A handful of popular dishes from Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal will soon be available to take away from South Yarra’s Botanical Hotel – including the cult New England lobster rolls.

The buttered brioche rolls are filled with lobster tails and seasoned Kewpie mayo. They’re a staple at the Flinders Lane flagship and more casual south-side outpost, Supernormal Canteen.

For 10 days from Thursday July 23, the Supernormal Kiosk will pop up inside the Botanical, opposite the Botanic Gardens, selling wintery pan-Asian takeaway, including steamy miso broths, roasted veggie salads topped with shaved kombu, and prawn-and-chicken or Sichuan pork dumplings.

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The menu will be subject to change, but customers can also expect a range of simple finish-at-home options such as veggie dumplings with ginger vinegar; twice-cooked duck leg in fluffy bao buns with Shanghai vinegar and plum sauce; and chocolate and peanut-butter mousse.

The Botanical will continue running its own takeaway menu, and the bottle shop will remain open as well.

Supernormal Kiosk will be at the Botanical Hotel at 169 Domain Road, South Yarra, from Thursday July 23 to Sunday August 2. It’s open 11am to 7pm Thursday to Sunday. More information here.