Restaurant Reviews

Attica: Restaurant review


74 Glen Eira Rd
Ripponlea, Melbourne, VIC


Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm


Tasting menu $275


Year after year, Attica goes deeper into its exploration of Australian food as seen through the eyes of a New Zealand-born outsider with a growing obsession over native flora and fauna and the technical expertise to make it new. Ben Shewry might have joined the ranks of the chef glitterati – attracting a small army of top-of-their-game waiter acolytes in the process – but the 17-course tasting menu is imbued with a surfeit of humour that dissolves any pretension. The remodelled dining room in its charcoal-muted glory treads a conservative line but the menu is lovable hyper-Australiana, from the Happy Little Vegemite roll to pearl meat grilled in paperbark with quandong. The parameters of Shewry's inquiry are broad, from the luxe (a whole marron, its de-shelled tail steamed in seaweed and anointed with desert lime) to the less-loved (possum sausage in bread). Fine dining is rarely so fun.
(03) 9530 0111
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Ben Shewry
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.