Kota Restaurant with Rooms

PORTHLEVEN, Harbour Head, HELSTON, Porthleven TR13 9JA, Cornwall

Restaurant Information :

Evening Time Price Guide :
Up to £30pp
Gourmet Gift Vouchers :
Accept Gourmet Guide Gift Vouchers
Restaurant Facilities :
Free WiFi, High Chairs Available, Parking on Site
Restaurant Awards :
3 AA Rosettes, Bib Gourmand, Good Food Guide - Cooking Score: 4
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Food Type :
British, Seafood, Pan Asian
Restaurant Style :
Fine Dining Restaurants, Restaurants with Rooms, Romantic Restaurants
Restaurant Features :
Roof Top / With A View, Close to Country Walks, Open on New Year's Eve, Tasting Menu Available, Open on Valentine's Day
Suitable For... :
Child / Family Friendly, Gluten Free Food, Vegans, Vegetarian Food, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kota, meaning 'Shellfish' in Maori (chef Jude is half Maori, half Chinese Malay) is set in a 300 year old building, right on the Harbour Head of the historic fishing village of Porthleven. Representing the South West in BBCs Great British Menu,  Jude works his culinary magic on the best local produce using his signature Asian twist. As well as his multiple awards (2 AA Rosettes, Micheling Bib Gourmand, Trenchermans Innovation Award) Kota has the luxury of 2 en suite B&B rooms, including 1 large family room  with fantastic harbour views.

Jude and his wife Jane opened a more casual family friendly restaurant in the village, Kota Kai in 2011. Here they  welcome diners to enjoy a relaxing meal in a light environment with a diverse range of dishes inspired by Jude's multiple influences. Ideally located at the head of Porthleven harbour and occupying the entire top floor of Celtic House, diners can enjoy unbeatable views across the harbour, towards the clock tower and beyond.

Kota Kai Bar & Kitchen is a versatile space enjoyed by drinkers and diners. It is also is a family friendly restaurant with the added benefit of a children’s room which offers the opportunity for kids to enjoy themselves with toys, games and books while parents have a relaxing drink or meal in the main restaurant.


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