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“Fantastic!”
Review of First Coast

First Coast
Ranked #57 of 2,478 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, 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.
York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Visited after seeing reviews on TripAdvisor and so glad we did!

It's a bit out of the centre of Edinburgh - we were staying near Waverley Station and it was a 30min walk or so from there (on the way we broke the journey up with a stop at a bar in Grassmarket). Walk back was fine - nice to get some fresh air to walk off such a nice meal! Imagine it is it's location which makes it such good value - if it was nearer the centre it would probably be much more expensive.

Service was good, we were served by several staff and all were lovely - although some more than others. My wife had venison and I had chicken and leek suet pudding - both were brilliant! For dessert we shared a pumpkin cake which was amazing!

Overall lovely a restaurant, great value and definitely worth the trip if visiting Edinburgh.

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“1st class”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We have visited here a few times and it has been lovely every time. Staff are very friendly, food is fantastic and atmosphere is nice and cosy. Would definitely return

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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“sorry wont be returning”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

visited due to the excellant reviews i had read, but very disappionted..
looked through the window at lunchtime looked great we had a table booked for the evening and the choice was nothing compared to what we had seen earlier!

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good, imaginative cooking. Go there”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I went with a group of friends, this was an excellent experience. The set price menu had really interesting choices in each course and was brilliant value. The service throughout was friendly and courteous and although we were the last to leave, we were not hurried out. All in all, a really good meal for all the right reasons. I would certainly go back and I would recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Good quality”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Would love to come back here again, good portion sizes and the food was cooked to a high standard. The staff were friendly and helpful and the place had nice decor.

  • Visited October 2013
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