The award-winning Harbor View takeaway at Seaton Sluice is so popular that customers can face waits of up to an hour on Good Friday.
But this year, in a bid to help pass the time, manager Waseem Mir enlisted the help of singer and cellist Laura Victoria to perform traditional folk songs and some of his own work to entertain the line-up of waiting.
Laura is due to play the prestigious Lindisfarne Festival this summer and has performed at the Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week. His albums have also been widely reviewed in the British folk press and have been played on local and independent BBC radio.
In previous years, Waseem has hired magicians, balloon animal makers and make-up artists to entertain people in its Good Friday take-out queue.
Laura said: “I love to sing traditional Northumberland folk songs, especially if they are about the sea because I love the Northumbrian coast.”
The restaurant is closed on the Easter weekend, so it can cope with the extra demand for takeaways.