Dheeraj Bhatia and Jessi Singh looking into camera, standing in front of wine-filled shelves.

Jessi Singh, the chef-restaurateur behind Daughter In Law (Melbourne), Horn Please (Melbourne), Don’t Tell Aunty (Sydney), Babu Ji NYC and Bibi Ji (Santa Barbara), has launched a sixth venue.

Located on Melbourne CBD’s iconic Flinders Lane, Mrs Singh is a new format Singh. The wine bar concept is all about indulgence. Think roaming Champagne trolley, a 300-strong wine list by award-winning sommelier Dheeraj Bhatia (est. restaurant) and produce-driven cocktails. Sitting alongside the venue is a take-away store with a colour-coded system aiding in the choice of wine or beer.

More bar than restaurant, the set up will still allow Singh to show off what his brand of modern Indian cuisine. A concise round up of small plates built on punchy flavours and Indian panache is on offer. Yhere’s  $25 express-style thalis for those on the go, while those with a little time up their sleeve can opt for extended tasting menu.

Either way, guests will be able to soak in the opulent space while dining. The 65-seater dining room features a palette of marbled blue floors, monochrome speckled terrazzo, gold accents and luminescent sherbert orange panelling offset with the brilliant hues of velvet banquette, bar and table seating.

Bollywood classics from the 70s are projected on the walls, while a ‘feel-good’ soundtrack is built around party tunes.

“Come have a bite, a meal or just a drink,” says Singh. “Bring the party or spectate. Mrs Singh is playful and curious, eager to explore what will become of this day, in this space, with the particular group that will end up here.”

Image: Dheeraj Bhatia and Jessi Singh Credit: Peter Tarasiuk

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