Brazz

4.3
462 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Led by Head Chef John Godfrey, Brazz offers sublime food in a relaxed environment.

Open Tuesday -Saturday serving lunch from 11:45-2:30 and Dinner from 6:00-9:00 (9:30 on Friday & Saturday). We're also open throughout the day for drinks from 11am - 11pm.

With a wide ranging menu offering classics such as the Brazz Fishcakes or Burgers to more elaborate specials like scallops, turbot or prime rib eye steaks, there is something for everyone.



But Brazz really comes into its own during the evening. Our plush booths offer the perfect space for larger get-togethers.

Experiences

  • Christams Eve Dinner

    £40.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Come and enjoy a delectable dinner in Brazz. £40.00 per person or upgrade and have a glass of prosecco on arrival for just £5.00 more.
  • New Years Eve Dinner and Dancing

    £65.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    7pm arrival, dinner served at 7.30pm Starters Confit Duck Leg Terrine, Celeriac Remoulade, Hazelnut, Bloomer Crab, Celery, Orange, Watercress, Crab Mayonnaise Goats Curd, Beetroot, Chive & Walnut Mains Roast Halibut, Leek, Samphire, New Potato, Lemongrass Sauce Somerset Pork Belly, Honey Roast Shallot, Chicory, Oregano, Potato Anna Jerusalem Artichoke Risotto, Tarragon, Parmesan, Watercress Desserts Chocolate Mousse, Lemon Crumble, Hazelnut, Coconut Ice Cream Stem Ginger Sponge, Pear, Walnut, Vanilla Ice Cream Vanilla & Orange Cheesecake, Orange, Cardamom Ice cream We will require pre-orders no later than two weeks before the event. For more information please contact the Events Team on 01823 328303 or events@the-castle-hotel.com.
  • Boxing Day Brunch

    £15.00 per person

    Dec 26, 2021 only

    Dont fancy cooking on Boxing Day? Enjoy our Boxing Day brunch from 11am until 2.30pm. Enjoy our incredible buffet available until 2.30pm with a few of our classic dishes available to order as well.
  • New Years Day Brunch

    £15.00 per person

    Jan 1, 2022 only

    Enjoy New Years Day morning without having to cook. With our award winning breakfast buffet and our kitchen classics served all morning till 14.30.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 462 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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MarkKJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brazz provides a lovely setting , very good food and attentive service , as always

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Pixie
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

It was very noisy and squashed, tAbles too close to each other so not the best atmosphere BUT service was good and food was excellent.

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Barbie
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent meal. The standard of cooking and presentation was also excellent. The vegetarian in our group was able to find plenty of choices to her taste. The service was excellent - the servers were polite, attentive and plainly enjoyed their jobs. We hope to come to Brazz again.

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KatrinaB
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow, although we weren’t in a rush we might have liked to order more drinks etc. It seems they were short on staff or running skeleton staff. Very quiet for Saturday lunch and not much of an atmosphere. Food was good. Company was excellent and that’s what matters.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was good and so was the service. The surroundings could do with a bit of a spruce up but overall we were happy with our evening.

DH
DianeH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Staff were fantastic, food ok but nothing special. However, totally unimpressed that having booked a table, eaten in the restaurant, left a £5.00 tip, we then had to pay £3.00 for parking. Think this is abysmal.

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CarolynC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This lunch was a long awaited meet with my sister. We both had an open sandwich which was delicious. I chose the goats cheese with Mediterranean veg and my sister had the smoked salmon and she really enjoyed hers too. We chose a large glass of the french rose which was also delicious. Service was good.We had a lovely table in the corner so we felt very relaxed to chat without being listened to by other diners.
I look forward to my next visit.

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Shilly
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly non intrusive service. Perfectly cooked venison and an excellent flavoursome mushroom risotto with delicious wine. The cherry shortbread was an unusual choice for me but did not disappoint. The chocolate brownie with caramel and orange was a little bit too sweet but was still a good desert .

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RobM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Too few staff who tried. Crowded and noisy bar next to eating area. Very poor quality food. Expensive for what it was. Will need a lot to bring it up to a reasonable standard.

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NickJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and we were well looked after from the moment we arrived.

We were wished a Happy Anniversary by each of the team which was a nice personal touch.

Food was lovely. From the tomato soup through the venison and rump steak and the cherry pudding. All very well cooked and presented.

Nice atmosphere and we did not feel rushed in any way.

Thank you to everyone for a lovely evening.

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Trishh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a really delicious, well cooked 3 course evening meal with three friends. Very friendly, efficient staff. We all really enjoyed the evening. Will be back!

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The shortage of staff in the kitchen was obvious. The waiting staff apologised for the slow service and did their best. Not as good as pre lock down. We have to hope that things will improve.

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GrahamQ
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i had a lovely evening in a lovely surroundings. Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent and would highly recommend visiting but do book as tables get taken up very quickly.

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Lily
Bath
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Restaurant was lovely, though waitresses were referring to us as mates and guys....

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Mike
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service, good location.
Will use again when next in Taunton.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual. Quick and friendly service. Highly recommended

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RozM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed our meal very much. The food was delicious. The waiting staff were lovely and attentive till we had our main course when the service dropped off. When we brought this to their attention, we were offered complementary coffees but they arrived before the desserts which is not ideal. However, overall we enjoyed our evening.

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hannaht
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were left initially for 30 mins and weren’t even offered any drinks we had to pull the waiter to get service. The service then improved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our one night in Taunton and dinner at Brazz.
Great menu and very professional service.

