“It’s the most Nordic restaurant in the entire Frantzén Group,” says chef Björn Frantzén of the latest addition to the Group’s stable, which includes three-Michelin-starred restaurants Frantzén in Stockholm, Sweden, and Zén in Singapore, among other establishments.
Located in central Bangkok in a spacious house in Yen Akat 3, just a stone’s throw from acclaimed German restaurant Sühring, Villa Frantzén serves a Nordic menu with Asian influences amidst interiors by Swedish interior architects Joyn Studio and decorative pieces and tableware by Scandinavian craftspeople.
The menu is brought to diners by executive chef Martin Enström and executive sous chef Nilas Corneliussen from a bustling open kitchen around which the main restaurant seating is found, while three private dining rooms are located upstairs, and a glasshouse overlooking an outdoor patio offers alternative dining experiences.
Swedish chef Martin Enström cut his teeth training alongside award-winning Swedish chefs Mathias Dahlgren, Gert Klötzke and John Sayan Isaksson, the latter the chef behind the Nobel Prize banquets in 2015 and 2016. After falling in love with Thailand in his early 20s, Enström settled on Koh Lanta where he opened charcoal grilling restaurant Yang. Enström’s experience in Thailand combined with his Swedish heritage leaves the chef well placed to bring the distinctive experience that Villa Frantzén offers to diners.