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Kota Restaurant

Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9JA
Trencherman's Award Winner
Special place to stay
Kota Restaurant, Porthleven Jude Kereama

Award-winning fusion feasting at Kota Restaurant

Jude Kereama’s Kota collective will become a trio in 2022 with the opening of Kota Kuki in Carnon Downs. It’s exciting news for fans of the chef who, in 2020, bagged a well-deserved Trencherman’s Award for Special Contribution.

A cracking selection of seafood takes centre stage at the flagship harbourside site (Kota means ‘shellfish’ in Maori) – try the Rockpool for a smorgasbord of pan-fried hake, crab ravioli, Cornish mussels, tiger prawn, vegetable dashi broth and seaweed.

Jude’s creative menus utilise top-notch local produce which shines when married with the vibrant flavours inspired and developed as a result of his travels around the globe, his Cornish fishing village home and Chinese-Malay and Maori heritage.

Book an overnight stay at one of the three bedrooms with views over the harbour and take full advantage of the tasting menu wine pairings. Then, next day, trot over to sister bar-kitchen Kota Kai for a stack of fluffy blueberry pancakes with berries, whipped cream and a side order of sea air.

Sample menu

Starter: Scallops, miso cauliflower puree, pork belly, apple ginger dressing, hazelnuts

Main: John dory, saffron, shellfish, squid, samphire, shellfish mayonnaise

Dessert: Port and red wine poached pear, digestive biscuit, Colston Basset blue cheese ice cream, candied walnuts

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Chef(s): Jude Kereama
3 course dinner from: £28
Seats: 32
Bedrooms:  3
Room rate from: £100

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