The Fig Tree @ 36
Set in a friendly neighbourhood location, The Fig Tree @ 36 boasts a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome – you can even bring your dog with you. The airy restaurant provides plenty of comfy seating, while the garden – which is home to the restaurant’s eponymous fig tree – is perfect for those warm summer days. Why not order a cool pint of ale or a refreshing gin and tonic, and unwind while soaking up the sun?
The menu here is a feast of home-cooked fare and at The Fig Tree you can expect to enjoy only the finest seasonal ingredients. The à la carte menu is full of tasty plates – all of which are freshly prepared to order. A mouth-watering starter is the perfect way to whet your appetite: the subtly sweet celeriac, parsnip and apple soup comes highly recommended and the root vegetable bhaji is warming and spicy. The list of mains is equally impressive and includes delights such as tender confit duck accompanied by beetroot, red cabbage and rich jus, and vegetarian butternut croquette – a hearty and flavoursome dish served with sides of courgette polenta and wild mushrooms. Why not round off your meal with the likes of popcorn panna cotta served with biscotti and peanut brittle, or a cheeseboard complete with chutney and biscuits?
The Fig Tree proudly serves a top-notch Sunday lunch every week. There is always a sensational array of locally sourced meat available including roast topside of beef from Tavistock, and pork belly from Saltash, which are served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, roast vegetables, red cabbage and jugs of real gravy. Local plaice with creamed leeks and bouillabaisse sauce, and chestnut polenta with baked potato terrine, Jerusalem artichoke and tomato ragout are available for those that fancy trying something a little bit different for Sunday lunch. If you’re opting for several courses, be sure to check out the set menu to enjoy two dishes for £20 or three for £25. There’s also a children’s menu available for younger diners.