After the sell-out success of PAPA L’s KITCHEN Summer Tasting Menu,
Lawrence Gomez is set to launch an à la carte menu for a 5-week Autumn run.
Gomez, who started his career at the iconic The Ivy restaurant, draws on 15 years’ experience working in some of London’s top restaurants, including Sexy Fish and Scott’s (Mayfair) as well as his cooking for celebrities and royalty, mixed with his Gambian heritage to bring exciting new flavours to the plate, which he calls “African fusion cuisine”.
Born in Serrekunda, Gambia, Gomez has incorporated the flavours of several dishes his Mother and Grandmother taught him to cook growing up and infused them into a range of dishes he’s cooked at restaurants across London. His Tempura Okra with his signature lemon and chilli sauce pays homage to his time at Sexy Fish and his West African heritage. Other dishes include rib-eye steak with cassava (a popular Gambian vegetable) chips and stone bass with Gomez’ signature BBQ marinade served with his 5-hour slow cooked Ma’s Benachin rice which his Ma (Mother) taught him to make.
Here's a snippet of the menu we have on offer*:
PAPA L's Grilled King Prawns with Cocoa Bread
Tempura Okra with lemon and homemade chilli salt
Butternut squash and ginger soup with coconut cream and pumpkin seeds
Duck Salad with julienne carrots, mange tout, chilli & spring onions and mango dressing
Grilled corn-fed chicken yassa with saute onions
BBQ lamb cutlets with Ma’s Benachin rice
10oz Rib eye steak with chipotle sauce and cassava fries
Lentil and cauliflower curry with coconut yoghurt
Honey glazed Salmon supreme with Kenyan beans and chilli, ginger, garlic, lime, sesame & soy dressing
Ma’s Benachin rice
Chocolate and avocado mousse with fresh strawberries and edible gold
Passion fruit brulee
Chocolate steam pudding with Equiano Rum crème anglaise
*Full Menu is available at www.papalskitchen.com/bookings
A £20 deposit will be taken per person in order to secure your booking, this will be taken from your final bill on the day. Deposits are Non refundable, but the ability to change the date of your booking may be possible to avoid losing your deposit.
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COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
As the health and safety of customers are an absolute priority, Covid safety precautions mean that there will be limited diners per sitting and pre-booking is essential as well as
- Track and trace
- Hand sanitizers
- Staff wearing visors
- Guest temperature checks
- Covid-19 regulated venue
- Socially distanced seating
- 3 different seating areas upstairs, downstairs and garden
- No physical menus. Digital menus accessible via QR codes
- Regular sanitisation of toilets with including doors and handles
- Door concierge to ensure clients do not need to open doors on arrival and departure
Please note: Bookings will be limited to 6 people per reservation.
The PAPA L’s experience is like no other - the playlist is curated by Gomez (who used to DJ in Central London) himself, the tables are not turned around so book a table and it’s yours for the night. You’ll groove along to subtle African beats and other music genres, enjoy looking at award winning African artwork and we love a celebration so if it’s your birthday, anniversary, girls night out or date night - simply let us know your occasion when making your reservation, so that we can join in on your day!