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Pommygirl33
Bath
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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Kimberly
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From the very beginning the experience was very poor, if I could give 0 stars I would. The lady serving us was disinterested and very rude. Felt like we were just being rushed to order.
Myself and my daughter had the soup was definitely not tomato and basil and was a very close to Heinz tomato soup.
Myself and my other daughter had fish cakes with leeks, there was far too much lemon in the sauce and over powdered everything. We have to remove the fish cakes from the sauce to be able to eat it. My husband venison meal consisted of a deep fried potato that should have been roast and my daughters pork chop fondant potato was not soft and buttery as it should be. Not at any point throughout our starters or main course did anyone ask if our meals ok otherwise we would have said something but not at any point we’re we given this opportunity.
I had an empty drinks glass for a long length of time and never asked if would like another. Had 1 drink the entire duration of our stay.
When the waiter came to collect our meals he could clearly see the amount of inedible food that had been left but not once asked again if everything was ok even when we asked for the bill whilst our main meal was sat in front of us did anyone ask if there was a problem. Over a £100 down the drain and extra money you missed out on for extra drinks and desserts had the quality and customer service been there. We felt as though they wanted us in and out. Food, customer service and overall it was extremely poor. We follow the Michelin guide and this is by far the worst food and experience we have ever had.

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Tauntonlocal
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food and nice restaurant, service were a little slow when we visited but overall a good venue.

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Molly
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good atmosphere and lovely food. Very impressed with the service and the steak was delicious.

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JohnC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the friendly and efficient service, and the presentation and quality of the food. (Our only mild criticism would be that the peach was not very ripe.) We were encouraged to feel that Brazz was able to offer a top quality experience again, having been through a bit of a dip after it's strong opening some years ago.

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JacquelineG
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very efficient and helpful . Place was spotless.
Food excellent

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Euplecta
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow, waited 50minutes from ordering to getting our main course, no starter. Plenty of FOH staff, the kitchen was being blamed.

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SUSANNAW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Served one of the most tasty vegetarian meals I’ve ever enjoyed out, really flavoursome. Interesting wine list too

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AnthonyV
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch at the Brazz. The staff were polite and attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious and plated well. All in all a special occasion was made even more special.

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StephenM
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience, lovely food, good service. Not to formal.
Great cocktails. We would highly recommend it.

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MandyC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have attended Brazz three times recently and on each occasion have requested a quiet side table away from the entrance of the bar, but on all three occasions we have ended up on stuck in the main thoroughfare, with people brushing past our table and knocking our table or ourselves!
Our previous visit was for our wedding anniversary and a request was made for a side table, but again to no avail.
Our last visit we booked our table for 8pm, but were left waiting for a table for around half an hour with no explanation. Eventually we were placed right in the thoroughfare again!! When Our food arrived it was not of a good standard, with the sauce for a steak being congealed to a mass of glupe and cold! The noise was so bad that we couldn’t hold a reasonable conservation without having to practically raise our voices.
This has left us feeling that we will probably not return and certainly will not be recommending to people.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent menu, making it hard to choose from multiple interesting options for each course. Friendly staff, convenient parking great atmosphere, will become a regular again.

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GeoffreyR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both of a very high standard. Good choice on the menu including some personal favourites.

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Fozzy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very odd.
Welcomed in, sat at table, brought menus.
Ordered drinks, starters and mains.
One starter delivered.
Waited.
And waited.
And waited.
Seeing my wife hadn't touched her starter waiter eventually asked is everything OK?
Finally got my starter.
Then asked - Where's the wine we ordered?
Waiter had to order wine again!
Really very poor service.
We weren't in a hurry so not too bothered, but once we'd finished deserts they were rushing us out to clear table for next customers.
Personally not bothered, but quite poor service for Brazz.
Been many times before, but wouldn't rush back.
Recommend Brazz to a friend for food, but not for service.

MA
MelanieA
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Popped in on way down to Devon. Liked it so much we've booked in again on the way back up.

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IrinaS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I had many expectations about dinning at the Brazz. It was an horrible experience that I don’t intend to repeat. The music was so loud I had to make an effort to listen to my date. The cocktail could be better as I could spit coarse salt while drinking it. The food although well presented it was not what was asked, a different meat cut was served and not well cooked, it was barely touched and returned to the kitchen. The lady at reception when we went to pay for parking although not charging for it, didn’t acknowledge us at all, kept her eyes down scribbling somethings else and even when we addressed her to show gratitude, she was absolutely rude and disrespectful not replying back or making any eye contact. I will not recommend the Brazz to my friends or family. It was bad overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyable meal out first time in 16 Months. Loved it

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Yquem67
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brazz just seems to get better and better. The team are so charming and helpful and go beyond their remit to provide kind and empathetic service. John Godfrey has really got the menu right and is serving up some very tasty well cooked dishes. It's great to see it so busy after such a horrendous year for hospitality.

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Merlo
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I found the service poor at the beginning, drinks order took too long and the drinks took too long to arrive. The menus we're not clean, they were also given in the wrong order, i.e. Man first.
I was quite surprised and disappointed. However the food was the standard I expected, fantastic!

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GeoffreyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have eaten at Brazz a number of times and the only criticism I have had was noisein the main areal with bar. This time we were in the adjacent upper room, which was quiet - much better, though one couple astonished me by asking to transfer to the other area. (couldn't have had much to say to one another!)

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very friendly staff, excellent food. beautiful surroundings.

FAQs

Brazz is rated 4.3 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.