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
We visited Old Surrey for an anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is cozy, comfortable, but formal enough to be special. We had the Chateaubriand. Prawns Provencal to start, Ceaser salad were both amazing. The tableside service is wonderful, and the staff charming and professional without being stuffy. Cherries Jubilee to top it off - yum. Tip - try the Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir.
My wife and try to make it to the Old Surrey Restaurant every now and then for a special treat . The Old Surrey is easily one of the best dining values if you are looking for a great food and exceptional service . There is nothing else like it in the Surrey area . Great wine list too!
Thoroughly enjoyed a rare date night here recently. We hadn't been for a few years and decided it was time to go back. Old Surrey is a diamond in the rough. The service and food is impeccable. They don't try too hard like a lot of trendy Vancouver restaurants but hit the mark with their fresh, local ingredients finished French style.
We visited the Old Surrey Restaurant on July 15, 2017 in celebration of a friend’s birthday. This was our second visit and we found the experience flawless. The restaurant itself is charming and reminds me of “old-school” dining experiences I’ve enjoyed in the past with white linen, roses in bud vases, candlelight, etc. Well worth the drive in from Vancouver. The restaurant staff is, by and large, mature career restaurant/hospitality professionals. I find this a treat and immensely reassuring when enjoying an evening out dining. The handcrafted martinis are wonderful and not to be missed. Caesar salad prepared tableside was very tasty and generous in portion.
Our group enjoyed the chateaubriand, lamb and medallions of beef. All were excellent and I was thrilled with my medallions of beef with a lovely hollandaise and nicely-grilled prawns. I am addicted to the wonderful potato puffs served with the main course. Dessert was lovely, some of us had the cherries jubilee which were prepared with just the right amount of showmanship and were nicely “boozy” and we also enjoyed the crème brulee, which was outstanding.
This is a great place to enjoy an evening of fine dining and great service. All in our group had a wonderful time and we were amazed to note that we actually were the last to leave the restaurant! Time certainly flies when you’re having a great experience!
You can’t go wrong with this restaurant either as an intimate and romantic dining experience or enjoying with friends and family for a special occasion. We’re planning to come back for my husband’s birthday early August and looking forward to our next visit.
Old European/ Continental style food , presentation and service. Very blended flavours , subtle vs pungent. Reliable and consistent.
With the old European style, some food is prepared at table , as with Caesar salad, Chateau Briand , a male only position. Time for females to be included in this ritual!
Would come back again and again, especially for the summer seasonal all inclusive! 4 courses for 60 per is exceptional pricing.
This was our first time here. We were celebrating our 44th anniversary with our daughter & son-in-law. The service was excellent & the presentation was good. There is a varied menu with a good price range. One of our party had the chicken & another had the lamb. Both joyed their choice. They also had the scallops which they felt were undercooked.
My wife & I had the seafood platter. Both the lobster & the scallops, again were undercooked, which was a real "turnoff".
There was no recognition that we were celebrating a special occasion, even though it was mentioned to the waiter.
All in all, we were disappointed with our dining experience & will no return.
We've always enjoyed Old Surrey Restaurant..so chose it to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Was not disappointed! Enjoyed the four course dinner,complements to the chef!
Made our Anniversary a memorable occasion...will be back for sure. Highly recommend to give it a try! Thank you for an awesome evening🥂
The food and presentation were fabulous. All the wait staff were wonderful, professional and friendly. The only con was that we were not asked if we wanted another drink and the table was cleared very slowly. I sat with an empty plate for quite a while. And the wait staff were continually walking back and forth so could have taken it away fairly easily.
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