Venue roars to life after refurb

Edinburgh bar and restaurant group Montpeliers has reopened its flagship Tigerlily venue after a major refurbishment.
The bar, restaurant and boutique hotel on George Street has had its layout, interior décor, dining and bar menus refreshed as part of the £500,000 project.

Designer Jim Hamilton, who conceived the original design for Tigerlily when it opened in 2006, was responsible for the new look.
The main changes have seen the building split into individual areas, each of which is designed to be a comfortable space for eating and drinking. Features include a new marble-topped bar, a gallery of “quirky” art and crystal-studded tiled flooring.
In terms of Tigerlily’s new drinks offer, craft beers are said to take “centre stage” with a broad selection on tap and an extensive bottled beer range; there’s also a selection of  non-alcoholic drinks, including Savse cold press juices and mocktails. Following the September 18 relaunch, there are plans to introduce celebrity chefs’ tables, cocktail masterclasses and taster packages as well as a new loyalty scheme.
David Johnston, development director at Montpeliers, which also owns Opal Lounge, Rick’s, Indigo Yard and Lulu in the capital, described the venue as “visually stunning – yet fun” with quality food and drink offers and “superb customer service”.
“We want Tigerlily to continue to be seen as a leader in style and to underline our reputation as the number one lifestyle bar and restaurant in Scotland,” he said.
“The refurbishment has created the perfect hybrid venue – a great bar, a great restaurant and a fantastic hotel that seamlessly moves from breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night drinking.
“The design is all about making Tigerlily more accessible and fun. People will be able to move around and explore different areas which will have individual quirks and, for the first time, you will be able to sit at the bar to eat.
“Montpeliers has been a family-run Edinburgh business for more than 20 years, we think no one knows better than us how people in Edinburgh want to enjoy themselves and have fun.”