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Kota Restaurant

Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
+44 (0)1326 562407
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Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Porthleven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim, British, New Zealand
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide 2013, Kota is also proud to be recognized by the Good Food Guide, Harden’s Restaurant Guide, the Trencherman’s Guide, Square Meal and the AA (with one Rosette). Kota is also part of Cornish Accredited Restaurants and has been praised many times in both local and national editorials, including The Times and The Telegraph. Kota was named in the Top 50 Summer Restaurants in Britain in August 09, and voted ‘The Big Eat’ in the top 10 pan-Asian eateries July 2008.)This publicity, together with word of mouth, attracts many locals, as well as foodies from Padstow, Bristol and London seeking a weekend of fun, fine dining and stunning coastal walks. And don’t miss out on a ‘Storm-watching’ break during those wild winter months (great B&B deals to be had!Chef/owner Jude Kereama is a New Zealander who has won awards for his restaurants in both London and Auckland before moving down to Cornwall.Kota specializes in organic fish and farm produce and has an exciting daily changing menu.Kota is Maori for shellfish (Jude is half Maori, quarter Chinese and quarter Malaysian) and the restaurant is renowned for its stunning seafood with Jude’s signature light Asian twist.Jude and his wife Jane, who started as a protégée of Antony Worrall Thompson 20 years ago, are passionate about wine as well as food and have created an enticing wine list of over 90 wines from all over the world. Even Decanter Magazine has praised it!There is a lovely bar area where guests can enjoy fine wine, cocktails, cold beer or a warming digestif.Don’t forget to book a room so you can truly relax!
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Staff could not do enough for you and food was amazing will definitely be back.Loved the idea of the film night but was fully booked.

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

interesting flavours , small potions of beautifully presented dishes. Only for a special treat since side orders add up significantly .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The setting and ambience we experienced was superb. The creativity of the Asian fusion menu was stunning and we thank you for extending our taste buds. Good luck with all your future activities.

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Chorley, U.K.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely location, great food. Pothleven now has a good selection of eateries. This one is right up there.

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Cornwall
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

If your looking for food with a modern twist then look no further. Cant fault the food and staff and on the doorstep of the harbour! Perfect treat!!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Hubby and I visited this restaurant on our recent visit to Porthleven. We tried to get here last year but it was closed. Glad we managed to get in this time. The food, wine and general all round feeling of the restaurant is very comfortable and smart with the service being extremely good. We hadn't made a reservation but it... More 

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Helston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The place is a lovely small intimate place and the staff there were really friendly. My wife and I had a butternut squash and egg soup for starter and I had roasted hake with mussels and potatoes for main and my wife had a goats cheese and beetroot ravioli. Both of the meals were gorgeous and we enjoyed our evening... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful imaginative meal here. It really was everything that we expected, using the freshest ingredients, prepared with unusual additions which are the trademark of Kota. First class service before, during and after the meal made for a truly memorable occasion.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were warmly welcomed and had friendly and efficient service all evening. The evening had a great start with some interesting duck liver mousse and hake bite amuse bouche. The curried squash soup was subtly flavoured but the 63 degree egg was a luscious surprise in the potato nest. The mackerel starter was sweet with no oily fishy taste often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to kota, they were accommodating with our children and the home made bread was a nice touch. Very nice food.

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Address: Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1326 562407
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
Cuisine: Seafood, Pacific Rim, British, New Zealand

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