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The Jam Factory

27 Park End Street | Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU, England
+44 1865244613
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Ranked #133 of 485 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $8 - $32
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
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Was in town for a few days visiting friends and happened upon this place. Went in for a few drinks and dinner, which was quite good. Great beer selection and great service, especially Ben who helped us pick drinks. Staff was very helpful and attentive and there is a great atmosphere. Food could have been better but overall had a... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Stopped off in Oxford on way to the Shires and met with a friend for lunch here. Really quaint and quirky place. Just my cuppa! Staff seemed very friendly. Menu looked amazing and everything we ordered was fresh and yummy-tasting. Was all presented beautifully too. BBQ lamb spring roll, I hear from hubby, was 'the business'. Chilli and garlic broccoli... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Found this place last night while strolling around Oxford. Food was really good, great veggie options. Friendly service. Would recommend.

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

this place seems yo be a mish mash of ...I'm not sure what. good beer, didn't have chance to have any of their food. really not sure what kind of restaurant /pub? they are trying to be. major branding issues. nice people, just need to pick a theme and focus. the facility is ideally located and could be a really... More

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Cotswolds
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Love this place visited many times over the years - had meetings here, taken friends. Very close to the station so convenient. Very friendly staff who were extremely welcoming and helpful (particularly Adam who helped me choose my wine by letting me try it!). Brought someone who had never been to Oxford before for a meeting - he loved the... More

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Kristinehamn
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Been here once before for Christmas Dinner do which was good. Today we were meeting for lunch. Atmosphere is meant to be artistic and bohemian but felt more tired and scrubby. Good selection of beers but limitied menu so decided to go from the breakfast menu as we could order before 12. We ordered 2 minutes before 12 but were... More

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Bournemouth
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were there for a post-conference meeting with friends and colleagues from Switzerland and the USA and had suggested the Jam Factory after finding it's website. It was close to the station and looked like a good place to chat with the promise of decent food and a relaxed environment. That's exactly what it delivered. Nice drinks outside, good food,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a very attractive venue, and I am sure on the right day it could be fun to visit. We ate there on a Sunday lunchtime (around 12.30) and they were out of several items. What we ended up ordering was very disappointing - dry bread and hummus that could have been bought from a supermarket. This place is... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I had our wedding reception here, and it was the best night of our lives! We had around 60 guests and booked up three long tables in the small and main gallery, and were also able to use the boiler room for our arrival and speeches. The Jam Factory team, especially Claire, was incredibly helpful with our... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Relaxed music, interesting art and friendly staff. Serves Dutch (La Trappe) en Belgian beer. They have games for the kids.

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