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“Faultless :-)”
Review of First Coast

First Coast
Ranked #55 of 2,504 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
53 reviews
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“Faultless :-)”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

First visit to First Coast for a few years and it did not disappoint! Our party of 3 all ate off the early evening menu and had 3 courses for £15.50. With 3 glasses of house wine and 2 side dishes (a chunky chips and a salad) the total bill was just under £67 - exceptional value for this quality of food. We couldn't fault any of the dishes and service was swift and friendly. The waiting staff are knowledgeable of the dishes on the menu which is good as some of the ingredients are not all that common. Simply delicious, next time we won't leave it so long until we visit again :-)

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The Entrance, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Amazing flavours”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We visited first coast on recommendation from a previous staff member. We had lunch - 2 courses for £12.50. Both courses were fabulous! Perfect balance of flavours. Each member of our group had a different combination of starters and mains and all were equally impressed! Very friendly staff and prompt service. Very nicely decorated, in keeping with the name of the establishment. Would highly recommend for a small group or couple looking for a fresh, tasty and relaxed meal.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Really good food, good value three course menu”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I enjoyed a three course menu - good value at £15.50 - consisting of spicy tomato soup, coley with cheese topping, and toffee / banana oat crumble. The choices on this menu were quite wide, with some unusual offerings. The portions were not large but this was fine for three courses. The location is a little out of the city centre but not too far to walk (in my case to Usher Hall). An advantage for me was the early opening - 5pm. The service was polite and pleasant, and prompt at first when I was the only diner, but slowed somewhat as more people came in. Care and thought has been given to the decoration - blue and white outside, and inside a number of sea themed paintings also on a blue theme.

  • Visited April 2014
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Edinburgh
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“Down to earth quality grub.”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Nothing too fancy here, just a good menu, good service, quality of food is excellent and the price wont scare you either.

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Glasgow
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127 reviews
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“Fresh flavour good serving and very reasonable price”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Three of us dined here- 2 off the pre-theatre style menu , one off the a la carte. Delicious. Fresh food, beautifully cooked - someone in the kitchen knows what they are doing. Two courses for 3 people and a bottle of wine for £61.00. Very good value. Busy on a Tuesday night (cause the food is so good), great atmosphere and efficient friendly service - relaxed but not too casual. Will definitley go here again. PS very good home made bread.

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