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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Old Surrey Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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!
I have been coming to your restaurant s ...
I have been coming to your restaurant since you opened . With both my first and second husband . Moved to the Okanagan for 20 years and now I have moved back to Surrey I will be coming in more frequentlynow. Always verygood!
Surrey's most underrated restaurant
My first time to the Old Surrey Restaurant and it won't be the last. Great food and the restaurant is cozy and warm. Dont come here if your looking for a quick bite. The service and delivery of food is paced to allow for an old school dining experience. I've heard people say the service is slow. It's not slow it's just the way this restaurant operates. They dont want you to feel rushed out the door so they take the time to prepare the food and serve it in an atmosphere that allows you to enjoy it and to also have time to socialize. Best overall meal I've had in awhile !
The very best dining in Surrey
We have been to the Old Surrey Restaurant about 100 times in the last 13 years. We have been there for Birthdays, Anniversaries and other special occasions and never once had a bad meal or service. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to have a great dining experience.
Outstanding food, disconnected service
My family and I recently dined here for my Mom's birthday, and were incredibly impressed with the food. The Chef sent out an amuse bouche which was a nice touch, and everything we ordered came out hot and was delicious. The service however left something to be desired; our servers weren't necessarily rude but rather seemed disinterested. That being said we would still go back and give them another try.
We went to the Old Surrey Restaurant for my wife's birthday. It was the first time in a couple of decades since we've been.
It was as good as we remembered it. What we liked best then was the taste of the food and isn't that the most important thing? The restaurant has been owned by the same family since it came into being in 1975.
Found out they have a farm in Chilliwack and they what they can't source there, they find most of their ingredients in BC.
We both had lamb Wellington (they breed their own lambs on their farm) and it was wonderful. I had had beef Wellington, but never lamb and was considering rack of lamb instead until I discussed it with the waiter.
I'm sure the rack of lamb would have been great too, but I couldn't have been happier with my choice and my wife seconded me.
We won't wait so long for our next visit, I'll definitely say that!
A very good experience. The service was excellent and the staff attentive. We ordered the specials for two at $60.00 each and the food was really good especially the dessert ice cream made at the table. My only concern was the choice of steak, a porterhouse which was good just not my personal favorite.
Good bang for the buck!
It'll cost you a pretty penny to go here for dinner & drinks, but you'll get your money's worth. Gorgeous ambiance, wonderful food, and a complimentary amuse-bouche and freshly baked bread to start your evening with.
(The background music could have been a little quieter - was occasionally hard to hear our conversations.)
This restaurant is absolutely amazing for a romantic dinner! Three out of the four dishes were made table side, something I haven't seen in a very long time. Our server, Kurt, was amazing and he made us feel so comfortable and welcomed. I would highly, highly recommend this incredible restaurant to anyone. Thank you Kurt!
Wonderful Celebration at Old Surrey!
We were a party of 8 including my 2 children for a birthday dinner for my dad who turned 80. I haven't been to the Old Surrey maybe 6 years so I made the reservation based on these reviews. I brought a cake and the staff was able to store in for me. As we entered the host took our coats and hung them for us. We were seated right away. The decor is lovely with cloth napkins, candlelight. My drink (the Green Timber) was very tasty. We ordered a variety of appetizers (mussels, shrimp bisque, Caesar salads) that were all well received. The salads are made table side on a cart which was a nice touch. There was fresh bread, whipped butter and a meatball sample provided also. The regular menu isn't kid friendly really and the waitress explained that they can also make pizza, chicken strips and pastas. This was appreciated by my 10 year old who chose pizza with chorizo. The rest of us thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. I had the steak which was cooked perfectly!! Others had chicken, salmon and lamb. We all were so pleased! Service was attentive and friendly. They came out with my dad's cake and the staff all came over and sang to him. They then cut the cake and served it. I was so happy with the evening and the Old Surrey Restauarant really made it special.
I ordered the scallops that were amazing. My colleagues had a Caesar salad that was beautifully prepared at the table. For my entree I had chicken that was extremely tasty. The others had the lamb special which they found delicious.
For dessert we had the crepes Suzette prepared at the table, again. Food preparation is truly an art form, served impeccably by someone who is well versed in the preparation of these delicacies.
We went on a Tuesday and enjoyed the uncrowded, quiet atmosphere.
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