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Welcome to Kota

Kota, meaning ‘shellfish’ in Maori, (chef Jude is half Maori, half Chinese Malay) is set in a 300 year old building, right on the harbour front of the historic village of Porthleven. From here, Jude works his culinary magic on the best local produce using his signature Asian twist.

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Awards

Kota is proud to be recognized by the Good Food Guide, the Michelin Guide (with two Bib Gourmand Awards), Harden’s Restaurant Guide, the Trencherman’s Guide, Square Meal and the AA (with two Rosettes).

 

Accommodation

Perfectly positioned on the Harbour Head in the idyllic fishing port of Porthleven and awarded 3* by the AA, Kota offers two double rooms with en suite bathrooms for those who want to extend their stay.

Our rooms.

Our Seasonal Menu

LOCALLY SOURCED, AND WHERE POSSIBLE, ORGANIC

Perfectly positioned on the Harbour Head in the idyllic fishing port of porthleven, Kota has quickly become one of the best-kept secrets in the South West

Like what we do?

IF YOU LIKE WHAT WE DO AT KOTA THEN PLEASE NOMINATE US FOR THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE LOCAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR AWARD.

Please vote for us by clicking on the link below.
Thanks from all of us at Kota.

Kota Kai, Waitrose, Good, Food, Guide, Nominate

Jude Kereama

THE MAIN MAN HERE AT KOTA & KOTA KAI, CHEF JUDE KEREAMA WAS SELECTED TO SHOWCASE HIS CREATIVE CULINARY SKILLS THIS YEAR ON "THE GREAT BRITISH MENU" ON BBC2.

Jude’s dishes were quite a hit with the judges, in particular his ‘Life in a Rockpool’ inspired fish course. Visitors at Kota Kai have the opportunity to taste Jude’s creative dishes and to watch the master at work in our open kitchen, and on the stage of the Porthleven Food Festival. Having won awards in both Auckland and London before heading to Porthleven to open Kota with his wife Jane, Jude’s dishes are individual and exciting, taking inspiration from his half Maori and half Chinese Malay origin. Jude and Jane’s restaurants are named after the Maori terms for shellfish (kota) and food (kai).

Location

PERFECTLY POSITIONED ON THE HARBOUR HEAD IN THE IDYLIC FISHING PORT OF PORTHLEVEN, KOTA HAS QUICKLY BECOME ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS IN THE SOUTH WEST

Porthleven exudes Cornish charm and tradition with arguably the most impressive harbour in Cornwall, being constructed during Napoleonic times. Around Porthleven harbour there are a wide range of historic buildings including many fishermen’s cottages and net lofts. The white painted buildings which catch the light reflecting off the calm water in the inner harbour, the temperate climate of the area and the fresh air coming in from the Atlantic all combine to enhance the relaxing atmosphere of Porthleven.

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