24th birthday meal in Aberdeenshire at Tiger Lily - mo'adore: cruelty-free beauty ∙ vegan food ∙ glasgow/dundee lifestyle

17 November 2014

24th birthday meal in Aberdeenshire at Tiger Lily

tigerlily oldmeldrum vegetarian menu

A week ago I turned 24 and me and my friends went out to Akbar's Glasgow for some curries and a giant naan. However, celebrating my birthday by stuffing my face didn't end there as I headed up to Aberdeenshire to see my family and my parents took me out to a Thai/Chinese restaurant called Tiger Lily in the Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum.

I'm not up-to-date with my Aberdeen/shire restaurants these days as I only get up about three times a year, but apparently Tiger Lily has become quite popular despite it's slightly isolated location (Oldmeldrum is a decent sized-town but it's not the 'main' one in that district). My mum had previously been there with some of her friends in the summer when it was very bustling (we went in cold November so had the place almost to ourselves) and her friend who is a vegetarian was very impressed with the range on offer. I've said before but vegetarianism is still easier in urban areas so it was nice to see a countryside venue offer a good selection, and even better a Chinese restaurant which isn't a 'safe' cuisine for vegetarians.

tigerlily oldmeldrum veggie skewers

For my starters I had vegetable skewers. The vegetables were nice in their own right and they tasted as though they were cooked in soy sauce (my fav), however the sauce that went with it was lovely (they don't have a website so I can't check what kind of sauce). My mum had a chicken and sweetcorn soup whereas my dad had wantons.

tigerlily oldmeldrum red cury

For main, both me and my parents had red curry with fruit, however I had the vegetable version whereas my mum had hers with chicken and my dad with duck. It had quite a lot of sauce compared to solid food however the sauce was lovely albeit very spicy for my tastes.

tigerlily oldmeldrum

The decor of the place was beautiful (and is within an old converted cottage) and I actually think it would be a nice place to take someone on a date, albeit not if your date lives ages away as the roads around the area are very dark (I forgot how terrifying it can be to drive in the countryside at night). They also do a take-away which I noticed was busy that night and the place has a very central location just off the main square of Oldmeldrum. If you're a foodie or vegetarian I'd recommend taking a trip out to Oldmeldrum for this wee place.

If you're one of my Aberdonian readers, have you ever been to Tiger Lily or any other restaurants in the area?

Morag x

P.S. Tigerlily doesn't have a website but you can have a look at their Facebook.


  1. I love love love the decor! So pretty. I have to be honest, in comparison to Glasgow the food scene in the city centre here is pretty disappointing. There are a few places I love such as Cup and a new burger joint, but aside from that Glasgow is definitely the winner for culinary delights! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

    1. I wouldn't disagree! The villages and suburbs probably offer a much better choice than the city centre which is almost entirely chains.

  2. yum the food looks so good! I will definitely look in to this restaurant:)

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  3. Aw, it looks so pretty in there, and it sounds like they cater for veggies really well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  4. Wow the food here looks amazing. Indian food is seriously some of the best stuff ever.

    rae of love from berlin


Thank you for taking some time to comment my blog :) I try and return comments for everyone. If there is anything you want to ask quickly you can tweet me at @moadore

Hugs and kisses!