Restaurant launches £15 lunch menu amid cost of living crisis

The team behind Brazz at the venerable Castle Hotel in Taunton are doing their bit to aid people in the current cost of living crisis. Taking inspiration from Tom Kerridge's menu launch through September, Brazz will offer a fixed price lunch menu at GBP15 for 2 courses or GBP20 for 3 courses. Available now, it is served between Tuesday and Saturday from midday until 2.30pm.

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Mr Swann said: "I love to see a busy and buzzing dining room full of happy diners, and we hope by offering such great value that more people will be able to enjoy lunch out even with things as difficult as they are. Simply prepared dishes but with great local produce is what this menu is all about." Castle Hotel general manager and director Ronan Hunter added: "As Tom Kerridge states, with a menu like this, we won't make any money from it, but we want to be able to offer people on a tighter budget the opportunity to still come out and enjoy a lovely lunch in Brazz.

"Whilst the current situation with energy prices & rising costs across the board are in many ways more challenging than Covid, it's a good time to put out a 'Too good to be true value menu."