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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely meal, three courses option for £15.50, very reasonable and nice ambience with log fire, felt cosy. Would recommend and will be back.

Thank Explorers4444
Glasgow, Scotland
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to write a review about the outstanding customer service at First Coast. My friend and I had a Saturday night reservation and I have dietary requirements (vegan), so contacted the restaurant in advance to warn them and they couldn't have been more helpful. They emailed me all my options and even offered to make me something of my... More 

Thank DearChicago
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had four different meals and all had clean plates. Hake, steak, venison, ox cheek, lovely puddings too. Had wine and liqueurs and all for £30 each. All within walking distance of Haymarket

Thank sandra c
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant providing freshly prepared meals made with lots of thought to make it very flavoursome. Prices are great value, service was excellent and surroundings in restaurant we're very homely. One criticism is that the dishes provided are standard dishes seen on most menus and not that much to choose from on menu.

Thank Gingeroadonis
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to this restaurant after visiting a few years ago and the place gets better and better! In short, food is outstanding, atmosphere is welcoming, staff so friendly and professional and food and drinks very reasonably price. We will never eat anywhere else when in Edinburgh!

Thank LovingLushLife
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here maybe ten times in three years for an evening meal with friends. It is consistently outstanding. The menus are imaginative without being contrived and the food is ALWAYS fantastic. Great vibe, always relaxed but lively. One of those rare restaurants where they seem to have got everything just right.

Thank Slackhead
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?