Welcome to Ekte.
A taste of the North.

Danish-born restaurateur Søren Jessen, who has owned chic City stalwart 1 Lombard Street since 1998, opened Ekte Nordic Kitchen along the Bloomberg Arcade in the City of London in 2018.

Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, offers a varied Nordic menu with each dish taking inspiration from the Northern hemisphere. Using only carefully sourced, sustainable ingredients, Ekte’s menus – which are overseen by Swedish-born Executive Chef Robin Freeman – celebrate everything each season has to offer. Our Scandinavian-influenced Restaurant and Bar is open from Tuesday-Sunday from 11:30am ’til late.

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At Ekte, we strive to be sensitive to the environment and to create minimal waste by acting responsibly. This means, we work closely with sustainably-sourced suppliers, as well as use recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging for our takeaway food and drink offerings.