First Coast

97 - 101 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH11 2AB
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Opening Information

Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm-2pm & 5pm-10.30pm

Friday & Saturday: 12pm-10.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Bar

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.

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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.

Cuisine: Scottish, Bistro, Steak, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Locally Sourced, Romantic, Seafood, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Food tasty and different as always. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Always a very high standard.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

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!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

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

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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!

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Excellent as always

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Really delicious and such an inventive menu - would be quite happy to do it all over again!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Salt cod Saganaki was delicious. Venison haunch also delicious. Nice seat by the window and close to the fire. Friendly staff. Great lunch out!

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

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.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

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

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Excellent once again, not the usual Christmas get together we have but still enjoyed

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Great local restaurant, delicious food and friendly staff. Always enjoy my meal at First Coast

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Excellent food great value

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

Lovely visit. We will be back!!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

Everything was expertly handled during these difficult times we are all facing. Thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

Lovely lunch

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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

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!

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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

A very pleasurable experience

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