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First Coast

€€ - €€€British, , Vegetarian Friendly
97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 313 4404
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (96 reviews)
“thai fish cakes” (12 reviews)
“ox cheek” (20 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
97-101 Dalry Road | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH11 2AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a lovely restaurant to enjoy tasty, well presented food in a cosy, intimate setting. Our table for two was beside the fire and we chose braised ox cheek, Aberdeen Angus stirloin steak, chocolate cake and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. A blow out dinner...More

Thank Candlelight007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been told if going to Edinburgh to book this restaurant to make sure we could get a seat. Not disappointed as everything was excellent, from the warm service and atmosphere to the impeccable dishes. Some of the finest steak I've ever had and will...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be good! We went back for a family meal out. Food portions were very small and it was really cold. Not what it used to be. Disappointing.

Thank Explorers4444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently attended first coast with a large group (18) on a Saturday night and the restaurant handled it with ease. Considering the size of the kitchen all the food was brought out at the same time and the quality was outstanding. Lovely staff members also....More

Thank garyjamesl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been intending to visit First Coast for a long time, finally got round to it and was wowed. I visited with my wife during December, we had the 3 course set menu. The food was outstanding, don't know what else to say, service and ambience...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked last minute via 5pm on a January Lunch Deal - two courses £12! Arrived sharp and got the bonus of a seat by the welcoming open fire. Very helpful staff too. Shared Thai Fish Cakes and Aubergine Zaalouk. Fish cakes were fairly small but...More

Thank John2France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the variety of the set Xmas menu meant that all pallets in our group were catered for Every member of our party was impressed by the meal. I would highly recommend a visit here

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We have been going here, off and on, ever since it opened and it has never failed us. The early evening menu in particular is very well priced and when combined with great staff and their flexibility in adjusting the menu choice to suit vegetarian...More

Thank limegreen07
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We came here for a family lunch & had a fabulous meal. Sometimes Christmas lunches can leave a lot to be desired but this was excellent - great food at a good price washed down by a decent Chenin Blanc. Service was friendly & we...More

Thank Scotspearl
Reviewed 23 December 2017

My 2nd visit here. Very impressed with the food yesterday as was the rest of the party. Had the Rendang and the Sri Lanka Cod Curry. Both well spiced. Delicious. Are quite spicy. But that’s how I like it. And Sri Lanaka curries can be...More

Thank PeteWEdinburgh
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24 February 2017|
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Response from FirstCoast | Property representative |
We can take bookings as far as 18 months in advance
Steven V
26 August 2016|
Response from FirstCoast | Property representative |
We can sit up to 90 people in the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
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
  • E-mail
Opening Hours:-Lunch Monday - Friday 12pm-2pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm. Dinner Monday - Saturday 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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