Ladies and gentlemen, please raise your glasses and say three cheers for officially THE BEST restaurant in the whole of Devon … Plymouth’s very own The Fig Tree at 36!
The restaurant in Admiralty Street, Stonehouse, was named the county’s best restaurant at the Food and Drink Devon awards this week. It’s an amazing story for owners Ryan Marsland and Tanya Poole, who only took over the premises at what used to be The Samphire Bush just over a year ago.
I’ve been to The Fig Tree @ 36 a couple of times and popped back again today by way of celebration. Why not?
It was a sunny day, and they had local seafood on the menu! I had Cornish sardines for starter and fish stew with monkfish, mussels, potatoes and veg for main. Both were from the Specials Board, and very delicious they were too.
But you can also choose a 2-course meal for £15 from the Set Menu on most days. As for the restaurant’s name, it comes from the productive fig tree in the sunny courtyard.
It’s lovely to see Plymouth’s independent eateries, run by local families, doing so well – and getting the wider recognition they deserve. We know Plymouth has a great eating out scene … now it seems that word has finally got out!
Article by Laura Joint Freelance Writer
FOLLOW UP – Results after article appearance on One Plymouth
We caught up with The Fig Tree at 36 owners for feedback on how the exposure on One Plymouth helped their business…
“Thank you One Plymouth for the post about The Fig Tree @ 36. It has had a fantastic response for the business. People we hadn’t even really spoken to, made a point of telling us they had seen the post. It brought a real sense of community online and offline” – Many Thanks, Tanya and Ryan
The Facebook Post on One Plymouth (see right) was seen by 23,344 people, with a post engagements of 6,813 reaching a wide audience right across the city.
If you’d like to find out ways we can help your business be seen by a large audience, please get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.