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Sokrates Taverna - Horwich

80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7NZ, England
+44 1204 692100
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“stifado” (13 reviews)
“cheesecake” (27 reviews)
“greek salad” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7NZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way back from a day out with the children we were passing this town on our way home so checked trip advisor and found this place. Soooo happy we did!! From walking in we felt super welcome even though we hadn't booked. Seated...More

1  Thank Mumto3andhim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Sokrates for our second visit by popular demand from our (grown up) children as it's quite far away from where we live. We were again delighted by the quality of food and the range of dishes in the Meze. I wish I...More

1  Thank lyegreen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in the restaurant after booking a table two days before, a blonde woman which I can only presume to be the manager greeted us without a smile and abruptly pointed at 2 filthy chairs saying 'wait there' Less than one second later she summoned...More

Thank bjenkinqw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meze meal here last night. We loved trying all the different dishes and it was nice how the dishes flowed and were spaced out over the evening. The waitor explained what complemented what and the staff were very friendly and helpful....More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here quite by accident..because two of our usual places were closed..but ..what a find...greeted by a lovely host and sat us down..we decided to have the full meze ..well what a delight to the taste buds...lots of delicious little dishes koftas, stiffado, dips, to...More

Thank fifibarker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quite unassuming plain frontage and basic decor masks an excellent venue. The staff are always friendly and helpful - happy to make suggestions or explain the dishes. The set meal mezem at around £19.50 a head just Keeps on coming....dish after excellent dish. All...More

Thank BJY2011
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite Greek restaurant. Great to go as a couple of as a group. Always a warm and friendly welcome. You will leave more stuffed than their vine leaves ! Fabulous Stefado, sharing platters, grilled haloumi, olives and thick - tasty tiramasui. Just make sure...More

1  Thank nickfranklin100
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

A lovely little restaurant, feels very authentic. Food was delicious, you have to order the kleftico in advance so went for stifado which was great, lovely rich sauce. Lemon potatoes were amazing and chicken souvlaki delicious. Staff very friendly. One waiter was comically bad, putting...More

1  Thank EE15
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an early evening meal at this little place. The food was delicious. The staff friendly and attentive. The music was suited to the Greek theme. Only thing a would suggest it a thorough Spring clean. It was so dusty and all decor very dated....More

Thank lappiloo
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Went for a meal to celebrate my wife's birthday, the food was good but the service was terrible. Waited over twenty minutes to order a coffee and Metaxa to finish the meal, but after several attempts to catch the waiters attention we decided to call...More

Thank bobbyb49
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Chris F
Do you do sheftalia?
March 16, 2016|
Response from Panos L | Property representative |
We do make sheftalies on occasions as a special. However, they are not present on our menu. Sometimes we get people requesting them and we can make them in these cases.
jen r
Do you do gluten free options? If so what are they, and do you need advance notice?
April 7, 2015|
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Response from Panos L | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do cater for Gluten Free options it is best if we know this at least one day in advance especially if it is for a Meze. Try to ring or email us regarding this for a quicker response as we do not check the TA... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $38
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton  >  Horwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 692100
  • E-mail
Sokrates Tavern on Winter Hey Lane in Horwich is a relaxed and friendly restaurant serving authentic Greek, Cypriot and Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. The dining room has a rustic and easy-going ambience. When the temperatures are high customers love to dine in the Greek village yard.
The focal point of the menu is the Greek Meze Banquet which offers an array of 15 or more dishes served to the middle of the table for people to share over an hour or so. It is a great way to eat with family or friends and enjoy a Feast of Flavours.
There is a full A' la Carte menu with dishes like the Greek Island Prawns, Mousaka and not to forget the Greek Souvlaki (skewers) and Lamb Koftas. Desserts like the delicious and very popular Greek Yoghurt cheesecake and home made Baklava.
Sokrates Taverna has an excellent selection of red, white and rose wines from Greece and Cyprus.
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