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Tiger Lily

British Restaurant and Bar/Pub

3.5 out of 5 3.5/5 from 6 reviews (add your opinion)

125 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4JN

Phone: 0131 225 5005
Alt Phone: 0131 225 7046

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Price: ££££
Licensed: Yes
BYOB: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: No

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 1200-2230

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4 from craig777 (100%) on July 30th, 2010 (3 years ago)

Tiger Lily, 125 George Street, EH2 4JN, Edinburgh

I went here for dinner last night and have to say was very impressed. Although Tiger Lily is probably the nicest (in terms of decor etc) place to go on George Street for drinks/food I rarely go there and it wasn’t until we got a 2-1 voucher that we thought about it. The menu had numerous options which I could have chosen with a huge variety of meat and fish dishes. My only complaint about the menu was a lack of veggie options, one of our party was veggie and the main was off for the day so the only other option was one of the starters as a main.

I had the sea bass with squid and chorizo and it was amazing! So tasting and just the right portion size for me, one of the best meals I have had in a while. 2 others went for the fillet steak and again they have said it is the best cut of meat they have had so far this year!! The veggie option was as I say a bit limited and I don’t think the portion was big enough compared to the sizes of other mains but I was told it was still enjoyable.

I think just now there are doing a 2-1 offer pretty much any night or meal of the week (people on George Street handing out vouchers most days) so it helps with the cost of the meal. Mains vary from £15-26 (steak being the only meal at the £26 range), starters tended to be based around £6-8.

If you haven’t been to Tiger Lily in a while then it’s worth a visit to try their menu out and well 2-1 makes it less of a blow to the wallet. They also have loads of summer drinks deals on just how which save a few more pennies!

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4.5 from jcaughey (75%) on January 16th, 2008 (6 years ago)

Tiger Lily, 125 George Street, EH2 4JN, Edinburgh

I went to tigerlily last night because I was emailed one of the 2 4 1 vouchers circulating just now.

It was absolutely brilliant, I have never had service as friendly and good as we had at Tiger Lily, we were served by a Welsh waitress who really knew her stuff, was attentive without being overly so and really made the evening.

The food came quickly and was divine - we opted for the chocolate fondue for pudding which was fun and a bit of a novelty (even though I managed to get more chocolate on my top than in my mouth!)

A really great - inexpensive night. £39 for 2 people - we had a bottle of house white, 2 mains and the fondue. We got one of the main courses free - but still, a main was roughly £10. Excellent all round. I will certainly be returning!

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4 from irishphat (61%) on August 28th, 2007 (6 years ago)

Tiger Lily, 125 George Street, EH2 4JN, Edinburgh

I've been here for lunch at least 3 times now and it's been excellent fare each time. Not as expensive as I expected either. Brought clients here also and they've always been chuffed with the grub, the service and the atmosphere. It's necessary to book on busy pay-days for example but I'll go frequently.

The food is pretty straightforward in terms of selection, some inventive risottos, pasta, steaks and so on. Top starters, when I went recently all 4 of the ones we selected looked good.The mains were decent sized and we were all pretty full when we finished up.

The service is of a high standard and efficient.

All in all I'll go again, a bit more expensive than Ricks and harder to get a table but a nice spot for a treat.

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4 from foodie (26%) on October 28th, 2007 (6 years ago)

Tiger Lily, 125 George Street, EH2 4JN, Edinburgh

I've been here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I'd have to say that the breakfast was not expensive but also really underwhelming. Lunch and dinner were excellent, and not overpriced for George St. Service is excellent. Atmosphere is unique - good first date or trying-to-impress-someone material. To get a deal on a meal try priceyourmeal.com - which is like eBay but for meal deals at Tigerlily and other places in Edinburgh.

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3 from elcc (23%) on November 9th, 2008 (5 years ago)

Tiger Lily, 125 George Street, EH2 4JN, Edinburgh

Came here a while ago with a party of a dozen of us. We were pleasantly greeted and taken to our tables. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was warm and light. we came since we had the 2 for 1 vouchers and took advantage of this. The steak sizes were large and looked really meaty for what we were asking for. However, some dishes were slighly disappointing such as the chicken breast which was served in a very large plate but had two bits of chicken meat on a bed of 6 potatoes all drizzled with a nice sauce. I would only come again if I won the lottery or wanted a drink but not for thefood. When it came to dessert time, we ordered a mixed platter and a chocoloate fondue which they didn't have (it was only 8pm!) We decided to cancel the fondue but the waiter insisted we chang to something else and only after an embarrassing moment of eye exchanges did the waiter decide to cancel the fondue. Overall, it's a good place to meet friends and chill out but be careful what you order.

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1.5 from Kate (12%) on February 22nd, 2010 (4 years ago)

Tiger Lily, 125 George Street, EH2 4JN, Edinburgh

I went here on Saturday for lunch, which I was looking forward to, as I had been here for a drink before and had been impressed with the decor and ambiance. When we arrived we were asked to order drinks at the bar while we waited for our table, we ordered 3 cocktails and a bottle of sparkling wine which took about 20 minutes to arrive, this was to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon, having arrived at 1.30pm we did not receive our desserts until 4.30pm. On top of the endless waiting despite eating 3 courses I left the restaurant still hungry.

My starter of Mussel and Clam chowder came in a huge dish with a tiny well in the centre, which I managed to consume in about 5 spoonfuls, although it tasted nice it was nothing special and cost me £5.95. Looking forward to my main course to satisfy my hunger I received my Harissa chicken with herb couscous in the same type of bowl as my starter. It consisted of the smallest chicken breast I have ever seen and a handful of couscous, this set me back £13.95. Although it tasted nice, again it was nothing I haven't had before (in a larger portion) and I didn't feel I had received value for money. For dessert I had rhubarb crumble and custard, which although it again came in the same type of bowl as the previous courses seemed an appropriate size for a dessert costing £5.95 and tasted very nice too. When we asked why the dessert was taking so long we were advised it was because a lot of people had come in at 3pm for afternoon tea. I would have thought that in a George Street location a venue charging these sort of prices would be able to accommodate this sort of volume of customers on a Saturday afternoon.

To finish off this unsatisfactory experience I found when washing my hands in the toilets that the water was freezing cold.

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