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97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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Ranked #27 of 1,867 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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Forfar, Scotland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Went here as part of a group pre-booked several days before on a weekend trip to Edinburgh for birthday celebrations and Christmas shopping. The restaurant was packed and the buzz about the place was great. The restaurant staff were excellent especially our New Zealand waitress ! We all had three courses and wine etc., and I must say that all... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Absolutely love this place and have been several times. The menu is exciting, sophisticated and at times a little exotic and unusual. A great place to try something new - I have never ever had a bad meal there. Staff are always very polite and knowledgeable about dishes. The last time I was there (Oct 14) I order saffron ling... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Seems to be very popular so don't expect to get a table on the night on a friday or saturday. Service was excellent although we did eat very early. The layout of restaurant was good so it feels nice and roomy. The food was outstanding, I had the pork belly, and the meals were a good balance between healthy portion... More

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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I went here with quite a big group of friends. The service was excellent with nothing being too much trouble. Food was brought out with no errors and was to a very high standard. Looking forward to visiting again sometime soon.

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One of the best meals I have ever had. The next time I'm back in Edinburgh I will definitely be going back here. Food was amazing, atmosphere was very informal and relaxed, and the service was very good. I was staying at a hotel in Haymarket and this place was just around the corner from it. I went to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Steak- paired with beautiful wine in a welcoming atmosphere. Loved it, what a find. Would recommend to anyone for any occasion.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am very fussy about food and I have never been disappointed at First Coast. The food is always excellent and the fillet steaks are amazing. The menu usually has a few unusual choices which I have tried and they have always been really tasty. The service is great, everyone is very knowedgeable and friendly. It is not in a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Rang last minute for a table for two. Very pleasant guy on phone sounded enthusiastic, very friendly and booked us in. On arrival, the place was busy and we were shown to a table of 4 despite a table for 2 being available, which meant we more room. The server explained they had had a game night the night before... More

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Bathgate, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Had lovely dinner last nite,staff very attentive & food amazing,big thanks to David Carson for recommendation,

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Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had lunch today with friends before the Tesco Wine Fair. The food was delicious, the service was prompt, cheerful and informed, Above all the value was hard to beat anywhere, this was our first visit but will not be the last.

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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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