We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

First Coast

Certificate of Excellence
British, Scottish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

740 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 674: English reviews
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently here for a friendly evening meal. no complaints, staff on the ball and accommodating dietary requirements. Food lovely with a good choice of dishes - being a steak fanatic i was very satisfied! Would definitely come again for one of their themed nights or lunch also. Perhaps slightly over priced considering location.

Thank coastalLily
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First Coast lived up to the great reviews I had read before going. We had the spiced beef and hummus to start which was perfect followed by delicious sirloin steaks. They were well seasoned and it was a generous portion - we felt full by the end. We finished the meal with ice cream. There is plenty to choose from... More 

Thank sdedinburgh2016
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely amazing!! Very friendly staff always helpful and welcoming. Restaurant is nice and cozy 😊 I've visited this place several times, tried different dishes and loved it everytime!! 👌 Absolutely delicious 😍 they were also very considerate about my gluten intolerance - I got gluten-free bread as a side to my starter, they have a big choice... More 

Thank Tereza P
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large (18) group of us was gathered to celebrate a good friend's 60th birthday. The restaurant had organized a meal 'package' which suited everybody. Orders were taken and delivered extremely efficiently even as people 'mingled'. Hats off to the great waiting staff. I started with Tia fishcakes, which had good 'chunks' of inside (unlike some places where there is... More 

Thank Colin N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an enjoyable Friday evening at first coast. The restaurant is quite tightly fitted and there is only one toilet for everyone (it's an all in one male/female/disabled bathroom) which cause queuing issues. I certainly wouldn't want to be seated near there. The service was really good. Starters were nice but a little bit on the small side. We... More 

Thank John_D3274
Darwen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Edinburgh for Fringe and had a concert near Haymarket when we chanced on First Coast. The menu was not extensive but was interesting. All the food was locally sourced. I had herring which was delicious. The restaurant was busy with family groups and couples who all seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Thank John D
Jaen, Spain
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant it is not in the city centre but you will notice that it is always full. The food is incredible. We were there with friends and at the end we had the same opinion, the quality of the meals were awesome and definitely we will repeat.

Thank AngelesNM
Level Contributor
111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking post theatre and there are surprisingly few restaurants for dining after ten during the festival. On arrival staff at First Coast were friendly, chatty and very helpful. They gave good advice and all without any pushy upselling. Starters were fried cat fish and humus with beef; mains were fresh mackerel and cod with gnocchi. Everything was good... More 

Thank jvgf
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival to Edinburgh we found this wonderful restaurant close to our hotel. We were very impressed with the selection, the wine, and the service. Enjoyed some fresh fish! Will definitely go back again.

Thank WN2020
Walsall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Edinburgh for a weeks holiday during the festival and are staying in an apartment just around the cover from this restaurant. Saw some good review so tried it last night. Worth checking the menu beforehand as it is only a small menu but we knew there were things our teenage sons would like. Restaurant was nicely busy... More 

Thank jamesw56789

Travelers who viewed First Coast also viewed

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Been to First Coast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of First Coast and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from First Coast staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?