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First Coast

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$$ - $$$
British, Scottish
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97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lunch date here. It was fabulous- food delicious and service so friendly. Will definitely go back ASAP!

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Thank jenelouearl
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to visit First Coast. Delicious food and friendly service ensure every visit makes me look forward to the next one.

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Thank KLAEd
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant several times with friends, and most recently with my partner earlier this week. The restaurant is a cosy bistro, in the mid-range price bracket, located a five minute walk from Haymarket station. The food is excellent, is reasonably priced compared to other similar restaurants and the service is very good. These combined make for a... More 

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Thank Andrew D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for a large group of 14 after our graduation. We arrived in time for the early dinner menu (3 courses for £15), which is excellent value. We were able to order drinks and food fairly quickly, and the appetizers and main course arrived in good time. After dinner, we waited ages for desserts. There were other tables... More 

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Thank Kathryn M
Durham
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, lovely service, all great. This simple but well executed menu was delicious! We'll be back!

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Thank JulesDurham
London
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the early prix fixe dinner for 15 GBP for 2 courses. I got the Thai chicken salad and my husband got the flat iron steak with peppercorn sauce. Both were excellent. We both got the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Very tasty dinner and great price. The restaurant is in an area of the city... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Scotland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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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Thank bonnamassa
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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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Thank PatLScot
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

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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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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?