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“First class food at first coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of First Coast

First Coast
Ranked #54 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Shipley
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“First class food at first coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Asked to change the food due to personal food issues and the staff were more than happy to accommodate. Pleasure to eat there. Only downside is that it is so good you need to book which we hadn't. So we waited. Glad we did.

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fresh & Flavourful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

The ONLY reason this place doesn't get 5-stars is because in my opinion the dessert menu didn't have anything exciting on there so I didn't get one. But perhaps I should have trusted that they would do something awesome with it because everything else was delicious! We got the Thai fish cakes (specials) and the cypriot pomegranate salad for starters- the flavours were so good together and ingredients were fresh- you could just tell. For mains we had the cod / anchovy and the hake/polenta. Again...faultless. The staff were so friendly, happy & full of positive energy and service was so efficient - how can it come together so well so quickly?? Whatever it is...keep on doing it!!

Visited May 2013
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Epsom
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal here. The flavours were intense and well thought out. The menu was inventive. It was a little way out of the centre of town but there is an excellent bus service in this city.

  • Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Overseas special evenings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Every month or so this restaurant does an evening of cuisine from a particular country. E.g. Poland, Sri Lanka, Argentina.
Excellent value, superb food and more than a bit different.

  • Visited April 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Early evening menu is excellent & great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

I went to First Coast on a Friday night for a quick meal before an evening meeting.

I walked in, tired, hungry and wet. From the first welcoming smile to the last, the service was impeccable: helpful and friendly when you needed it.

They do an early-evening menu, 5.30-6.30 p.m. This is great value :) I chose steak & chips, and the gingerbread/icecream/salty caramel dessert. The food was beautifully cooked, and very well presented; lovely salad with the main course too.

Excellent in every respect. Thanks.

  • Visited May 2013
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