THE BOSS, meet the chef
“I created Papaz Bistro from the ground up, taking inspiration from my years of experience in the restaurant business, from listening and talking to customers, learning about their dining experiences, what they loved, what they hated. Watching the way our culture and attitudes have changed towards food and dining out. I passionately believe in what I have built at Papaz, using incredible ingredients to create a casual fun dining experience second to none.”
KITCHEN RULES only fresh ingredients
The 1st rule in Papaz’s kitchen is do all that you can to ensure that each customer has an exemplary casual dining experience using fresh quality foods all prepared in house with style and love. The 2nd rule in Papaz’s kitchen is do all that you can to ensure that each customer has an exemplary casual dining experience using fresh quality foods all prepared in house with style and love.
One dish that immediately catches the eye is the Amazing Chicken sandwich. With Cajun-spiced infused chicken, baby leaves, onions with honey mustard, and garlic mayo sauces, the Amazing Chicken is one of the house favourites for regular customers. Gill reveals that the dish came about when he experimenting with a few ingredients for his lunch back in his Limerick restaurant.
"One day I was sitting, I was having what is now the amazing chicken for myself for lunch. It was just a sandwich for myself and a regular customer walked, asked what I was about to settle down to and said, 'I will have that for my lunch'. I wrapped it up and handed it to her and she came in the next day and said 'that chicken was amazing' so I now have the Amazing Chicken on Papa'z' menus and from there we have gone from strength to strength.
I wrapped it up and handed it to her and she came in the next day and said 'that chicken was amazing' so I now have the Amazing Chicken on Papa'z' menus and from there we have gone from strength to strength.
"But we back it up with different variations. We have the Indian, the Southern fried, sandwiches as well. We do not use deep fat fryers. Our falafel is outstanding. Normally falafel is deep fried, we bake ours. The beefstormer is my personal favourite because it is beef brisket that is slowcooked for 14 hours and it just melts in your mouth."
For those who may not be able to make it into town, Papa'z provides a delivery service via Deliveroo, Just Eat, and Uber Eats. One of the most popular dishes for take away is the restaurants par-bake pizzas.
Gill says; "We do par-bake pizzas. We make the pizza fresh and cook it to a certain point. The customer will then take it home, put the pizza in the oven, for two minutes, until cheese goes brown, and it is perfect. The reason why we cook it like this is because when customers heats it for two minutes at home, they are getting the pizza as if it is just been cooked fresh from the kitchen whereas when you get a delivered pizza that has been fully cooked, because of the distance and time it has travelled, it can lose its heat, integrity, and even taste. So par-bake pizzas mean customers can have the full taste when they get home if they decide to choose take-away."
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