Supernormal - City

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457 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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.
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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved this! I’ve never been before. The food and service was amazing!
I’ll definitely be back

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KK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, great service and the noise was well received as my father has hearing aids and when a place is very noisy he finds it difficult.

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

I met a girlfriend for our regular catch up and had a really nice evening. I heard the girls beside me, who were halfway through their meal that they'd ordered too much - hard not to when everything sounds so yummy. We ordered the banquet and have to say like the table beside us - it was definitely too much. The service was understated which is perfect when you just want to have a chat - they know when you check is good and when to just leave you to chat and yet still move the proceedings along. Definitely recommend it. It is never a cheap night but it's well worth the money if you want something more than fish and chips or a parma.

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JD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, friendly and attentive staff and great atmosphere. Love this place!

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M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat in the city and regularly a go to spot. The only downside at times, is during peak times the wait can be over 2/3 hours which detracts me from going during those times which is a shame. Otherwise, really great.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The service, food and wine was 5 star. Our waiter was so good at her job we went with all her recommendations. Do not skip dessert, It's a must

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JL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Dishes fell well short of Supernormal’s exciting delicious standard.

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V
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Choose the simple banquet. It’s well worth it.
Just let the staff know of any dietary requirements and they are very understanding and you needs will be well accommodated.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

A Melbourne must try. The signature lobster roll is amazing. The veal tartare was a standout.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great experience. beautiful food. only let down was they had sold out of the dessert i wanted! the soft serve

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CL
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

3rd visit and still loving it!! Service is amazing, food is amazing... highly recommend

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JW
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It didn’t cater well to my vegetarian daughter. Not enough vegetarian options for a city so inclusive of meat free diets. The pumpkin seeds were great, however, the first course of the banquet was below average and the desert was far to sweet. The middle and main courses were enjoyable overall.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It's good, nothing spectacular, nothing to sound the trumpets for, but it does what its name says, supernormal, and it sets the bar for normal at a pretty respectable height. I wouldn't walk in expecting anything mindblowingly amazing, but I did leave satisfied and well fed. The fish with yuzu sauce and their earl grey soft serve were noteworthy.

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AF
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great service, food is generally very good, but I wish they would change their menu sometimes... so many dishes still the same as the year they opened

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e
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing with their recommendations and standard of service. the food was so tasty, fresh and delicious. We loved the cool and energetic vibe of the restaurant.
We'll definitely be going back !

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RT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Supernormal for Mother's Day lunch and it was superb as usual.
The shared food plates were explained well by the waiter and the quality of the food along with the number of dishes recommended was spot on.

A great place for a couple at the bar or family and friends at a table.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food, taste quite Asian. Great service

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ST
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service are always outstanding. Supernormal never disappoints.

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CJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great feel, good service. We stayed for hours and felt no pressure to move on. Some of the food was delicious, but not all, sadly. The kingfish was flat, and the eggplant dish was not enjoyable. The noodle salad was sensational.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic booth to enjoy a memorable lunch. Staff knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. As there were four of us the various courses were catered to us four- don’t get that everywhere!
The delicate flavours, the creative use of ingredients all combined to present a fantastic lunch. The wine list was extensive and interesting non- alcoholic drinks catered to all taste buds !

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RS
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic drinks lost and perfect staff.

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IR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time here and it did not disappoint. Food is amazing! Both times we were seated along the bench and I highly recommend it. Lobster roll an obvious stand out as are the beef buns and the duck. Service it friendly and prompt but not overbearing. Current favourite restaurant.

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GW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are such regulars but always take someone new to experience it.

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A
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food in a lovely setting, highly recommend.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere, will definitely recommend.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I highly recommend Supernormal, service was amazing and the food delicious!
5 Stars all round!!

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f
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very nice Saturday lunch with amazing food and very knowledgeable front of house team.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service.
The waitress made great recommendations and it was clear she knew the menu very well.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The service was dreadful. Our conversation was interrupted every 2 minutes with requests to fill our water glasses and whether they could clear the plates yet. The waitress became increasingly rude, each time we declined. There were several other empty tables and we spent a lot of money, so why the pressure for us to leave? Impossible to relax and so stressful! We will not return.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An expensive drinks menu, food was amazing. Fantastic servive

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LN
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great venue and atmosphere but with four adults and two children we were asked to have the banquet menu which really wasn’t great. Having eaten there twice before and ordered a la carte, we know the food can be wonderful. Inflexibility about the menu ruined our meal as the banquet dishes didn’t go. Staff friendly, service standard.

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GR
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent in all aspects. Highly recommented for a high quality tasty food.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An excellent example of how the delicate flavours of Japan can be fused with some of the more robost South East Asian flavours. Every dish the two of us sampled was superb, coupled with excellent service during a busy lunch on a Saturday. Would highly recommend.

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EH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Delicious shareable dishes.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were very accommodating in letting us book a table just for dessert. It was beautify. Thank you!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food perfectly balanced. Would not change a thing about it. Service is also top notch. Comfortably one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Melbourne

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RH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great well structured food with fantastic flavours. Lots of interesting choices on the menu. A little noisy but once you’re used to that it’s no problem.

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GT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Always tasty and the variety is great. The only problem I have with this place is the cost. $400 for 3 people (and this only includes 4 basic drinks). And most of us were still hungry after. There’s equally good food, at much better value, available elsewhere in Melbourne.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food. Everything is just excellent from the tiny lobster roll and the beef in a bun, truly taste sensations in each bite. The desserts are like a party in your mouth. The earl grey soft serve is heaven and the little bit of lemon cake with it just takes you over the top in the eating experience BUT then you take a bite of the meringue with rose cream and lychee Sorbet and it takes you way up to a whole new level of pleasure. I actually visited this time for the cross promotion dessert with Lune Croissanterie which was more than good too. Totally enjoyed my decadent afternoon experience - first time visit in the afternoon where I could really experience the ambience and see the place. Every other time it has been so totally packed you couldn’t even see the floor. Will definitely come in the afternoon again ❣️ planning on going through their entire menu over time.
Downside is the seats and chairs are not comfortable at all. Prices are high but I don’t come expecting a deal, I know I will be spending lots but I come for the experience. Quality over quantity. If you are in a position not to worry about the cost of the experience you will be very happy 😃 I walked out very happy.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Supernormal never fails to impress!! It always delivers phenomenal food and a wonderful experience. An absolute must.

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