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last reviewed on 01-Jun-2009

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Address: 125 George Street, New Town, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4JN, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 131 225 5005
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-1am
Door: Go early
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar snacks


Set on the ground floor of a listed Georgian building on bustling George Street, Tigerlily has established itself as the favourite place for Edinburgh's wealthiest and most glamorous to eat, drink and make merry.

Upstairs lies one of Edinburgh?s newest and most fashionable boutique hotels and while below the same operators (Montpelier Group) have Lulu's nightclub. So under the one roof you can eat, drink, party and then sleep. You might never see anything else of Edinburgh.

The creamy white interior houses two bars surrounded by lipstick red barstools, while plentiful, plush banquette seating rests against metal beaded curtains. A tiny courtyard, more a cupboard without a ceiling, allows nicotine addicts to elude the ban.

While the wine list offers some great bins, everybody here seems to prefer champagne or those staggeringly good cocktails. Enlightened drinkers will find nirvana at what I still refer to as 'the House of the Flying Daiquiri'.

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