Popular chippy reopens having doubled in size

Refurbished Codfather restaurant''Pictured: Yunus Aslan, Alpaslan Koksal, Yakup Aslan, Dalibor Ziska and Monika Westryth ANL-150113-171452009

Refurbished Codfather restaurant''Pictured: Yunus Aslan, Alpaslan Koksal, Yakup Aslan, Dalibor Ziska and Monika Westryth ANL-150113-171452009

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A Sudbury fish and chip shop reopens its doors today after an extension and refurbishment to keep up with growing demand.

Family business The Codfather in King Street moved into Sudbury around five years ago.

The chippy became the first in Suffolk to be recognised with a fish and chip shop quality award – a national scheme highlighting the top players in the UK.

Owner Yunus Aslan said buying the former florist next door had allowed for a much-needed expansion of the restaurant.

“We previously had a small restaurant attached to the takeaway but there wasn’t a lot of room,” he said.

“The customer demand was huge so I decided to open a bigger restaurant.”

The Codfather has been awarded a five-star hygiene rating as well as an impressive reputation on trip adviser.

Mr Aslan said the takeaway industry was tough but he hoped The Codfather’s fresh produce could beat off the competition.

“There is nothing comparable because everything is fresh,” he said.

With plans to add muscles, shell fish and scallops to the menu, Mr Aslan said the aim was to offer a healthier menu.

“You have to be positive and that is what we are doing,” he added.