First Sydney restaurant for Jessi Singh

Jessi Singh is set to open his first Sydney restaurant, taking over Colin Fassnidge’s 4Fourteen space in Surry Hills.  

Fassnidge’s 4Fourteen will officially close its doors on Saturday 25 August and reopen early October as Singh’s brand new “unauthentic Indian” restaurant, Don’t Tell Aunty.

The announcement comes only a few weeks after Singh returned to Melbourne after three in the USA to refurbish and refresh the menu at his former restaurant, Horn Please.

Prior to moving to New York, Singh and his business partner, Jennifer Singh, were responsible for acclaimed Melbourne restaurants, Dhaba at the Mill, Horn Please and Babu Ji. In the USA, the duo launched Babu Ji NYC in the East Village to high praise across the top American media outlets.

Most recently, Jessi partnered with world renowned wine maker, expert and sommelier Rajat Parr, taking the brand bicoastal for the opening of wine bar and bottle shop, Bibi Ji in Santa Barbara, California.

Don’t Tell Aunty, which will be an entirely new concept for Singh, will maintain the signature fun and cheeky atmosphere that Singh is distinctly known for, whilst heroing eclectic unauthentic Indian cuisine.

Singh will bring the globally respected Rajat Parr over for his first time working on Australian soil to lead the beverage program and design the restaurant’s wine list along with a playful gin and mezcal centric cocktail list.

It’ll be a brand new look and feel for the large open plan restaurant, which is located on Surry Hills’ Bourke Street.  

“It’s an honour to be following the 4Fourteen legacy,” says Singh of the one hat restaurant.

"I'm really excited to be joining the dynamic and vibrant Sydney hospitality scene. It’s been a long-time dream. Let the good times roll!”