Celebrated Swedish chef Björn Frantzén is set to make his London debut with the opening of his newest restaurant, Studio Frantzén, on Harrods’ topmost floor. Decorated in a contemporary Scandinavian style, this grand venue will truly be the epitome of luxury, with two bars offering incomparable views of the city, complete with a rooftop terrace.
Serving Frantzén’s lauded Nordic cuisine “infused with Asian influences”, the restaurant will be opening its doors on 28th November. Diners can expect a “relaxed à la carte menu,” with “all the hallmarks of the chef’s world-renowned style: understated class, bold flavours, and a carefully honed appreciation of culinary balance.” The all-day menu will feature salmon tataki with grilled avocado, daikon, and cabbage salad, as well as dishes dubbed ‘Swedish vs Japan’, which features Swedish beef brisket and Japanese wagyu.
With six Michelin stars under his belt, Frantzén has worked under big names such as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons’ Raymond Blanc and Pied à Terre’s Tom Aikens, before opening Frantzén and Zén in Stockholm and various parts of Asia. His newest restaurant will largely echo Frantzén’s “open-flame kitchen”, and will be “serving dishes from the fireplace”.
Frantzén himself commented on his upcoming London debut: “I’m so excited to be back in London in a dynamic space at the top of Harrods, where we’ll be serving a fresh combination of Nordic and Asian ingredients – with a touch of French cuisine.”