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“Great dinner....maybe not for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of First Coast

First Coast
Ranked #57 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great dinner....maybe not for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner this evening with our 2 children aged 5 and 6.

i had looked on the website and spotted meat balls with pasta which I thought would work for the kids. Loads of options for us. When we arrived (on an early evening booking) we were presented with 3 menus and a wine list.... A little confusing ! Unfortunately none of them had the meat ball pasta dish however when we asked the waiter remembered they still had some....the menu changes daily and the web site showed yesterday's menu. oh well our bad and thanks to the staff for rescuing us !

I had Thai chicken salad and my partner had haggis...both were great. the kids loved the meat balls and had ice cream to finish.

The place is a gem in the urban edge of West Edinburgh. The decor reminded us of a seaside setting and sat as we were away from the road it was easy to think we were away by the Mediterranean and not close to the heart of windy Edinburgh.

We'll come back...and so should you....but take care with meat balls on the web !

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“Great casual food, can see why it's so popular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

This is a place doesn't look that flash from the outside but it does have effortless style and the menu and dishes are pretty much flawless. Has a great balance of quality, mood and price - the service was very good too.

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Milngavie, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

The food was very good and excellent value for money on the early evening menu. The service was fantastic. The waiter (with a little help from a girl serving drinks and coffees) managed to provide prompt service to every table in a very busy restaurant. He also did this with charm and a smile. Well done!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellent neighbourhood bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Really good food, well served. We were a party of 9, and we all enjoyed a good selection. Well presented and tasted as good as it looked. Specially recommend the Hake with Mussels.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Small local bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Visited with my hubby on a Wednesday night. Fillet steak reasonably priced and cooked to perfection. Atmosphere great and staff friendly

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