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First Coast

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97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is wonderful to see a local place offering such good deals on great food. Myself and my partner have treated ourselves to the 3-course early evening deal on various occasions now and have been very impressed with both the food and the service during every visit. We see this as a 'safe' bet knowing that we can enjoy the... More 

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Thank HappyCampers20
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived early for our pre - booked meal and were shown to our table. Lighting could have been better as in my seat the menu was difficult to read. However, as there was only one veggie selection for each course it was easy for me. I had the Lentil and beetroot for starter, Tagine of LENTILs etc. for main and... More 

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Thank Jean G
Scotland
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years we have visited this restaurant many times. It has always been good, and sometimes it verges on the excellent. It does not offer what might be termed fine dining - the menu is in many ways creative, but within most peoples experience. The quality of the food and its preparation however is excellent. We would recommend going... More 

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Thank mteq
Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic meal at First Coast. We visited as a large 3 generation family party. The food was terrific. Our kids are fussy eaters, and although there is no kids menu, the staff were so accommodating and cooked what they wanted. Great relaxed atmosphere and cool vibe. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Esther M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Coast is a place that will excite your palate and leave you thoroughly satisfied. The ingredients within the dishes are extremely fresh and the menu is beyond your basic run of the mill choices. The staff are very amiable and the chefs are gracious enough to email you recipes of the dishes that you have tried. It's definitely a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 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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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?