By the end of the summer Frantzén Restaurant reopens on a new location and things look promising.
In 2016 Björn Frantzén closed his Frantzén Restaurant in Gamla Stan in Stockholm and gave up his two Michelin stars and his place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. By the end of August in 2017 he and his team are reopening Frantzén Restaurant in downtown Stockholm and the level of ambition is higher than ever before. Luckily for us Frantén has a habit of making great videos to promote the restaurant as you can see above. For some extra inspiration, you can check out an older video they put out here.
Old Frantzén Restaurant
The original Frantén Restaurant was opened in 2008 by the two friends Björn Frantén and Daniel Lindeberg and the restaurant was called Frantén/Lindeberg. By then both of the chefs was fairly unknown in the culinary world. It didn’t take long before they became the talk of the town and one of the top fine dining restaurants in Sweden.
In 2013 Daniel Lindeberg left the restaurant and the name changed into simply Frantzén. The breakup between the two former best friends was documented in the Swedish documentary Hunger in 2015. In the documentary, we follow Björn and Daniel in their quest for three Michelin stars and getting as high as possible on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. A quest that also ended their friendship and made Daniel leave the restaurant.
With the new Frantzén Restaurant I think it’s safe to say that those goals remain for Björn Frantzén.
The New Frantzén Restaurant
The new restaurant is located in downtown Stockholm on Klara Norra Kyrkogata 26 and will seat 23 persons but the surface area is five times larger than at the old restaurant.
“I don’t know of any other restaurant in the world that looks anything like what we’re creating here”, says Björn Frantzén. “A visit to Frantzén will be a culinary experience as well as a journey through a completely renovated 19th century building, with the addition of a lift just for the restaurant. The restaurant takes up a full three floors, with an entrance area, restaurant and a former attic on the top floor which is now a lounge area.”
New Frantzén has been created as a collaboration with Swedish interior designers Joyn Studio. The restaurant will be run by Björn Frantzén and head chef Marcus Jernmark. Carl Frosterud, who previously worked at the Operakällaren, will be in charge of the dining room, and the head sommelier is Anna Rönngren.
Reservations for the new Frantzén will be available from June 30, at 10 AM CET.