The Tanner Brothers


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Chris & James Tanner: The Tanner Brothers

It was a childhood dream of The Tanner Brothers to own and operate their own establishment. This year Tanners celebrates its 12th birthday. In 2008 Tanners was awarded the AA Restaurant of the Year for England.

To compliment Tanners, the brothers opened the highly popular Barbican Kitchen brasserie in April 2006, within the Plymouth Gin Distillery.

Their backgrounds in the food world are synonymous with great restaurants in London, New York, France and Bath, with the Roux Brothers and Martin Blunos. For many years James was a regular on Ready Steady Cook, and is a regular chef on ITVs Lorraine & Saturday Kitchen.

In 2003 Chris & James filmed their own 15 part series, The Tanner Brothers. 2006 & 2007 saw the publication of their books on chocolate and ice-cream. These have gone on to be translated for 7 other countries. In October 2010 James published his first solo book, Take 5, which has been released throughout Europe and in the USA.