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Kota Restaurant

Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9JA
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Kota Restaurant, Porthleven Jude Kereama

Award‑winning fusion dining

This Porthleven gem is the flagship restaurant of Great British Menu veteran (and previous Trencherman’s Award for Special Contribution winner) Jude Kereama.

A cracking selection of seafood (Kota means ‘shellfish’ in Māori) takes centre stage at the harbourside venue – 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 by his travels around the globe, his Cornish fishing village home and Chinese‑Malay and Māori heritage.

Book an overnight stay in 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 laid‑back lunch of small plates such as Singapore soft‑shell‑crab bao buns with seaweed mayo and mango, and Korean fried cauliflower with gochujang, chives and leaves.

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Chef(s): Jude Kereama
3 course dinner from: £35
Seats: 32
Bedrooms:  3
Room rate from: £110
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