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5.3 /6 Excellent 86 Reviews

Sokrates Taverna – Sale

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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.

Opening Hours

  • 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
Sokrates Taverna – Sale, 25a Northenden Road, M33 2DH Sale

Further Information

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!


86 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 86 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 11:00

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.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 10:33

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

1 review so far 6
15.07.2017 07:37

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

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 16:13

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.

1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 09:11

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.

1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 17:14

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.

4 reviews so far 6
04.07.2017 10:45

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

1 review so far 6
17.11.2015 07:26

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!

1 review so far 6
01.07.2017 20:10

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.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 17:38

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.

1 review so far 5
03.02.2016 17:48

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!

1 review so far 6
01.01.2016 08:07

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.

2 reviews so far 5
09.02.2016 07:56

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.

1 review so far 4
20.06.2016 22:28

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!

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 09:12

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

4 reviews so far 5
13.11.2016 07:59

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.

1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 08:44

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.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 14:32

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.

1 review so far 5
02.03.2016 07:25

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.

1 review so far 5
07.03.2016 18:21

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.

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 18:33

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

3 reviews so far 6
25.12.2016 10:19

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.

2 reviews so far 6
15.02.2016 08:36

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.

1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 07:33

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.

2 reviews so far 6
30.04.2017 14:59

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!

1 review so far 6
05.02.2016 20:43

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.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2016 22:40

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.

2 reviews so far 5
24.09.2016 07:13

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.

1 review so far 6
22.07.2016 09:31

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.

1 review so far 6
18.04.2017 10:59

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!

1 review so far 2
28.06.2016 09:00

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.

1 review so far 6
02.04.2016 12:18

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!

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 11:43

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.

1 review so far 6
05.02.2016 08:08

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.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 12:50

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

1 review so far 6
23.09.2016 11:25

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.

2 reviews so far 5
08.07.2017 19:47

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

1 review so far 6
10.01.2016 10:44

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

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 10:15

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.

2 reviews so far 6
20.02.2017 10:48

Excellent food , great service and a friendly atmosphere , used a 20% off voucher which made it really cheap aswell , will definitely be going back

3 reviews so far 6
15.01.2017 09:18

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.

2 reviews so far 6
12.07.2017 08:53

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!

2 reviews so far 6
18.12.2016 22:20

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.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2016 07:55

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.

2 reviews so far 5
12.10.2016 18:29

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.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2016 00:42

Absolutely amazing, we love Sokrates ... Always! Brilliant service, very tasty food and a great atmosphere. Our favourite place to dine! Thank you very much :)

1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 13:43

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.

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 07:22

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

2 reviews so far 6
09.08.2016 13:33

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.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 13:36

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.