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REVIEW: A sunny Saturday at TIGERLILY (George Street)

My rainy Saturday turned surprisingly sunny so I decided to have lunch at Tigerlily with a friend yesterday. To be honest I’ve not been there for years; I’m not a George Street kind of gal and my usual haunts have the quirky speakeasy feel of The Bon Vivant or are the kind of pub frequented by old men.

Let me just start by saying the service isn’t great; we turned up and asked the hostess if we could have our food outside then proceeded to wait for a waitress to come out and bring me a menu. And wait. And then wait some more for our bottle of prosecco.

My Thai coconut chicken dumpling and noodle soup came out with an accompanying Japanese teapot of coconut broth for what turned out to be chicken balls rather than dumplings, a couple strands of rice noodles and julienned vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, dem ‘dumplings’ were delicious, but the broth was rather bland. I liked the idea of the separate teapot for the soup, but would have preferred it left rather than poured for me.

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Instead of a main I went for the whole lobster because I can’t resist lobster when it’s on the menu. I am a huuuuuge seafood fan and there are few things in the world that I would choose to eat over that sweet, sweet meat. The chunky cut chips were a perfect partner, and I can guiltily admit I may have dipped a couple into my pot of garlic butter.

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Unfortunately my phone ran out of juice so I didn’t manage to take any photos of our cocktails (including a very generous piña colada) and their take on a strawberry Bellini. I’ll still be going to my usual eccentric, super-chilled lounges and grotty live music venues on a Friday night, but Tigerlily is an undeniably pleasant place to while away a few hours with friends on a Saturday afternoon over cocktails and that sweet, sweet lobster meat…

Tigerlily
125 George Street, Edinburgh
Www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk

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Shopping on a rainy day in Edinburgh: Jigsaw (George Street)

The winds are picking up, here in Edinburgh; I had to rescue some of the more delicate herbs from the balcony this morning, and my poor potted lavender nearly drowned.  I’ve been doing mostly back-to-school shopping of notepads and fresh pens.  I am fully prepared for the crappy weather armed with new cosy jumpers, cashmere layers, stupendously long scarves and soft woollen mittens.

I stopped in at Jigsaw this afternoon and fell in love with the new collection.  Loads of super-soft knits in shades of aubergine, plum and forest green. Bow-tie blouses a la ingenue, and my ubiquitous Breton striped top.  Curvaceous draped jersey dresses and prim French Roman Catholic schoolgirl-esque frocks (minus the obscene skirts, almost nun-like in simplicity).  Pencil skirts, secretary skirts, sexy schoolmarm skirts.  And beautifully tailored trousers, in a easy slouchy fit or my new favourite – neat and cropped, with button detailing at the dainty ankle.  All finished off with the most adorable pair of velvet trainers and a chunky wool scarf woven through with satin ribbon.


 

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