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#38 of 98 Bar in Oxford
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0.4 miles from Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was disappointed that we couldn’t go to Jam Factory for lunch because of tier 4 lockdown. However they now do take away and had fantastic roast today. We had beef, porchetta, usual veg and truffle cauliflower and it was excellent and still piping hot when...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2020

After COVID enforced break returned to the brilliant Jam Factory for lunch today. Georgia and Liam were efficient and friendly as always at front of house. I think there’s a new chef, Ben in the kitchen and my burger was one of the best I’ve...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

I've been going to the Jam Factory for years now, so I've always loved it there, but last night's experience reminded me why. My friend had her wedding reception in the Boiler Room (intimate gallery space in the back), and the whole evening was perfect....More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Lovely chilled place to eat. Covid 19 situation dealt with very well. Food lovely: staff very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 October 2020

Had a pre-booked lunch today (20 October) in the outside area at the back of The Jam Factory. Staff were very Covid safety aware, but friendly and helpful, and once we got the hang of the QR menu, ordering was simple and efficient. Food and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

I love this place and even under the cloud of Covid they still manage to deliver, huge thanks must go to Vanessa Moor who above all welcomed us and explained the system and then was so polite and lovely in delivering drinks over the course...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

I have been to the JF on two occasions in the last 10 days and im always bowled over by the very warm welcome from staff - it was Vanessa yesterday and cant remember the guy last week. I had a clear instruction of the...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

This was our first visit to this charming , quirky restaurant and We can only say ‘bravo’ to all the staff that made it such an enjoyable luncheon experience and one which we. look forward to repeating very soon . It was clear that much...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Was looking forward to eating here whilst in Oxford having looked at their Online menu. Sadly the menu did not live up to expectations being nowhere near as extensive and we struggled To order main courses having to settle for lamb burgers. Not sure if...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Superb choice for dinner as always! Very well looked after by Sophia and Rebecca. Great COVID 19/social distancing measures. Can strongly recommend for a wonderful meal, excellent bar selection, brilliant service and a lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2020
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    How is The Jam Factory rated?
    The Jam Factory is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4