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Sokrates Taverna - Horwich

172 Reviews

About Sokrates Taverna - Horwich

Dear diners, please note that special discounts are accepted only via telephone bookings.

Sokrates Taverna in Horwich is an outpost of Greek sunshine in the not-so-sunny town of Bolton. They serve up delicacies that recall balmy evenings looking out over the Med from the tavernas of Santorini, afternoons on the beach in Crete, stop-offs on sightseeing tours of Athens and even a few nightcaps you might have had in Faliraki. Based on Winter Hey Lane, they are the best Greek thing to happen to Bolton since Stelios left the Wanderers.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
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 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am


Sokrates Taverna - Horwich
80 - 84 Winter Hey lane, Horwich
Bolton BL6 7NZ

Menu Highlights




Middle eastern broad bean rissoles served with a tomato, onion and coriander salad, sumac and houmous.

Lamb Koftas

Lamb mince kebabs avoured with spices, served with tzatziki, grilled tomato, red onions, fresh coriander & sumac.


Fried squid, lemon & dill mayonnaise, sumac.



Butter beans with tomatoes, carrots and celery baked in the oven. Served with pita* and a side salad.


Vine leaf wraps with rice and minced lamb. Served with tzatziki and potatoes.

Kleftiko From Cyprus

[can only be provided by pre-ordering with min 24 hours notice] Lamb shank slowly cooked in the oven with cyprus potatoes, onions, tomatoes and herbs (bay, thyme).


Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Chilled cheesecake made with greek yogurt on a chocolate biscuit base. A great favourite!


A greek classic dessert of lo pastry layers filled with crushed walnuts and almonds, oven baked and soaked in syrup. Great on its own or with a scoop of ice cream.

Chocolate Cake

Warm or cold. Add extra cream or ice cream!
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More about Sokrates Taverna - Horwich, Bolton

Greek food is something that most English people will have experienced only in bursts of summer holidays, but at Sokrates Taverna in Horwich, it is now available year round. They take their name from one of the great thinkers of classical Athens, but one need not be a genius to see why a trip down to Bolton’s Winter Hey Lane in makes sense. In fact, the only Socratic problem you’ll be facing is when you pick up the menu, as there is so much choice.

Philosophically speaking, choice is always a good thing. At Sokrates Taverna on Winter Hey Lane in Horwich, you can begin a dialogue about what goes on your Plato by perusing the starter: a sharing triangle of dips, perhaps, or a Pythagorean triangle of spanakopites. Mains are an epicurean delight, with souvlaki, stifado and mousaka all available to those who eat meat, whereas Stoic vegetarians can enjoy the gigantes. Prices are a positively Aristotelian level of reasonable, so head down to Bolton’s most well-thought out Greek restaurant: there’s Socratic method in their madness.

172 Sokrates Taverna - Horwich Reviews

172 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Richard T.12 days ago · 1 review

Great service, friendly atmosphere, good value and seemed like authentic Greek food with some things I’d never tried before. Would and already have recommended to others

Garry F.14 days ago · 1 review

Amazing as always, food excellent! Atmosphere good, lively. Staff attentive and friendly. You won’t find better Greek in the whole of Greater Manchester. You must go

Jill O.18 days ago · 2 reviews

We took some friends with us who had not been before but loved it!

Jill O.18 days ago · 2 reviews

The food was great and lovely traditional atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to anyone. We went as a treat to get in the mood for our holiday to Greece.

Kerry L.a year ago · 1 review

First time at Sokrates Taverna and we had the meze which seemed a great way to trial the different types of food on offer. It was busy as you would expect for a Saturday night but many tables were enjoying the meze which you would assume would make things run smoothly and at a nice pace however, we didn't find that to be the case. When our meze began we suddenly got five dishes in one go and on a small table for two it was a little cramped! Luckily this slowed down but became the opposite when we waited quite sometime to be given dishes. The food was AMAZING and delicious but no one person seemed to be serving our table and so this led to what seemed slow service and confusion as to what we had or hadn't been given (looking at the menu on return home we 'missed' a couple of dishes) - even we became confused! At the end of our meal we wanted dessert and we watched two large group tables be asked and served dessert and coffee before we were even able to grab a member of staff to ask for a dessert menu. It took us 25 minutes and for such a small place this is saying something! Honestly, the food was worth going to the restaurant and may be we just picked a particularly chaotic night for service. The food was good enough we would consider trying again....fingers crossed the service and chaotic serving style was just a one off!

Em B.2 years ago · 1 review

Fantastic communication from reservation to dining. Staff team all friendly and welcoming. Warm reception. Professional and friendly wait team. Helped with allergy information and were able to cater for dietary needs. Very comfortable yet opulent surroundings great environment relaxed yet full tables. Clearly a popular restaraunt. Menu catered for all tastes Greek. Reasonably priced and good value and quality meals and appetisers. Chefs thank you for the quality, flavoursome and enjoyable meals you prepared and cooked. Drinks menu again varied with traditional beverages on offer. Was able to pay with ease and on leavingthe restaraunt we were given a warm good bye from majority of the staff team. Definitely recommend Sokrates Greek Taverna @ Horwich Look forward to visiting again.

David N.2 years ago · 1 review

The restaurant has a great atmosphere. Despite being extremely busy staff were great and the service was swift. If anything that could be the only criticism, We went quite early but the place was full and there were lots of people waiting when we left. {of course we can appreciate that some people just like to eat and go}. It is along time since we had visited Sokrates in Horwich but we will definitely put it on our favourites list. There only one thing left to say the food was excellent. Yamas.

Mike T.2 years ago · 1 review

This was our first time at Socrates and we visit some excellent Greek restaurants quite regular so it had a lot to live up to. The food was good and the staff friendly, the decor is very dated with a blend of odd colours, however this strangely gives it the feel of a traditional Greek taverna so don't let that put you off. For a Saturday night I would have liked a bit more atmosphere so will maybe try on the Thursday night once a months with live music & dancing. In any case we will definitely visit Socrates again.

malcolm m.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Wonderfully tasty food and excellent service. A warm welcome on a freezingly cold night. The mezze for our party was a presentation of many different courses of which I particularly enjoyed the grilled vegetables which, although it may sound very ordinary, was in fact infused with all the best tastes of a barbecue, and the aubergine dish. This is not to say that the other dishes were anything but lovely. Highly recommended.

Iain C.2 years ago · 3 reviews

The 4 of us had a lovely traditional Greek meal with wine. More food than we could eat - might have ordered too much! The bill came to £80 which was amazing value. Our friends go to Greece twice a year and thought it was more authentic than some of the islands! On a Tuesday night the restaurant was nearly full so recommend you book. Will definitely be going again, Iain

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