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Opened in late 2022, another culinary coup for Harrods, who signed up superstar chef Björn Frantzén to open a restaurant in store. His eponymous restaurant in Stockholm has three Michelin stars.

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Summary

£160
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A beautiful space with a Michelin three-star chef overseeing the kitchen” – Harrods continues to reinvent itself as a gastronomic hub with this blockbusting 2022 debut from an acclaimed Nordic chef. It occupies a newly constructed site on the top floor of the world famous department store. “Surprisingly spacious with a very high ceiling”: inside you can get a “nice view of the sparkling clean kitchen”; and outside there’s a glam roof terrace overlooking the Knightsbridge rooftops. The cooking combines Asian and Scandi influences and most reports are rapturous. Top marks are only missed due to the odd more nuanced account – “I had palpable excitement to try this Swede’s food, but was let down by ridiculous pricing and the mixture of some exquisite and some dud options”. Top Menu Tip – “they are justifiably proud of their milk bread: a crisp crust similar to croissant and a fluffy centre like the Japanese variety, served with miso butter and borage honey” (“the best bread I have – dare I say – ever had!”). The ‘Sweden vs Japan’ menu option “allows you to compare meats prepared in the style of each cuisine. Both are good but there is a significant contrast in textures”.

Summary

Harrods enticed Swedish superstar Björn Frantzén to open his first London outlet as the trump card in their beefed-up in-store hospitality offering, with a scheduled late-2022 launch date. His self-named Stockholm flagship is a regular on ‘World’s Best’ lists and his Singapore offshoot Zén is not far behind, which indicates he’s not bad at running multiple sites globally. We look forward to feedback.

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Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7XL

Studio Frantzén Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Studio Frantzén Restaurant in SW1X, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Studio Frantzén restaurant.
Rob H
Exceptional flavours, delicately prepared a...
Reviewed 9 months, 23 days ago

"Exceptional flavours, delicately prepared and presented. "

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Hugh N
Great good and service but the lower floor ...
Reviewed 10 months, 18 days ago

"Great good and service but the lower floor has no atmosphere at all. A pity that the place feels a little moribund."

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Nat F
Food was of a very high standard, some of t...
Reviewed 10 months, 27 days ago

"Food was of a very high standard, some of the best cooking I've tasted. Service was good, but a bit slow at points and lacking some warmth and friendliness. Restaurant dining room was decorated beautifully, with an open kitchen and a range of comfortable seating arrangements. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£25.00 £68.50 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £9.00
Service 12.50%
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7XL
Opening hours
Monday10 am‑9 pm
Tuesday10 am‑9 pm
Wednesday10 am‑9 pm
Thursday10 am‑9 pm
Friday10 am‑9 pm
Saturday10 am‑9 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑6 pm

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