Introducing our new Head Chef - Ben Bullen
Ben Bullen joins the Feathers as our new Head Chef – he’s excited to lead one of the most exciting restaurants in Oxfordshire, and we’re delighted to have him. There will be no ruffling of feathers here; keep reading to learn all about him.
First things first – should you google our new chef you may be given results relating to a certain mountain village in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. We can assure you that our Ben Bullen is, in fact, human and 100% capable of navigating the kitchen (which a mountain or inanimate set of dwellings cannot!)
Now that’s out of the way, we’re delighted to tell you of his 3-year stint in a Michelin star kitchen and how he worked his way up from 1AA to 3AA Rosette restaurants; the culmination of an 18 year culinary career. In 2017 he competed on MasterChef: The Professionals and cooked for judges Gregg Wallace, Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing. Of his television debut, he says – "It is probably the most nerve-wracking thing I have ever done!"
Ben has joined the Feathers to spread his wings and utilise the knowledge he has been taught under Andrew Scott at Sudbury House. We are excited to see what he has in store for our diners, as he eagerly told us he plans to take a simple yet tasty approach to our dishes, delivering high quality and seasonal menus. His classical training ensures that he extracts as much flavour as possible from his ingredients – he’s most happy when he is working with traditional flavours such as rhubarb and custard, and the hearty lamb, peas and mint combo. It’s no surprise then, that he opted to create a lamb with pea and mint fregola on MasterChef!
"Diners can expect a real treat when they dine at the Feathers. Thanks to the support of my loyal front of house team, we will be delivering a very high standard of cooking and excellent service. Expect a high quality, seasonal menu when you join us – I guarantee my dishes will be well executed and a whirlwind of flavours!"
You just can’t beat hearty, traditional dishes.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Ben to the Feathers – we’re sure locals and visitors alike will flock to our restaurant to sample his dishes for themselves. We think this new appointment has the makings of us being known as the best restaurant in Oxfordshire... keep an eye out for an upcoming interview with Ben soon.
To dine at one of the most exciting restaurants in Oxfordshire, contact us today to reserve your table.