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Lobster rolls and karaoke, together at last.
By Lauren Vadnjal and Gary Brun
May 26, 2014
By Lauren Vadnjal and Gary Brun
May 26, 2014

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 much loved 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 opened its well established Flinders Lane site. Supernormal sees an exciting McConnell-esque modern Asian fusion menu while keeping a few of his cult dishes (PB parfait included, phew).

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Kick off your meal with some Sydney rock oysters, Korean rice cakes and Szechuan pickled vegetables for an entree, before moving on to the aforementioned lobster roll, some Spencer Gulf king prawns with Korean chilli and vegetable dumplings with shiitake XO. Larger options feature a sizzling Milawa chicken with green harissa and miso butter, succulent slow-cooked lamb shoulder which melts in your mouth and comes served with eggplant and Yuxiang sauce or a Gippsland stripling with fermented chillies and kimchi. 

Dessert-wise look towards a blood orange, yoghurt and burnt meringue, or a peanut butter parfait with salted caramel and soft chocolate. There's a Japanese whiskey three milk cake, too, for those who like a bit of booze with dessert. Speaking of booze there is a good selection of reds and whites here, but not too many to scare you off, while the beer selection includes Japanese favourite Asahi as well as plenty of local Melbourne brews. The sake selection is especially impressive, and you'll appreciate the help given by your waiter, with so many options to choose from you'll want to get it right. 

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