Danish-born restauranter Soren Jessen, who has owned successful City stalwart 1 Lombard Street since 1998 launched Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade in the city of London on 30 April 2018. Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, will offer a varied Nordic menu, overseen by Swedish-born Head Chef Robin Freeman. The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant and cafe/deli is open daily throughout the day for both eat-in or takeaway, with changing menus from breakfast through lunch and dinner. Ekte strives to be sensitive to the environment and to create minimal waste by acting responsibly with it’s carefully sourced recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging for it’s takeaway food and drink service.
Ekte was designed by London-based Danish design studio JLKDS. The glass-fronted 60-seat space features central food bar and open kitchen, with 20 additional seats available outside. Design features oak and marble table tops, Werner chairs, XX lighthing, and aleather banquette curving along one long wall. The modern interior utilises raw materials of weathered oak, tanned leather, polished concrete, charred timber and pale stone.
About Bloomberg Arcade
Bloomberg Arcade is new culinary and cultural destination in the heart of the Square Mile. The covered pedestrian arcade runs through the site of Bloomberg’s European headquartes and brings together independent restaurants from some of the biggest names in food.