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97 - 101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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Ranked #30 of 1,918 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Vistied First Coast to celebrate my birthday with my girlfriend a couple of days ago and I absolutely loved it. The staff were very pleasant and friendly, giving us a table next to a fireplace which was a nice touch given the occassion. The venue was very clean, no complaints at all In terms of food and drink, I thought... More 

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Bath
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21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had a family meal here. The menu choice was varied enough to suite everyone and the food looked and tasted delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were due to have our work Christmas lunch here before Christmas and had to cancel. Therefore, we re-arranged for January and the restaurant couldn't have been more understanding. We were the only customers in for lunch which is normal for January for any restaurant I believe and couldn't have been happier. Food was fresh, menu choices were varied and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

First Coast never disappoints. The food is always so fresh and vibrant and tastes amazing. The service is great and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The restaurant was full when I visited and there were a few large groups in, but it did not impact on the service. I strongly recommend this restaurant. Prices

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had a lovely dinner - really excellent flavour combinations. Haven't had anything so good for a while. Surprising how well certain things worked. Would definitely go back if I was in Edinburgh again

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited First Coast as a group of 5 on NYE. The service, quality and value were all excellent. Tasty food at very good prices and the relaxing and chilled out atmosphere ( even on NYE!) were stand-out features.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

On our first trip to Edinburgh we had not booked a table for our first nights evening meal so once settled at our hotel also in Haymarket we googled nearby restaurants in the hope somewhere would fit our party of 8 adults in. We were delighted when we called First Coast who were able to accommodate us all that evening.... More 

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Edinburgh
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great place really food menu early dinner deal is fantastic value for money as quality is first class. Staff are also very friendy

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Edinburgh
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Enjoyed a really good evening with friends, everything fresh, beautifully cooked, we all had the fillet steak,( which was on the specials menu) did not disappoint, followed by custard and rolly polly pudding, wine list not huge, we had a lovely red well priced at £27. The staff were very welcoming, very helpful re the menu choices and generally very... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Was not expecting such great food on the early evening menu. Very professional staff, nice light fresh ingredients lovely change after Christmas heavy stodge. Will be back for steak or lamb. well done.

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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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