Food
Rebecca Wayman

New kebab restaurant set to open in iconic Covent Garden location

The founders of modern kebab house, Maison Bab, have unveiled their new restaurant, Kebab Queen, at 4 Mercer Walk.

Located behind the illuminated façade of a British kebab shop, Kebab Queen is situated in the basement of Maison Bab, allowing diners to enter through the prep kitchen.

Created by designer Angus Buchanan, Kebab Queen is an extension of Maison Bab. The idea is the culmination of four years of work for owners Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet alongside Manu Canales - Manu was the previous sous chef of Le Gavroche.

Sous chef, Manu Canales, said: “Kebab Queen is the pinnacle of our project. The piquancy, umami and smokiness of the kebab really lend themselves to reinterpretation.

“We’re creatively pairing Middle Eastern flavours with meticulous classic technique. But we want visitors to relax and get stuck in; it’s about combining the intense flavours of high end dining with the communal, elbow-to-elbow fun of the kebab shop.”

Simon Taylor, property director at The Mercers’ Company, added: “Following the launch last year, Maison Bab has proved extremely popular with visitors and is a key footfall generator for the estate, so we are extremely excited to see what the team have in store for their new opening of Kebab Queen.”

Kebab Queen will open to the public in early April, with private hire available.

Knight Frank acted for The Mercers’ Company and Kebab Queen represented themselves.

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