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97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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Ranked #34 of 1,901 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely meal here a few weeks back and couldn't fault it. The service was top notch with all of the staff friendly, chatty and willing to have a laugh. The food was nice too - we ate from the Christmas menu - unfortunately but understandably at the time they didn't also have an a la carte menu on.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

On a short break to Edinburgh recently we discovered this atmospheric restaurant in the Haymarket area of Scotland's capital city. We enjoyed the whole eating experience at this establishment with friendly attentive staff serving simple tasty food and very palatable wine at decent prices. Well worth a visit if you are in the area!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Been a regular for over 10 years. So positive about this restaurant. Came with a group. Due to inflexibility of management, we were unable to easily order off the limited a la carte menu. We were told we could only have the Xmas menu, tho this did not suit a couple of people in our group. Food okay. Appreciate not... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Last week was my first ever visit to Edinburgh and as a group of six we left it rather late to book our restaurants for the weekend. We just managed to get into First Coast and have to say we were thrilled we did. The service staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, the food was really delicious (I... More 

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A group of old school friends together for a Christmas lunch/get together some of whom hadn't been in a room together for 30 years made for a noisy event, which the staff at First Coast coped with more than admirably! The venue is lovely, situated close to the City Centre and nicely intimate while allowing space for larger groups. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food was nice enough, the service was decent, the atmosphere alright. Have been here before and really enjoyed it but it was lacking something last night. The Christmas menu was average and we were told we could not order off the main menu. We had booked a table for a large group plus a pram but when we arrived... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were a group of 14 diners for our Badminton Club Christmas night out. Another great experience, food quality was great and service too. Thanks for everything!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We came to First Coast for our Christmas meal last night and, from the moment we set foot in the building, had an amazing time. The staff were immediately very welcoming with a touch of cheekiness that I enjoy. We ate from the Christmas menu which had plenty of choice, and I'm glad to say not a turkey in sight!... More 

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scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Chose this restuarant for dinner due to it's closeness to our hotel and the reviews from here, so glad we did. From first contact to leaving after our meal the staff were polite, friendly and excellent at their job. We dined from the Christmas menu and every course was pronounced wonderful by all diners with the steaks being judged a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We selected this resturant based on previous tripadvisor submissions and it did not disappoint The Menu is pretty quirky and different, so much so that from the 4 starters my wife did not fancy either - but we asked for a half portion of one of the mains and it was made avaliable and tasted excellent. The resturant was busy... More 

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Additional Information about First Coast

Address: 97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 313 4404
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Scottish, British

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