Lawrence Gomez
Food (4.8/5)
Vibe (4.8/5)
Contact (4.9/5)
Value (4.9/5)


Brent, London


24 recommendations


About Me

I'm in my 40s
Dietary requirements
I am: Always hungry

I'd rather not eat: Raw fish, tofu, oysters, raw meat

Lawrence developed his passion for food when he was just a boy. He loved learning from his mum, who was also passionate about food, and watching cookery shows. He was amazed at how food could be transformed from raw ingredients into stunning creations. Inspired by his mum’s love for cooking and seeing how something can be created from nothing, he decided as a teenager that he wanted to be a chef too. He wanted to develop his own food concept and flavours, creating something that would appeal to all, drawing on inspiration from his African heritage and giving it a modern twist. He started out as a kitchen hand at the iconic Ivy restaurant in London’s Covent Garden, where he spent the next 10 years training and working his way up to head chef of the private dining room. After the Ivy, he worked at another top London restaurant, Sexy Fish for 18 months. During his time at these top London establishments, Lawrence developed his own marinades, using exotic herbs and spices, and experimented with using them on different foods. His passion for his own food creations grew and grew as he did more cooking for family and friends, so he decided to follow his dreams and launch PAPA L’s.

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Latest Reviews

Wendy Kitcher | 3 years

PAPA L's KITCHEN - Pop Up Restaurant

Delicious food and drinks - will definitely be back

Folashade Murdock | 3 years

PAPA L's KITCHEN - Pop Up Restaurant

The food was delicious, divine and exquisite. The decor and artwork were relevant. The venue was intimate and cozy. Staff were polite, friendly and knowledgeable. Worth the money and visit for an introduction to African/Gambian fusion a la cart menu.

Louisa | 3 years

PAPA L's KITCHEN - Pop Up Restaurant

Absolutely amazing. The food was delicious, the staff attentive. Worth every penny. Just hope they open indefinitely in future as I would lo w to be able to go again and again and again!

Ms Lee | 3 years

PAPA L's KITCHEN - Pop Up Restaurant

We fully enjoyed the food and and vibe. I had the Papa L’s Prawns which were tasty. The bread was a lil small but hey! For the main I had the bbq lamb(OMG!) Amazing!!!!! For dessert I had the crumble. Now you know it’s a good crumble when the crumble is crumbly (five stars). The music playlist was good too. Great selection. The waiters were very polite and attentive also Can’t wait to go back and try the rest of the menu

P Hamzahee | 3 years

PAPA L's KITCHEN - Pop Up Restaurant

Papa L is always first rate. Everything was excellent, especially the food

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