Updated 10/4/18 with opening date and images
What: Ekte Nordic Kitchen
In a nutshell: Nordic all-day cuisine in the City
Summing it all up: This new Nordic restaurant comes from Soren Jessen, the man behind 1 Lombard Street. Here, it's all about all-day Nordic cooking and Scandinavian pastries.
We've already mentioned about how imprssed we've been at the line-up for Bloomberg Arcade, and now there's another to add to the list - Ekte Nordic Kitchen. And this is coming from Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen, who's previously been behind another successful City restaurant, 1 Lombard Street.
This sees him going back to his Nordic roots and he says "We want to explore fresh and seasonal Nordic-inspired cooking, and also create a vital take away offering for busy City locals, including the hugely popular smørrebrød sandwiches and Scandinavian pastries." All of which sounds good to us.
Planned dishes for the menu will include:
- Snaps-cured dill salmon, pickled radishes, onion and beet
- Mustard marinated herring with caramelised apple
- New potato salad with smoked mayo, fried onion and toasted rye crumbs
- Seared pepper venison with preserved plums, apple pistachio and almonds
- Danish apple cake with cinnamon ice cream
- Norwegian hazelnut cake with chocolate sauce.
On top of that, expect Smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches on rye bread) including smoked trout, curried herring, Greenland shrimp, goat’s cheese with burnt beetroot and roast beef with burnt onion, light pickled cucumber and horseradish cream.
And for those early risers arriving at the Bloomberg building, there will be Danish pastries, charcuterie, gravad lax and eggs and lots more...
Photographs: Columbus Leth (@columbusleth)
More about Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Where is it? 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
When does it open? The cafe opens on 23 April 2018 and the restaurant on 26 April. There'll be a 25% off soft launch for the first week.