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Opening Hours
Opening 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


12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:30



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First Coast reviews

By Ja K.

Absolutely First Coast = First Class :) Great service, delicious food, good prices. That was my firs time, but I am sure I will back!

By Dorothy B.

We eat out regularly and have eaten at many fine dining establishments but our favourite place to go is First Coast. The food is always tasty and innnovative and we know that we will never be disappointed. We have taken numerous friends to First Coast and all are delighted and promise to return. Prices are reasonable and the staff are always friendly and attentive. Dorothy and Kenny

By Ian H.

I have been eating here since the first week it opened many years ago. For interesting food, freshly made at a great price no one (and I mean no one) can match First Coast. The great thing about this is that it doesn't fit into a food category so if you don't know what you fancy then let them help. There are Steaks, Thai dishes, old fashioned-style dishes such as pork belly and even better, everything is home made and inexpensive and the menu changes very often with daily specials. I live nearby and am fortunate enough to have this restaurant as almost a local

By E.

First Coast has a well-deserved reputation for first class dining. Hidden away on the western edge of the city centre, the venue’s simple, tasty dishes are served in a friendly, relaxed environment.

The Venue
First Coast is one of a few gems along Dalry Road, a rugged artery stretching out from Edinburgh’s Haymarket station. The facade of the building is unassuming and very standard for a classic Scottish tenement. However, the blue siding and large glass windows are inviting; the smiles of happy diners are probably the best indication that this place is a hit.

The Atmosphere
Once inside, you quickly realise why reservations are a must – the space, while cosy, is slightly cramped and there is limited seating. The blue theme continues and mirrored walls somewhat successfully attempt to help visualise a larger space. The ethos of simple comes to mind: the clean lines of the furniture, the distinctly un-crowded menu, and the gentle overhead lighting. Staff give patrons the impression that everything is well under control as they efficiently squeeze between the tables, helping guests with the wine list and making suggestions from the menu, which is changed on a regular basis.

The Food
Despite a name mentioning coast, the menu covers all the bases: sweet chilli roast tomatoes, baked fillet of hake, or Scottish Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak are just a few of your possible choices. With advice from a friendly member of staff, the selection of the maple glazed pork loin steak is well received. Cooked with precision, the pork was partnered with a glaze to complement it, not to drown it. The sweet potato and onion mash is light and velvety, perfect for enjoying while watching the autumn leaves swirl about outside the windows. Mains range from £8.95 to £16.50.

Dessert’s include a comforting jam roly poly and a toffee and banana oat crumble with ice cream that’s sweet but not overpowering, having somewhat of a honey and caramel flavour. These sweet treats are between £3.50-£4.95.

The Drink
First Coast focuses on a high-quality, extensive wine list that caters to all budgets, from £9.95 per bottle to almost £25. The menu is friendly to those without a strong nose for wine, with headings such as light, fresh whites and bold, rich reds. The Pinot Grigio – Prima Gusto at £14.95 per bottle is an excellent pair for both fish and meat dishes due to its crisp, clean taste. The staff are happy to recommend a wine once guests have chosen their entrees.

The Last Word
It might be a bit of a trek out to Dalry Rd, especially with the tramworks, but First Coast is worth it. With their down-to-earth Edinburgh feel, a straightforward but powerful menu and lovely wines to be paired, this bistro leaves little to be desired.