Big deal alert: Björn Frantzén is opening a restaurant in London.
Now, we get it, having to explain why something is a big deal makes it feel like slightly less of a big deal. But hear us out. Because this guy really is a big deal.
His self-named restaurant in Stockholm, Frantzén, has three Michelin Stars, and currently sits at No.6 on the World’s 50 Best List. Yes, it’s almost impossible for him to improve on that, short of a) five separate acts of arson, or b) waiting until next year’s list.
The man himself is quite the enigma. Far from being one of those born-in-kitchen-whites types who harboured a passion from an early age, he was actually a professional footballer for five years, before going on to join the army. Only then – presumably after trying the rations – did he decide to dedicate his life to making good food. He worked here in London, then in Paris, and finally opened his own spot in Sweden, earning the country it’s first ever three Michelin Star venue.
When he comes to London, he’ll be setting up in Harrods. Beyond that, there isn’t really any information, although they do tell us that the restaurant will be in “a prime location within the Knightsbridge store”. Shocker, we know.
If you want to get a feel for his cooking style, he tends to traffic in neo-Nordic dishes, with all manner of inventive touches. In fact, one of his other restaurants, Zen in Singapore, has some Japanese influences thrown into the Scandinavian mix.
And it has three Michelin Stars, too.
NOTE: Björn Frantzén is set to open his restaurant at Harrods in 2022. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can tease yourself with pictures of the food at his Instagram page right HERE.
Harrods | 87-135 Brompton Rd, SW1X 7XL
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