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The Jam Factory

27 Park End Street | Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU, England
+44 1865244613
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Ranked #158 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $8 - $32
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant, bar and gallery, the Jam Factory has become a safe haven for the fresh food lovers and art enthusiasts of Oxford. Located in the heart of the west end, just a stones throw from Oxford train station, bus station, city centre shops, The Saïd Business School and Oxford's dreaming spires, the Jam Factory champions an unrivalled commitment to freshness and quality, served with a layed back and welcoming ethos.Operating since November 2006, from the historical landmark of Frank Cooper's Old Marmalade Factory we have grown to include, an intimate dining room, bar, two galleries and a private dining space know as the 'Boiler Room'.Kick back and make yourselves at home.
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English first
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I like The Jam Factory and use it a lot when having meetings in Oxford. It is within a short walk from Oxford Railway Station and central Oxford, so very convenient. You can get an excellent variety of coffees, teas and drinks, together with snack meals. The staff are quietly efficient and friendly. It has lots of comfy chairs and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went for lunch with my mum this week. Good food - rather small portions -, pleasant service, and very easy to get to from the station.

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Broughton Astley, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went to our nieces 21st party here and although it provided a great atmosphere the food was lacking in quantity and was very bad value for money. The buffet consisted of iceberg lettuce, beef tomatoes and feta cheese, possibly 1/2 lettuce and 6 tomatoes, 1 thin spicy sausage, 1 4inch thin rib, one fish cake ball, flatbreads cut into fingers... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went in for lunch and had lasagne... well about 5 fork fulls of the stuff, plus lots of lettuce (oh sorry salad?). Well that was about £4 worth of food for around £7. Luckily my other half was not going to eat both parts of her dry and not so appealing falafel wrap so I got to stave off starvation... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For a whiskey and coke and a pint of something the bill was over £10. Ridiculous. Too expensive even for the south. The only thing that has pushed my review to three stars is that the music, atmosphere and decor was really fab.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our experience of Christmas at The Jam Factory today was great. We were well served, the food was delicious and clearly freshly prepared. It really looks a though they've had some very varied performances judging by previous reviews but our was second to none. The staff were attentive, well mannered and I cannot thank the manager enough for looking after... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Looks a lovely place, great menu, but that unfortunately is where it stops. Endured quite simply the most appalling meal there today along with work colleuges. The 'terrine ' for starters was a rather underwhelming pate', main course of a turkey dinner was, (much like the fish dish) warm at best, not piping hot. The quality was akin to a... More 

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Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I had a light lunch here yesterday which was pretty underwhelming. The bad news: we had to ask to have the salad dressed and it still had water clinging to it, the mayonnaise was box standard Helman's, the fries were oily and insufficiently cooked, it took a while to get our food. To finish on the good news; the waiting... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Someone had arranged a get together in Oxford so I didn't pick this venue personally. It is very close to the station and only a short walk from the town centre. It was an interest choice and as you've probably have read receives mixed reviews. It is apparently the site of an old jam factory, hence the name. The place... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

You will experience a different type of bar to the usual venue. It is very arty and has been well developed over the years. Decent wine. The range of beer is not that good but there is a good feel about the place. Worth a visit.

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Additional Information about The Jam Factory

Address: 27 Park End Street | Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU, England
Phone Number: +44 1865244613
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: British

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