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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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on 3 December and liked that there was a choice of 3 menus including a Christmas lunch. My friends and I opted for the regular lunchtime menu, very reasonably priced. The wine menu was also reasonably priced with a good selection. My starter was pleasant, a beetroot and ricotta mousse dish. There was nothing wrong with it, more personal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great decision to go for a pre-Christmas lunch with the girls (6 of us in total). We had been here before but it had been a long time since and we were more than happy with our lunch and delighted we had made the decision to return. My starter of lamb kofta was delicious, as was the coley main with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Friday evening and we received great service.Went as a group of four and were seated straight away and the staff paid great attention to the table. Food came promptly but never felt rushed. I had a delicious sword fish starter. Went for the thai chicken salad main which was also great. I would not normally order a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I visited this restaurant and had the 2 course lunch for £13.50. Only two of us had starters, my fish dish was excellent and my friend enjoyed her dish. We all had main meals and I was a little disappointed with my linguine, skordalia, toasted almonds, lemon as it was rather dry and would have been better... More 

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BLACK ISLE, SCOTLAND
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food cooked and served by fabulous people using fabulous Scottish ingredients often with a little Eastern twist. Hopefully going back again soon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and myself came for an evening meal on Friday, we have a Guide Dog and when calling to arrange a booking, had no problem whatsoever with accommodating the dog, which is always a worry if the restaurant is not aware of the law. We booked the table for 7pm. First Coast is easy to find, not more than... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Had dinner here on a busy Friday night and wow! Fantastic ox cheeks starter, melt in the mouth. Partner had the Thai soup, yum! For mains veal cooked to perfection with a great purée and a seafood stew that was soooo tasty. Good service, good value. We will definitely be back.

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Thank HeatherBBC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a lovely rustic feel with beautiful blue coastline paintings and a warm welcoming fireplace next to our table. The service was amazing and the Beef kofta was delicious! The linguine with lemon, almonds and skordalia was also superb. Would definitely come back. We had our dinner off of the lunch/pre-theatre menu which was good value for money. 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited First Coast for a celebratory meal and it was simply tremendous! From first impressions (the staff were friendly and very welcoming) to exquisite food... It was excellent. I went for the ox cheek starter and hake main, my partner had swordfish and a special fillet steak - the chef provided a stunning spread. Cannot recommend highly enough, we will... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Had the set price menu food was excellent was not a thing between the six of us that I did not wish had ordered excellent service and meal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?