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97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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Ranked #28 of 1,849 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW 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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33 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
1 review
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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53 restaurant reviews
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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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Edinburgh, Scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have been to First Coast for lunch a number of times now and it never fails to impress. It has a set two or three course choice menu. As you sit down, out comes a jug of water and a bowl of their warm homemade bread which is delicious. This time I choose the black pudding as a starter... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well worth a visit for a delicious gourmet meal, lovely wine and the most remarkable desserts. AND, all at a very reasonable price - plus the lovely fire during the winter months just adds to the atmosphere.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a lot over the years and it is consistently good. Were here again on sat night as a group of 8. We all had 3 courses and out of the 24 dishes we were served, everyone loved everything. Restaurant was busy but service was great. Really good value for money too. Thank you!

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Corralitos, California, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

First Coast was recommended by our guest house owner/host. He eats there himself at least twice a month and I could tell from his B and B he had taste. I loved my meal of coley fish with a lovely vegetable side. This place is worth seeking out: it's a very easy walk from the haymarket station.

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Edinburgh
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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food was consistently excellent and interesting in this restaurant. I had Thai fishcakes to start with and an interesting warm lamb shoulder salad (Middle east influenced) as a main. Companions had steak and venison and all were delicious. Desserts were all enjoyed. The wine list is interesting and affordable.The minor let downs were slightly slow service and we were... More

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