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First Coast

Certificate of Excellence
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British, Scottish
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97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
Today
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seven of us met for a sociable meal at First Coast. We were placed next to the entrance, so temperature through the evening was a little cool, especially when the door was opened. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent, with some unusual ingredients like boiled onions. We had a very good meal.

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Thank tandemqueen
South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super service and fantastic food. We've been to First Coast before and have always enjoyed the experience. Tonight we had booked a table for two at 8pm having planned a trip to the cinema in the afternoon. Due to technical issues Cineworld cancelled the screening leaving us with three hours to kill. We took a chance and arrived at the... More 

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Thank Cheerydiner
Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent last Friday night having a lovely relaxed meal here Menu was excellent making choices difficult. Tasty well prepared dishes and good value for money We will be back.

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Thank 652angm
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for dinner on Saturday night . We were seated and offered drinks straightaway. Place is nice and cozy. Staff is very friendly, polite and welcoming. Food was very delicious BUT ...we had to wait for our dinner for almost an hour, which complicated slightly our plans for the evening. Overall very good experience but I would advise going... More 

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Thank 30elisa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the kind of restaurant I love. Great service, simple yet high quality food, wonderful ambiance and setting. Will be back for sure.

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Thank Amanda O
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lunch date here. It was fabulous- food delicious and service so friendly. Will definitely go back ASAP!

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Thank jenelouearl
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to visit First Coast. Delicious food and friendly service ensure every visit makes me look forward to the next one.

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Thank KLAEd
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant several times with friends, and most recently with my partner earlier this week. The restaurant is a cosy bistro, in the mid-range price bracket, located a five minute walk from Haymarket station. The food is excellent, is reasonably priced compared to other similar restaurants and the service is very good. These combined make for a... More 

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Thank Andrew D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Booked a table for a large group of 14 after our graduation. We arrived in time for the early dinner menu (3 courses for £15), which is excellent value. We were able to order drinks and food fairly quickly, and the appetizers and main course arrived in good time. After dinner, we waited ages for desserts. There were other tables... More 

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Thank Kathryn M
Durham
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great food, lovely service, all great. This simple but well executed menu was delicious! We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 313 4404
Description
Opening Hours:- MONDAY - Saturday. Lunch 12pm-2pm Dinner 5pm-10.30pm West Edinburgh wasn't a dining hotspot, but charming, inviting, delicious First Coast is one of the establishments that have been changing that. A comfy toddle from Haymarket station, First Coast is quite an intimate, relaxed shop front restaurant done out the blues and greys of the sea, with rough hewn centre wall and super smart detailing. The frequently-changing modern Scottish menu lists meat and fowl as well as fish. Starters include very tender marinated squid, soy and sesame salad, mains include spicy grilled chicken breast with homemade sweet chilli sauce and coconut rice, and sweets include deep fried jam sandwich with vanilla ice cream- seriously. Short, thoughtful wine list, good vegetarian choices and warm service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?