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Tigerlily reopens after £500,000 refit

tigerlilyRevellers were out in force for the reopening of Tigerlily, generally regarded as the pioneer of Edinburgh’s style bar revolution.

The venue in George Street has been given a £500,000 makeover, although the layout remains largely unchanged.

It’s thought the refit, by original designer Jim Hamilton, was a response to the expanding number of bars and restaurants in the city which have given diners and drinkers more choice.

Copper Bottom, a new £1m cocktail bar and restaurant opened last week just a few doors away.

Tigerlily has revamped its menu and is keen to attract more daytime visitors.

David Johnston, development director at Montpeliers, said: “We want Tigerlily to continue to be seen as the most sought after bar, restaurant and hotel in Edinburgh in terms of style, product and customer service.

“Tigerlily has remained the largest and most profitable venue in our portfolio since it opened in 2006. But after a nearly a decade of leading the way, this is the right time to make significant changes to transform it into an even better venue that appeals to all.”

The venue – was closed for 12 days to complete the refurbishment – employs 100 staff under the lead of general manager Ross McGregor.

Mr Johnston said other plans and marketing initiatives – including celebrity chef tables, cocktail masterclasses, taster packages – are being put in place.

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