RestaurantsCornwallPorthlevenTR13

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Jude Kereama's original restaurant (see also Kota Kai; Kuki, a third restaurant is due to open in 2021).

survey result

Summary

£79
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Jude Kereama’s blend of Asian, New Zealand and West Country cuisines never fails to delight” (with “exciting” tasting menus a highlight) at this harbourside restaurant-with-rooms – and, “despite the increasing competition for quality cooking in Porthleven, it remains ahead of the pack”. The chef (also behind Kota Kai) was due to add a third string to his bow in Carnon Downs holiday apartment complex the Valley, but the long-awaited arrival was apparently nixed by Covid.

Summary

£65
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of the “top gastronomic establishments in the southwest” – this harbourside restaurant from Maori/Chinese-Malay chef Jude Kereama thrills all comers with “a memorable marriage of local seafood and Asian influences”. He opened the venture in 2006 with his late wife Jane, who sadly died of cancer in 2019; she was the driving force behind Porthleven’s annual food festival, which now attracts up to 70,000 visitors. Top Tip – “the blue cheese ice cream is a revelation”.

Summary

£65
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Jude Kereama’s genius cooking” makes this “unforgettable” restaurant – “set by Porthleven harbour”“a must when visiting south west Cornwall” according to its numerous fans. Kota, which he runs with his wife Jane, means shellfish[j] in Maori, one half of Jude’s New Zealand/Chinese-Malay heritage, and fans say it’s “up there with the best”. Top Menu Tip: “the beautifully balanced tasting menu was capped by Jude’s wonderful blue cheese ice cream”.

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Jude Kereama’s cooking takes inspiration from his half Maori and half Chinese Malay origin, and fans say it just “gets better and better” at this “wonderful restaurant full of atmosphere” in a “picturesque” fishing village on the “deep south-west Cornish coast”, which he ran with his wife Jane (who sadly passed away in 2019).

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Kota Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Kota Restaurant in TR13, Porthleven by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Kota restaurant.
Anthony O
A choice of 4 or 6 course tasting menus wit...
Reviewed 6 months, 11 days ago

"A choice of 4 or 6 course tasting menus with bread and snacks to start. Excellent food and atmosphere with a good wine list."

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Anthony O
Good and interesting food and “local”se...
Reviewed 10 months, 28 days ago

"Good and interesting food and “local”service. Lacks a la carte only having tasting menus."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £30.00 £35.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 52.50 Dinner only 4
Menu2 74.50 Dinner only 6

Traditional European menu

Veggies Pudding
£0.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Harbour Head, Porthleven, TR13 9JA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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