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“Excellent”
Review of First Coast

First Coast
Ranked #89 of 2,639 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: First Coast, named after a small village in the west of Scotland, is a quality neighbourhood restaurant in the west of Edinburgh, serving top quality modern Scottish food at reasonable prices in a friendly, relaxed environment. With ingredients sourced as locally as possible, our chefs focus on using bold flavours and unfussy presentation to create fresh, tasty, homemade food while still incorporating flavours from around the world. We use the best of Scottish produce, but in an original and interesting way.
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Really worth the visit . I went to First Coast at the weekend to celebrate my birthday. There were 25 of us so it took a bit of preplanning , Gordon was spot on in terms of organising things . People loved the food ....the flavours were wonderful. Staff were very attentive in a relaxed way . Those who had the seafish stew for starters commented on it several times the next day.The food was served at the same time which was pretty impressive considering how many of us there were. This is an excellent venue for food whether it be one of you or a big group like ourselves . Will definitely return.It's a real find.

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Thank UkBigN
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

About two miles from Princes st, near Haymarket, First Coast is a great restaurant away from the busy city centre

The food is delicious. The sticky pork & mango starter is a hit with a great salad. The steak was great and tasted fresh and was cooked to medium-rare, as I had requested. The lamb main is also good, though maybe a bit too cinnamony.

The desserts are absolutely brilliant, the gingerbread and pavlova are both to die for.

Good atmosphere and quick and efficient staff

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1  Thank Gooseta
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Four of us went for a quiet Friday lunch at First Coast and the result was four smiling faces! New dishes included Monkfish Cheek and also Moroccan Mince. What a diverse selection! Different textures and flavours made these dishes something else. For desert it was a tough choice between the gingerbread or the roasted peach with buttermilk ice cream. Peaches were the winner, but I managed to snaffle some of the gingerbread off my friend's plate too! The lunch choices were both different and reasonably priced. All in all, a magical experience of both service and food. You'd be silly to go anywhere else!

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Thank travelchap100
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

This was the best food that we had during our 7 day sojourn through western Scotland.

The sea food starter was outstanding and the chicken breast succulent with the tandoori sauce. We also enjoyed the fried vegetable side order and the Greek starter.

For dessert, don't pass up the ginger bread with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Seriously, everything is fantastic, and I don't believe you can go wrong with anything you order.

Great service too!

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Thank Mark H
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have visited this restaurant with 8 colleagues from work. Really liked the food and the service. The only thing that the restaurant can improve on is the noise level. It was difficult to talk to people other than sitting next to you. Please do not let this fact prevent you from visiting this fine restaurant. Otherwise the food and drinks were excellent.

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Thank Bassit303
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