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Part of the locally based Montpeliers Group, Tigerlily made an immediate splash when it opened in 2006. Comprising a boutique hotel with bar, restaurant & basement nightclub – all with
extravagant, modern decor – it immediately attracted the city’s smart set, although the daytime menu offers all things to all people: an eclectic mix of starters & mains (often with a Far
Eastern slant), plus salads, sandwiches, burgers, shellfish, sharing platters & afternoon tea. At lunchtime, it makes perfect sense for George Street shoppers wanting a handy pit stop; in the
evening, when cocktails & good times dominate, the assembled crowd may be more interested in gossip, networking and fashion, rather than the quality of the cooking. If food is on the agenda,
expect the likes of char-grilled asparagus with soy, yuzu & sesame, rack of lamb with roast sweet potatoes, peas, broad beans & mint, & lemon crème brûlée.
It was a cold and wet Sunday afternoon, we were starving, immediate warmth and sustenance were required.We were spoilt for choice, so many places yet to review in the city centre so after much debate we decided on Tigerlily.Once we’d settled and began to dry off we worked our way through the menu, we were drawn to the deal of two mains for £15 and whilst not part of a deal, some wine – to warm us up.It took while for anybody to come and take our order, which under the circumstances was fine, we just wanted shelter and were close enough to the fire to feel warmer by association.The waiter, Matt, was very friendly and even commended our ordering skills. We apparently picked the two best starters and I selected the best main, our vast amount of dining experience was starting to pay off...
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