Supernormal, Melbourne, Australia

Supernormal, on Flinders Lane, has been buzzing everytime I’d walked past it.

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A number of my former colleagues and I try to catch up for a meal occasionally to talk about the old times, and where our lives are going.

That means finding a place to eat that can cater for a) a gluten intolerant, b) a fish hater, and c) someone who doesn’t like chili. It’s an adventure just to find a place!

But Supernormal went out of their way to ensure we all had a great meal. Most restaurants, if you ordered a banquet and then reeled off a list of restrictions would fire back with a quick, terse no variations, but our waiter took note of everything we said, and as the courses were served throughout the evening ensured that there was a personal replacement dish to cater for every dietary quirk!

Dishes served in the banquet included:

  • Red emperor, white soy & pickled wakame
  • White cut chicken, tofu dressing, cashew, noodles & chilli
  • New England Lobster roll
  • Prawn & chicken dumplings, chilli & vinegar sauce
  • Slow cooked szechuan lamb, spring onion pancake, coriander paste
  • Peanut butter parfait, salted caramel & soft chocolate

We got in early, about 6pm and the place was already almost full, I guess people eating early before heading out to a show. They won’t seat you until a majority of your party is present. And throughout the evening there was a constant stream of people pass through. Later on, they had to start turning people away. Very popular.

For $65 a head we had a great banquet in which we were all able to share, and the service was top notch.