Royale by Michael Björklund in Stockmann’s Helsinki city centre department store focuses on good, Finnish food in a cultural setting. BBQ Royale & Café’s core values are high quality and local products, excellent service, and good food.
Behind the Royale by Michael Björklund concept is, in addition to chef Michael Björklund, also Thomas Strandvik. Two owners and a novel restaurant concept make quick revisions possible according to customer wishes. The brand name “Royale by Michael Björklund” and the interior design linking everything together tells the visitor who is behind the business. The catchwords of the interior design are timelessness, French-inspired, the 1930’s, and tastefulness.
In september 2022 Royale Estrad opened their doors in the historic building of Svenska Teatern. The Restaurant focuses on classic dishes such as Biff Rydberg, Skagen and Seafood plateau. Royale Estrad is also responsible for the Theaters intermission service, which can be ordered in advance.
The restaurant in Stockmann have a taste of the world outside Helsinki. The BBQ restaurant is inspired by the cosy, small local restaurants in Brooklyn, NYC. ”We have nodded towards times gone by in Helsinki, especially when the department store was new and already a window to the world. The walls of the BBQ restaurant are decorated with everyday heroes from Micke’s native Åland. Here, we have black-and-white historical portraits of farmers making hay on Åland. Frozen moments in time from the fields. Pictures that show us that we still need the soil today, just as before, to satisfy our hungers.”