TimeOut - Ekte is an all-day Nordic restaurant at Bloomberg Arcade. Like one of the many restaurants at the City’s Bloomberg Arcade, Ekte is buzzing. The apartment-like space with bookshelves and communal tables is packed with office workers, all lapping up the Scandi-style menu of healthy meats, fish and bread. Danish frikadeller meatballs were the stars of the show. Nicely fatty, they came served over smooth mash and rich gravy, offset by a few tart lingonberries and a pile of pickled cucumbers.  read more
Square Meal - One of few independent restaurants in the glossy Bloomberg Arcade, this all-day Nordic kitchen is the brainchild of Soren Jessen, the man behind City stalwart 1 Lombard Street. Early risers can pop in for Danish pastries or eggs any which way, before a more substantial menu takes over in the evening. With genteel music playing and an unremarkable minimalist interior, black walls, industrial hanging pendant lights there’s vibrancy aplenty to be found in the young, charming staff and the cracking menu of expertly made Nordic dishes. read more
London List - The terrace seating, in the foothills of the Bloomberg Arcade, makes for better people-watching and outdoor space than most venues in this part of the Square Mile. Water features babble away around us as we plough through smørrebrød, the open sandwiches nailing that proper balance of delicate but piled high, of simple but satisfyingly rich. The roast beef smørrebrød is a perfect mix of fried onion crunch and silkily rare meat, but it's eclipsed by the punch of wild garlic and toasted nuts on the celeriac sandwich. read more
The Infatuation - Ekte Nordic Kitchen is in Bloomberg Arcade, but unless you get your kicks from smorrebrod and lingonberries, you might find it lacks some of the excitement of other local spots like Brigadiers or Koya. That’s no reason not to come here though. This all-day restaurant is perfect for when you’re looking for a quiet spot to catch up with a friend over something kind of healthy, or when you’re not trying to prove your alpha-dog credentials by consuming your own weight in red meat. But, with tasty and well-priced mains like the deep fried plaice fillet, there’s no need to leave hungry either. read more
The Up and Coming - Walking into the restaurant, the interior is nothing short of what you’d expect: sleek decor, simple and elegant furniture and a huge open kitchen that allows diners to sit and watch the chefs at work. However, the minimalist theme certainly doesn’t carry over to the menu. At first glance, you’re presented with an extensive range of dishes that include a wide selection of smørrebrød sandwiches – if you’re a fan of herring then you’re in luck as there are four variations of these.  read more




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