Monday, November 2, 2015


Down Flinders Lane there is a neon signed restaurant called Supernormal. I've walked past the restaurant countless times, eager to walk in and taste the pan-asian fare they offer, and I finally got an opportunity to go for lunch with my lovely mother. 

Unlike traditional restaurants, where you are confined to a single meal as your main meal (something us indecisive people fear) Supernormal is based around the concept of sharing. This is a premise I like as it allows patrons the chance to taste multiple meals for around the same price (or sometimes a lot more depending on where you go). Between myself and my mum we spent around twenty dollars each which is pretty decent for tapas style dining. 

The music was low and the ambience high, with wait staff walking around the venue and providing service when it was needed. They brought out the meals at a good pace, taking them to us only once we had finished the ones already on our table. We ordered the Kimchi, Cabbage and Radish to start with, then the Fried Spiced Cauliflower with Sesame Seeds (a winner), Pan Fried Pot Sticker Dumplings and the Sautéed Mushrooms with Rice Cake and Sweet Soy. They were all really delicious, especially the fried spiced cauliflower, and we were left very full but wanting more. An indisputable sign of a quality establishment. 

One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in a while, partly due to the food, partly due to the decor and partly due to the waitstaff. In sum, Supernormal is great and you should go. 

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD