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“Great for kids!”

Sokrates Taverna - Sale
Ranked #248 of 2,274 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$34
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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great for kids!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We had a fantastic time at Sokrates tonight with our two year old. The host was so friendly and kind to our son and really accommodating to his needs. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for anyone with children as they are valued here. We all loved the mezze here as it enabled him to have a little taste of everything. All in all, a perfect meal out!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank StephanieMcIntee
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  • English first
  • Greek first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Greek to the Max”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

There were 13 of us who decended on this place one evening with little notice.
Meze menu was ordered and out came the food in staggered lots.....plenty of food!.....and all delicious.
Thanks Sokrates, gret job.

Visited May 2013
Thank fouraussies
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“exceptional greek food! will return”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

i ate here on a thursday evening, table booked for 6.30pm, and the restaurant was fairly quiet. people started coming in more towards 7 or 8, as is more traditional in greece i suppose!

i was there with my boyfriend and a vegetarian friend, so we had the vegetarian meze banquet for 2 (there's a discount voucher on their website for this, and they offered us the choice of including fish, i declined as allergic) and the lamb kleftiko. usually when the word banquet appears in a restaurant menu i prepare to be disappointed - here it actually applies! (see next para)

don't expect reheated fast food here, they know how to cook things properly and kleftiko is slow cooked. it was perfectly done, as well as or better than food i have tried in various parts of greece, and it was a large portion.

i was equally if not more so impressed with the vegetarian spread, which as a meat eater doesn't happen too often. we had tsatziki, pepper and feta dip, garlic potato dip, hummus and a (slightly too strong!) strong sesame seed based one with a bread basket, chick pea curry, aubergine stew, dolmades, fried aubergine, vegetable cakes, broad bean stew, rice, olives, greek salad, fried feta, stuffed peppers, garlic mushrooms and probably a couple of dishes i've forgotten! all were delicious, except the strong sesame seed one. otherwise, flawless. we also ordered garlic bread which was great. all the food was full of flavour, which is probably why i've managed to remember most of them a day later and the variety was impressive to say the least.

the portions are so large we could have had the 2 meze between 3 of us without the lamb, instead maybe getting a starter (and we were all hungry to start with and ate until totally stuffed)

the service was friendly and efficient, all food was clearly cooked fresh as the dishes arrived as they were ready, with a gap before the lamb and meze main courses. this was just as well because we needed a breather in order to tackle the next round of food!

the music played was greek traditional which added to the atmosphere and was at just the right volume to encourage chatter, the atmosphere was informal and pleasant.

bill came straight away when we asked for it, and at £60 for 3 of us including 2 drinks it was definately value for money, especially considering we should have ordered less!

sale is 15 minutes by car for us, tried this place as trip advisor recommended it for vegetarians, definitely true and will definitely return once we have recovered from this massive banquet :)

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank 1985ldm
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent authentic Greek food”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Went here with 2 friends with no reservation. We were made very welcome by enthusiastic friendly staff
Al the food was spot on and brought back memories of Cretan holidays. Will certainly be going back to Socrates the next time I am next in Sale

Visited May 2013
2 Thank TC_Tucker14
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We eat at Socrates with friends on our last evening in UK. Very good choice on menu, reasonable prices & excellent meals & service. There is a lot of competition in this part of Sale & Socrates is very unassuming from outside but worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
Thank davechrism
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