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Exploring Scandi Food at Ekte Nordic Kitchen

Welcome, food explorers! Get ready to embark on a flavourful Nordic journey with us at Ekte Nordic Kitchen. If you fancy yourself an adventurous eater, why not venture beyond the familiar and try some authentic Scandi grub? Ekte, which translates to 'genuine' in Norwegian, takes you straight to the heart of the North with sustainable ingredients that are as fresh as a Norwegian fjord.


Exploring Scandi Food at Ekte Nordic Kitchen

With an ever-changing menu inspired by the seasons, we guarantee you'll find something that will tantalize your tastebuds. Whether it's the classic Danish open sandwiches on our homemade sourdough rye bread, or our Fish & Shellfish Curried Herring, we've got an array of dishes that are set to impress.


But hold on, it's not just about the food. With Nordic-inspired cocktails and freshly baked cinnamon buns on offer too, Ekte has got you covered for that perfect Saturday brunch or a cheerful evening out with friends. So, come join us in the bustling Bloomberg Arcade from Monday to Saturday, and take a culinary trip to the North without leaving the heart of London. Let's explore the Scandi food scene together, the Ekte way!


Exploring the Nordic Palette at Ekte Kitchen


It's time for us to take a deep dive into the Nordic culinary scene right here at Ekte Kitchen. We're nestled in the heart of London, but we promise, one bite and you'll feel like you've been transported to a cozy, buzzing tavern in the heart of Oslo or Copenhagen. Let's start with the Smørrebrød - these open sandwiches are a Danish classic. Picture this, our homemade sourdough rye bread as the perfect canvas, layered with pickled herring or maybe roast beef, topped with crispy fried onions or fresh radish. It's a bite that sings with flavors, transporting you to the rocky shores of Denmark.


Now let's take a detour to Sweden with our Frikadeller. These aren't just any meatballs, oh no. They're a blend of pork and beef, spiced just right, served with rich gravy, creamy mashed potatoes, and the tart contrast of lingonberries. It's comfort food, the Scandi way! So, buckle up food explorers, and join us at Ekte Kitchen for a taste of the North right in the heart of London. Your Nordic food adventure awaits!


The Story Behind Ekte Nordic Kitchen


Danish-born restaurateur Søren Jessen, with a heart full of Nordic pride and a belly full of Scandi passion, embarked on a culinary journey to bring the true essence of Scandinavian cuisine to London's food scene. His brainchild, Ekte Nordic Kitchen, is more than just a restaurant - it's a celebration of Nordicism.


Exploring Scandi Food at Ekte Nordic Kitchen

Born and raised in Denmark, Søren's upbringing was immersed in the rich culinary traditions of his homeland. His vision for Ekte was clear; he wanted to create a space where Londoners could experience the unique flavors, warmth, and simplicity of Nordic cuisine. Today, Ekte has turned into a must-visit spot for all Scandi food enthusiasts, living up to its name with its genuine, no-nonsense, downright delicious Nordic fare. It's not just a restaurant; it’s Søren Jessen’s love letter to his homeland, written in the language of food.


Unfolding the Scandi Food Menu at Ekte


Brace yourselves, food explorers, and embark on a culinary journey across the Nordic region with Ekte's extensive menu. We’re starting small, but don’t mistake these small bites for lacking in flavor. Take our `Gravadlax on Toast` for instance – cured salmon served on our warmed sourdough bread. It's a bite-sized peep into the heart of the North.

Next up, we have the `Viking Plate` - a hearty assortment of cured meats, pickles, and cheese. It's the Nordic version of a charcuterie board, and it's the perfect way to sample a bit of everything Nordic.


Moving on to the larger bites, we're talking hearty, soul-warming dishes that encapsulate the essence of Nordic cuisine. The `Slow Roast Pork Belly` is a delight for the senses, cooked to perfection and served with apple compote and pickled red cabbage. And let's not forget the `Lamb Frikadeller` - Nordic-style meatballs served with cabbage and lingonberries. It’s a dish that’ll make you say 'Jeg er fuld' (I'm full) but still, have you reaching for more.


And no Nordic meal would be complete without something to wash it down. Enter our range of `Aquavits & Schnapps` - a selection of traditional Scandinavian spirits that are the perfect endnote to a hearty meal. So, let's raise a glass, or as they say in Norway, 'Skål!', to a delightful Nordic voyage at Ekte!


The Ekte Experience - Scandinavian Dining in the Heart of London


Set foot into the world of Ekte and you'll find yourself in a Nordic haven right in the heart of London. The moment you walk through the doors, you're greeted with a warm welcome that's straight out of a cozy Scandinavian home. The interior, with its minimalist design and nature-inspired elements, is a nod to the sleek Scandinavian aesthetic. As you settle in, the effervescent chatter and clinking of cutlery make a comforting backdrop, setting the stage for a unique dining experience.


The menu, a culinary tour of the Nordic region, is a showcase of dishes crafted with love and served with flair. Whether it's a slice of the rye bread topped with pickled herring, or the Frikadeller that melts in your mouth, each dish tells a story of the Scandinavian heritage. Accompanied by a curated selection of Nordic-inspired cocktails and luscious cinnamon bun desserts, your meal is a true gastronomical delight.


Exploring Scandi Food at Ekte Nordic Kitchen

But the Ekte experience doesn’t stop at the food. It’s the warm smiles of the staff, the attention to detail, and the immersive atmosphere that make your visit a memorable one. It’s not just about dining; it’s about embarking on a culinary journey that transports you to the heart of Scandinavia. So, come along, take a seat, and let Ekte take you on a Scandi food gastronomic adventure you won't forget. Welcome to Ekte - an authentic slice of the North in bustling London.



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