Kebab and shisha house in Chingford Mount Road transformed into The Queen last week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Queen on Chingford Mount Road. The Queen on Chingford Mount Road.

A kebab restaurant owner says his love of Her Majesty The Queen prompted him to rebrand his Chingford kebab house in an unusual way.

Hussein Ibrahim, 42, has owned a restaurant in Chingford Mount Road for four years but last week what used to be known as Petra Restaurant became The Queen.

Mr Ibrahim said: “I love the Queen and what she’s done for every single person in this country.

“This is her land and she deserves to have everybody to come here to salute her.”

He said the restaurant has been very popular with school children making the most of the new picture opportunity.

Mr Ibrahim has met the Queen three times.

The first time he was in the crowd while she was visiting an elderly home in Holloway Road and she greeted him.

He had a similar encounter at an event in Windsor in 2007.

In 2002 he was working for the United Arab Emirates embassy and was invited to a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

He said his shop front is not just to attract customers.

“The Queen makes everybody happy,” he added.

“I believe in this community they are missing this kind of thing, something that brings the community together.”

Mr Ibrahim says the restaurant, coated in regal purple, will have more images of the queen inside soon.

The restaurant, which also offers shisha pipes, is not believed to be offering goods or services by royal appointment. 

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4:30pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

I bet Her Majesty will not be amused. I hope some of the dishes are not with names that featured in the Curry House that was up the road from there with names like Kllingon Kurry and Vulcan Vindaloo, no I am not making it up!
I bet Her Majesty will not be amused. I hope some of the dishes are not with names that featured in the Curry House that was up the road from there with names like Kllingon Kurry and Vulcan Vindaloo, no I am not making it up! Villagecranberry
  • Score: -8

4:40pm Thu 13 Feb 14

RichieA70 says...

Even the Daily Mash couldn't make this funnier.
Even the Daily Mash couldn't make this funnier. RichieA70
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Thu 13 Feb 14

mdj says...

When I close my eyes I can still see purple.
Just for curiosity, did this pass in front of a Planning Committee, or was it decided by officers?
When I close my eyes I can still see purple. Just for curiosity, did this pass in front of a Planning Committee, or was it decided by officers? mdj
  • Score: 7

5:35pm Thu 13 Feb 14

stickmanny says...

Very tasteful
Very tasteful stickmanny
  • Score: 2

5:35pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Thunderbird4 says...

No need for unsightly roller shutters or metal grills, to protect the front of the shop, because no, Tru-Brit, would dare smash those windows. Brilliant idea.
No need for unsightly roller shutters or metal grills, to protect the front of the shop, because no, Tru-Brit, would dare smash those windows. Brilliant idea. Thunderbird4
  • Score: 9

10:04pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Let's home people do not end up on the Royal Throne.
Let's home people do not end up on the Royal Throne. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Thu 13 Feb 14

HottRedMan says...

I wonder what Loakes and Robins thinks of it
I wonder what Loakes and Robins thinks of it HottRedMan
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

HottRedMan wrote:
I wonder what Loakes and Robins thinks of it
Maybe the Mayor will want to rub shoulders in there.
[quote][p][bold]HottRedMan[/bold] wrote: I wonder what Loakes and Robins thinks of it[/p][/quote]Maybe the Mayor will want to rub shoulders in there. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

12:13am Fri 14 Feb 14

Nanki Poo says...

Argh! My eyes!

nK
Argh! My eyes! nK Nanki Poo
  • Score: 5

7:55am Fri 14 Feb 14

Stevo98 says...

God Bless Her Majesty, drizzled with chili sauce and a salad garnish.
God Bless Her Majesty, drizzled with chili sauce and a salad garnish. Stevo98
  • Score: 5

1:12pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

If it wasn't so serious it would be funny.
If it wasn't so serious it would be funny. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

3:01pm Fri 14 Feb 14

RichieA70 says...

mdj wrote:
When I close my eyes I can still see purple.
Just for curiosity, did this pass in front of a Planning Committee, or was it decided by officers?
Ha, as if they were asked! Retrospective permission rules around here (as well as HM Queen of course).
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: When I close my eyes I can still see purple. Just for curiosity, did this pass in front of a Planning Committee, or was it decided by officers?[/p][/quote]Ha, as if they were asked! Retrospective permission rules around here (as well as HM Queen of course). RichieA70
  • Score: 1

6:38pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Stevo98 says...

It's funny cos when I see a badly-packed kebab it reminds me of Diana.
It's funny cos when I see a badly-packed kebab it reminds me of Diana. Stevo98
  • Score: -1

8:00pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Alan_1976 says...

Stevo98 wrote:
It's funny cos when I see a badly-packed kebab it reminds me of Diana.
She was the people's peri-peri...
[quote][p][bold]Stevo98[/bold] wrote: It's funny cos when I see a badly-packed kebab it reminds me of Diana.[/p][/quote]She was the people's peri-peri... Alan_1976
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