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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 11 January 2017

Ends: 2 February 2017

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:00-22:30

About First Coast

97 - 101 Dalry Road
Edinburgh, EH11 2AB
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Just a short walk from Haymarket train station, First Coast is a local, independent neighbourhood restaurant. Over the past 11 years we’ve built a strong reputation for serving top quality modern Scottish food at reasonable prices.
Named after a small village in Wester Ross, where the owner has fond memories of eating brilliant Scottish produce during his childhood holidays, First Coast’s menu has something for everyone. Fresh fish is delivered daily, we offer a good range of tasty vegetarian options, J Gilmour butchers supply us with quality Aberdeen Angus steak, and we also make our own haggis

Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Scottish

Hours of operation:
Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 2:00pm , 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
£25 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0131 313 4404

Website:
http://www.first-coast.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm paid parking,
All other times there is free on street parking

Executive Chef:
Hector MacRae

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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First Coast Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.3

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4.4

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99% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (48)
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Good Vegetarian Options (42)
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Outstanding Value (33)
Romance (33)
Group Bookings (31)
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Pre/post Theatre (30)
Casual (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Lunch (16)
Cosy (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Brunch (8)
Authentic (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Family Style (7)
Child Friendly (6)
Fireplace (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Modern Decor (4)
Fun (3)
Vegan (3)
Spicy (3)
People Watching (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic food and service as always. Wi ...

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food and service as always. Will return.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fireplace, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Nice atmosphere friendly Staff and god f ...

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

Nice atmosphere friendly Staff and god food, 3 Course dinner on new years eve, god value!

Tags: Worth the Drive
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

30th December 2016 As always the food a ...

 
·Dined on 30 December 2016

30th December 2016

As always the food and service at First Coast was excellent. I have eaten here with family and friends over several years. Perfectly sized portions and an excellent menu. For example if you enjoy steak it was cooked to perfection as was the sea bass. The beef kofta as starter was so delicous. The puddings are perfect....the flourless chocolate cake with orange sauce was sublime. The staff are so friendly and attentive but do not overdo this as in some restaurants.

I think that the fixed and a la carte menus are reasonably priced particularly given the high quality of food on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Brilliant, relaxed restaurant. Been comi ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

Brilliant, relaxed restaurant. Been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Staff are always welcoming, efficient and friendly. I'm gluten free and this is always dealt with really well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

We all really enjoyed our meal. Food was ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

We all really enjoyed our meal. Food was excellent, service very good too. The only small complaint we had was that the restaurant was not as warm as it could have been on a cold day.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Comfortable place for a quiet catch up w ...

 
·Dined on 27 December 2016

Comfortable place for a quiet catch up with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Family Style, Casual
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Christmas Eve dinner with returned sons ...

 
·Dined on 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve dinner with returned sons - great food and company

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Family Style
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lovely service, delicious and interesti ...

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

Lovely service, delicious and interesting food. Excellent value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

As ever the food was good with efficient ...

 
·Dined on 20 December 2016

As ever the food was good with efficient friendly service. The price represented good value for money

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Fantastic food - as always. Really inter ...

 
·Dined on 19 December 2016

Fantastic food - as always. Really interesting and different choices. Great friendly service. Always fresh produce and an ever changing selection of delicious dishes. Regional nights great value. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Group of nine visited. Welcomed, very ef ...

 
·Dined on 15 December 2016

Group of nine visited. Welcomed, very efficient but friendly service. Food was excellent and wine was reasonably priced.

Will definitely return

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Excellent, tasty food full of flavour. ...

 
·Dined on 9 December 2016

Excellent, tasty food full of flavour. Superb, friendly service. A noisy buzz in the restaurant but could still easy hear ourselves talk. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Steak for four and one fish order. Ever ...

 
·Dined on 8 December 2016

Steak for four and one fish order. Everything as ordered and on time. Good quality and portion size just right. No problems with selections on offer, or service. Great food. Thanks

Tags: Outstanding Value
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Excellent food; ambiance and service. Th ...

 
·Dined on 6 December 2016

Excellent food; ambiance and service. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Another fab meal at First Coast. First t ...

 
·Dined on 3 December 2016

Another fab meal at First Coast. First time for our friends who were most impressed. Food never disappoints & always great value.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

This was my third visit to First Coast ...

 
·Dined on 3 December 2016

This was my third visit to First Coast and each time it has been very good. The staff are friendly and attentive without being over-enthusiastic and the food is delicious.

There are good vegetarian options and they also have decent gluten free courses, and are willing to adapt some of the courses to GF.

All in all a nice experience. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fireplace
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

The coley was delicious, cooked perfect ...

 
·Dined on 3 December 2016

The coley was delicious, cooked perfectly. The dessert was a little disappointing, served in a plain white bowl and the ice-cream had melted - all looked a bit mushy but it tasted ok. Staff nice, reasonably priced and food good - would go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

Food was cooked and prepared very well a ...

 
·Dined on 2 December 2016

Food was cooked and prepared very well and tasted great. Very limited menu and selecttin drinks. All in all a good eating experience if you like the 4 or 5 choices on the menu. A little pricey for what you get and the service was quite slow.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Six of get together 2x yearly as we all ...

 
·Dined on 25 November 2016

Six of get together 2x yearly as we all live quite far apart. Very handy for trains and food was excellent, service attentive. Would recommend to friends, and will return.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Delicious pre rugby meal for 7 of us. Fo ...

