About Sokrates Taverna – Sale
Dear diners, please note that special discounts are accepted only via telephone bookings.
Manchester is not known for its Mediterranean climate, but at Sokrates Taverna on Northenden Road in Sale, there is a little corner of sunshine. They offer an authentic taste of Greece and Cyprus, with the requisite trio of fresh ingredients, time-honoured cooking methods and friendly, welcoming atmosphere. They offer an a la carte menu in the week and special events on the weekend, often featuring Greek music and live entertainment.
- Monday 17:30 - 23:00
- Tuesday 17:30 - 23:00
- Wednesday 17:30 - 23:00
- Thursday 17:30 - 23:00
- Friday 17:00 - 00:00
- Saturday 17:00 - 00:00
- Sunday 15:00 - 22:00
Greek cuisine is all about sharing and having fun. After all, if you’re going to smash plates, you need a lot of people to generate dirty dishes to be dashed across the floor in a fit of Zorba-induced pique. Sokrates Taverna on Northenden Road in Sale is a restaurant that brings a sense of sharing and caring to the Manchester dining scene, with their authentic take on Greek and Cypriot cuisine, as well as the whole ambience that goes with it.
Any Greek meal should begin with a selection of mezze, and at Sokrates Taverna in Manchester, they have quite the selection to pick from. Veggies will appreciate the hummus, tzatziki and skordalia, and carnivores can choose from the pastourmas, the Greek sausage, dolmathes and, of course, souvlaki. Visitors to Northenden Road in Sale in search of something more hearty can indulge in stifado, kleftiko and gigantes – the possibilities are almost endless. Booking in advance is recommended!
Lovely place, smiley staff. If you want to have an atmosphere from Greece, Cyprus or Mediterranean you must visit this place asap. Prices are OK. Highly recommend.
Everything was fantastic! First visit to Sokrates but will not be the last. The dips were extremely tasty and plentiful, we also had the battered feta which was lovely and light and the spanokopita. For mains we had the Kalamari and the Stifado (both very generous portions) and the cheesecake and baklava to end. Cannot praise it enough
Gorgeous food and fabulous service. Lovely atmosphere, not rushed or pestered. Staff so friendly and lovely. Great to bring home the gorgeous mousakka that that I couldn't finish x
I have eaten at This place before so I knew I would be good, and it did not disappoint, for my friend it was the first time and she loved it, she said she would definitely eat there again. Wonderful food, excellent service. 10 out of 10.
We went on a Saturday evening, good job we booked as it was pretty full even at 18:30. We chose the meze banquet which meant we had a little bit of loads of different dishes. Needless to say we didn't finish it as there was so much even for 3 people. Great service and good atmosphere. Will go back.
We booked same day we wanted to go. Arrived on time no waiting for our table. The meza we had, was excellent, too many courses but we ploughed through, thoroughly enJoyed everything. Great attention for staff but not intrusive would recommend this restaurant. Feel like we spent an evening in Greece it was good and we will return.
Fantastic as always!!! Quiet Monday evening at the restaurant, we had a table of 7 to celebrate a friends birthday, staff very welcoming and couldn't have done more. 5 of us had the full meze, far too much food as always, leftovers was taken home to eat today. We will be returning soon
Another excellent meal, as ever. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and authentic Greek food, occasionally with a creative twist. The spanakopita (spinach and feta filo parcel) was stunning, and that cheesecake - made with Greek yoghurt and topped with spiced baby figs - is so irresistable I have to order the same thing every visit!
Amazing food! Amazing service! I would definitely recommend going for the Meze, lots of tasty food and perfect for sharing. The restaurant itself has a real Mediterranean feel and if I didnt know better I would of thought I was there somewhere on the Greek islands. Great experience.
Friendly service and tasty good quality food and wine as always. There are so many restaurants to eat in around Sale and it is a testament to Sokrates Taverna that they are still going. Nice enough environment to dine in and would easily score a 5 if the decor and facilities were updated.
Food was very good. We had the meze banquet, which was a selection of hot and cold dishes. Although the portions are not large there were so many tasty dishes that none of us could manage a dessert. Service was a little slow at first, but overall was good. Will go again!
I chose the Taverna based on Trip Adviser reviews that ranked it as second best Greek restaurant in Manchester. The reviews were justified and the meal was excellent. It somehow has the feel of a Greek village taverna with a friendly welcome.
Nice people and good value food. Mezza is definitely recommended. The only minus point is that we've been going there for years and the menu never changes. It would be nice to see new dishes (plus no freezer chips with the calamari!). Good, fresh tasting and enjoyable food. Well recommended.
Great food however the various menus on offer make things quite complicated. Also the staff could be a little friendlier and spend a little more time explaining the multiple menu options. Portions also seem to be closely scrutinised - we asked for more pitta to finish the dips off and the waitress brought us 1 - for a party of 5!
The food was excellent and value for money. The staff were helpful and friendly and explained what some of the things on the menu were.I would definitely recommend having a meal here it had a lovely atmosphere. Jane from sale
Very tasty food and what I do enjoy is it's a place where you can hear your dinner ompanion, no overly loud background music. Call me old fashioned but dining out is about, good food, good wine and good conversation. Sokrates manages to cater for all these.
