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First Coast

Scottish, British and Fish Restaurant

4.1 out of 5 4.1/5 from 10 reviews (add your opinion)

97-101 Dalry Road
Edinburgh
EH11 2AB

Phone: 0131 313 4404
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First Coast

Price: £££
Licensed: Yes
BYOB: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: No

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 1200-1400
Mon-Sat: 1700-2230

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4 from craig777 (100%) on May 19th, 2009 (8 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh and one fo the best for value. I used to live very close to it so tended to go at least once a month. It does good scottish food well and you cant fault it on anything. It even does a pre-theatre menu which is 2 courses for around £15 which I have done a couple of times when my mum is through as its close to the station. The only downside is that it is slightly out of the hub of the city so it is a walk or a taxi ride if you are going anywhere after as there isnt too much around Haymarket.

I would recommed this restaurant to anyone who is looking for something a bit different at a fraction of the price of some of the restaurants in the George Street area. It is also a good place to take visitors to the city.

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4 from andy (83%) on June 25th, 2007 (10 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

Friendly little neighbourhood restaurant that does excellent steak as well as the fish it's better known for. Also good for large groups as the restaurant is split into two sections, one of which is long and narrow and ideal for 10-20 people at one long table.

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4.5 from nettles (81%) on August 6th, 2007 (10 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

Quaint and busy little restaurant in Dalry specialising in steak and seafood. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine and seem happy to give recommendations. When we were there my husband had the lamb chops, which like every other time he complained of the size. I thought the portion was a good size but I agreed with him that the potatoes it came with were not that great. But since this was a few months ago, this might not be on the menu now which is something I love about this place. It changes with the seasons and if you wait and go again there will be different things on the menu. I had steak frites. I rarely eat steak but every once in a while it's a treat and I am glad I chose this place. The steak was cooked a little more done than I would have liked and asked for but it was flavourful, well seasoned and well sized. The chips it came with were divine. They were sprinkled with pepper and salt that must have been almost a powder. It stuck to the chips beautifully and made me wish that all chips were dusted with this stuff. For the price, this place is fantastic and I hope to go back soon.

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4 from rachybaby (68%) on March 24th, 2010 (7 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

I went here the other week with my parents as part of the Times eat out for a tenner deal. It's very close to my flat so I have always wanted to give it a try and it certainly didn't disappoint as we had a fantastic meal.

To start, I had fish (I think it was mackerel but memory is fading in my old age) which was lovely and then a burger. My burger was good but slightly disappointing in comparison to other tastier looking choices on the menu. My parents both had the lamb shank which was delicious - it was cooked in a lovely sauce and they were perfectly size portions

Couldn't fault the service either and the bread which came before our meal was delicious, home-made I think. The atmosphere is really nice with dark interior, an open fire and candles creating a nice ambience. It was a really cold night though and I did feel a little chilly when I was in there but this was possibly my fault as I chose to sit away from the fire.

Overall, an excellent dining experience with top quality food at a top notch price! Highly recommended.

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4.5 from ddcook (52%) on August 19th, 2007 (10 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

Has never dissapointed once over the last 2 years. Great menu that rotates on a regular basis, but the good stuff always sticks around. Would like to say I have eaten my way round the menu but in reality often struggle to see past the fantastic steak. Starter options are always interesting and usually something a little quirky on there, the deserts always features something that you last had at school dinners but done oh so much better (recently this was set chocolate custard, previously jam roly poly, eton mess etc). Great service, reasonably priced and nice surroundings.

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4 from SHESFAMILY (36%) on August 31st, 2008 (9 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

A group of us dined here last night having booked the table for 8.15pm. I had belly of pork and the tastiest mashed potataoes I have ever tried, the pork was succulent and the crackling was great. My friends had the hake and they enjoyed it, others had the marinated spicey chicken, another one the steak, all pretty much enjoyed. I feel I should point out that the hake came by itself and to have veg and mash cost another £6. Overall whilst we did enjoy the meal we felt (with the exception of the steak) that the portions were a little bit small.

The restaurant was very busy but it was one hour before we got our meal put down to us... a little too long we felt. Service was good staff nice and friendly.

I'd return but probably at a quieter time.

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4.5 from vegasmonkey (28%) on September 9th, 2007 (10 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

First Coast? First Class! This place is a bit out of the way, located to the SW of the city centre. Perhaps that is why the food is so good, it has to rely on returning trade as I don't imagine many people 'drop-in' on their way past. I have eaten there a few times now and have never been disappointed. On my last visit I had a fillet steak; it was up there with the best steaks I have ever eaten, to start with it wasn't overcooked! The menu also has a very strong seafood element to it and contains some unusual but tastey starters. A good location for a quiet meal but even better for dinner with friends. Very reasonably priced and a laid-back, friendly and efficient service.

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5 from Mystic (24%) on August 1st, 2007 (10 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh
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A lovely quiet restaurant with friendly staff offering a limited but wide variety of food and a good selection of house wines. It's not just a seafood restaurant as the name seems to suggest & with a menu that changes frequently, each return visit presents a new experience for your taste buds. Definitely in my top 5 places to eat in Edinburgh, well worth a try!

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4 from jhousele (10%) on July 7th, 2008 (9 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

Good food, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. I particularly recommend the steak - one of the few restaurants I know that can truly cook a blue steak. Don't let the out of the way location put you off.

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2.5 from linzzdg (9%) on August 18th, 2009 (8 years ago)

First Coast, 97-101 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB, Edinburgh

Been there twice, a year apart and was disappointed to find the menu exactly the same. Food is prepared spicy, seemingly at the expense of flavour. Portions small, not especially well presented, and overpriced for what they are. Small rooms mean groups are loud and inescapable. Won't be going back!

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