UPDATE: MAY 25, 2020 — Supernormal is reopening for dine-in service from Saturday, June 6. At lunch, its chicken ramen will be available alongside a lineup of signature dishes — and at night, a $65 banquet will be on offer. For more information and to book, head over to the website.
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) delivers both these things — and more.
After the success of the restaurant's three month-long Fitzroy pop-up, Supernormal has a 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). And 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 Luxembourg. Located in the dining epicentre of Flinders Lane, the restaurant is 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.