After the sell-out success of PAPA L’s KITCHEN summer and autumn menus, Executive Chef and Founder – Lawrence Gomez, is back again 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.




To celebrate the launch of the new spring menu we are offering our guests a free welcome cocktail or mocktail and 25% off your final bill (maximum 4 guests) on Friday 5th April

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

020 7434 3697

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
  • Grilled Asparagus with romesco sauce (v) (vg) 10.5
  • Lamb Merguez Sausages with chipotle mayo 10
  • Grilled Avocado with mango salsa (v/vg) 10



  • Chargrilled Cornish Slip Soles with shallots, garlic, lemon zest & olive oil dressing and lemon muslin 20
  • Honey Glazed Salmon Supreme with ginger, soy, sesame, chilli & lime dressing and Kenyan green beans 25
  • PAPA L’s BBQ Lamb Cutlets 27.5
  • Fillet of Hake with crushed potatoes, smoked tomato dressing and bisap purée (okra and spinach sauce) 26
  • Dry Aged Sirloin Steak with PAPA L’s compound butter and cassava fries 34
  • Lobster Tail with sweet potato gnocchi, ebbeh sauce (cassava and seafood sauce) and shave fennel 28
  • Pork Cutlet with aioli & honey raw slaw and burnt lime  22
  • Chargrilled Corn-Fed Chicken Yassa with sweetcorn purée, roasted onion cream and lemon muslin 24
  • Chickpea Stew with akara (black eye bean fritters)  (v/vg) 20
  • Roasted Cauliflower Florets with cauliflower hummus and chilli jam (v/vg) 18



  • Coco Bread (v)
  • Steam Spinach with scotch bonnet oil or plain steamed 5.5 (v/vg)
  • Ma’s Benachin Rice (v/vg) 6
  • Cassava Fries with rocoto sauce (v) 5
  • Grilled Tender Stem Broccoli with tomato vinaigrette (v/vg) 6



  • Baked Lime & Coconut Cheesecake with mango coulis and coconut crisps (v) 11
  • Lemon Tart with blueberry compote, crème fraiche, mint and fruit coulis (v) 10
  • Chocolate Brownie with rum vanilla syrup and salted ice cream (v) 12
  • Banana Cake with cinnamon caramel and plantain crisps (v/vg) 11


SIGNATURE COCKTAILS (Please note all our cocktails are 50ml shots)

  • Serre Kunde Sunset 13
  • Rum Jerre Jeff 14
  • Fool’s Paradise 15
  • Nespresso Martini 14
  • Pornstar Martini 15
  • Crazy, Sexy…..Cool 14
  • Me, Myself and Tequila 13
  • Spring Fusion 14
  • Cool as a Cucumber 13



  • Chapmans of London 10
  • Dry January 10




Wednesday – Saturday 5pm- close

(Kitchen closes at 10pm)


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.