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Harden's says

See also Kota; a third restaurant, Kuki is due to open in 2021.

survey result

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing ramen” is just one highlight of the “lovely menu” at chef Jude Kereama’s second venue, sister to nearby Kota. There’s plenty of seafood, along with dishes inspired by Jude’s New Zealand and Asian heritage. “Fab views over the harbour just across the road” are another reason to visit.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The more informal, café-style, sister to Kota” – the local star from chef Jude Kereama – “this place overlooking the harbour just hits the spot for a holiday lunch, with on-point sharing plates that have fantastic flavours”, thanks to Jude’s New Zealand and Asian heritage. “The menu is imaginative, innovative and a cut above the norm”, and the “great-value food” comes in “generous portions”.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The location and 'holiday feel' certainly helps” at Kota's more casual sibling – “an airy, comfortable and spacious room with great views of the harbour”, but the food is “always enjoyable” too, combining (Great British Menu chef) “Jude Kereama's Asian and New Zealand influences with fresh local seafood on a surprisingly innovative menu”. Extra points for the “lovely playroom”.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “more relaxed sister of Kota” is an “informal, light-filled room overlooking the harbour”, and a “useful alternative for lunch when Kota is closed – (Great British Menu chef) Jude Kereama’s presence is much in evidence here”: result? “assured” Pan-Asian cuisine that’s “much more imaginative than the usual seaside fare”.

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Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven, TR13 9JY

Restaurant details

Entertainments,Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code

Kota Kai Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Kota Kai Restaurant in TR13, Porthleven by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Kota Kai restaurant.
Grace I
Lovely room with fab views over the harbour...
Reviewed 9 months, 27 days ago

"Lovely room with fab views over the harbour. Attentive service. Food is very good but (as one of the 20%) I find their love of coriander including as a garnish is very annoying!"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £25.00

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£2.50 £13.90 £5.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven, TR13 9JY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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