125 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
  • Telephone 0131 225 5005
  • Opening times Daily 9am–1am.
  • Seasonal times Extended opening for Christmas and Hogmanay.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–10.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk
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Buzzing with life, this flashy bistro and bar should be on every cocktail lover’s radar.

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City centre diners don’t come much glitzier than this spacious hotel brasserie where mood lighting and imaginative design provide a glittering backdrop for delighted selfies. Larger groups make use of impressive beaded booths lining one wall while cosy twos and fours settle in chic feasting zones surrounding a large sparkling cocktail bar, lit by a suitably bling display of pinks and purples. The menu has a contemporary fusion vibe making use of Asian spices, seasonal ingredients and precise presentation. A substantial starter of beef rendang comes as two fluffy Asian bao buns stuffed with rich warming stew. A succulent main of confit chicken leg is served with a grilled breast and mild, fruity red curry sauce with lively highlights of coconut and lemongrass. Puddings include a creamy passion fruit panacotta offset with thin slivers of pineapple, coconut crunch and sharp mint. It's a cool hangout, popular with twenty and thirtysomethings, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when resident (occasionally name) DJs spin the decks.

The List's rating






Malcolm McGonigle visited Tigerlily on 21 January 2019
  • High point: Lush interiors, Mellis cheeses and Brewdog on tap
  • Low point: Seasoning a tad faint-hearted for Pacific Rim dishes
  • Notable dish: Passion fruit panacotta
  • Average price: £15 (Sun–Fri); £26.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 16 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 33
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Contemporary
  • Live entertainment: DJ every Friday and Saturday from 9pm
  • Capacity: 140
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 21
  • House wine: £22 per bottle

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