Another really enjoyable meze in comfortable and friendly surroundings. The staff as attentive as ever and nothing is too much trouble for them. We have been many times before and will no doubt return many times in the future.
We had the meze. Food was amazing, and there was lots of it! We had the house red and white and they were really good wines. There was friendly staff and a nice honest atmosphere! We will definitely return.
The staff were fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. We went for the meze banquet and it was amazing value for money with the amount of different dishes. we were stuffed by the end and still had to take some home. Will definitely go again.
Chose the Meze for two, really good selection of food. The staff gave us a 20 minute break between the starters and mains which was needed, also offered us more dishes if we wanted after we had finished. Lovely food and really nice little restaurant.
The meal was excellent we were a group of four,two shared the Mezzanine one had fillet of chicken and the last person had the large mixed kebabs the device was first class we had a wonderful eve
Great start to the festive period. Excellent food and service in a bustling atmosphere. We enjoyed all the food ( meze ) but had to take some home as to much, but to good to waste.
Loved it food was amazing great atmosphere very friendly staff and for the food and drinks we had the price was really out of this world would recommend to anyone who loves greek food.
The food was excellent, enjoyed by everyone in the party. Two of them moved from Sale some years ago and were delighted to find the restaurant, as good as when they were regular customers.
From the first warm welcome, it was wonderful. Lovely food that we didn't have to wait long for to eat, Sokrates Taverna in Sale is a lovely place to dine out in. Thoroughly recommended!
The food and service were excellent. I can wholeheartedly recommend Sokrates to my family and friends and I will definitely return soon. The cost for the meal was extremely reasonable. Well done.
It was absolutely fabulous. the food was phenomenal. this was our second time and it was even better than the first time. the booking and confirmation were smooth. the service was sublime.
Food was delicious and service friendly and attentive. Children were extremely happy and enjoyed the meal. We ordered the banquet which was a great choice as we got a selection of almost everything. Hope to visit again soon.
Will be dining ere again good food and lots of it, went for the lighter meze and bottle house red think i will try one of the smaller dishes next time.
The service and food are top quailty, we had the taverna Meze which I think is the best way to experience greek food, little bits of goodiness all over the place!
Food wasn't bad although a bit overpriced. i) In their website they state that closing 12pm on Friday. Unfortunately they closed at 10:30pm and kindly asked to leave at that time. ii) Usually they serve a desert after you finish your meal. Instead of that they gave us a tiny mint chocolate. iii) I has a 20% discount voucher which not applied on the bill. I had to remind them to do that. Very disappointed and given the fact that I am Greek makes that even harder. Probably not going there again.
Yummy! Food was delicious & far too much of it but had a v enjoyable meal & the calamari was delicious, the halloumi was perfect & the dips were amazing!
Booked for valentines with wife. Enjoyed quality service from start to finish, the food was amazing and was great value too. We will be definitely be coming back in future.
Gorgeous food and lovely staff. Midweek meze (the lighter version of full meze) was just the right amount. Had a fab time. Will be back for Greek music night.
An excellent little Taverna. . Great Food, Great choice of Greek Wines and a Friendly Relaxed atmosphere . . Would Highly recommend a visit if you get the chance
So much food great dish after great dish, the veggie meze is superb, exercise for the palate , and way too much laughing, very enjoyable experience, friendly helpful staff.
Absolutely beautiful food and the staff are so very attentive My only negative would be the toilets and stair distort down the cellar need replacing . Not out off though and will definitely return
Fantastic meal, we had the mixed mezze which was delicious - a gem! Great service and lonely atmosphere , overall really good value meal with a great selection
Very good experience. Lovely meal on New Year's Eve, good food and service. The mixed meze was very enjoyable looks of variety just too much! Would recommend.
Excellent food , great service and a friendly atmosphere , used a 20% off voucher which made it really cheap aswell , will definitely be going back
Absolutley love sokrates. The mezze is great value and the food is some of the best greek food you will find. Can't wait for the next visit.
As always the service was excellent and they can't look after you enough! The quality of food is also always excellent so we can't recommend this enough!
From a personal welcome, with a wide smile, to wonderful food and wine, we had a wonderful time. Sokrates is lovely and friendly. Not to be missed.
Excellent as always. Recommend the meze for the best way to get a bit of the best of everything. House wine also excellent. Will be back soon.
Great food and fairly priced. We keep going back and we love the mezze. We always leave stuffed! Shame the calamari comes with freezer chips - that lets it down a bit.
Absolutely amazing, we love Sokrates ... Always! Brilliant service, very tasty food and a great atmosphere. Our favourite place to dine! Thank you very much :)
Absolutely gorgeous food in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are lovely too. A true taste of Cyprus. Would definitely recommend the meze. Can't wait to return.
Good it was a terrible night 'raining heavy' we had a lovely welcome warm welcome and the restaurant was warm Lovely evening going back next week
Yet again Excellent service and the quantity and quality of the food is out of this world. A little gem in Sale well worth a visit.
Excellent food and service, we will definitely be going back. We had the mezze banquet and everything was delicious. Great choice of Greek wines. Staff great.