Aptly named after the tree in the back courtyard (we can't wait to see it in full bloom come summertime!), The Fig Tree @ 36 stays true to it's name; providing quality, locally sourced and professionally served food. Tucked away on the outskirts of Royal William Yard, the restaurant is the definition of a hidden gem.
Mixing fine-dining with a dash of inspiration from the brasserie scene, this eatery is the perfect combination of both; exquisite food accomponied by friendly service. It's this friendliness, perhaps, that spurs those that visit to liken the restaurant to a home-from-home (if your home has a personal chef, that is!). This kind of dining is an experience to be shared with friends, family and lovers alike. Already a strong favourite with its regulars, it is deemed an every occasion restaurant where diners can enjoy fine-dining food in a relaxed environment.
The Fig Tree is run by partners Tanya Poole and Ryan Marsland, and has graced Plymouth's foodie scene for a mere 6 months. With quite an impressive combination of experience, the restaurant is quoted as their 'third child'; consistently nurtured, loved and attended to.
Head Chef Ryan expertly fuses British influence with his own creative, innovative flare - paying homage to his rich history as Head Chef in many top restaurants - to produce an ever-evolving menu that sways with the seasons. The menu is produced with prowess, showcasing inventive dishes that are both enchanting and tasty, clearly born from imagination and produced with exceptional talent. Each dish is well executed, an extension of Ryan's imagination that manifests as an exciting and vibrant medley of fresh ingredients.
Determined to use what's on the doorstep, all produce is locally sourced. As pledgers of Sustainable Seafood City and supporters of local businesses, no ingredient is sourced any further than Devon and Cornwall. Boasting homemade bread and homemade ice-cream, The Fig Tree maintains its sustainable practices throughout every aspect of the business.
Small but ambitious, nothing is rushed here. Each customer is regarded as an extension of The Fig Tree family. Placing great emphasis on comfort, Ryan and Tanya actively want diners to take their time to enjoy the experience. Inkeeping with it's neighbourhood feel, the intimacy is further exemplified with little touches; choose your own music, ask for your favourite dish even if it's not on the menu, take some of the homemade bread home with you. It's details such as these that reflect the passion and pride that fortifies this place.
Perfectly formed, the space itself is wonderfully intimate. Somewhat unassuming on the outside, the contemporary interior is quite the opposite. Making the most of the natural light in the daytime and a warm, low-lit ambience come evening, the large restaurant is comfortable and unpretentious. Each corner and nook plays home to books, quotes, flowers and charming trinkets, the walls are adorned with local art and the original wooden tables have had a good dose of TLC.
If you’re looking for somewhere special with food that 'wows', The Fig Tree at 36 won't disappoint. The restaurant has a laid-back vibe, and the high calibre of food adds a subtle injection of luxury. Each dish is highly technical, the service is effortlessly welcoming and the price list is surprisingly reasonable. The Fig Tree @ 36 is an honest extension of the lovely owners at the helm; welcoming, professional and genuine from the moment you walk in.
Contact The Fig Tree @ 36:
☎️ 01752 253247