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Years on the list 1
Ben Shewry’s innovative but nature-led Melbourne masterpiece
There are dedicated chefs, and then there’s Ben Shewry. The New Zealand-born 35-year-old often rises before dawn to forage on the shore near his family home in Victoria, before starting the long commute into Melbourne. He’ll stop by local parks and even alleyways, as well as Attica’s own gardens, to pick up more raw materials to prepare meticulously for the restaurant that day. His commitment pays off: the cuisine is both uniquely imaginative and outstandingly good.