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About First Coast

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

97 - 101 Dalry Road
Edinburgh, EH11 2AB
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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

First Coast Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

noise

Energetic

99% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Been to this restaurant many times in the past but not much lately. Staff have changed however the food, ambience and service is still as good as I remember. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighbourhood Gem, Special Occasions, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Ireland)·Dined 7 days ago

Myself and five girlfriends were visiting Edinburgh from Ireland and this restaurant had been recommended. I must say the good was superb everyone enjoyed their meal and service was good, the only downfall was the wait between starter and main was a little long but the food made up for it and it really was great value for money.

Tags: Molecular Gastronomy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasions
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 (Leicestershire)·Dined on 1 April 2017

We booked a table in advance. When we arrived, the main section of the restaurant seemed to have a good ambience however we were seated in the section around the corner. The two person table by the window is awkwardly placed as it is right in front of the door which staff come through from the kitchen; we felt a little in the way. It was also chilly in this corner as a draft came through each time the door opened.

The food itself was delicious- I had a and my friend had butternut squash soup and I had a squid ink risotto. For my main we had a fish stew- which I loved. There was a very long wait in between courses - roughly an hour between our starter and our mains.

I was visiting Edinburgh on a short trip and would be hesitant to return again on a future trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 March 2017

We booked a table for ten people at 6pm. Two of our party were delayed beyond 6.30 but the rest of us ordered before that so as to use the early diners' menu. Since the restaurant was quiet I asked if they would kindly allow our two late-comers to order from the same menu but this was flatly refused. I feel this was pretty poor and hardly good customer service. We were after all paying almost £300 and didn't want to make the two late people feel even more embarrassed by having the dearer menu. Apart from that gripe, the food and the evening was great!

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 24 March 2017

This place is always good and this visit didn't disappoint. Simple but really tasty food at an excellent price. Not in the centre of town but really handy for Haymarket station.

Tags: Lunch, Cosy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 21 March 2017

Most enjoyable themed Belgian dinner. We had to ask for Belgian beer which was not on the menu, but which was instantly forthcoming when we did.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Historic, Healthy
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 20 March 2017

This is always our first choice of venue for our catch ups (usually every couple of months). Menu always contains some favourites but there's also always something different. Full of flavour and well cooked and the home made bread is delicious. Love this place.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Ideal for post rugby catch up........great food choice, atmos, service etc.........so happy to get a table for four at short notice!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighbourhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Group Bookings, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Great food, super service, nice people in the Restaurant

Tags: Family Style, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Excellent food ambiance service and value. One of my favourite restaurants for early evening with friends

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 2 March 2017

A regular visitor, am never disappointed - food and atmosphere is always superb

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cosy, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 1 March 2017

Food and service always excellent. Great choice on the set menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Another lovely lunch at First Coast. Excellent food and service from very pleasant staff. Always feels relaxed and never rushed from the table.

Tags: Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cosy
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food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 23 February 2017

Went to First Coast on Thursday 23rd Feb. My friend had the haggis neeps and tatties to start and I had lentils beetroot and harissa. We both had fillet steak for the main course. Whilst we both enjoyed our starters, the steaks were amazing! Service was spot on! Great to see this restaurant keeping up its fab standards!

Tags: Modern Decor, Cosy, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighbourhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 22 February 2017

Probably my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh - always have an amazing meal and great service. Love bringing new people here as I know they will enjoy it.

Tags: Group Bookings, Gluten Free Options, Lunch, Cosy, Good for Birthdays, Neighbourhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 18 February 2017

This place is outstanding, right on our doorstep. The food is amazing and the staff look after you constantly filling up nice ice cold water, which personally I must have with a meal. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cosy, Good for a Date, Special Occasions, Modern Decor, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Went here for a late anniversary lunch. All three courses were phenomenal: I highly recommend the black pudding, bacon and apple salad starter! The service was also very friendly and attentive. We were also very lucky to have been seated right next to the cosy fireplace.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Consistently good restaurant with a changing menu that's well priced and maintains interest. Casual dining with a helpful team.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Excellent well cooked food, good service and vairied menu choice for lunchtime.

Tags: Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 15 February 2017

Had a lovely lunch at First Coast. Have been a few times and they never disappoint. I would have choose anything on the menu as they have such great choices. Hopefully won't be too long before we go back for another meal. The staff are always so pleasant and helpful without being in your face.

Tags: Good for a Date, Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Modern Decor
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food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 15 February 2017

This is a wonderful wee restaurant - if you haven't tried it give it a shot. Lunch and early evening menus in particular very good indeed.

Tags: Lunch, Romance, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Outstanding Value
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Excellent meal, intersting ingredients and friendly service, all delivered at a very reasonable price. We'll be back!

Tags: Group Bookings, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 February 2017

an excellent meal with really good service and reasonable wines. There is a table at the top of the service stairs which is not to congenial but they were very obliging about moving us to another

Tags: Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Family Style
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food4
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 9 February 2017

Wonderful menu, with interesting combinations of ingredients, flavours. Great waiting staff and a lovely place to meet and eat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Brunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2017

We had a really enjoyable evening at First Coast. It is a very nicely decorated place with a bit of character. Service is excellent as is the food. The Portuguese wine was also really nice. We took salt and pepper quid, pork cheek and pork fritters for starters followed by 3 gurnards- Everything was excellent, particularly the gurnard which was really good and excellent value. We were less keen on the caramel pot but that was more to do with us than the food. We would be happy to return if in Edinburgh again.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Our main courses were very finely prepared and combined a lovely range of flavours which worked beautifully together. I savoured each mouthful and could have happily gone on to sample another main dish even though I was so satisfied with the meal I had. I will definitely be back for more.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 28 January 2017

The steak was okay but no sauce offered and it was well over priced. The chips were oversized and not inviting. The food was dry to taste and I did feel disappointed. We spent just under £100 for the pleasure. We felt cramped and the table was small and overloaded. We would not return.

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food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 27 January 2017

yet another excellent evening at first coast. the flavors created by the chef are wonderful..that with good wine and friendly staff and the fire all contributed to why we keep going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasions, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 26 January 2017

Very tasty food , great vegetarian options . Puddings amazing

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Fantastic food and service as always. Will return.

Tags: Cosy, Romance, Pre/post Theatre, Fireplace, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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 (Edinburgh)·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
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 (Edinburgh)·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 Occasions, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (London)·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, Romance, Special Occasions
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 (Edinburgh)·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
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 27 December 2016

Comfortable place for a quiet catch up with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Family Style, Casual
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 (Perthshire)·Dined on 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve dinner with returned sons - great food and company

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighbourhood Gem, Family Style
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 20 December 2016

Lovely service, delicious and interesting food. Excellent value.

Tags: Group Bookings, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Lunch, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 20 December 2016

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

Tags: Cosy, Disabled Access, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·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: Child Friendly, Romance, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·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: Group Bookings, Special Occasions, Good for Birthdays
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