Kota Restaurant with Rooms
“Pacific Rim seafood specialities on the Cornish coast” - AA Inspector
PORTHLEVEN, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
Our Inspector's View
Situated on the harbour head by Porthleven's shingle beach and the bay, Kota aims to bring a Pacific Rim seafood ethos to windblown Cornwall. With a pair of guest rooms on hand, it's a streamlined operation, centred on a tiled dining room under an old beamed ceiling. Jude Kereama hails from New Zealand and brings the Asian-influenced approach of the southern hemisphere to bear on his set menu, or the seven-course tasting menu (plus veggie version). This kicks off with Porthilly oysters, either tempura with baby gem and wasabi tartare, or natural with cucumber and rice wine granita. Next up, a choice between duck breast, beef sirloin, or the ‘Spring Rockpool’ – a vegetable dashi broth with hake, crab raviolo, Cornish mussels, tiger prawn and seaweed. A pre-dessert of blood orange cream with rhubarb is followed by either chocolate mousse with chocolate torte, or blue cheese ice cream with poached pear.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 40
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 30
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 13
- Cuisine style: British, Pacific Rim, Seafood
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