Supernormal Canteen - St Kilda
Think casual good-times in a distinctly Tokyo setting while the delicious scent of yakitori smoke fills the air. The relaxed and versatile menu lends itself well to a quick snack or party pit-stop, or you can go all out and build a feast that might hero dumplings, cup noodles and fried school prawns alongside a selection of sticks (yakitori) and of course, the New England Lobster Roll.
Pop up Vegan was outstanding, the set menu was a great way to sample the options.
Everyone raves about Supernormal but as a vegetarian my options are limited there, so I was very excited to go to Supernormal Natsu. We had the summer set menu. Whilst there some delicious dishes (the curry and dessert), it was a bit of a let down overall. The food was fresh and good, but not very creative - it was similar to what we have at home. So I didn't feel we really got our money's worth.
I think we would agve enjoyed it more if we went a la carte.
Our meal was fab! We opted for the banquet so we got to try lots of different things and all the dishes looked and tasted amazing. The service was lovely as well, attentive but not rushed. They were also accommodating of my husbands allergies and swapping a dish out of the banquet for another was not an issue at all. Will definitely be coming here again! Thank you Supernormal Canteen for a lovely experience!
what an amazing night, the food and service were absolutely amazing. still dreaming about the lobster rolls and the chicken.
Great look, outstanding ‘ front person’ , beautiful food (we had the banquet menu) but such a smell of old grill smoke! You need a better extractor fan! Almost unbearable :(
We had a lovely "sunny" Sunday evening dinner outside. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional, we loved the atmosphere and it's what we would expect dining in Fitzroy streeet St Kilda!
The Lobster roll was a hit and we loved, well, we loved all our dishes!
Looking forward to dining here again soon x
We accidentally booked the canteen and meant the restaurant in city. They changed it for us, lucky they weren’t too busy being holiday time. When booking online take care as it’s an easy mistake. We’ve been many times to supernormal and love it for its difference. We tried the special of burnt butter Maron and they were over cooked and not deveined . Flavour was great but for $35 I expect more. The lobster roll delicious as usual and chicken great. The meringue rose cream desert was delicious and they gave us a lemon cake and earl grey tea ice cream as a treat because of the Maron. A kind gesture.
I do find it an expensive place to eat in comparison to other places of similar quality. But worth trying it out at least once.
food coming a bit slow, and each dish is not a big dish for share. And the lobster roll is smaller than we expected.
Sadly after much anticipation i found this my dining experience quite Underwhelming
Tasting menu is standard fare for designer Asian and stop hanging your hat on lobster rolls(in the various incantations since golden fields)
Cutlery, glassware and table adornments all cheap and paper napkins....You can logo your paper napkins as much as you like, paper nakins for a dinner that will rarely cost you less than $70 per head
I have enjoyed Andrew McConnell’s other restaurants, but this left me cold
Loved loved loved it! Great food, great service, no line up - will definitely be going back.
This place was good, but nothing outstanding. I don’t plan on going back, nor will I be recommending this to my friends. Why accept good in a city with amazing food and wine venues?
Beyond the quality of the food, we ordered the banquet, and the staff paid no attention to how slowly we were eating, with at one stage having 6 out of the 7 or 8 dishes out in front of us. Felt like we were being rushed out. Not fun.
Great place, incredible food, amazing staff... highly recommend!
A good spot for lunch or dinner. Dan Dan noodles were nothing special (wouldn’t order again) but everything else was good - asparagus, dumplings (yum!) and fried chicken set - amazing wings!
Biggest disappointment was how expensive the sparkling wines were - c $85 for the cheapest bottle (unless you want Prosecco, which we didn’t). There should be an option around $60. And glasses at less than $26!
First time there. Very good and I will definitely go again. Very interesting food flavours and combinations. Bit noisy but ok.
Great set menu, great cocktails. Lobster roll is a classic and can’t be beaten. Enjoyed all the dishes and food came timely and was all delicious. Excellent service, we sat at the bar. Cosy, comfortable. Can’t wait to return.
Slow service, drinks took too long. Forgot our bottle of wine. Ten minutes after we weee seated we had to ask for water. Our first course came out and we still didn’t get our drinks. Hostess was so slow at making drinks. Food didn’t have the “wow” factor I was expecting!
Loved the food and the service was excellent. Make sure you have the lobster roll.
Food was mediocre and overpriced for what it was! $5 for a bowl of white rice and it was served cold and undercooked!
Great food but the service was a bit random. Very slow with our drinks but still had a great time. The big table at the back is too deep so you feel very far from people sitting opposite you.
Another very satisfying visit. Food first class & reasonably priced.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the food, the company. I even liked the OpenTable app. It was a birthday party for my friends and the restaurant recognised that. The spell checker wanted to changed the"s" in recognised to a "z" ..hmmm - I took photos but haven't downloaded them from my camera. Other than that thanks from a bunch of locals!
Really delicious food, great atmosphere, pleasant staff and a great Marguerita- well worth the visit- loved not having to order- their selection was really good.
Way too salty, vinegar in most meals, poor taste, too noisy
We ordered the banquet. Unfortunately no one in our group liked either main that came with it.
Service was good & so were the starters.
Impressed some UK visitors, good atmosphere, interesting food options and all of us enjoyed the food.
Options were good but would like a few more vegetarian share dishes to make it easier to have a range to share for mixed parties.
Sat at the bar and had excellent service, was recommended good wine. View from the bar was fun
The waitress we had was fantastic, she made us feel comfortable, relaxed and we really enjoyed our night. She made some fantastic recommendations on food and made wonderful cocktails. Will be back for sure.
Brilliant food; as good as the Flinders Lane spot. It's a tragedy that it will close when Andrew manages to sell the location: St Kilda deserves the McConnell touch!
It was definitely not value for money. With the price I was expecting more, but sadly it was not delivered.
Even the beer wasn’t poured properly!
The ambience was lovely, the staff were okay. They were really polite and followed all of the sequences of service, but there was no personality and no vibe. Just flat.
The food is great, been here many times. The staff are usually fabulous. Not this time. Apparently when you book a table on the website - it no longer means a table booking - if you are a booking and really want a table - you are expected to over look look the fact that the booking form says 'book a table' and send the a note the restaurant. Otherwise you could be on a stool, in the window or in the pre drinks area, not at a table!
Such lovely staff, very helpful with my allergies and so kind to our disabled daughter.
Super friendly service and amazing food. A little bit expensive considering the serving size, but was worth it for a nice occasion!
The sister restaurant of Supernormal and I was pleasantly surprised. The same great quality of food and service and a definite plus that so many of my favourite supernormal dishes were also on offer at this location.
Delicious food and amazing customer service! We had a great night. Loved the mushroom noodles, prawn dumplings and the desserts.
Great night thanks very much. Delicious food. I went with two non-vegetarians and we had all vegetarian options and they loved it too. They couldn’t believe vegetarian food could be so delicious!
Yummy food and margarita, spot on flavours, quality ingredients!
2nd time here. Can get quite noisy and crowded. Although a bit pricey and wouldn't be a regular hang out, all the food is AMAZING and worth the visit for treat or special occasion.
The food was so delicious! We will be back. Highly recommended.
Supernormal continues to deliver with innovative food and flavours whilst retaining some stalwarts like the lobster roll. The vegetarian options are delightful and the range of flavours and quality of food is outstanding. The service from staff is patchy however. On the week night we ate there, despite the restaurant not being full, it took considerable time to get waiters' attention and procure drinks and refills. Given that service is very pared down (with no change of plates between courses, no linen and self serve cutlery), one would expect more from the floor staff.