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97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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Closed
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Imaginative menu which catered to the tastes of all our group (not always easy). Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Sauces a particular strength especially with my fish dish. Staff polite and cheerful: nothing too much trouble. They really seemed to enjoy their work. The seating is well laid out so a party can feel 'private' thanks to bays and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What could have been an extremely pleasant meal was utterly ruined by unbelievable behaviour from the chef. After a complaint about the steak (the edge of one of the steaks was off or at least smelled very off), the chef came out and started very angrily telling us that the steaks were all cut from the same meat and there... More 

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1 Thank steph363
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to First Coast numerous times and all but once before I've thoroughly enjoyed my food. Once before unfortunately my steak was off. My husband's was fine and I put it down to a mistake although badly handled as I was told it was a "matured" steak. Last night I booked a party of 12 for my husband's birthday.... More 

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4 Thank looby-loo-lis
Cheshire
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 of us ate here for a minor reunion, and we all enjoyed the experience. The food was superb, as was the wine, and it was a truly enjoyable dining experience. I had the crab cakes and the hake: so, so good! Highly recommended!

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Thank JamTarts55
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to eat with some friends at short notice and our first choice restaurants were either fully booked or closed so we decided to eat here. The fact they could fit us in did not encourage me. But when we arrived we had a good welcome and there was quite a buzz around the restaurant. Being a fan of... More 

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Thank united33
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant with delicious dishes!!! Very friendly staff! The restaurant had a lot of local residents, and this is a sure sign that it is very tasty!

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Thank Наталья Д
Italy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant as an Italian guy told us to try it. While sitting at the table next to a cosy fireplace and reading through the menu we noticed it had not that many choices which made us a bit sceptical at first. Instead, the food was excellent, top quality and above all it was wonderfully cooked, releasing... More 

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Thank Rita B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was packed with diners enjoying an unusual slant on very tasty food. The three starters were served together on one plate and were light though filling. There was a choice of beef, cod, or a non-meat option. One friend had the cod which she said was good though not exceptional but the beef stew my friend and I... More 

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Thank Alison2143
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and great service. The dishes were well cooked and creative. They had a special twist and a perfect combination of tastes.

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Thank Karoline M
London
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to come for a relaxed meal. Food is decent, but not amazing, which is reflected in the price. Had the pave steak with chimichura sauce, which was well executed and tasty. Starter of stir fried beef was less successful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 313 4404
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?