Get a fresh taste of Scandinavian cuisine in London, with Ekte Nordic Kitchen

Post sponsored by Ekte Nordic Kitchen

One of the reasons we love the Nordic region is the fresh, flavourful food. But being based in West Sussex in the UK, there aren’t many choices for authentic Scandinavian cuisine. Step in Ekte Nordic Kitchen.

Based in Bank in London, Ekte serves up a modern take on traditional Nordic cuisine in a cool and, of course, very Scandi-inspired setting. “Ekte” means “genuine” or “real” in Norwegian, and the restaurant’s focus is on using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Opened by Danish-born restaurateur Søren Jessen, who we spoke to last year, has owned chic City stalwart 1 Lombard Street since 1998, and launched Ekte Nordic Kitchen in 2018. We visited a couple of weeks ago to get a reminder of what Ekte has to offer, and what exciting new experiences they have to offer.

The finest fresh ingredients. Image ©Ekte Nordic Kitchen

Scandi classics with a modern twist

You can get all your Scandi favourites here, including the classic Smørrebrød (open sandwiches), delicious Arctic char, and of course the humble hot dog.

Pair this fine fare with a great selection of wine, cocktails with a scandi-twist, and live music, and you’ve got yourself the perfect date night. We enjoyed a Mikkeller beer (popular Danish brewer) and a Herno gin cocktail (one of our favourite Swedish gin distilleries).

We’ll have to venture back on a Thursday though, as every Thursday evening the cold beers are flowing, there are Scandi-inspired cocktails a-plenty, and delicious snacks, including the best Swedish hot dog in London! Enjoy all this on the Ekte terrace while a DJ spins some tunes to get you ready for the weekend.

The best Swedish hot dog in London. Image © Ekte Nordic Kitchen

Bottomless Brunch

If you have a group of friends getting together for a good time, why not indulge in their brunch feast on a Saturday? You can have it with or without bottomless booze. We’re talking Swedish pancakes, Skyr, and even steak…my mouth is watering just writing this.

This might all sound a bit pricey. If you’ve travelled in Scandinavia you know that good food can be on the expensive side, but at Ekte you get amazing food for fair prices. At time of writing, the bottomless brunch is £40 per person for food or £55 with unlimited prosecco or Scandi cocktails.

The perfect way to spend a Saturday!

Have a very Scandi Christmas

Scandinavia is synonymous with Christmas time and our favourite season – cosy hygge evenings, warming comfort food by candlelight, and enjoying quality time with family and friends. 

Ekte have a beautiful private room available to book for small groups. So whether it’s a work Christmas celebration, or a festive get-together with friends, it’s the perfect setting for those who want fine food in a sophisticated atmosphere. 

Find out more and book

Enjoy an escape to Ekte, and imagine you are dining in Stockholm or Copenhagen, getting your Nordic food fix!

Post by Claire Minnis | sponsored by Ekte Nordic Kitchen