Restaurant, bar and gallery, the Jam Factory has become a safe haven for the food lovers and art enthusiasts of Oxford. Located just a stone’s 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 laid-back and welcoming ethos.
We serve only free-range, well-sourced produce – local where possible and all cooked fresh to order. All of our beef is 28 dry-aged Scotch Angus and we are proud members of the Scotch Beef Club! Our fish comes from day boats, not trawlers and we do not source from the Pacific Ocean… ever.
We pride ourselves on our ability to cook the same great fresh food for a table of 2 as we can for a group of 150.
The Jam Factory serves a dual purpose – both as a bar/restaurant and as a creative hub – playing host to various artistic groups, with regularly changing exhibitions throughout the year and an exciting program of events and classes.
We’re delighted to display original art from talented artists, emerging and established. Over the years we have exhibited a diverse range of work including ceramics, paintings, drawings, print work, jewellery and digital media.
The space we have here is bright, colourful and welcoming; to be enjoyed by all whether you are an art enthusiast or a casual browser. The Boiler Room Gallery – which was once used by Frank Cooper to boil his Famous marmalade – now makes the perfect gallery space with vaulted ceilings and bags of natural light. We also exhibit works in our Large Gallery and Restaurant so you can enjoy your meal, glass of wine or tea & a slice of homemade cake in artistic surroundings. We also have a large display of art books for customers to enjoy whilst in the venue.
The Jam Factory is known as one of the city’s most intriguing contemporary art spaces, and we are very proud to be part of Oxford’s local art scene. Open calls for group exhibitions are a common and popular occurrence so keep up to date.
So whether it’s an intimate dinner for a few friends or the whole venue hire for a special birthday we can help – offering nibbles, canapés, a buffet or sit down meal.
Due to the unique layout of the Jam Factory, there are plenty of options for spaces to hire, from The Boiler Room – our private dining space that seats up to 40 guests; The Large Gallery – seating 50 guests, to the whole venue – seating up to 180, with other options in between.