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Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal Is Finally Opening in Melbourne

Lobster rolls and karaoke, together at last.

By Lauren Vadnjal
April 30, 2014
By Lauren Vadnjal
April 30, 2014

If your kind of heaven features soft, pillowy lobster rolls and floating clouds of peanut butter parfait, then you'll be happy to know that Andrew McConnell's long-awaited Supernormal (aka the only version of the afterlife we want to know about) is finally here.

After the success of the restaurant's three month-long Fitzroy pop-up, Supernormal opens early next week at its brand new Flinders Lane site. A follow-up to McConnell's Golden Fields, which recently closed up shop in St Kilda to make way for the CBD venture, Supernormal will see a whole new McConnell-esque modern Asian fusion menu while keeping a few cult Golden Fields dishes (PB parfait included, phew). According to Good Food, you can expect to be chowing down on all the important (and on-trend) food groups, including pork belly, kimchi and steaming bowls of ramen.

Supernormal makes it restaurant number five for McConnell, who already operates Cumulus Inc, Cutler & Co, The Builders Arms Hotel and the soon-to-be Luxembourg, which will take the place of Golden Fields on Fitzroy Street. Opening today in the dining epicentre of Flinders Lane, the restaurant looks decidedly more fun (and a little cheeky) with the use of super kawaii Pacman-like figures in their branding and the inclusion of karaoke — I repeat, karaoke — in their private dining room. Lobster rolls with a rendition of 'Wannabe'? Yes please.

Meanwhile, the pre-opening pop-up seems to be a trend such among hyped venues. Chris Lucas's Kong has popped up at the city's Rue & Co ahead of its actual opening.

Update 1 May: This article originally stated that Supernormal was opening April 30. That occasion has now been pushed back to early next week.

Published on April 30, 2014 by Lauren Vadnjal
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