IT was a case of nan bread rather than naan bread for curry house diner Anthony Nelson when he spotted the face of his late grandmother on a night out.

Gobsmacked Anthony, 22, was enjoying a slap-up meal with his family to celebrate a new job and ordered a round of naan breads to share.

But he found himself saying 'aloo' again to his late nan Sheila Nelson when he noticed the perfect profile of her face in the flatbread.

Production company editor Anthony, from Stockton, Teesside said: "I looked up and saw it and it was so spooky - it looked just like her profile.

"I turned to my sister Heather and whispered 'who does that look like?' and she said, straight away, 'It's Sheila'.

"I didn't say anything but then my dad said 'That looks like me mam'.

"He couldn't believe it. He turned to one of the waiting staff and said 'Look - It's my mam! That's her profile!' but the waiter's reaction was, 'Oh.'

"Obviously he had no reference to what Sheila looked like, but it was exactly like her profile. It was like she was there with us."

The family had their spooky encounter with the plain naan at Akbah's in Middlesbrough last month.

Housewife Sheila Nelson passed away of natural causes in 2008, aged 77.

"She was quite a character in the family," said Anthony.

"She didn't hold back on her opinions.

"I have heard about the Virgin Mary appearing on someone's toast and the Duchess of Cambridge in a jellybean - but I never expected to see Sheila."