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Sokrates Taverna

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80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7NZ, England
+44 1204 692100
15:30 - 22:00
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 12:00
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table of 8 for a family get-together. One in a wheelchair, one on crutches, the rest of us ageing gracefully. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the authentic (if dated) Greek atmosphere. But the real difference was the performance of the super-efficient and friendly staff. Instantly welcoming and accommodating. We all had the meze which happily filled 90... More 

Thank thelateian
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Strangely you sometimes gravitate towards the main hubs like Manchester for perceived good food but Sokrates in Horwich can claim to lay such myths to rest. Accommodated a vegan in our party with ease and understanding while the rest of the party had a wonderful meze. Not much more to say other than you won't be disappointed.

Thank bongslyse
Chester, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times and the food and service is always excellent. Had the meze and the food kept coming and coming. Terrific value.

Thank Derek M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been few times now . maybe once year but think will make it more regular ...had the Mezze with friends and we all enjoyed it ...the chef \ owner should be very proud as he represents his Country's Cuisine so well . Service also Top Notch ...thankyou

Thank ron l
Hingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted something different for dinner, but didn't feel like going to the lengths of booking a restaurant, so phoned Panos at Sokrates and asked him if he could prepare us some souvlaki and aubergine and some chicken, spinach and feta as a takeaway. It was ready on time and every mouthful was a delight - absolutely as good as... More 

Thank CaroTonyDiners
Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My suspicion is that you would drive straight past Sokrates Taverna without a second though if you hadn't heard about it beforehand - but you'd be missing a treat. We went with a group of 25 friends and were amazed by the friendly taverna atmosphere inside as we sat down to the pre-booked meze. Well the dishes kept coming and... More 

Thank Mike H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, excellent food. Passionate staff. Will definitely go back and try more delights on the menu.

Thank johnnyboyes
Manchester, England
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal last night for husbands birthday. 3 adults and two children. We chose a meze for 4. Everything was delicious! Dishes brought out as and when they were ready. All beautiful and flavoursome. Soulvaki was the highlight! Lady serving was very knowledgable and friendly. Especially lovely to my two little girls. Will be returning!

Thank MrsHasman
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Delightful dinner. Lovely staff with helpful advice. Will definitely go back. Our favourites were the aubergines, gigantes, souvlaki, chicken wings, meatballs and baklava - oh and the dips.

Thank Helen P
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Being of Greek Cypriot heritage I was so pleased my mother in law chose to go to Socrates for a 'meze' banquet. At the same time they had a lot to live up to having sampled the best Greek food around at home and in Cyprus with my family. I have to say that I was so impressed with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?