Retro revamp harks back to golden years

Mark Westley Photography'Mick's Fish and Chip shop in Borehamgate Shopping Precinct reopens after refit.'Owner Mick Ledak with Ramo, Marion and Racheal. ANL-141216-195139009
Mark Westley Photography'Mick's Fish and Chip shop in Borehamgate Shopping Precinct reopens after refit.'Owner Mick Ledak with Ramo, Marion and Racheal. ANL-141216-195139009

A fish and chip shop in Sudbury has been given a retro makeover – in tribute to the golden age of British takeaways.

Mick’s Fish and Chips, in the Borehamgate precinct, has just reopened after a renovation, realising the owner’s dream of a shop designed around the humble British fish and chip shop’s heyday – the 1960s and 70s.

“I wanted to keep it very traditional and retro,” said owner Mick Ladak.

“People were asking ‘can we sit down and have a proper meal’ so we decided to take the plunge.

“You can come in, sit down, be comfortable and not feel intimated.”

Mr Ladak believes the business, which is open until 8pm each day, should be a familiar and friendly place in the community, and places this – alongside good quality food at a reasonable price – as key to his success.

He is also very proud of his hanging baskets, with the business receiving a certificate in the Sudbury in Bloom competition for its efforts.

Mr Ladak runs three fish and chips shops in Sudbury and Great Cornard with his associate Ramo Goksal and his brothers.

Mr Goksal has recently opened a new kebab shop under Mick’s name in the Applegate Centre in Great Cornard, which he said is already proving to be very popular with the local community.