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Kota Restaurant with Rooms

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Pacific Rim seafood specialities on the Cornish coast

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Perched on the waterfront, Kota is named from the Maori word for seafood. In a spacious beamed room with tiled floor, an inspired spin on marine-based fusion food wins many converts. Lively openers such as mackerel tartare with beetroot, watercress aïoli and horseradish snow, or local mussels in leeks, saffron and cider, give way to generous main dishes like brill with crispy chicken wings, purple potato gnocchi, oyster mushrooms and romanesco in chicken jus. Finish with West Country cheeses and home-made chutneys, or dark chocolate tart with miso caramel, sesame praline and green tea ice cream. There's also a six-course tasting menu.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Tuesday to Thursday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Jude Kereama

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, Pacific Rim, Seafood
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 7
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Starter from: £3
  • Main course from: £14.95
  • Dessert from: £7.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £21.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £27
  • 2-course dinner from: £21.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £27
  • Tasting menu from: £49.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Off-site parking available: On street, large car park behind restaurant

Getting here

B3304 from Helston into Porthleven, Kota on harbour head opposite slipway.

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Nearest train station

Penzance, Redruth
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