About Old Surrey Restaurant
The Old Surrey Restaurant is Surrey’s best well- kept secret. Built in 1918, it was the residence of Lou Jack and his household until it was converted into a restaurant in 1974.
The interior has a crisp, clean aesthetic that is enhanced by hardwood floors and the enlarged photos of historic Surrey that adorn the walls. There are five distinct dining areas on the top floor (including a cozy library) and a banquet facility downstairs. The cuisine is French with a splash of West Coast flare. A treat for new and seasoned guests alike are the signature dishes that are prepared and flambeed tableside.
The restaurant is family owned and operated since 1975. Since 1984 the restaurant has entered into a partnership with the family farm in Ryder Lake overlooking Chilliwack from the nearby mountains. The Old Surrey is well known for its free-range lamb and veal allowing customers to enjoy fresh organic ingredients.
Surrey, BC V3W 2N7
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant is split into five distinct rooms with a variety of sizes. Room capacities are 10, 16, 32, 14, 10. Please phone the restaurant directly to book any private function.
Private Party Contact:
Philip Aguirre: (604) 596-2313
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Old Surrey Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I have been to Old Surrey Restaurant twice before this most recent trip and every time I go, I am more and more impressed. They brought my daughter's food first, understanding that children lack the same level of patience adults have, and we enjoyed a superb meal and my daughter was happy to stay on her best behavior. I love that the food is locally sourced and that whenever we go we're supporting a long-standing locally-owned family run business. I recommend this restaurant to everyone I can.
Scallop appy over-sauced and spiced which took away the flavor of the scallop which were smaller than expected for $17 appetizer. Ryder Chicken entree should have less sauce and cheesy stuffing as it was very rich. Chicken was chewy rather than tender. Quality with Ryder chicken? Suggest simplifying the ingredients and recipes to meet more modern palates. Good server.
Superb in every sense of the word except that it is a. It expensive to purchase a bottle of wine. It would be nice to have a $30 option but the cheapest I saw was $45. But the meal special that was offered was a great price and made up for it! Lovely place, lovely owners.
Fantastic fine dining restaurant. The food is amazing. They prepare fresh salads, desserts, and special coffees right at your table, which we thought was a really nice, personal touch. I can't say enough about this restaurant. I absolutely loved it, and can't wait to go back.
My 26th anniversary , what a complete disappointment
The Caesar Salad was awful, the steak was perfection
They had a conference in next room about cancer and disgusting medical conversation not appropriate for dining , we complained chef/owner would not come out to address the problem
They comped the meal, we left 60 dollars for the wait staff, I would never recommend or go back to this place again
It seems to be trying to be high end, but it falls short on so many levels.
I would suggest they close
This was our first time at the restaurant. We ordered the Big Red lobster & steak promo at the time. Everything was so delicious and what makes this place special was the tableside serives. Fresh ingredients were made at the table. You can't get it anywhere else. We had the flambeed crepe for desserts and it was fascinating to watch! We were recommended by our friend about this place. It didn't disappoint and we would definitely love to come again!
The food and service was wonderful and the table side preparation was great. We go a few times a year and it never disappoints. I dream of the Caesar salad cart rolling up to me at night. We had a lovely fruit and custard dessert made table side that was to die for. one of my all time favourite places for a quiet meal.
Beautiful restaurant with old school white linen and a perfect single red rose on each table. The staff are discreet and gracious. The food was wonderful as we expected it would be and given the great reviews we've noted. The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals which were prepared flawlessly. The handcrafted martinis are spectacular. This is a great restaurant for a romantic evening or catching up with friends in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. The pre-fixed menu which was available when we dined on March 18 was exceptionally good value, including perfectly done steak and lobster tail. We enjoyed watching the tableside preparation of caesar salad and the nitro ice cream. The nitro ice cream was lovely and tasted exactly as ice cream should.
It was busy when we visited and parking can be a bit tricky, subsequently we ended up parking in the Enterprise lot next door to the restaurant. Despite the busy-ness of the restaurant and noting a few larger groups, it still felt intimate. Plan to spend a few hours; this is a restaurant that encourages leisurely dining and great food does take some time to prepare. The rooms are nicely partitioned and tables appropriately spaced. Well worth the drive from Vancouver for a lovely meal and impeccable service in elegant surroundings. I am so pleased that we finally tried this restaurant as I have missed the availability of restaurants in the Lower Mainland area that used to provide classic dining experiences. We are looking forward to returning soon.
Out for thank you dinner with the parents and our two children (who are well behaved, yay,& are becoming foodies). Nice dinner. Owner made outstanding fresh caesar salads tableside. Also made tableside was the Nitro icecream, very interesting. Husband asked for special appetizer which they were able to accommodate. Very nice evening overall. Servers very attentive, everyone enjoyed themselves.
This restaurant is 5/5 and the fact it's been in the same location for 42 years attests to its outstanding reputation of excellent food and service!
Two in our party had beef filet and the third guest had the seafood platter which he claimed was delicious. I will definitely try that on my next visit. I don't think you'll be disappointed with anything you order here. I highly recommend The Old Surrey Restaurant. *
We all enjoyed the Big Red special. The food was tasty and delicious. Enjoyed having the salad and ice cream done at the table. The service was excellent. Each course was delivered perfectly. Nice that they were able to accommodate making a special meal for one person who could not eat anything off the menu. The price was reasonable. The wine was excellent.
We will be back.
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