125 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
  • Telephone 0131 225 5005
  • Opening times Daily 9am–1am.
  • 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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Tigerlily’s look is an eye-poppingly vivid combination of intense colours and styles where the design element is turned up to 11. The multiple dining areas around the main bar offer a plethora of seating options, with the large curved sofas particularly suited for chatty group get-togethers. Asian flavours crop up across the menu; chicken bang bang salad with peanut and sesame dressing is an ample portion that leaves taste buds singing and the mouth tingling. With the main of pan-fried seabass with baby potatoes and pak-choi, you may want the coconut leaf sauce on the side to avoid the fish being over-powered. Brioche and butter pudding with orange and apricot accompanied by Arran Dairies vanilla ice-cream is beautifully presented and a perfect close to the meal. Like the décor, the drinks selection has to be seen to be believed. The cocktail list stretches into the distance and that’s before the substantial whisky list gets a look-in. There are set meal bargains to be had at lunch and dinner and drink discounts from Tuesday to Friday.

The List's rating






Steve Morton visited Tigerlily on 27 February 2018
  • High point: Comprehensive drinks list
  • Low point: The interior may be too ostentatious for delicate souls
  • Notable dish: Veal escalope with parmesan, mustard and herb breadcrumb.
  • Average price: £24 (lunch); £24 (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: Upbeat contemporary sounds
  • Live entertainment: DJ every Friday and Saturday from 9pm
  • Capacity: 140
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 22
  • House wine: £21 (£12.75 Tue–Fri) per bottle

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