After the sell-out success of PAPA L’s KITCHEN summer and autumn menus, Executive Chef and Founder – Lawrence Gomez, is back again from July 1st with his brand new and exciting food concept called “African Fusion Cuisine.”

Born in Serre kunda, The Gambia, Gomez has incorporated the flavours of several dishes which his Mother taught him to cook whilst growing up and fused them with a range of dishes drawn on his 15 years’ experience working in some of London’s top restaurants, including The Ivy, Sexy Fish and Scott’s in Mayfair on top of his many experiences cooking for Celebrities and Royalty.


@ 16-17 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6LT


*Buy one get second one half price on our new signature cocktails every weds/thurs 5pm-7pm and Fri/Sat 12-2pm for the month of  November*

À La Carte Menu



  • Coco Bread (v) 3.75
  • Plantain Crisps (v) (vg) 4
  • PAPA L’s Grilled King Tiger Prawns 16.5
  • Sweet potato croquettes with lime and rocoto sauce (v) 9.5
  • Tempura  Kanja (okra) with lemon and homemade chilli salt – (v) (vg) 10
  • Seared scallops in a shell with chorizo and smoked paprika relish 17
  • Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup with coconut cream and toasted pumpkin seeds (v) (vg) 9
  • Lamb Merguez Sausages with chipotle mayo 10



  • Chargrilled Butterfly Seabass with garlic & tarragon butter, wild rocket leaves and lemon muslin 26
  • Honey glazed salmon supreme with ginger, soy, sesame, chilli & lime dressing and Kenyan green beans 26
  • PAPA L’s BBQ lamb cutlets 30
  • Monkfish Tail with buttery mash and shellfish cream sauce 28
  • Dry aged Sirloin steak with PAPA L’s compound butter and cassava fries 34
  • Grilled Corn-fed Chicken Yassa with saute onions and lemon muslin 22
  • Stone Bass fillet with vegetables, fish broth and saffron oil 24
  • Beef Short Ribs with pickled red onions, red cabbage and chilli 28
  • Chargrilled Yam with tomato and mix bean broth (v) (vg) 20
  • Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry with coconut yoghurt and chickpea pancake (v) (vg) 22



  • Coco Bread (v) 3.75
  • Roasted root veg with red pepper sauce (v) (vg) 5
  • Ma’s Benachin rice (v) (vg) 6
  • Cassava fries with rocoto sauce (v) 5
  • Grilled tender stem broccoli with tomato vinaigrette (v) (vg) 5.5



  • Chocolate Steamed Pudding with Rum creme anglaise (v) 12
  • Passion Fruit Brulee (v) 10
  • Winter Fruit Crumble with Madagascan vanilla ice cream (contains hazelnut) (v) 11
  • Banana Cake with Vegan Caramel, creme fraiche and plantain crisp (v) (vg) 11



Wednesday and Thursday 5pm- close

Friday and Saturday 12pm-3pm

Friday and Saturday 6pm-close

*Buy one get second one half price on our new signature cocktails every weds/thurs 5pm-7pm and Fri/Sat 12-2pm for the month of  November*

(with meal only)


Fresh Out The Oven

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What people say...

His professionalism has made the process smooth from end to end and we are excited to be a small charity involved with such a unique experience.

The food was 10/10, the creativity was 10/10, the style and professionalism was 10/10. I would 101% recommended Lawrence - his food talks for itself, there is nothing you have to worry about.

Lawrence had this wonderfully warm charm. He was busily preparing these stunning looking plates within inches of us, so focused on his craft yet so engaged with us at the same time.