Opened in June 2022 in central Bangkok, Villa Frantzén Restaurant & Cocktail Bar promises to take your culinary journey to a higher level.
Part of the Frantzén Group, Villa Frantzén is a 60-seat restaurant serving modern, casual Nordic cooking mixed with Asian influences over its 6-course tasting restaurant menu. On entering the restaurant, you will marvel at the impressively casual elegant interior with its open plan concept which includes the kitchen so you can watch the chef and his team in action. Craft Nordic inspired cocktails are also served at its own cocktail bar located in a separate building.
The choice of Bangkok as a destination for the Frantzén Group outpost was appealing because of the city’s rich cultural and gastronomic heritage. All the dishes carry a similar profile, characteristic of the Frantzén Groups’ DNA, but Björn Frantzén, together with his R&D team from Stockholm helmed by Daniel Everts has developed a special menu for Villa Frantzén, which Executive Head Chef Nilas Corneliussen together with Executive Sous Chef Luke Cawsey will be further developing locally.
You have the option to create your own tasting menu by choosing one dish from each category. Some of the dishes on offered are cured Norwegian salmon & beer-poached king crab, chawanmushi, beef consommé & foie grass wontons, poached turbot & horseradish, deer & crispy brown rice, and smoked ice cream. Snack selection and petit four are included in the price. If you want to expand your menu, you can select from the supplement servings like oyster and caviar. You can also add your base 6-course menu an extra selection of courses from the entire selection, each priced individually. The restaurant opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 PM and for Saturday and Sunday lunch service from noon –1:30 PM. Three private dining rooms are available on the upper floor and available for booking via email only.
The tailored menu with several options to choose from per serving is a new formula introduced by the Group. Wanting to create a wide range of experiences with the success of less formal Brasserie Astoria behind, the focus is on returning guests becoming more inclusive than at the two well-known 3-Michelin-starred restaurants Frantzén in Stockholm and Zén in Singapore.
Villa Frantzén Cocktail Bar welcomes walk-in visitors from 5 PM till midnight. In the bar, guests can try an a la carte menu. They can choose from the signature Villa Frantzén supplement dishes such as the signature French toast with Kalix vendace roe, Oyster and the 30g caviar serving or 5 selected dishes from the Villa Frantzén tasting menu. Some of the signature cocktails worth trying are beets and two types of citrus, and caramel coffee and banana.