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.
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: 6045962313x
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
First time at the Old Surrey Restaurant ...
First time at the Old Surrey Restaurant and it was outstanding. TripAdvisor was how i found the Restaurant and i wanted a new place to try for our Anniversary. Great food made in front of you, We had the Chateaubriand Special, top notch service from everyone and great value. We will be back and looking forward to trying the next menu special in September.
It was our 34th wedding anniversary. We ...
It was our 34th wedding anniversary. We went there when we were dating and have been many many times over the years. The food and service has always been outstanding. We will continue to go to the Old Surrey as long as it remains.
My husband and I tend to go for our anni ...
My husband and I tend to go for our anniversary every year. It's an old house so they have different rooms where you can sit, I especially like the library, very cozy and only 4 tables in the room. We had the chateaubriand 4 course meal and it was excellent, quite generous portions. If you don't like one of the courses, they are always willing to substitute with something else. Everytime we've gone, the chef has a special complimentary bite-sized appie that is served before your meal and it's always tasty. As well, they make the Caesar salad right in front of you, they finish the chateaubriand off with alcohol and light it in front of you and if you take the Cherries Jubilee, it's also prepared at your table. All this makes it a wonderful dinner. They also know how to pace your meal so you don't feel rushed at all, in fact don't plan on going anywhere afterwards, it takes about 2 hours. We always enjoy ourselves.
A little gem of Surrey with exquisite a ...
A little gem of Surrey with exquisite ambiance, excellent service, and sensational delivery and show of French-inspired cuisine. An extrodinary dinning experience unlike any other that can be found in the city of Surrey.
This popular annual Chateaubriand specia ...
This popular annual Chateaubriand special is one that my husband an I look forward to. We have enjoyed this for his birthday for many years and we have never been disappointed. Three out of five delicious dishes are prepared in front of you by their experienced and professional waiters. The service is bar none. We have taken our friends on occasion and recommend this dining experience to everyone.
We celebrated our25th wedding anniversar ...
We celebrated our25th wedding anniversary here and it was perfect! The service, the quiet and intimacy of the space and the food were wonderful. We enjoyed the table side service which has become a lost art and adds so much class and pleasure to an evening. The Chateaubriand was delicious and beautifully presented table side.
This is the second time in 6 weeks for u ...
This is the second time in 6 weeks for us to have dinner at Old Surrey Restaurant. This time we brought our great friend with us to celebrate her birthday. And we all dined on the Chateaubriand Dinner special. And was it ever special! Every course was impeccably prepared and presented. The combination of the excellent food, the theatrical table-side preparation and the ambience of this great old house make this a very special place. Can't wait to go back again. Go yourself, you won't be disappointed.
We have never had a bad meal here. We h ...
We have never had a bad meal here. We have been coming several times per year for almost 10 years. We have introduced many friends to the restaurant. We love the ambience, farmhouse coziness, and convenient location.
The food is always flavourful, fresh, and beautifully presented, especially tableside.
The service is impeccable.
We love it!
Spiro is training new servers and they a ...
Spiro is training new servers and they are all doing well. A great restaurant to dress up for a nice night out. Old world charm for romantic dinners. I went with my niece as annual treat for ourselves, there was a man with his very young daughter and another couple meeting for a first date. All kinds of options for dining here.
Food well prepared and presented, service never overbearing and your wine glass is never empty when you have ordered a 1/2 or full bottle and you really don't see them refill it for you.
First time dining here, we will be back. ...
First time dining here, we will be back.
Pro- Best caesar salad we have had in many years! Steak cooked as ordered, to perfection. Rack of lamb was amazing.
Service was excellent, server was friendly and has decades of experience at this restaurant.
Usually have to drive to Vancouver to find a gem like Old Surrey Restaurant.
Con- wine list a little short for BC VQA reds.
Family, friends and I have been regulars ...
Family, friends and I have been regulars literally since the beginning. Only one disappointing evening in over a generation, and that says something. Love the specials and the Caesar salad - one of the few restaurants still preparing it correctly and at the table as well. Moreover the staff is superb. Food and fine service are celebrated and well worth a visit.
The service was excellent. Our waiter w ...
The service was excellent. Our waiter was helpful & attentive. We did not feel at all rushed.
We had time to relax & unwind and enjoy our meal . My only complaint would be that the beans
served with our main course were too crisp...maybe could have been cooked a little longer.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience and we will look forward to another dinner at the
Old Surrey again sometime.
First time dining at Old Surrey. Readin ...
First time dining at Old Surrey. Reading so many positive online reviews had me wanting to go. All I can say is everything I read was spot-on. An excellent dining experience. Not eating. Dining. No big screen tvs, no people tweeting, no loud music or taking pictures of food - just old school dining. We had the chateaubriand for two, finished table side. Perfection, and a very sizable portion. So, to all those folks in South Surrey who don't venture north of Highway 10, get over to the Old Surrey.
Gem in the City
We went here after visiting the Bistro below a few times. We were impressed with the service and food. The restaurant was very quiet as we had an early reservation. The decor was classy and well laid out. Prompt service was also noted. However, the food was excellent. We had the spring special, which included an appetizer, salad or soup, entree and dessert for a great price. The star of the meal with the nitro ice cream prepared tableside. Liquid nitrogen was used to make the vanilla ice cream, which was topped with strawberries. We were so full, we had to stay sitting up for a few hours after we got home! Will be coming back to this restaurant again!
Business dinner gone wrong
ambience but it does have that old house scent. Steak was over done. Dessert overpriced for the side table presentation. Mussels was rubbery, approx 8 pcs for $15 worth of overcooked appy. Loved the blue cheese salad. Tenderloin Steak dish is lacking presentation and looks to plain and unappetizing. Dessert is overpriced for a side table presentation, strawberry with the spot whip cream presentation. Service was excellent. For what ive read on the reviews for me to pick this restaurant, it was disappointing. For $120 i spent for 2 people, there is so much better places out there.
I'm sure every review starts with "What ...
I'm sure every review starts with "What an odd place for a French restaurant" Don't let that stop you.
This was a very enjoyable night out in a casual but proper French meal. The wine list is brief but well chosen. The BC wines offered are excellent and some of the less expansive wine offerings are quite good.
As usual, the service wasn't fussy, just attentive and friendly, moving us through our meal effortlessly.
We had the spring menu with Caesar salad prepared tableside (ask for no garlic if you are out for romance). The Halibut was amazing. And the Gâteau Basque (lemon cream pound cake) is simple and delicious over a closing cup of rich coffee.
Highly recommended for special occasions. I have visited twice a year. The price is moderate for French dining, and after sitting for 2.5 hours over amazing food, and a good wine $75 - $100 per person isn't unreasonable.
Romantic and Reliable! The Old Surrey R ...
Romantic and Reliable!
The Old Surrey Restaurant has been a local stand-by for decades. I recall my parents taking me there as a teenager and now that I'm almost sixty, I still love going to this restaurant. Fabulous service, great food, and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere make this one of my favorite places. I highly recommend this fabulous get-away!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the Old Surrey Resta ...
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the Old Surrey Restaurant. My daughter brought me there for Mother's Day and I couldn't wait to share it with out of town guests over the weekend. The food is Amazing and the service is outstanding. Will be a Favourite for years to come!
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