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27 Park End Street | Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU, England
+44 1865244613
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Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant, bar and gallery, the Jam Factory has become a safe haven for...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Birthday meal gone wrong.

Me and my partner liked the look and the sound of this place so he had booked it as a surprise for me for my birthday. Came straight after work for a birthday meal and a couple of drinks. Man who greeted us was very nice, told us to chose from any table we wanted which were all beautifully... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Liamjames1
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Leeds
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leeds
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Me and my partner liked the look and the sound of this place so he had booked it as a surprise for me for my birthday. Came straight after work for a birthday meal and a couple of drinks. Man who greeted us was very nice, told us to chose from any table we wanted which were all beautifully presented.... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great place to stop for drinks. Friendly staff, good drinks, great atmosphere and all located in one the greatest cities you could visit. Not the biggest of places and can get full very quickly which can have an affect on the waiting time.

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Shipston-on-Stour
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 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
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154 reviews 154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 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
1 review
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
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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
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12 reviews 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Park End Street | Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865244613

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?