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“What a great find!”
Review of First Coast

First Coast
Ranked #57 of 2,529 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Opening Hours:-Lunch Monday - Friday 12pm-2pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm. Dinner Monday - Saturday 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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“What a great find!”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Booked here for dinner with a few work colleagues on Saturday night as we had heard some glowing reports.
We certainly were not disappointed, lovely ambience, delightful staff and well prepared and presented variety of dishes - all full of flavour. Congratulations to the TEAM at First Coast. Certainly would recommend if you are in the area of not for a relaxed and casual dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“good all round”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Came here just before Christmas. Lovely interior, clean and friendly service. Food really tasty and catered well for our coeliac son. Interesting menu, will be back to try some more.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We were recommended to this restaurant by the Lonely Planet guide and it was an excellent choice! We didn't have dessert but both starter and main course was absolutely great! The fish tasted and smelled like proper fish, very fresh and tasty. The place itself is very cosy and romantic. It's not the cheapest option of course, but it is well worth the money!

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing meal, great service”
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel hosts and what a find it was. Great food, lovely service and well priced for the quality of food and wine. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We enjoyed it.”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

My Wife & I had lunch (starter & main) with wine. Can't remember the details of the food but I do remember that the service was good & my Wife really enjoyed hers (fish?). I was disappointed with my main (Thai Chicken Salad) but maybe the chicken was meant to be like biltong....

I'd give it 3, she'd give it 4.



Visited November 2013
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