After visiting the most southernly point of the UK, Lizard Point, we needed a good meal to end the day..
Thanks to a very lovely gift shop owner at Lizard Point, she recommended us this small place name Kota in Porthleven..
The restaurant has two ensuite as well, located in the middle of town overlooking the bay is a delightful location..
The presentation of the food were at the level of fine dining but in a pub setting.. Something I did not expect.. Which was a delight
The starters were trio of crab: crab claw tempura, crab spring rolls and mini crab cake with mango puree.. A very light and fresh yet tangy and sweet from the mango.. The crab is a good starter not too heavy.. Next the scallops with pork belly… Sweet and tender scallops, super fresh and combine with the savoury and salty of the pork belly and the crunch from the beans gives it a nice texture
For the mains.. We had the duck: duo duck of pan roasted duck breast with fig and red wine jus and duck confit battered in panko crumbs.. A wonderful dish, sweet and savoury just in a tender well cooked duck and the panko gives it a nice crunch.. The parsnip puree combine all the flavours well
This is the pork belly with mustard cidre sauce and creamy mash potato.. The pork is sweet, well layered ratio of fat and meat.. Tender and crunchy crispy skin.. Another well constructed dish
Last for the mains, dover soles with crab ravioli and saffron fennel cream sauce.. Ravioli is cooked aldente and the crab inside is sweet.. The soles were fresh and the cream sauce brings the natural flavours out..
In a restaurant like this we just have to order the dessert
First the most indulgent chocolate fondant with salted caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream and ginger crumble was divine.. Runny, gooey dark chocolate and moist fondant with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a dash of caramel sauce was heavenly
Lastly the uber fresh mascarpone with lemon curd, ginger crumble and lemon puree..
Fresh, cool and tangy and citrusy cleans the palette well and leave you feeling fresh and light..
Final Verdict: Kota provides a wonderful dining experience for me, being in a small town overlooking the bay, sitting in a house having fresh high quality food with the locals is experience you must come try…
Price is around £21 for the 3-course set menu or ~£10 for starters and ~£22 for mains