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Kota Restaurant

Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
+44 1326 562407
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (38 reviews)
“duck” (51 reviews)
“scallops” (57 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The actual place is quaint and unfussy, which is a lovely change to sometimes really very stuffy places with dress codes and white linen. It is all about the food, drink and service and they all got 10/10 from both myself and my partner. I...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First visit and will definitely be back. Food and service were exceptional. Really good value for money

Thank Dawn_Chst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now my wife and I have been here five times and we have never been disappointed. To start we were presented with 2 amuse bouche one of tempura french bean with a Miso dressing, & a wild Yarrow & Parmigiana Arancini and what an amazing...More

Thank sav662016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! We had nothing but praise for the service team and the chefs ...... 10/10 Thanks

Thank dabluemoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 of us went for dinner, we both had the duck main course. It was delicious and perfectly cooked to my taste, nicely pink. The desserts were excellent, I had a granny Smith sorbet with blackcurrant panna cotta and it was a real delight to...More

Thank olyshaw96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food - lovely place. Went with a group of friends and we were all impressed. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Would Recommend

Thank hjspink
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the lovely fishing town of Porthleven, Kota Restaurant is a superb restaurant for a special occasion. The food is excellent and the service very good. There is plenty of choice and everything is beautifully presented. Definitely can recommend the fish dishes. Their web...More

Thank RSH1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to this restaurant. The food and service was impeccable. Cocktails available and a good wine list. Main menu, special offer menu and taster menu to chooose from. Beetroot and goat’s cheese starter and the venison main course were delicious. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Islagirl16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing experience at Kota. What an amazing restaurant! We had the tasting menu with the flight of wine everything was perfect. The service was also excellent a super super restaurant if you find yourself in that part of Cornwall you must go. Brilliant

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went very early as we were with a young grandchild. Staff were great with us and we were a bit worried it was going to be quiet. Place filled up rapidly and was totally packed at the end of our meals. I can see why,...More

Thank Vorberger
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Lisa t
6 January 2017|
Response from JaneKereama | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, Kota closes from 1st January to the end of February. Our sister restaurant in the village, Kota Kai, is open Friday to Sunday in January and regular opening hours in February.
Janet L
25 November 2016|
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Response from JaneKereama | Property representative |
Yes we do, any denomination from £20 up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$39
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Head, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 562407
  • E-mail
Awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide 2013, Kota is also proud to be recognized by the Good Food Guide, Harden’s Restaurant Guide, the Trencherman’s Guide, Square Meal and the AA (with one Rosette). Kota is also part of Cornish Accredited Restaurants and has been praised many times in both local and national editorials, including The Times and The Telegraph. Kota was named in the Top 50 Summer Restaurants in Britain in August 09, and voted ‘The Big Eat’ in the top 10 pan-Asian eateries July 2008.)This publicity, together with word of mouth, attracts many locals, as well as foodies from Padstow, Bristol and London seeking a weekend of fun, fine dining and stunning coastal walks. And don’t miss out on a ‘Storm-watching’ break during those wild winter months (great B&B deals to be had!Chef/owner Jude Kereama is a New Zealander who has won awards for his restaurants in both London and Auckland before moving down to Cornwall.Kota specializes in organic fish and farm produce and has an exciting daily changing menu.Kota is Maori for shellfish (Jude is half Maori, quarter Chinese and quarter Malaysian) and the restaurant is renowned for its stunning seafood with Jude’s signature light Asian twist.Jude and his wife Jane, who started as a protégée of Antony Worrall Thompson 20 years ago, are passionate about wine as well as food and have created an enticing wine list of over 90 wines from all over the world. Even Decanter Magazine has praised it!There is a lovely bar area where guests can enjoy fine wine, cocktails, cold beer or a warming digestif.Don’t forget to book a room so you can truly relax!
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