Restaurant Reviews

Supernormal: Restaurant review

Supernormal

Address

180 Flinders La
Melbourne, VIC

Hours

Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight

Prices

E $7-$19
M $16-$42
D $10-$16

REVIEW

Part of Andrew McConnell's empire, this is the younger, buzzier, carefree sibling to the grown-up Cumulus Inc further up Flinders Lane. Prop at Supernormal's bar, with a bird's-eye view of the open kitchen, or in the Tokyo-meets-Stockholm-style restaurant proper, and you've scored one of the hottest seats in town. If you're a newcomer to this venue's pan-Asian menu, the destination dishes are the cult lobster roll (a two-bite brioche of lobster tail, cress, spring onion and mustardy mayo), the gingery sea bream fillet with thin daikon and umami nori punch, and the as-good-as-it-sounds peanut butter parfait with salted caramel and soft chocolate. Been before? Skip to just-shucked Moonlight Flat oysters or try koji-marinated chicken decorated with bonito flakes that wave in the steam. Or chicken and prawn dumplings soused in chilli and vinegar. Service is rock solid, the wine list rules, and they do takeaway, too.

Phone:
(03) 9650 8688

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Andrew McConnell & Perry Schagen

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.