Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm-2pm & 5pm-10.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm-10.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Gluten Free Available
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
About First Coast
Due to current social distancing measures the restaurant will be operating at a reduced capacity. If the time you are looking to book for is showing as not available, please give us a call.
Just a short walk from Haymarket train station, First Coast is quality neighbourhood bistro named after a small village in Wester Ross, and over the past 18 years we’ve built a strong reputation for serving top quality modern Scottish food at reasonable prices in a relaxed environment.
With ingredients sourced as locally as possible, our chefs focus on using bold flavours and unfussy presentation to create fresh, tasty, homemade food while still incorporating flavours from around the world. We use the best of Scottish produce, but in an original and interesting way.
Food tasty and different as always. Highly recommended.
Can't imagine a better re-introduction to the joy of dining out. Sublime food served by excellent staff. Our expectations were high, since we've eaten here often in the past, and had ordered quite a few of their meals during lockdown. They did not disappoint. We could not have wished for a better experience.
Always a very high standard.
First Coast was the first restaurant my partner and I went back to when lockdown lifted last summer and the same was true this time around. The food was delicious as always and the service was fantastic too. I'm vegan and they were happy to help with that. 10/10 we'll be back when the new menu comes out!
Really attentive and friendly service as well as very fresh and tasty food which arrived really quickly at lunch. Have had consistent good food and service here highly recommend
So glad the restaurant is open again. This is my go to place to meet friends. The food was excellent, as always, the service friendly & efficient. Would recommend.
Great bistro-style restaurant - good food, well prepared, at reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere. The chef is open to influences from various parts of the world, and the menus always have interesting dishes to choose from.
Food delicious and service excellent as always. I have marked down slightly on atmosphere only because the restaurant was rather empty and quiet - custom still building up after lockdown no doubt.
It was great to back in one of favourite Edinburgh restaurants after lockdown. The food was superb, as always, and the staff were as friendly and helpful as ever.
Food was excellent quality and very good value. Menu is different from standard menus, eg. Not fish and chips etc. Atmosphere only given 3 stars but only as it was very quiet post Covid. Staff very helpful and accommodating for my mum's birthday yesterday.
I’ve been coming to First Coast since it opened and consider it to be the best restaurant in Edinburgh for delicious, innovative and reasonably priced food. As ever, the front of house staff, on this first day open after lockdown, provided friendly and professional service in a safe environment. This restaurant does not do the hype of some others in this city but it is the genuine article!
Excellent as always
Really delicious and such an inventive menu - would be quite happy to do it all over again!
Salt cod Saganaki was delicious. Venison haunch also delicious. Nice seat by the window and close to the fire. Friendly staff. Great lunch out!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The young lady who served us was friendly and helpful, it was lovely to sit beside a welcoming fire and the food was delicious. It seemed every course had been prepared with loving care and was well presented.
Food and service were excellent but I’d like to see some more interesting non alcoholic drinks however I can understand why you’d be reluctant to order extra stock. There was no atmosphere at all because sadly the restaurant was almost empty. Really really hope that you make it through this awful time because the food is so good
Been going here for years, so they’re doing something right. Food excellent, service very relaxed with a friendly smile, even during these trying times. Home service excellent as well, looking forward to our Christmas dinners getting delivered on Christmas Eve.
Excellent once again, not the usual Christmas get together we have but still enjoyed
Great local restaurant, delicious food and friendly staff. Always enjoy my meal at First Coast
Excellent food great value
Lovely visit. We will be back!!
Everything was expertly handled during these difficult times we are all facing. Thanks.
Going out for food is a real treat at the moment and First Coast managed to make our lunch out feel like a treat, but safely delivered! Great food and service, as always, at great value, but with the added comfort of knowing that the staff were doing all they could to keep us safe. Thanks!
A very pleasurable experience