Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Porthleven
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Porthleven restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 7 restaurants in Porthleven and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Porthleven restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. The Square at Porthleven Mediterranean restaurant in Porthleven 7 Fore Street - TR13
Overlooking the harbour – and with an outside terrace for sunny days – this modern brasserie is well worth knowing about. “Its local reputation of this restaurant has not diminished at all over the last twelve months thanks to its excellent menu helpful staff and reasonable prices”.
2. Kota British, Modern restaurant in Porthleven Harbour Head - TR13
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 runs with his wife Jane.
3. Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant restaurant in Porthleven Mount Pleasant - TR13
“A lovely harbourside location”, plus a “glossy and glamorous” interior – created from a former warehouse – help win a very high level of feedback for this celebrity-branded fish and seafood restaurant; and “when all is on form, this branch of the Stein empire is one of the better ones”, delivering on the promise of “excellent local fish, perfectly cooked” that the name leads you to expect. Some misfires are reported (“starter was gritty and main slathered in buttery sauce”), but mostly it earns a good rep. As one regular notes: “food and service is somewhat dependent on what you choose and which waiter or waitress you get: results can be very good, if not cheap, and service can be rather disinterested and impersonal, or friendly and efficient”.
4. Kota Kai British, Modern restaurant in Porthleven Celtic House, Harbour Head - TR13
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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