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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 27
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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
Celebration lunch

We had a wonderful celebration family lunch here. Food was imaginative and really first class. 6 young children were well catered for, including some dietary requirements. Also, staff were efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend First Coast, excellent value, very tasty food and lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
tigger25
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful celebration family lunch here. Food was imaginative and really first class. 6 young children were well catered for, including some dietary requirements. Also, staff were efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend First Coast, excellent value, very tasty food and lovely relaxed atmosphere.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Each time i visit First Coast, I am reminded why it is still my favorite restaurant. excellent food and friendly and efficient staff always add to the occasion. Jan Thomson Edinburgh

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to have a wedding reception lunch with all our family (after getting married abroad) at first coast. We have dined here before and we know how talented the chef is so thought this would be the best place to show off to all our family. On the run up to the meal, Julie and dawn... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our first venture to First Coast was quite mixed. It's quite simply decorated giving the place a relaxed feel, however our table was squeezed into a small space between a door way and a wall which quite tight for space. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Can highly recommend the roast aubergine with chutney, pine nuts and feta (only 1... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Quite good. Dined with three others on 24/07/15. Starters were poor. Gazpacho soup failed to impress and what were called beef gyros amounted to half a pita bread with a bit of mince inside. Mains were a mushroom melody ,a sirloin steak and rabbit stew. All were fine but not remarkable. Service was good, wine reasonably priced. We left well... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to being back at First Coast again this week for their regional Greek night. We weren't disappointed. It was a great opportunity to sample their well-crafted and delicious starters - loved the crispy mouthwatering spanakopita. Then the delicious authentic mains - we had the slow roast hogget with fennel, lemon & ouzo and the baked seabass... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

How have I never heard of this place? We went on a 'Greek night' and the food was something completely new for me. I haven't tried real Greek cuisine, but this must be, at least, a superb version. We had a three course meal with wine. (Even the house wine selection is very well picked. Sicilian for the red I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We've visited this restaurant several times - every couple of months the offer a regional night (check their website for details). As well as enjoying their standard menu we've also previously we've enjoyed South African, Creole and Vietnamese themed nights but this months was a Greek Night: For £27 per person you get a selection of starters, a choice of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We happened to be on this side of town, and walked in without a reservation. Luckily it was early, and they found a lovely table for us. I was skeptical as we walked the neighborhood, filled with fast food places, but it exceeded expectations! Lovely service, very nice but comfortable room -- we hate "stuffy" places. The food was excellent.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

After looking on TripAdvisor for somewhere to eat, we saw the images of the good from First Coast. Booked that day, for the same evening, no problem. The area isn't glamorous, but the restaurant is a real gem. The service was prompt and very friendly, the menu was varied with plenty of vegetarian options. The food was wonderful, every mouthful... 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: British, Scottish

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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