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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sokrates Taverna

Sokrates Taverna
80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich BL6 7NZ, England
01204-692100
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Ranked #5 of 28 restaurants in Horwich
Price range: $17 - $45
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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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.
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

We have eaten at Sokrates at least once every couple of months since stumbling on their website a couple of years ago. Its the best Greek restaurant around - we travel nearly an hour just to eat there! The service is very friendly, and food really authentic - not surprising once you know that the chef is a greek cypriot himself. The Meze is by far the best value option, especially if you download the 20% off voucher which is always on their website. Good for groups or couples, but avoid the 'live greek music night' - first Thurs of the month - if you want a bit of romance. Long long list of starters and mains and have a couple of specials on at the weekend. Desserts are more limited with only 3 or 4 choices, that said, the rice pudding is to die for (we always reserve one on arrival to make sure they don't run out!).

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Never again!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

When I visited there were 12 of us, 6 of which ordered the set menu which is close to £20. I was refused the vegetarian set menu because noone else had ordered it but was told that I would be able to 'nibble' on some of the meat version. I found that very inslting.

When the food did arrive most of it wasn't even cooked properly and the portion sizes were insulting; one meatball per person then you had to wait 15 minutes for another small amount of food to appear until the menu was finished.

We asked at the beginning of the meal which items contained sesame seeds and nuts as one guest is highly allergic, we were told which ones did so we all stayed clear of them. Around half an hour later our friend had to be taken to hospital due to an allergic reaction because they had served us all walnut oil. The bar staff are incompetant and the manager was rude and unforgiving. I will NEVER step foot in this restuarant and would never eat their food if it was the last thing on earth.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bolton UK
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Very good for a party night with a gang of mates. Not so good for a quiet romantic evening!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2008

Very good for a party night with a gang of mates. Not so good for a quiet romantic evening!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Mezi Option, will always fill you up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2008

Fantastic Mezi Option, will always fill you up

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