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“Vegetarian meze banquet. Amazing!”

Sokrates Taverna - Sale
Ranked #233 of 2,386 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sokrates Taverna on Northenden Road in Sale is a super-friendly, casual Greek & Mediterranean restaurant serving delicious cuisine from Greece and Cyprus. The Meze menu at Sokrates Taverna with its variety of dishes is perfect for parties and group get-togethers and the restaurant's wine list has an excellent selection of wines plus beers from Greece and Cyprus. From the A'la Carte menu one can enjoy traditional dishes like Stifado (a beef and onion casserole), the classic Mousaka and of course delicious meat skewers (kebabs) cooked on real charcoal.
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just returned after an amazing meal. Opted for the veggie banquet. Excellent value. Extra salad and pitta bread at no charge. Was going to go for the baklava for dessert, but Chris the manager recommended their own Greek yoghurt cheesecake with figs. Heaven. He even said that if we didn't like it he would not charge us! Service was perfect. Meal was amazing. Will definitely go again soon.

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2  Thank sharonmwmanchester
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Having lived close by for a few years, we'd said many time 'we must try that Greek restaurant' but never got round to it. We'd heard good things but never venured through the door. I'm delighted we finally did !
From the broad menu, we opted for the Meze Banquet as we were undecided what to pick.
The food triumphed in it's simplicity. Dish after dish came to our table: all delicious and well prepared. Too many to detail, but all with a focus on freshness, quality and good ingredients. The service was well paced, discreet, friendly and considered without being invasive, which is tricky to pull off. Moreover it seemed natural, a testament to well thought through service and experienced, knowledegable staff.
The interior is somewhat careworn, but that added to the charm and on a warm early evening both of us felt like we were in an authentic Taverna tucked away on some Greek island. This is surely the best recommendation we could afford....... it achieves exactly what it sets out to be.
If you go expecting authentic surroundings, good food, good service and good prices - you won't be dissappointed.

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2  Thank David C
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We decided to consult TripAdvisor to find somewhere that we had never been before and we quite liked the sound of Sokrates.

The restaurant was full and this included a fairly large birthday party, which only added to the atmosphere.

Plenty of other tables had opted for the Meze so we decided to do the same. A huge selection of food and good value, too. The chicken and pork kebabs were gorgeous and the definite high point of the visit. They offer a Vegetarian Meze as an alternative.

One or two reviewers have commented on the decor / building - I can see where they are coming from - it isn't all chrome, mirrors and smoked glass by any stretch of the imagination but it certainly wasn't a problem to us.

So why no 5* review? Whilst some of the eight dips were pretty nice, we weren't keen on the consistency of a few of them, I must admit. We have had much better.

A nice touch was the fact that they say that if you want any more of any of the main courses, just ask. Not that we had room for any more!

An unhurried experience which we really enjoyed.

Thank DVETheK
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have eaten many times at Sokrates as the food is excellent and good portion sizes. Staff are very friendly and a pleasure. The restaurant decor is not the best and smartest but the food more than makes up for this, recommended !

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Thank Maxine B
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have just returned from Sokrates tonight and i have to say the food was excellent.

Being a bit of a greek foodie after visiting Greece over a dozen of times, we had high expectations and this place did not disappoint.

We both went for the meze and boy it was tasty. Lots of really good dips, meat and greek treats.

Hospitality was perfect and the 2 guys were great.

Thank you so much, we will come back one day.

Highly recommended.

Thank LeeNSazzle
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