Daughter In Law: ‘unauthentic’ Indian food in Melbourne

In his return to Australian shores following a stint in the States, renowned chef and restaurateur Jessi Singh has opened his latest venture in Melbourne, ‘Daughter In Law’. The bar and grill on Little Bourke Street continues Singh’s ambitious and playful approach to modern Indian-Australian fare. 

Daughter In Law: 'unauthentic' Indian food in Melbourne

While this fusion of flavours has been done before, Daughter In Law takes it to a whole different level. Think subcontinental flavours with cuts of meat you’d never find in India – like the eye fillet tartare with spiced green mango powder, dry pomegranate served with cumin-spiced smoked raita and mint chutney in a pani puri cup, or Aussie lamb chops with raita and mint chutney, curry fries and salad. Naan pizzas, grilled summer prawns and marinated curry-spiced spare ribs also feature on the unconventional menu. 

Daughter In Law: 'unauthentic' Indian food in Melbourne
Beef tartare

Daughter In Law’s cocktail list is just as unexpected as the dining menu. Think alcoholic mango lassi, spicy jalapeno margaritas and beetroot juice with mezcal! The bar’s wine list has been developed by Sacha Imrie and features exclusively imported drops from California. 

The atmosphere and design of Daughter In Law is a reflection of its unique and contemporary food and drink offering. Millennial pink abounds with brass and copper detailing, plus punches of rich royal blue. The soundtrack is a mix of 70s Bollywood tunes and daily DJs.

Daughter In Law signals Singh’s return to Australia, where he had previously owned the popular Melbourne restaurants Dhaba at the Mill, Horn Please and Babu Ji. 

Find out more: daughterinlaw.com.au  

Daughter In Law
37-41 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000 VIC

Photography: Peter Tarasiuk

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