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The Jam Factory

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Bar, British
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27 Park End Street | Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU, England
+44 1865 244613
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not ideal having to cross a busy road to get to the breakfast venue. Good job it wasn't raining when we visited.It was rather busy & the procedure for breakfast was not too clear so muddled our way around to find things like the juice & tea bags etc. Quite a nice quirky place - a student 's favourite I... More 

Thank Ros G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have recently dropped in three times with a friend for a hot drink. Whilst not exactly an an alternative venue, it is different from the run of the mill coffee places, very mildly offbeat. We did not have a meal but the plates of those who were eating looked good. Friendly staff who allow one to linger, prices a little... More 

Thank Dorothy P
Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered this was the place residents at royal oxford hotel guests had breakfast. Staff very friendly and helpful. Not great variety. Endless cups of coffee and tea was good

Thank Peter A
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! The friendly staff and great atmosphere make it a perfect spot to meet up with friends for a meal or a drink. Great music and works of art are displayed all around the spacious and luminous rooms. Close to the station and not far from town, it's well worth a visit.

Thank Yogadeva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited Oxford with a friend. She had not been there since the 1960's and I for a least 20 years and we wandered around the main streets in despair that every single shop, cafe, restaurant was a chain. Not one family run Oxford establishment could we find. Disappointed we went back to the car park and there spied this... More 

Thank davidguerilla
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The place was recommended as good - and near the station - which was very practical for us that day. We chose fish and heritage potatoes - fairly simple I would think. The fish still had the fins down the sides - so bones galore and both potatoes and fish were cold. Very sad and for the cost - BAD.

Thank job1942
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We ordered a a burger and a squash vegetarian meal. My husband's burger was still quite red and my squash dish cost £14. For this I got half a butternut squash filled with pesto, some red sauce and some goats cheese on top. The dish had no particular interesting flavour. The sald leaves scattered on the plate had wilted by... More 

Thank Catalina980
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We attended a private (wedding) party at The jam factory. Great atmosphere, plenty of guests though enough room not to feel overcrowded, good service by the staff. Music and band in one area, drinks etc in another, food etc another. All in all a very good spot.

Thank DrBob625
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

used this bar come restaurant when we stayed at the royal oxford hotel , had breakfast here as part of he package , very good standard of food , fantastic wine and beer selection , staff very friendly .thanks guys for a most welcoming and friendly time with you .

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The Jam Factory is a very interesting concept and the space has huge potential, with its history, lovely natural light and great art gallery. That said, the service borders on unfriendly and the food is expensive and underwhelming. It needs a serious rethink!

Thank Alyssa111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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 1865 244613
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?