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The Jam Factory

27 Park End Street | Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU, England
+44 1865244613
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Ranked #127 of 483 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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65% Recommend
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

12 of us went here for a Hen Do meal on a Friday night - we were able to decorate the table in advance which was nice. The food was of great quality and restaurant had a good atmosphere - would recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A friend and I went here twice over a weekend; once for a late night bottle of bubbly (arriving about 2310) and about the same time the following night for cocktails. The service is friendly without being pushy, the wine great and the cocktails beautifully prepared. It was a real find (and about three minutes walk to the station if... More

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Really good place near station for coffees teas and snacks. Love the concept. Many different areas to choose from to sit in.Very friendly staff. Would be good meeting place for groups/ friends. Funky arty decor. Comfortable and cosy.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

An elegant spot, frequented by the "Philosophy in Pubs" meetup, and no doubt many another affinity group. So a good place to hang out and practice the ancient art of bar room philosophy. Food looks good although mixed reports on that - companion's lasagna looked like toad in the hole, but there again how should it look? Good selection of... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lovely old historic building full of character and very relaxing. We only had drinks there but the selection was excellent including proper beer (our preference over fizzy lager!) The food people ordered seemed very good (you have to look don't you) Artists appear to exhibit their work and items are for sale, there were pictures I would have liked to... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I searched everywhere in Oxford for a venue with a private room to host my friends and I for a few hours, with not much joy. Luckily I then discovered The Jam Factory: the staff were very helpful in arranging details prior to the event, on the day they absolutely bent over backwards to cater to our every request and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We went for a Birthday lunch and decided to order the set menu. The service was a little slow, we didn't get all the food we ordered, the dessert was burnt, it was not the worst ever, but there were enough things to take the shine off the experience. I thought the décor was a little in need of a... More

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Northampton England
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A slightly quirky cafe restaurant with an art theme. Actual exhibition area was not being used at the time, but this was still a very good stop. Good food. Pleasant bright surroundings - white washed walls, big plants, art etc. five for a fiver is a great choice - tasty fresh food, quite small. Portions, but just great value -... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Slightly difficult to find parking nearby without paying over £5 for 2 hours, but glad we went. Selection of 5 lunchtime dishes for £5 was a good selection - waiter was friendly, and food was good - would def return

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We went to the Jam Factory having read the reviews on trip advisor. It was very disappointing. Looked promising when we arrived. The waitress told us the vegetarian soup of the day was carrot and maple syrup, sounded interesting, 2 of us chose it. The waitress had failed to mention it was pretty spicy, not a clue from the description,... More

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