Cornwall LivingIssue #81

Gourmet gossip January 2019

We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs.

Winter warmers at The Lemon Arms

Welcoming in the new year often goes hand in hand with welcoming in a bout of cold weather, making the prospect of retreating to a cosy pub even more tempting. And that’s why we recommend a visit to The Lemon Arms this winter! Always warm and welcoming, the pub provides everything you’d expect and more: delicious dishes, bar games, local ales ciders and craft beers as well as an alluring woodburner. And after the rush of Christmas, there’s no better time to put your feet up and enjoy being cooked for. Not to mention The Lemon Arms also puts on great offers like pie and pint nights and often has live music, including traditional Cornish singing every Wednesday from 9pm.

For more information call 01326 373666 or visit


Sensational new flavours at Catch, Mawgan Porth

Catching up with owner Patrick from Catch Seafood Bar & Grill, Mawgan Porth, we learn that he’s just been cooking with celebrity chef, Tom Kitchin! Patrick lent his shellfish skills and took some Michelin star inspiration in return, meaning the Winter Warmers menu at Catch is looking pretty special! Weekends start with Fizz’n’Chips Friday, and finish with the ‘best roast on the coast’ on Sunday, including a superb game roast. Sustainable, local, fresh and simply delicious, the team’s roast is well worth the trip during the colder months!

In fact, Catch is a great choice for get togethers, with loads of sharing platters and generous desserts. Whether it’s a family birthday or simply catching up with friends, nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Catch, with options on the menu to please all appetites.

For more information call 01637 860372 or visit


Kota, Porthleven celebrates a bumper 2018!

Kota in Porthleven is celebrating a fabulous 2018, a year that has included no less than four major culinary awards and appearances on national television!

Kota, which is owned alongside sister restaurant Kota Kai by Jude Kareama and his wife Jane, won a third AA Rosette in September, one of only four restaurants in Cornwall! What’s more, as well as being a semi-finalist in BBC 2’s Great British Menu, Jude retained his Bib Gourmand, making Kota the only restaurant in the area to currently hold the award. He’s in excellent company alongside only three others in Cornwall, including Rick Stein’s Café in Padstow and Emily Scott’s St Tudy Inn.

Jude, who fuses his Maori, Chinese and Malaysian influences with Cornish ingredients to create his award-winning menu, also won ‘Best Chef’ at the Trencherman’s Awards. He tells us: “We work very hard to retain that quality in the kitchen year-on-year and it’s just wonderful to have it recognised.”

For more information call 01326 727707 or visit