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Sokrates Taverna

80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7NZ, England
01204-692100
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Ranked #21 of 236 restaurants in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $17 - $44
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sokrates Tavern on Winter Hey Lane in Horwich is a relaxed and friendly neighbourhood restaurant serving tasty Mediterranean cuisine. With sunny yellow walls, wooden floors and sky blue tablecloths the dining room has a light and easy-going ambience ideal for fun catch ups with friends and family. The menu at Sokrates Tavern features flavours from Greece, Cyprus and the Middle East, and we love the king prawns saganaki ��� a Greek Islands specialty with ouzo, white wine, feta, garlic and chilli; Sokrates' signature mousaka ��� layers of potatoes, minced lamb and aubergines topped with b��chamel; and the delicious Greek yoghurt cheesecake. Sokrates Tavern also has an excellent selection of red, white and rose wines from Greece and Cyprus.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sokrates Tavern on Winter Hey Lane in Horwich is a relaxed and friendly neighbourhood restaurant serving tasty Mediterranean cuisine. With sunny yellow walls, wooden floors and sky blue tablecloths the dining room has a light and easy-going ambience ideal for fun catch ups with friends and family. The menu at Sokrates Tavern features flavours from Greece, Cyprus and the Middle East, and we love the king prawns saganaki ��� a Greek Islands specialty with ouzo, white wine, feta, garlic and chilli; Sokrates' signature mousaka ��� layers of potatoes, minced lamb and aubergines topped with b��chamel; and the delicious Greek yoghurt cheesecake. Sokrates Tavern also has an excellent selection of red, white and rose wines from Greece and Cyprus.
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Wigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Very tasty food however extremely disappointing portions (nothing like the photos shown on this review site) at £1 per tablespoon per person for each dish we were left requiring a trip to the kebab shop for supper. Don't get me wrong, lm not against paying for good food but when your expecting a 16 to 18 item meal over a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

6 of us visited on 27 March for early dinner. We had meze which were delicious, especially the aubergines imam. I recommend the Senses red wine. Meal was followed by exquisite light and fluffy cheesecake topped with a choice of sauces, my choice being the ouzo flavoured raspberry. Panos the host was charming. Well worth a visit.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

After my last review the owner contacted me and seemed genuinely concerned about the poor service we had recieved so we decided it deserved another go. The service was so much better on this visit and as usual the food was excellent, at this point I should make it clear they did not know we were going to visit and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

4 of us had the veggie mezze, just not enough food for the price. If it would have been two of us, I would have expected the same amount of food that we got for 4. The food was nothing special and doesn't come close to the Greek restaurants in Manchester.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Not enough food, too expensive for it's price. Went in a group and we had the "set menu" I assume which comes in little dishes. Got really bad service from the waitress who looked really bothered to give me a glass of tap water! The food tasted alright, the calamari was the best thing to try. But if you're a... More

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Panos L, Owner at Sokrates Taverna, responded to this review

Just to put the record straight for those that read these reviews. The dishes that are served in our Meze after the initial tray of 5 dips and a couple of salads consist of 4 vegetable dishes, 1 cheese, 2 fish/seafood and 7 meat. The group of people that you came to the restaurant with, are regulars and always have... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was our second visit and it was an amazing evening. Very warm and welcoming as soon as you walk through the door. Staff are all very friendly and polite, food was amazing, service was excellent, we never felt rushed and always offered drinks when our glasses were almost empty even though the restaurant was extremely busy.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Visited here again after our brilliant experence last time but oh dear, what a change! In the interests of absoloute fairness the food was superb but the service was shocking, staff did not seem to care. After we had finished our mains we were left for 45 minutes without being asked if we wanted a dessert, another drink or even... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great atmosphere and excellent service - shall certainly return. Wide choice of Greek, Cypriot and Mediterranean dishes. Not my first time and not my last.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Easy to see why this place has a good following and I wont lavish anymore praise on the food, its excellent, and this place is well worth a visit. I would say avoid sitting too close to the door, gets cold and drafty. As others have commented staff get pressed when the place is busy and they could do with... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I decided to book Sokrates for my 50th birthday meal with all the family. My Husband and I love the food and service at Sokrates, it is one of our favourite restaurants. I was a bit nervous because my Mum and Brother in law have never tried Greek food and there were 4 children between 3 and 13 years of... More

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