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First Coast

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97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Opening Hours:- MONDAY - Saturday. Lunch 12pm-2pm Dinner 5pm-10.30pm West...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 351
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Good Restaurant

Dalry is not the restaurant centre of Edinburgh. Maybe it should be as it has quite a few decent eateries and First Coast is definitely one of them. One of the advantages of being outside of the City Centre is that prices can be kept a bit lower without compromising on quality. First Coast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Mr_Dangelbery_Jones
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Edinburgh
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Edinburgh
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129 reviews 129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Dalry is not the restaurant centre of Edinburgh. Maybe it should be as it has quite a few decent eateries and First Coast is definitely one of them. One of the advantages of being outside of the City Centre is that prices can be kept a bit lower without compromising on quality. First Coast seems to understand this. The restaurant... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

First Coast is a real gem of a restaurant - offering modern bistro style cooking which blends great Scottish ingredients with different world cuisines. Although prices have increased over the last few years - the service remains friendly and the food really good. If you're looking for seasonal food in a friendly setting - don't hesitate!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went early to take advantage of early evening menu which is good value. Good range, even for fussy kids who were more than happy with fish & chips. Big portions too. 2 courses each plus 1 round of drinks for 2 adults and 2 kids only came to £64. Only gripe is the location, which we walked to, not realising... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came here for the first time on valentine’s day this year. The restaurant was super busy but we could not fault the service. Very good food and wine for a great price. Also a great setting for a special occasion. Would definitely come again!

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Myself and my wife have frequented First Coast on many occasions , and I felt that I had to put a review on, this website (this is something that I tend not to do!) . My wife and I usually meet up with friends there and I must say that every time it just gets better and better,. The whole... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've wanted to come here for ages and finally did lunch here on sat 14Feb! Definitely not disappointed food was lovely, relaxed atmosphere and warm service . Will definitely come back

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's becoming something of a tradition for us, First Coast for Valentine's Day. Each year they put on one of their fantastic special menus. The choice isn't massive, but better quality than quantity. The atmosphere is perfect for couples or small groups. The service is just nice, attentive without being overbearing. First Coast is a little on the expensive side... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went here as we'd heard from friends it was very good. Expected from the name that it would be some kind of seafood restaurant. But it's not. It's kind of like a Bistro. Anyway: the food was excellent! I had a great steak followed by an ice cream with espresso and Cointreau. Really very good. Our table was beside... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was planning to try a lot of different restaurants in the Haymarket area before choosing a local that I can trust. Well, I give this plan a little "pause" as I returned here 2 more times already, no need to look any further. Tried different dishes every single time, and always thought that it just can`t get any better,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Excellent food and served in a cosy comfortable atmosphere,deliciously tasty and a reasonable price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 313 4404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Scottish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?