Supernormal - City

4.6
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527 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
Supernormal offers a personal interpretation of chef Andrew McConnell’s favourite Asian eating experiences drawing on his years spent working and living in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The Supernormal menu comprises old and new favourites, drawing on good times at Golden Fields over the past three years and the Supernormal Canteen over the Summer.

Supernormal is open from 11am Monday to Sunday. Our menu is available all-day for you to enjoy as much or as little as you like; a long lunch, mid-afternoon drinks, a special dinner or just a coffee.

Supernormal offers a broad range of Asian focused dishes, delicious wines with a story to tell & great drinks. A beautifully considered space with a long open kitchen bar, karaoke fun downstairs and a variety of seating for groups and private parties.
What 527 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and wine list, amazing food. When you consider the premium tasting menu is 8 courses and only $95pp it’s quite good value and the staff are happy to do half courses / pours, which helps if you are a solo diner. Will definitely be back!

BA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a staff birthday. She was born in NZ of Japanese parents so the menu had a nice Japanese connection. Without request a cup cake arrived with candle because the front of house overheard the conversation when we were being seated and when we ordered saki for a toast. Nice touch.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

TL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent
Highly recommended
Despite the tables being quite far apart the restaurant was a little bit noisy

u
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was average, the dumplings were delish as was the asparagus and mushrooms!

SF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, lovely ambience, highly recommend this restaurant

S
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extremely friendly for such a well rated restuarant, couldn't have been happier.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as always

J
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service.
We will come back before departing from Melbourne!!

G
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous as usual

NG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Overall a great experience. Can't wait to go again.

L
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Supernormal's food was ( and always is ) excellent, as was the wine. Reliably good with professional yet relaxed service

LG
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to Supernormal several times. As always food was amazing. My only recommendation is that the lobster in the lobster rolls was warmer. Sometimes they are room temperature which is fine but sometimes very cold like they just came out of the fridge. This makes the brioche bun cold and although they still taste amazing, I would prefer room temperature or warm.

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was exceptional. The waitress who served us looked after us from start to finish, had impeccable knowledge of the food and recommended the perfect amount of food and combo of meat and vego options. A real highlight of our visit to Melbourne! Amazing!

DB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Service was a bit slow and haphazard and could be improved

GH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Can’t fault anything related to our experience

CR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding Supernormal

Another wonderful meal at Supernormal, lunch this time, outstanding dishes were:

Spring vegetable salad, smoked trout & fresh horseradish
Prawn & chicken dumplings, chilli & vinegar sauce 6pc
Duck bao - twice-cooked duck leg, vinegar & plum sauce

The staff are always wonderfull, many have been there since it opened, the answer given by our waitress was “because it is a wonderful place to work”
That says it all.

MC
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a lovely all round lunch. Excellent service, the staff were very informative & helpful, especially with the wines. The food was superb, especially the Kingfish dish & the whole snapper. We will definitely be visiting again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Heading to Fleetwood Mac made for. Memorable night

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lobster rolls were divine! I’m not even a fan of lobster!
Peanut butter parfait was also delish!

NC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Food lives up to the expectations

JN
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

i visited the restaurant previously during my trip to melbourne and was very impressed with the food. i've been raving about it to another friend so we went on sunday night. unfortunately the whole snapper, burnt butter, wild watercress and kombu failed to wow us. the fish itself was very fresh, but taste bland. it was like eating a plain steam fish. we only enjoyed the prawn chicken dumplings and lobster roll. overall i think standards have dropped significantly.

KD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

A bit disappointing as a whole, after reading all of the reviews thought this would be a great spot for lunch. It was very noisy, food pretty average, service average. Not to mention all the fruit flies buzzing around. The manager did move our table after the entree, but they followed us to the next table.

SB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was all I could ask for thank you!
I just recommend supernormal to a friend just then before writing this review.

CA
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant + authentic service. Greeted with warmth after struggling to find a city park + therefore running late - and the attentiveness was ongoing from there, without ever being over bearing. A fabulous Sunday lunch indeed - food great (aside from the green tea sorbet which was very bitter) + a delicious Italian wine to accompany. Thank you Supernormal.

JD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Literally the best restaurant I've been to in regards to having dietary requirements considered.

The staff are awesome, the atmosphere is great and the food was so delicious.

Highly recommended!

RC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Third time in four weeks at this restaurant: I keep coming back, not only for the pot sticker dumplings and lobster rolls (both amazing), but for the friendly, charming and helpful service.

JO
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I really like some items of the Menu like the tuna and lobster rolls and tried a few items I had not had previously which were good but not as nice as I had hoped.

Still a fan !

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was great. We ordered one of the set menus and our courses were rushed through to begin with but when we asked them to slow down they were very obliging. After that we had all the time we wanted to eat and chat with our friends. It’s busy and noisy but that’s what we expected from this restaurant.

ER
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Supernormal is always great but the real clincher is the amazing staff. The perfect amount of attentive and leaving us alone. My friend had her new born with us and even though the pram was a little inconvenient they were nothing but accommodating. The wine list is great - good mix of Australian & international wines.

Loved it!

G
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The dumplings in the chilli sauce are an absolute highlight.

y
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We were seated at 5:20 in a nearly empty restaurant and ordered a few dishes. The pacing was way off, with the main being served 45 mins after the starter was finished, only to realize they had brought the wrong dish. No excuse for this at a slow time! The food was tasty and servers were friendly but we left unimpressed (actually, annoyed!) and would not return or recommend.

DF
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very knowledgeable staff . Dinner was delicious especially Sesame bread. Dessert wasn’t as good as expected. . Basically just a pavlova. Will try their signature dessert next time.

HK
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was good, hard to fault a first class venue like this

BT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

living the dream! Wonderful food, service, facilities, ambience. highly recommended and I will be back.

S
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We decided to jump straight in to the $69 banquet, because, as we were first-timers and the entire menu sounded so delicious, it seemed easier to let the kitchen do all of the hard work!
Everything about the experience was a delicious, triumphant pleasure, but particular shout out to the lobster roll, and the *sumptuous*, RIDICULOUSLY good peanut-butter parfait.
Service was most efficient.
Highly, highly recommended.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Great place to go with friends or family

SA
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend a spot at the bar if one is available.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food in a lively atmosphere

LT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Always on our list when we visit Melbourne. This visit was not quite as outstanding as previous times but still a great dining experience. We had the Marron special which we thought wasn't that fabulous.

KR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The staff were amazingly attentive and friendly.

I had the $69 buffet and I’m not much of a seafood consumer, so maybe my point of view is a bit skewed, but would have liked more variety of dishes. All the dishes were delicious. My only gripe was the main fish dish of snapper I believe it had too many bones you couldn’t see because the room was so dark. On such a tiny fish, it was too tricky to deal with. I know you kind of fork off the fish and it breaks away, but quite a few still get through.

I particularly enjoyed the chicken salad, chicken and prawn dumplings and the lobster roll.

The cocktail with pineapple was also very good. Not too sweet and quite strong.
Lovely evening anyway. Cheers!

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