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125 george st, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland
0131 225 5005
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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    4 of 5 stars

Good cocktails, good staff and good music for a busy Saturday night. Very plush bar with a London feel, but without the London prices!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

We went for champagne afternoon tea and were impressed with the decor and ambience. The staff were lovely and were very attentive. The only thing which let it down was the freshness of food. The afternoon tea was presented lovely but we had to get the waitress to take the sandwiches back as the bread was stale as if it... More 

Thank Jackie75x
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Tigerlily was recommended to us whilst visiting Edinburgh. It is a very unusual restaraunt catering for a wide range of customers from those who just want cocktails to those who want to eat. The menu is excellent with a wide choice of fixed price starter and main course for £10.00 - lots of wonderful cocktails too!

Thank Greasey J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here a couple of times in the past and been underwhelmed on each occasion.....slow bar service being the main issue. Visited again last weekend and waited in excess of 15 mins at the bar, no service or acknowledgement from staff during this time. Tables and areas sectioned off so there was nowhere for us to sit either, I find... More 

Thank missjm123
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Tigerlily for a celebration afternoon tea Was quite disappointed in what was offered for the cost There was a minimal filling in the egg mayonaise finger sandwiches. The nicest part of the tea was the cheese and leek tart, but even then it was a minimal filling. The price for afternoon tea is similar to other establishments in the... More 

Thank esme199
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Good cocktails, good staff and good music for a busy Saturday night. Very plush bar with a London feel, but without the London prices!

Thank slynn1
Stockholm, Sverige
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We had a nice dinner in a "chambre separé" and we must have been one of the first there since the renovation (we visited the day after the re-opening). Great wines, good food (we were 14 people and I think everyone were very happy with their food), serviceminded and friendly waitress. We had a great time and I can definetly... More 

Thank Yava1983
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

First time having dinner at Tigerlily and on the whole disappointed. Was excited to see the new decor but have to admit much preferred the old place! Drinks were as good as usual, couldn't fault them. Went for the two courses for ten pounds menu, a fantastic deal. Starter (beetroot and goats cheese) was lovely but found the main disappointing... More 

Thank mairic89
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I arranged a afternoon tea for 14 ladies here and it was absolutely beautiful. They had set an area aside for us with cakes and sandwiches and sweets. We even had a large cocktail jar to help ourselves and a glass of bubbly each. The staff were very attentive and made sure we had a lovely time. The bar/restaurant itself... More 

Thank ClaireA19
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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479 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not a fan of the new refurbishment. Have to say I liked the old decor much more and I suspect some of the staff will feel the same. The wallpaper is like a Timothy Leary image and is very distracting; could not imagine working there. Bar seating is too low for the counter and the private dining room known as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

The chips were old and soggy, the scone not great, the cucumber mojito tasty but tiny (mostly crushed ice). Tea and a scone cost £8 which is unjustifiable even for the fantastic decor of the various sections of the place. Worth mentioning that they did not have about 5 things we wanted from the menu. Really beautifully decorated inside (various... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 george st, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 225 5005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 205
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions


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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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