Now for those of you who are not already familiar with First Coast, I suggest you get yourself down. It’s one of our favourite places to eat and when my dining partner agreed to meet here on Wednesday night I was like a big kid all day.
First coast is situated on Dalry Road, just up the road a wee bit from Haymarket. It’s full of lots of little romantic corners, making it great for date night, or they also have a longer room to the right of the bar for larger parties. I’ve been here before for a birthday party and there was 20 odd of us and being in the one area ourselves made a great night even better!
It offers a wide range of, what I would call, traditional Scottish food. The menu changes along with the seasons and there is always something for anyone.
We dined on the Early evening menu which offers a main for £9.95, 2 courses for £12.50 and 3 courses for £15.50. Anyone who has already eaten at First Coast will know that this is fantastic value.
As we’re more mains and desserts sorta girls we opted for the fish and chips and vension burger, creamy mash and red cabbage. Dessert was a trickier choice. In the end we ordered the black forest roulade and the lemon posset, raspberry jam, hazelnut biscotti.
My choice was the vension burger and on a cold, wet Wednesday evening I was delighted. It was proper tasty, comforting food. The burger was cooked just right, not over cooked and still slightly pink. Being Northern Irish, the mash was also a winner. Seasoned and no lumps and the red cabbage, added that extra something. My dining partner was also loving her fish and chips. I think we both choose well.
Next up was dessert.
The bit of roulade I was presented with was huge. I’m thinking the chef either knew I was a dessert person or was trying to get it used up! Either way I’m not complaining because it was delicious. The sponge was moist and the filling worked well with lovely full cherries hidden in it. I also had the chance to taste the lemon posset and it was lovely. Next time i’m back I’ll definitely be ordering it. It’s nice and light, perfect for a nice sunny afternoon. The only thing which might change my mind is if the salt caramel dessert is back on the menu. This was the highlight of my last visit.
Overall First Coast, has a relaxed atmosphere and the staff are lovely and friendly. The food is reasonably priced even if you dine from the al a carte menu and it is always well presented and tasty.
If you find yourself in the Haymarket area, do make sure you stop by First Coast. I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed!