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“Great food and service”
Review of Kota Restaurant

Kota Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Porthleven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $41
Cuisines: Seafood, British, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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!
Reviewed August 27, 2013

My wife and I had a great meal here. The service was relaxed and friendly and the food excellent and good value (for the quality). Read some reviews that slated the portion size, but we found it perfect. We chilled, spend a good while in the restaurant and had 3 courses and left quite a pair of fatties. Go, you'll love it.

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Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The food is always good with that Asian twist that we have come to expect and enjoy. The staff are always friendly.

Thank AlanR3701
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you are anywhere close to Porthleven, this is a must try. Food was absolutley fantastic, great service and friendly staff. The asian influenced menu with fresh sea food is a great idea!
Definitley, one of the best meals I've had. Try their Penang laksa with sea food curry and scrumptious chocolate brownie, awesome!

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Thank Nalini M
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

WOW! We left this restaurant until our last night of a weeks stay in Porthleven, had we have tried this on our first night I doubt we'd have gone elsewhere, it's that good! The food was superb & the service was good without being "in your face".

Be warned: it could be described by some as a bit of a "foodie" experience so if you're expecting piles of grub you may well be disappointed!

Lovely evening, well done!

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Thank Bill16STN
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went here whilst on holiday to celebrate my wife's birthday. We took our 2 boys (8&10) and therefore booked an early table.
Although the food tasted good and was presented well, the portions were extremely small and the total bill came to £150.
Service was extremely slow and many other couples came and went during our time there, whilst we sat twiddling our thumbs and hoping our kids attention span can manage the boredom.
Service was also inconsistent with the owner serving other tables and offering them extras during starters whilst we got none of this.
I also ordered the cheese board for dessert and have absolutely no idea what I got- the waitress didn't inform us.
The children's menu was unimaginative and I sharp contrast to the adult menu. 'They can have sausage and potatoes or fish and chips' was basically the choice. This was our impressionable boys' first opportunity to taste a la carte and they got sausage and chips, whilst we ate flowers and drips and drabs of coloured sauces.
So in summary nice food let down by poor service and small portions. Not a family friendly restaurant.
To be honest we felt as though we were treated as second class diners because we took our kids ( who were well behaved)

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