Critically-acclaimed Chef Björn Frantzén arrives at Atlantis, The Palm

The chef behind two three MICHELIN Starred restaurants is coming to Dubai.

Atlantis, The Palm is an iconic dining destination, and that’s set to continue as it welcomes one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, Björn Frantzén. Björn is bringing two new restaurants to Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, and they are scheduled to open by winter 2023.

Björn’s new dining concepts include the relaxed Nordic restaurant, Studio Frantzén, and the fine dining Nordic restaurant, Frantzén. Björn is already well-known for his restaurants across the world, which include Frantzén in Stockholm and Zén in Singapore.

Frantzén has three MICHELIN Stars and ranks at number 25 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Zén has three MICHELIN Stars, and ranks at number 37 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Studio Frantzén at Atlantis, The Palm will serve Nordic cuisine with Asian influences, and cocktails with Nordic ingredients. Dishes on the menu range from porterhouse steak to blistered lobster with curry hollandaise, pomegranate-infused mirin, dried cloudberries, ginger and coriander butter.

The Scandinavian designed venue is set to include a lively bar, intimate booths and a kitchen counter with front-row seats to the action. Overall, the space will seat 220 people, and boast private dining areas.

At the heart of Frantzén at Atlantis, The Palm is Nordic cuisine, which is influenced by Japanese kaiseki sensibilities and French techniques. Dishes range from Crudo of scallop with salted Tokyo turnip to king crab grilled over birch embers with hot sauce. Plus, there will be an extensive selection of wine and Grand Cru’s – we’re talking more than 1,500 labels.

Frantzén aims to feel like an intimate living room, and it will boast a rooftop orangery as well as views of Dubai skyline. The restaurant will feel like an exclusive experience, as it can only accommodate 25 people.

Björn Frantzén explains: “Following the arrival of MICHELIN into Dubai, I cannot think of a better time to introduce our concepts to the region. We are both proud and excited to bring our gastronomy to the ever-evolving food scene of Dubai, and there is no better place for us to showcase our immersive dining experience than the culinary destination, Atlantis Dubai”. 

Atlantis, The Palm is already home to two MICHELIN Starred restaurants. The winners include Hakkasan’s traditional Cantonese dishes with a modern twist, and Ossiano’s seafood menu inspired by the ocean, which is served by a floor-to-ceiling aquarium. 

Given Björn’s already successful career, his new restaurants are bound to get MICHELIN’s attention. 

GO: Visit for more information.

What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure
Kohinoor Sahota - Deputy Editor
A sucker for a good story, if you invite Kohinoor to a gallery, comedy night, new restaurant, hiking trip, cycle ride, pool day or just about any activity, she’ll probably say yes – that is if she isn’t busy planning her next adventure.

You may also like

More in:Dubai

0 %