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“fresh, tasty and varied”
Review of First Coast

First Coast
Ranked #55 of 2,483 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Wyndham Vale
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“fresh, tasty and varied”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Had a great meal here with family. There was something to meet everyone's tastes at a reasonable price and in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, although not a great location”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Ate here on a weekday night, very, very good starter and main course. I little bit disappointed with the choice of desserts all of which were cold and seemed to focus on ice cream - prob nothing wrong with them just not my thing, that's all. The location I feel lets this place down a bit, if this was city centre it would prob be one of the best places in town

  • Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

This was my first visit to First Coast. Went with friend on Saturday at lunchtime. Only 2 other tables occupied so lacked a bit of atmosphere. Staff friendly, attentive and laid back. Food was very nice although set menu a bit limited. I had roast aubergine with apricot purée, goats cheese and pine nuts and then steak for my main course. Food was well cooked and tasty. Will visit again.

Visited July 2013
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“'First Class'”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Tuesday night, fairly busy.
Nice layout and friendly and enthusiastic staff.
Best meal I have had in 12 months. Wouldn't want to eat anywhere else if I was in Edinburgh

  • Visited June 2013
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Tampere, Finland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“As good as ever”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was our second visit to First Coast. The food, service and atmosphere were still excellent. This gem of a restaurant can be highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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