to call it, is a showstopper. This Swedish chocolate wonder, with its perfect crust and molten chocolate center, is one you must try!


But wait, there's more! We believe that no dessert is complete without the right drink by its side. So why not pair your sweet delight with one of our expertly crafted G&Ts? Our G&T menu is sure to make any gin lover swoon with its range of handpicked gins, perfectly paired with premium tonics and a garnish to enhance the spirit's unique botanicals.


Sip on our signature Elderflower G&T, a refreshing blend of gin, elderflower tonic, and a twist of lime, it's the perfect companion to your sweet indulgence. So, come on down, give in to the sweet temptations, and let Ekte take you on a delightful culinary journey, one dessert at a time.


Ekte's Homely Comfort: A Scandinavian Retreat in the City of London


Upon entering Ekte, you're immediately swept up in a wave of homely comfort that is distinctly Scandinavian. Our warm, welcoming environment is much like walking into a friend's living room, where you're immediately put at ease. The minimalist interiors, adorned with wooden furnishings and warm lighting, exude an inviting glow that beckons you to relax and unwind.


The hum of easy conversation and soft laughter fills the air, as friends gather around our rustic tables, enjoying delicious, hearty meals while sharing stories and creating memories. Our friendly staff move around with an infectious cheerfulness, ensuring every guest feels like part of the Ekte family.


Scandinavian dining Near a Bank at Ekte

At Ekte, it's not just about the food, it's about the entire experience - a haven of warmth and friendliness, right in the heart of the bustling City of London. Let Ekte be your home away from home, where friends are made, stories are shared, and unforgettable dining experiences are created.



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