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First Coast

97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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Ranked #33 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Wed - 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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Newcastle
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Found on trip advisor at last minute following disappointing beginning to our weekend. This cheered us up no end. Four adults and a toddler were made welcome and a pasta meal was rustled up promptly for a hungry toddler which she finished gladly. The adults had three courses each and no plate went back with a scrap left on it.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Good welcome, comfortable seating, good service, and have enjoyed the food every time we have gone there. Great monthly special worth looking out for, in addition to the regular varied menu, good pre-theatre priced menu too. All in all a good place for great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A quite local place in Edinburg but the first level taste:) sirloin steak is perfect. I think the decoration of this canteen is a little bit Mediterranean.

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Cardiff
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Visited this evening based on location and rank on Trip Advisor. What a great choice. Outstanding service, quality and variety of food. Everything was cooked perfectly with great ingredients with the service being super friendly yet professional. A real gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Strongly recommend this restaurant. Modern British at its finest - with excellent service. Took the wife here for a romantic night and she was wrapped!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I enjoyed a fantastic lunch in First Coast this week. The black pudding starter with apple chutney was extremely well presented and tasted wonderful. I opted for the Thai chicken salad which was to die for! The flavour and quantity was just right. The service was prompt and relaxed and it was fairly quiet at lunchtime which made it very... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We've been dining at First Coast for about 3 years now when we visit Edinburgh and it never disappoints . The staff are always welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. There's always something new to try and the staff will guide you if you're not sure about any ingredients. Can honestly say I've enjoyed all dinners we've had here... More

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Edinburgh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Made a last minute booking here on a Saturday night. Staff were fantastic, very attentive and didn't have to ask for anything! Ox cheek starter blew me away, couldn't fault anything at all (and I'm hard to please).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The second time I have eaten here and I really can't fault it. A simple yet excellently executed menu. The staff are attentive. The service amazing. Once a month they do a themed quisine night. This should be higher up the list of places to eat in edinburgh than it is!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had dinner here with friends on a busy Saturday night. Service was attentive and informal. With every table taken I thought service might be slow however that was not the case and our order was taken fairly quickly and the food followed reasonably quickly bit never rushed. I had the squid to start and it was cooked to perfection... More

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