 
·Dined on 19 November 2016

Delicious pre rugby meal for 7 of us.

Food was uniformly brilliant, service was quiet and efficient.

We all enjoyed ourselves and will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A really nice restaurant with good servi ...

 
·Dined on 14 November 2016

A really nice restaurant with good service, good quality delicious food and friendly service. The lunch menu was great value

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

A very nice menu and even though the ven ...

 
·Dined on 12 November 2016

A very nice menu and even though the venue was pretty full with pre-rugby match diners (we are ladies who lunch so had no idea!) the service was excellent. We all had the lemon posset for pudding - it was absolutely fabulous! Excellent value lunch £22.50 for 3 courses.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Family Style
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic service and yummy food.....eve ...

 
·Dined on 12 November 2016

Fantastic service and yummy food.....every time we come here.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

What a lovely evening. Attentive service ...

 
·Dined on 8 November 2016

What a lovely evening. Attentive service, delicious food and drink and comfortable surroundings. We had venison and hake for our main courses and ice cream and jam roly poly for puddings. The hake was beautifully cooked with potatoes, roast cauliflower, romesco, onion & creme fraiche. The jam roly poly with custard was wonderful, a real treat. I will certainly eat here again and recommend it to my friends. Thank you.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fireplace
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Cannot recommend highly enough. Everythi ...

 
·Dined on 5 November 2016

Cannot recommend highly enough. Everything about this place was faultless. All of the staff were friendly and efficient, bringing our drinks to the table within minutes of ordering. The menu, although small ( a plus point in my experience), offered variety and something to suit everyone. We opted for the special starter of Thai fish cakes, which were the best I've tasted and came with a wonderful mango chilli dip. I chose one of the fish dishes for my main course. The freshest of hake was superbly cooked and served with a light, but tasty sauce and just enough perfectly cooked veg to satisfy. I liked the layout of the dining areas - there are quite a few different areas and I was happy with our allotted table near the bar. I will request either this area again, or the small space beside the open fire. Reasonable choice of wine, including by the glass, and not overpriced. Looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved the food and great atmosphere. Sta ...

 
·Dined on 5 November 2016

Loved the food and great atmosphere. Staff were extremely helpful and welcoming

Tags: Good for Groups, Open Kitchen, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

In all the years I have been coming here ...

 
·Dined on 4 November 2016

In all the years I have been coming here to eat, I have never had a bad meal or experience.

Tags: Cozy
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

I felt that the vegetarian options lacke ...

 
·Dined on 3 November 2016

I felt that the vegetarian options lacked imagination and we're very poor value compared to meat dishes

Tags: Local Ingredients
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

We hadn't been to First Coast for a long ...

 
·Dined on 1 November 2016

We hadn't been to First Coast for a long while but the quality of the food was as good as ever. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the cosy atmosphere. Will defo come back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic service and food. Requested a ...

 
·Dined on 26 October 2016

Fantastic service and food. Requested a table by the fire which was granted - lovely cosy spot to sit and enjoy our dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fireplace
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We lunch all around Edinburgh as a group ...

 
·Dined on 22 October 2016

We lunch all around Edinburgh as a group of friends. This was one of our fbourite experiences yet. Could not fault it. Happy ladies all round! X

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Fun
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always reliably great food and service w ...

 
·Dined on 17 October 2016

Always reliably great food and service without any pretence. Varied menu which satisfies most tastes, with unusual items to tempt you with something different. Cosy but fresh decor and friendly, polite staff who get the right balance of attentiveness. A real find!

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

From other reviews and knowing of it for ...

 
·Dined on 8 October 2016

From other reviews and knowing of it for some time we booked on the day. Thought it was great and even though it was pretty busy and we had booked for 8pm we were well looked after and not long to wait for food. Will go back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food, service and value for money. ...

 
·Dined on 7 October 2016

Great food, service and value for money. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great to have been offered water before ...

 
·Dined on 5 October 2016

Great to have been offered water before one has the need of another drink just to quench one's thirst. Plus we needn't have asked for the dessert menu cause it was brought to the table just after we've finished our meal. Seldom have I entered a food spot with such attentive and nice service personnel. Thumbs up and a huge smile on our faces.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Modern Decor, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great varied menu and attentive staff - ...

 
·Dined on 1 October 2016

Great varied menu and attentive staff - service was prompt, polite and knowledgeable about menu items.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

One of my favourite restaurants. The men ...

 
·Dined on 30 September 2016

One of my favourite restaurants. The menu is very seasonal and changes regularly which is always good. Food is always so fresh and full of flavour. Keep meaning to try the set menu that looks to be fantastic value.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My husband and I were in Edinburgh for 9 ...

 
·Dined on 26 September 2016

My husband and I were in Edinburgh for 9 days, and we ate here twice for dinner and once for lunch. The food is fantastic and a great value. The wine list was by far the best I saw anywhere in the city. The service was highly competent and genuinely nice. Skip the tourist-oriented places and come out to this funky little neighborhood in Haymarket. You won't regret it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We regularly come to First Coast when we ...

 
·Dined on 19 September 2016

We regularly come to First Coast when we visit Edinburgh from our home in Australia. It has always had a great atmosphere and excellent food. This time we took a very longstanding friend there and he really liked it. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Modern Decor
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Amazing main courses and starters. Wine ...

 
·Dined on 17 September 2016

Amazing main courses and starters. Wine was excellent but one type only. Service very friendly, a bit too many visits to tsble but thats fine, would recommend for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options

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