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 Sere 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



À La Carte Menu



  • PAPA L’s Grilled King Tiger Prawns 
  • Sweet potato croquettes with lime and rocoto sauce (v)
  • Tempura Okra with lemon and homemade chilli salt  (v) (vg)
  • Seared scallops in a shell with chorizo and smoked paprika relish
  • Grilled English asparagus with romesco sauce (v) (vg)
  • Mixed heritage tomatoes with red pepper pesto, toasted hard dough bread and basil dressing (v)



  • Dover sole fillet with garlic & tarragon butter, wild rocket leaves and lemon muslin
  • Honey glazed salmon supreme with ginger, soy, sesame, chilli & lime dressing and Kenyan green beans
  • PAPA L’s BBQ lamb cutlets
  • Sirloin steak with PAPA L’s compound butter and cassava fries
  • Grilled corn-fed chicken with avocado puree, mixed salad and mango sauce
  • Roasted octopus with pickled shallots, radish and cucumber salad, burnt scotch bonnet oil and saffron
  • Chargrilled Sea bass with sweet potato 3 ways
  • BBQ mix grilled veg (v) (vg)
  • Blackeye bean and plantain burger with cassava fries and homemade burger (v) (vg)



  • Coco Bread (v)
  • Baby gem salad with honey and mustard dressing (v) (vg)
  • Ma’s Benachin rice  (v) (vg)
  • Cassava fries with rocoto sauce (v)
  • Grilled tender stem broccoli with tomato vinaigrette (v) (vg)



  • Lemon and honey posset with cinnamon fritters (v)
  • Rum cake with Madagascan vanilla gelato and caramel tuile (v)
  • Chocolate and avocado mousse with mix summer berries and edible gold (v) (vg)
  • PAPA-LOVA with Ugandan vanilla cream, fruit coulis, fresh strawberries  and mint (v)



Tuesday-Saturday 5pm till close


Fresh Out The Oven

For the latest news, plus more details on our availability and the ever-growing menu we provide, please fill out your details here and we’ll add you to the PAPA L’s mailing list!

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.