About Us

We are The Fig Tree @ 36, an independent, family run, neighbourhood brasserie, serving locally inspired menus for every occasion. Creating Fresh, Local and Seasonal Food. Our food is prepared and cooked fresh to order.

Based upon our surroundings and experiences, we are an ever evolving, growing and sustainable business. Staying true to our core values of providing locally sourced produce, professionally served in a relaxing, intimate and friendly environment.

  • 40 Cover Restaurant
  • Outside Seating available under the Fig Tree – seats 12 (booking advisable)
  • All Dietary Requirements can be catered for – (give us a call to discuss)
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Options Available
  • Children’s Menu Available
  • Private Hire of whole restaurant is available upon request
  • Our homemade Ice Cream, Bread, Smoked Butter, Flavoured Oils etc can be bought to take-away – must call ahead to collect (at least 24 hours notice)
  • Well behaved & small Dogs welcome – Must be kept on a lead & keep their humans under control at all times (excluding Friday and Saturday PM)

Ryan and Tanya have always had a dream to open a restaurant together, they have brought the Fig Tree to life again in a well established, well loved and memorable restaurant location. Their hope and aim is to aspire to those who came before them. While the restaurant became known as The Fig Tree @ 36 in September 2017, Ryan and Tanya have leapt into success entering not just 1 but 3 highly reputable food guides. Michelin, AA and Trenchermans. Since winning awards with Taste of the West – Gold 2018 and 2019, Food and Drink Devon Awarded them with Best Restaurant 2018, they have been eager to carry on the mentum. Michelin have given The Fig Tree @ 36 a nod of support, awarding them with a plate. Most recently the restaurant was awarded with 1 AA Rosette of culinary excellence.

Tanya and Ryan met in 2010 whilst working together. They are a team in their personal life, working together running a successful business. Behind the scenes they also manage to maintain a family home as mummy and daddy. They did not anticipate living and working together would be as natural as it has been, their children get involved where possible, keeping their business true to their beliefs. The Fig Tree @ 36 is a true family business.

Ryan’s passion of cooking has derived from 30 years of experience working in Yorkshire, London and eventually settling down in Plymouth. In Plymouth Ryan has been the head chef of several well known eateries. Ryan’s journey in Plymouth started at Bistro Bene, where he achieved an AA rosette, he then opened the White Hart in Modbury, followed by overseeing Morgan’s Italian, The Mission, Steve’s Brasserie and the New Continental Hotel as the executive head chef, and Ryan’s last job before becoming chef patron was spent as Quay 33’s head chef under owner Dave Morgan. Ryan lives and breathes food and cooking. His passion for food shines through on each plate created and served by him and his team.

Tanya has a strong history in the hospitality business with almost 16 years experience. Holding an MSc in Learning for Sustainability; Tanya has driven The Fig Tree @ 36’s sustainable notion. She has waitressed throughout all of her studies; university is where she met Ryan. It was during her time studying her master’s degree that Tanya and Ryan started discussing how to make their dream restaurant a sustainable one. This is why Tanya and Ryan began sourcing all their produce as locally as possible. Helping The Fig Tree @ 36 create a business who actively helps support the local economy, environment and community is where the core values of The Fig Tree were born. Tanya’s passion and love for food has helped drive the business through their success. Whilst Ryan cooks and Tanya supports the foundations, they find the perfect balance between family and professional life as newlywed husband and wife team.

Any further information required about the restaurant please contact us via email or give us a call. Nothing is too much trouble for us. We love what we do and we hope you do too.