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.



Pre-Theatre offer!!!!!!!

Order 3x courses from the A la Carte menu and have 25% off your final bill every Weds-Sat from 5pm-6.30pm (maximum 4 guests)

@ 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 Chef’s Special 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
  • Baked Goat cheese with chilli jam, toasted hard dough bread and basil dressing (v) 11



  • Stone Bass Fillet with vegetables and saffron fish broth 25
  • Honey Glazed Salmon Supreme with ginger, soy, sesame, chilli & lime dressing and Kenyan green beans 25
  • PAPA L’s BBQ Lamb Cutlets Chef’s Special 28
  • Monkfish Tail Fillet with buttery mash and shellfish cream sauce  26
  • Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak with PAPA L’s compound butter and cassava fries 38
  • Beef Short Rib with pickled red cabbage, chilli and red onions 28
  • Braised Pork Cheeks with butter beans, carrots, curry yoghurt and coco bread  22
  • Chargrilled Corn-Fed Chicken Yassa with red pepper sauce, saute onions, and lemon muslin 23
  • Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry with coconut yoghurt and chickpea pancake  (v) (vg) 20
  • Chargrilled Yam with tomato and mix bean broth (v) (vg) 18



  • Coco Bread (v) 3.75
  • Honey Roasted Parsnips with honey butter (v)  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



  • Winter Fruit Crumble Tart with Madagascan vanilla gelato (v) 11 (contains hazelnut)
  • Passion Fruit Brulee (v) 10
  • Chocolate Steamed Pudding with rum creme anglaise (v) 12
  • Banana Cake with cinnamon caramel and plantain crisps (v) (vg) 9.5


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



  • Winter Punch 10
  • Dry January 10

Pre-Theatre offer!!!!!!!

Order 3x courses from the A la Carte menu and have 25% off your final bill every Weds-Sat from 5pm-6.30pm (maximum 4 guests)



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.