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“Genuine Greek food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Socrates Taverna

Socrates Taverna
Socratis Grouzis, Skala 28100, Greece
2735 6972524554
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Ranked #13 of 43 Restaurants in Skala
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Genuine Greek food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

A lovely warm welcome from the owner awaits you as you walk into Socrates. Drinks arrive promptly and then you are left to choose from the tempting menu and from the specials of the day at leisure.

Our starters were quite honestly delicious. The cheese saganaki was the best we have had this holiday and the white bait which was a good portion size were cooked perfectly without being too dry and crispy. The aubergine salad starter which was again a large portion, was a bit too rich for me to finish but it was really good.

My husband had the moussaka - nothing left on the plate so suffice to say it was beautifully cooked and seasoned with a delicate amount of nutmeg. I had the stifado having read other reviews raving about it but although it was tasty, I found it slightly dry and felt it could have done with another half and hour in the oven. My son ordered the pastitsio but to his dismay they didn't have any. The owner offered to get his mother to make some for him the following day! He then completely out of out of character ordered the pork special of the day! The pork which was cooked with lemon was so soft he could cut it with his fork. He devoured the whole lot.

If you want a good, genuine Greek meal with good but unhurried service then this is the place to go!

Visited July 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Beef Stifado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If I can give one recommendation is please please please order the Beef Stifado its by far the best I have ever had!!! The staff are also really friendly and pleasant, this restaurant is definitely well worth a visit

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Great family business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere from very friendly staff. Welcomed as old friends. Have eaten here on several occassions in the last five years.

Visited June 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A true Greek dream of a place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

A bit off the beaten track but not too far from the main street Socrates is a gem the food is traditional 'mothers own cooking' the front of house staff were very attentive, the feta starter in the clay pot is to die for all finished off with a shot of vodka with strawberry. Yammas

Visited July 2013
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Surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just got back from Skala, Kefalonia. Socrates is a wonderful family run taverna and a must try. We ate there many times and each time the food was fantastic. Beautiful fresh fish on the grill and home made greek dishes. The greek salad was one of the best Ive had as the taverna grow all their own produce which they use across all their dishes. We really loved this taverna and will definitely return!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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