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First Coast

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97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Early dinner pre Military Tattoo - Oh what a lovely meal. Friendly attentive staff and special early bird meal , magnificent fresh cooked bread rolls...

Thank Nmum_07
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Early evening, most tables reserved, busy but were accommodated for an hour and a quarter. We only had a short time to spare anyway. Excellent food and friendly service, reasonable prices including wine. Will return.

Thank kirstylass79
Stirling, Scotland
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to see the fabulous musical satirists Playing Politics in the Acoustic Centre around the corner. Early evening menu is a great deal - excellent food, reasonably priced. Good wine list. Service is incredibly friendly. Recommend.

Thank Carole17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. We had the pleasure of hosting our wedding reception at First Coast restaurant in late February and we were very happy with our menu selection and helpful staff whom always make us feel welcome and special. We are always excited to see new and interesting dishes each visit. On this occasion my wife and I... More 

Thank Wolly36
Hythe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Thai fish cakes which were a bit chewy and spicy beef which was very nice. We then went for the cod with long stem brocolli and an Aberdeen sirloin steak which were both very nice. We both ended with the whiskey cream which had raspberries on it and this was delicious. The staff were very helpful. We... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten here on a few occasions I can say that the most recent was just as good as all previous visits. I took my mother and some of her friends there (a table of ten) for a lunch and nobody could fault the service and attention to detail. Even the kids were well catered for! This isn't the first... More 

Thank Harris W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in on a Friday evening to see if we could eat there, we hadn't booked, and after checking we were told it was no problem as long as they had the table back for 8 pm. After being seated we were given the choice of the a la carte or the early evening menus. We both chose to eat... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?