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
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 had not been to the Old Surrey in a very long time. I took my husband there for his Birthday and we were definitely very impressed. The food was 5 star as was the service. A lovely place to go for a special dining experience. The atmosphere is quiet, fine dining and worth it to try.
Quite good food, uneven service, dirty floor. On the night we visited, there were two or more large parties there, and the smaller tables were essentially ignored. This used to be my local restaurant of choice - I stopped going a few years back because of poor service - but decided to try them again because the chateaubriand special is so good. It seems as though they do not assign a designated server to a specific table and consequently, several servers try to "fit" the smaller tables in when s/he can. If they expect to keep their customer base, they need to pick up their game regarding the service flow.
Came with my family for my moms birthday. Love the heritage building. They flambé things at the table which is fun. The food was all really good. They have lots of great BC wines-- Although slightly over priced(it's general practice at restaurants to charge double what they pay for a wine but here it was a bit higher.) at least the wine list doesn't suck like most places in Surrey. It was cute in there and my mom really liked it which when you boil it down if the birthday girl is happy then you're all happy. Goodnight over all.
We had our 11th wedding anniversary. I requested the library as I had eaten there before many years ago.
The service was friendly and professional without being intrusive. We chose the briand for two which was superb. Next time we are going to have the lamb from their farm in Chilliwack.
I have been enjoying the menu at the Old Surrey Restaurant together with my wife, family, and friend for years. I have no recollection of a disappointing meal ever. The serving staff are plentiful, attentive, and amazing. Spiros is a gem. He always make the evening perfect. The food is pricey, but always amazing. Made perfectly, and always consistently good. It is at this restaurant that I don't mind spending a premium for a good meal; I am never disappointed. The wine menu is varied and interesting, though, I do have my go to favorites. If I do feel a little adventurous and feel a need to experiment with a new wine, then I can always depend on knowledge and experience of the Old Surrey Restaurant staff to recommend the perfect wine. I would recommend that if you are interested in experiencing this restaurant that you don't do it during their special occasions like Mothers Day or Valentines. The staff handles these special dates like pros, but it is during the quieter evenings while sitting in the library room that you will truly experience this restaurant at its best.
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.
Went here last Saturday night for our anniversary dinner and were disappointed with the very average food and the heightened pricing for such mundane dishes!The chateaubriand special was ordered by us and we found the appetizer of prawns to be nicely done ,but the Caesar salad was overly wet and too much vinegar was used that drowned out any other flavours in the salad itself.
The chateaubriand was stringy and lacking in a nice taste of beef,though perfectly done to our taste.Vegetables were adequate and the potato croquettes were fine.
Just not enough taste in the cherries jubillie to finish off a fine dining experience.
Not a dinner with finesse and value.Won't return!
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.
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