Welcome to Ekte, your London hub for authentic Norwegian cuisine! Our Ekte London menu is a smorgasbord of Nordic delights, lovingly prepared in our sleek open kitchen. Tucked away in the cosmopolitan Bloomberg Arcade, we're neighbors with the likes of Brigadiers and Bleecker Burger. Our dining counter, flanked by black stools against a backdrop of glossy black walls, invites you to watch as we create your meal.
Our terrace offers a cozy alfresco experience, allowing you to dine under the stars with comfort, thanks to heaters and blankets. Our menu? A parade of Nordic flavors, from classic Danish smørrebrød sandwiches to delectable meatballs paired with creamy mash. We also offer an array of vegetarian options, so there's something to make every palate sing - that's the Ekte promise!
Savoury Small Bites at Ekte: A Smorgasbord of Nordic Flavours
Here at Ekte, we don't believe in starting small, unless we're talking about our small bites, of course! Let's kick things off with one of our special offerings, the 'Skagen'. This classic Scandinavian dish is essentially a prawn cocktail, but with a twist that will have your tastebuds doing the tango. It's a refreshing mix of prawns and dill, slathered atop a slice of toasted bread - think of it as a mini seaside holiday on a plate.
And speaking of bread, you can't miss out on our 'Organic Sourdough Bread'. It’s a beautiful loaf of rustic goodness, ideal for mopping up sauces or simply enjoying with a pat of creamy butter. Get ready for an exciting culinary adventure, where every bite is a delightful surprise. One thing's for sure, our small bites are anything but small in flavor!
Masterpieces of Meat- The Ekte London Menu Experience
At Ekte, we truly believe in the magic of meat, and our menu is a testament to this. Let's start with a fan favorite - our Frikadeller. These Danish meatballs are made from a traditional recipe that's been passed down through generations of chefs. Juicy, tender, and bursting with flavor, our Frikadellers are served with a generous helping of creamy mash, making it a hearty meal that's sure to warm your soul.
And for those who enjoy an air of sophistication with their meal, our Roasted Gressingham Duck Breast is a must-try. Sourced from the verdant fields of Suffolk, this locally reared duck is slow-roasted until it achieves a perfect blush of pink in the center. Paired with a tangy lingonberry sauce and a side of roasted root vegetables, this dish is a perfect symphony of flavors. Whether you're a devout meat-eater or just a culinary adventurer, our menu is sure to satisfy you.
For the Love of Vegetables: Our Vegetarian Delights at Ekte
At Ekte, we're not just about perfecting our meatballs or sourcing the finest Gressingham duck. We are equally passionate when it comes to our vegetarian dishes. We understand and respect the diverse dietary preferences of our patrons, and we are committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their diet, can enjoy a delicious meal at Ekte. Let's start with our 'Vegetarian Smørrebrød'. This beauty is bursting with vibrant flavors from the freshest vegetables, layered on a bed of our secret sauce and hearty rye bread.
Next, we have our 'Root Vegetable Tartare', a purely plant-based delight. This dish combines the earthy flavors of beetroot, carrot, and radish with a hint of Nordic spices, resulting in a texture and taste sensation that even the most dedicated carnivores will enjoy. And let's not forget our 'Open-Faced Cheese Sandwich', a simple yet utterly satisfying combination of rich, creamy cheese on a slice of our homemade bread. It's a testament to the fact that at Ekte, even the simplest ingredients are transformed into culinary masterpieces.
Must-Try Desserts - The Ekte London Menu Experience
Brace yourselves, sweet tooth, because Ekte’s dessert menu is a sugar-coated dreamland that will have you floating on cloud nine! We kick things off with an absolute classic – our traditional Danish Rice Pudding. This creamy concoction is a beloved Nordic treat, brimming with plump, tender grains of rice mingling in a sea of sweetened milk. Topped off with a tantalizing sprinkle of cinnamon and a generous drizzle of cherry sauce, it's a dessert that’ll have you feeling 'hygge' from the first spoonful. But that’s not the only star of our sweet show!
For the chocoholics, we present our Gooey Chocolate Cake. This decadent delight involves a heart of molten chocolate wrapped in a fluffy, moist sponge. It’s a symphony of rich cocoa, perfectly balanced with a light dusting of powdered sugar and a scoop of our homemade vanilla ice cream. Our desserts, much like the rest of our menu, are a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, each one created with the same love and attention to detail that Ekte is known for.
Sips of Scandinavia: Ekte’s Drinks Menu
Welcome to the liquid lounge of Ekte, where every sip tells a story of the lush landscapes, crisp air, and vibrant culture of Scandinavia. Let's start with our variety of Aquavits; These traditional Nordic spirits, distilled with secret blends of herbs and spices, are as diverse as the regions they hail from.
Choose from our extensive range - whether it's the robust, caraway-infused Aalborg or the smooth and slightly sweet O.P. Anderson, each Aquavit offers a unique experience. And if you're in the mood for something a bit more innovative, our 'Perfect Serves' is just the ticket. These carefully curated cocktails bring together our Scandinavian spirits with fresh ingredients and mixers, creating a symphony of flavors that are both familiar and excitingly new.
Speaking of cocktails, our Nordic concoctions are a force to be reckoned with. Whether it's the 'Viking Mule', with its fiery ginger beer and earthy Aquavit notes, or the 'Nordic Negroni', a cool twist on a classic, there's a drink for every mood and occasion. And let's not forget our offering of wines. From crisp whites and lush reds to bubbly champagnes, our selections are chosen not just for their exceptional quality, but also for their ability to complement our diverse menu.