About Old Surrey Restaurant
Surrey, BC V3W 2N7
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: (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
My husband and I went with friends to celebrate my birthday. It was on a Sunday so we had a quiet room to ourselves with music in the background. The service was exceptional as was the food. A lot of drama with the table side caesar salad and the delicious chateaubriand. The seafood platter was one of the best I have ever had. We love this place and have been going there for years for special occasions.
We arrived ten minutes early for our reservation and were promptly greeted and seated by a wonderful gentleman. We were immediately given a wine list and had the evening's specials related to us. The menu had a great selection, and the food was just perfect, and arrived just in the right amount of time allowing us to get settled, enjoy some conversation and the ambiance.
We had a wonderful meal, had very attentive staff, and were entertained several times by the spectacle of the waiter making the ice-cream desert. A great place, with great staff, and great food. We will be back...
First time visit and will not be our last. From the time we entered the front door until we left the service was impeccable ie maitre d took our coats when we arrived and assisted us with our jackets when we left. Also offered to help me down the stairs since I was on crutches. Our servers were helpful with choosing wine and described the dishes with panache. My husband had the lamb. I had the seafood platter which included the best lobster I have ever had and the garlic prawns were amazing. My husband thought the lamb was done to perfection. We enjoyed crepes Suzette cooked table side which was delicious and entertaining to watch. Just sorry we took so long to discover this real gem in Surrey.
Restaurant could do with some new decor. Service was incredibly slow and I am regretting the tip I left. Took about 20 min just to order a bottle of wine. Tried to get the head servers attention to order, but he just walked right by me. In all, I expected more from a $300 dinner for 2.
Overall quite enjoyable ambiance.
2 food issues.
While the Caesar salad tasted fantastic. Make sure you define how much oil you want.
Make sure you and the wait staff/chef understand how you want your steak. I asked for medium well and described a thin layer of pink. I got back what I would call rare. All red. I even sent it back and when it was returned it was forcefully put in front of me stating it was medium well. It was medium rare. I ate it but wasn't impressed.
I have been meaning to book a reservation at the restaurant for a long time. I live in Vancouver so driving to Surrey to meet a friend made it an easy choice. The food was good and the service was great. Had a wonderful time with my friend and would go again.
We were there for Valentines day....we were put in a corner two seated table were I got seated and the table was pushed so I was locked in....I felt cluster phobic. Our server wasn't overly friendly. There was a waitress who had messy long hair not brushed wet and nothe tied back. we ordered steak and asked for medium and got almost blood rare.....we could have complained however it was a special occasion....we tiped the waiter and left.....I love to cook and am a foodie....This was not the food or quality I expected.....Will not return.....
This is my favourite restaurant! The food, service, and ambience were perfect. We had the set menu. Caesar salad was to die for, steak was cooked perfectly, and the nitro ice cream was amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough. Thanks for a wonderful meal.
Amazing food and fantastic service. I love table side service, Caesar salad made fresh at table, crepes suzette made to order table side, even the special coffee was made table side. It is dinner and a show. Just be sure to order the cherries jubilee in advance. They sold out. That was our only disappointment. Will be going back for sure for future special events.
We have been to this restaurant many times our latest visit was lacking in the service department. The food was amazing but we felt like we were forgotten by the staff. We had to ask for our menus, no one came to top up wine and no one came to check and see how our meal was. Any other time we have had impeccable service and no complaints. We will come back but do hope that the service will be better.
We always enjoy our experiences at the Old Surrey Restaurant, we've been numerous times over the years. My beef fillet was exquisite, perfectly done. My friends were there for the first time and they were extremely impressed. My husband's lamb chops were overly done but the server ordered it again with no hesitation and the second order of lamb was great. Thank you so much for being in Surrey where we don't have to drive into Vancouver for the same service and food.
A pleasant surprise to find a restaurant of this calibre in this particular area. The food and service was fantastic and well worth the visit. Great value considering we went there for New Years Eve, Excellent!
We will be returning often for our special occasions and will have to try this for lunch some day.
Six years ago My Boyfriend went online to find a " Nice Romantic " restaurant to take me to for our first Anniversary . We google restaurants once a week cause we have a date night . I have to say this restaurant is my absolute favorite . From the minute you walk in the door you feel the ambience ! The staff are personable , knowledgeable and efficient nothing is to much trouble . The food was beautifully presented, fresh and cooked to perfection . I would highly recommend this restaurant . We now go every year for our anniversary, buy gift certicates for our family and friends and not one of us have ever been disappointed .
The Old Surrey House restaurant is a favourite of mine. Everything about it is quite lovely. The 'house-like' atmosphere; crisp linens, comfy chairs, at your table service, wonderful locally sourced food, beautifully prepared. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours enjoying the ambiance, food, and great service!
We have gone to the restaurant many times for family get togethers and are always happy .
The staff are very accommodating and the food great. Also great value.
We will continue to visit them as often as possible!!
Especially enjoy their seasonal 'special menus'
It was a beautiful time for our family Christmas dinner. The staff is so professional, the service is amazing, food to die for. We've heard good things about this restaurant, but this was our first time going. Also, not a noisy place at all, we were a group of 5 and it is cozy, but would be nice place for an intimate dinner for 2 as well. We will definitely be returning soon.
Was surprised that the wine I ordered (that tasted "off"?) was not listed on the wine list so it was returned for one that was listed - no problem.
Lamb ordered was very nice, possibly overcooked hence not very tender, but was barely lukewarm when served. Veggies on plate were warm but cooked. Presentation was very nice.
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