Sokrates Taverna - Horwich

4.7
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102 reviews
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£25 and under
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Greek

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Good Vegetarian Options
Sokrates Greek Taverna on Winter Hey Lane in Horwich is a relaxed, friendly restaurant serving dishes from Greece, Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean. The dining room has a light and easy-going ambience like a typical Greek Taverna. The focal point of the menu is the Greek Meze which is a selection of dishes served to the middle of the table for people to share over an hour or so. It's a great way to eat and experience a variety of flavours. The Meze can be tailored for vegetarians and for special diet restrictions such as gluten or dairy intolerance. On the A'la Carte menu one can find all the popular dishes like Mousaka, Stifado and delicious Souvlaki (skewers) and Lamb Koftas cooked on real charcoal. Home made desserts are very popular with Baklava and the Greek Yoghurt cheesecake. Sokrates Taverna also has an excellent selection of wines and beers from Greece and Cyprus.
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JW
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were pleasant and helpful the food was amazing especially the cheesecake
Nice place atmosphere

RA
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent but a bit pricey food. Very good and friendly service.

DG
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal here as always , had the maze and was absolutely amazing. The staff are superb and always wear a smile.

OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good high quality Greek food

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent early evening meal with good food, service and value. Only recently rediscovered Sokrates after a long break, glad we did!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food - everything was delicious and the staff are so friendly - will definitely be back soon

GB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit amazing food.. great service and will definitely be returning

OT
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect. Relaxed, great friendly and helpful service and fab food. What more could we want?

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, restaurant and general ambience. Would recommend to anyone for a romantic or family meal. Kebabs were nice and tasty. Kofta was good with a nice kick. Spicy sausage starter recommended.

KC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food - had the meze for 2 and were well fed with frequently arriving delicious plates. A really good meal and good value too.

D
London
35 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent home cooked food. The gigantes are wonderful as is the panapoul? Beef sausage. The Kofta kebabs are always good & the mousaka worth the short wait. Tasty & filling - too a doggy bag back. Worth the drivefrom Manchester & Bolton

TL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atmosphere good very authentic,food good,will certainly dine here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, amazing food. Highly recomme ded

OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent taverna

Never had Meze before but the food quality was so good and there was plenty of it !

Very good value for money

Cheesecake to die for :)

Definitely worth a visit

B
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Shabby interior -food great- definitely worth a visit

L
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday meal. Great service, food and ambience.

KA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and a great host. Would definitely go there again if ever in the area.

SH
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brilliant food as always. The Meze Banquet just seems to get better and better (if that is possible) . Cannot recommend this place enough and if you love the real taste of Greek/Cypriot food then go here

B
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Up there in my top 3 dining experiences this year. The quality was phenomenal!

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just stunning. Intending to go for many years and while good friends have been often. They have consistently reported nothing but very special things from this hidden gem in Horwich. From start to finish there is a very amiable welcome into the tasteful and traditionally Greek setting. Cozy and full of genuine Mediterranean warmth. ALL staff very knowledgeable and VERY passionate, willing and able to explain each and every dish. Ingredients, source and cooking techniques along with flavoring. This is a Greek restaurant, you will be offered very tasty Greek wine, refreshing Greek Beer and Greek specialist drinks; and very good they all are too. Now if that`s not all enough, here comes the food. I really hope the owners don`t mind me saying, but the menu is very simple. Its Greek, its a Greek restaurant! ( did I mention that) But it is that simplicity that produces traditional Greek recipes to simply die for. We shared Kalamari, Souvlaki & Feta Sagnaki. The Kalamari was cooked to perfection, no element of chewy what so ever, the Souvlake Chicken was cooked to perfection and of course finished with our fave Tzatziki. Now the highlight of my night. The Feta Sagnaki. What an utter taste sensation and just about tastiest Greek food I have ever eaten. The coating was so light and delicately cooked to perfection ( our waitress did let me into Chefs secret on this ) I almost cancelled my Lamb Cutlets to order a double of this as my main. Glad I didn't though as the Lamb was superb. All round just perfect, hosts, atmosphere and food, what more could you want? Why haven't we been earlier? Well we certainly will be visiting again and very very, very soon at that.

b
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we opted for the Meze, every dish was superb the staff were friendly and very helpful - recommending the appropriate accompaniments to each dish. Very clean facilities, nice ambience and good value for money. Will definitely return.

KC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food good service nice atmosphere and good value for money

AD
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here a number of times and theres one main reason why... The Meze... it is an amazing selection of authentic greek foods which I would strongly recommend. Not to mention the staff are very informative and attentive. I love this place and will be returning for many years to come! Highly recommended.

PD
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a birthday meal so needed to be special and was the first time most of us had tried Greek cuisine. It did not dissapoint, the food was excellent and the restaurant has a friendly atmosphere. We will certainly go back and have the Meze next time.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great for Vegetarians, only criticism would be the price of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks - £4.95 for a bottle of beer is a little expensive! That said, we would return as the food is lovely!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, good service, only comment would be needs a bit of a re-vamp.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meze is a must, been twice now and the food is great.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was far from impressed. Seated in back room, the decor needs a massive overhaul. Ghastly colour on the walls and awful old fashioned blind on windows.
Aside from the decor, no music meaning no atmosphere. Service was shocking!

Got asked twice about ordering drinks then a long wait to order food, I was close to walking out they took so long!
When we didn't order meze the waitress seemed shocked.
About 20minutes for the starter to arrive, after the starter we then had a long wait for main meal. Then wait for table to be cleared to be able to get the bill.
All dining areas should be tended too.

Was a really bad start to our date night, ruined the mood as I was really frustrated.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five people all had the meze which we couldn't fault. Very friendly staff, good atmosphere, will certainly be going again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really homely feel, the lady. Who was serving was amazing, friendly and full of recommendations of what dips went with each of the dishes, she was very busy as the restaurant was very busy early in the evening but dealt with it all well. My wife is into Greek food more than I am and many of the Meze dishes we had I would never normally eat however they way they were cooked I thoroughly enjoyed them. I can’t fault the night out at all and will visit again soon. It was great to see the chef who was clearly busy out chatting to guests at times, including ourselves whom he made sure we were happy with the food. Lovely experience :)

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. We always go for the mezze. I recommend it and the baclava.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal...lovely staff..had mezzo..superb food and great value for money...deffo be back

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and it won't be our last, greeted by lovely friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. The food was exceptional, a little hidden gem in Horwich. Thanks guys for a lovely evening x

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, friendly staff. Good value for money. Had a great time all round.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food delicious. Staff were friendly. Atmosphere pleasant with a little charm. This is a really good local restaurant that provides a great evening dinner, will return.

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service the food was very tasty and good couldn't fault it will be coming back again.

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great night out with lovely fresh ingredients in the food. As close as you will get to being on a Greek island without leaving Bolton!

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As usual we were impressed by the standard of service and the quality of the food.

LS
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and the food was amazing! Can't wait to go back

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always ...so good the food here makes me want to book a holiday to Greece. food taste amazing, good value for money , very nice people there and the style is like an old tavern in Greece my fav restaurant in the UK