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"We have been going to Moya since it opened which must be about 10 years now but had not gone for a couple of years due to being away from the area. Went tonight and it took us back to exactly how it had been last time - buzzy atmosphere, excellent generous cocktails of all sorts, friendly owner and lovely staff who are very well organised. Food is Slovakian traditional, very fresh tasting and home made, with a bit of a euro twist some times. We had veggie devil's toast which is absolutely delicious, with a fresh tasting salad. Followed by goulash with gratinee potatoes for my partner, and duck confit and red cabbage for me. Plenty of fish on the menu and good veggie options. Desert was the lovely light Bublinina, a very light sponge cake with berries embedded in it, with light custard; and Slovakian apple cake. This really is an individual place where the owners jjust believe in serving up food that is exactly what it says it is, tasty peasant food that is just slightly restaurantifed. Very reasonable prices indeed and totally unpretentious. We have missed it and will be back soon."
The Telegraph - Keith Miller reviews Moya, Oxford
"This is not what you could call a particularly flashy restaurant. But it’d be a marvellous one to have on your doorstep. I say this not just because we enjoyed the food, though we did; but also because it was one of those places that seems to generate happiness. A couple of dons in woozy dialogue, a long table full of UK and A8 nationals fraternising noisily at the back – and, next to us, oblivious to it all, a solitary conference-goer, leafing through his magazine and tucking contentedly into his plateful of dumplings, as if nothing about any of this could ever change."
The New York Times - 36 Hours in Oxford
"Fish and chips and beef rib pie can only satisfy for so long. Luckily, Oxford is also brimming with international restaurants, including the usual suspects (Lebanese, Thai, curry houses). But for an unusual experience, visit the cheery, whitewashed Moya (97 St. Clements Road; 44-1865-200-111; moya-oxford.co.uk), which serves the cuisine of Slovakia. Try the “devil’s toast” (sourbread toast topped with smoked sausage, vegetables and a shockingly delicious patty of grilled goat cheese), a creamy beef goulash with paprika, and a doughy fruit dumpling with poppy seed sauce for dessert. Dinner for two costs about £50 without drinks. "
The Guardian - Been There Travel Guide
"A cocktail bar and Slovakian restaurant located in the St Clements area of Oxford. Moya is smooth and sophisticated, yet the food is homely, warming and seems authentically Slovakian. Enjoy the venison in a red wine sauce, the sausages, and the goulash, and also the bellinis, manhattans and mojitos. St Clements is at the far end of the High Street, but Moya is worth the expedition.
"My wife and I visited Moya for dinner and had a lovely evening.
On entering we were made to feel very welcome by the warm and courteous waiting staff, and we were seated at a table of our choice. Drinks were ordered and served promptly, and we sipped on them whilst looking over the menu and the "specials" board.
Starters of "devil's toast" and fish cakes were scrumptious, full of flavour and beautifully presented. The fresh and crunchy salad garnishes with a tasty dressing were an excellent accompaniment. Our mains of sea bass fillet and the "special" cod fillet were perfectly cooked, and they came with some delicious buttered vegetables and carefully prepared hot side plates of gratin potatoes, the sauce of which was light and of just the right consistency to go with the delicate flavours of the fish. We shared a fabulous dessert called "bublanina" (bubblecake), which was served, in style, with a light vanilla custard.
There is an calm and gentleness about Moya and the people who work there that is very engaging. Owners Richard and Ivona, and their staff, go to great lengths to take care of details. The presentation and quality of the food and drink, the cleanliness and tidiness of the surroundings, and the homely touches of the decor all reflect a strong desire to portray Slovakian home cooking in the best possible light. We had not been for a while, but we have promised ourselves a return visit in the near future. Very highly recommended!"