The Jam Factory | Oxford

The Jam Factory is so close to the Oxford station, yet managed to stay slightly hidden away from sight. As its name suggested, this restaurant / cafe / gallery used to be Frank Cooper's Jam Factory known for their Oxford Marmalade which also holds a Royal Warrant. Although this building used to be a factory, it did not feel like a converted factory at all. It was bright and relaxing. 

Sunday roast and burger at The Jam Factory

The restaurant section

Pork roast with roast potatoes, parsnips, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding

The roast was indeed made for a giant sized human being. Not only was the pork roast a huge slab of meat, even the parsnips and potatoes were of unusually big chunks. And better yet, it came with a side of greens. I suggest sharing the roast as even for a big eater like me, I needed help. The pork was nice and moist with puffed Yorkshire pudding and well roasted parsnips but too bad the potatoes and crackling was lack in crispness. 

Burger and chips came with a truly delicious chutney

Toffee date bread and butter pudding with walnut ice cream was similar taste to the usual naughty Sunday sticky toffee pudding but less sticky with more of layered bread texture. It was less heavy which was great after such a giant portion of roast.

The cafe section

The cafe section has a different vibe to the restaurant as it was filled with people working on their laptops or reading, even chilling out with some tea and cakes. I really liked the cafe / gallery feel where art pieces were hung on the wall. All of them had price tags on as well for any interested buyers.


The food was nice and for any hungry diner, the huge roast portions will be a plus. The overall ambience was bright and staff was friendly. Recommended for tea, to catchup and chill. Location is perfectly near the train station. 


Roast portion was too big, it can be wasteful not to finish.

Will I return?

Yes, it is a relaxing place to be. I will surely be hanging out here if I live in Oxford.

The Jam Factory

Hollybush Row
27 Park End Street
OX1 1HU Oxford, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 244613 

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