Harrods has dropped the culinary bombshell that they've persuaded none other than Björn Frantzén to open a restaurant at the Knightbridge store.
If you are wondering who Björn is and why this is such a big deal, well Frantzén is No 6 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 list and the Stockholm restaurant has three Michelin stars. This will be the chef's first UK restaurant, so securing him is a huge coup for Harrods.
All we know right now is that it'll be "a state-of-the-art flagship restaurant in a prime location within the Knightsbridge store".
It's something of a homecoming for Björn too who worked here at Chez Nico's and Pied a Terre at the start of his career. As he explains: "I really got a feel for, in my opinion, one of the most interesting cities in the world, so it feels right to be coming back to open in London. Over the past few years, there have been several projects and opportunities arise in London, but none have felt right until now. It is an honour to be opening at Harrods as one of the most celebrated institutions in the world."
To give you an idea of what you might expect, here are three dishes that some of his restaurants have served over the past few weeks.
- Hiramasa, king crab in fermented apricot and sudachi sauce, ikura, caviar and wasabi.
- Hot smoked & BBQ quail, kabu, wasabi, pata negra
- Aged buri, shiro kombu, warm fermented apricot vinaigrette
We'll bring you more news on this as we get it.
More about Harrods
Where is it? 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL
When does it open? Late 2022
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