New bar spy - Cora

Meet The New Pontcanna Restaurant Aspiring To Nab A Michelin Star (And It’s In Someone’s Living Room)


Published . By Jasmine Lee Kennedy.

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Have a hankering for elevated British grub? Cora might just be the answer to your prayers. After the sell-out success of the 40 Days, 40 Nights pop-up, Lee Skeet has launched his first permanent restaurant… in his living room. Even better, he's aiming to achieve a Michelin Star.

A rising talent on the culinary scene, Lee has trained under Gordon Ramsey and was previously the head chef of Michelin-starred hotspot Hedone. And now? He’s opened a new venture in his own home above Café Milkwood. Found in Pontcanna, the dining room boasts a centrepiece fireplace, bright bay windows, minimal wall art and a small number of tables – just enough to seat up to 12 people. And as your soundtrack, there’s a chilled-out playlist of hip hop on the go. But unlike most restaurants, Cora will only be open from Monday to Friday.

As for grub, this joint offers a regularly changing tasting menu available for lunch and dinner. This shines a spotlight on high-quality seasonal produce, with a strong focus on seafood and wild game. To give you an idea of what to expect, previous dishes have included lobster ravioli, lamb, and olive oil panna cotta. Plus, you can complement your meal with a range of fine vinos or opt for a paired wine flight.