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
I would like to recommend the decor whic ...
I would like to recommend the decor which is lovely but not modern. This is more like a family home with several individual dining rooms. Lovely to say the least! The only negative is that my wife thinks that the toilets in the ladies washroom are much too low, especially for people with mobility issues.
Absolutely incredible. Old Surrey is one ...
Absolutely incredible. Old Surrey is one of, if not our favorite place to dine. You can take your time, soak in the surroundings with your choice of one of their many great wines. Old Surrey is what a dining experience should be but has been lost by most restaurants in todays busy, time constrained society. Caesar salad and a select few other quality foods made right at your table, perfect lighting, cozy ambiance and incredible food. The service is impeccable and the staff attends to your every need. Fabulous food, exceptional wine list with even more exceptional staff in an incredibly cozy, welcoming atmosphere. 10 out of 10 in our books.
It was our first visit to the restaurant ...
It was our first visit to the restaurant and I found it online on my desktop. I had no idea what to expect as to took a couple of clients to dinner. There was plenty of parking and inside the place looked very nice, kind of rustic but very pleasing to the eye. We were escorted to our table immediately and it was a corner table where we could talk business without others listening in. The service was excellent and friendly. I did not have to ask for water and that is a big thing to me, shows they look and provide great service with a smile. The meal was fantastic, a great price and tasted great. I very rarely write reviews but I can tell you we will be back there in the near future. I was surprised to see how many rooms there were when we were leaving as I thought the place to be kind of small but there was lots of space for dining.
The evening we were at the restaurant, t ...
The evening we were at the restaurant, there was a large party of women having lots of fun but, it was very loud even though they were in another area. We have been to this restaurant a few years back and the food seems to have changed somewhat. It was all good but the prawns appetizer tasted exactly the same as the prawns on the seafood platter and I was hoping for a variety of tastes. the food was beautifully plated and served hot.The staff were tuned in to our needs. All in all, a good experience.
The Old Surrey Restaurant Bistro was a v ...
The Old Surrey Restaurant Bistro was a very pleasant, delicious lunch experience a few months ago so I was anticipating a delicious dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday recently. The ambience was lovely and we were greeted warmly, but then we were placed on the outskirts of one of the rooms and ignored for awhile while people bustled about. We ordered some wine but then felt forgotten. It became apparent that the staff were run off their feet. Eventually we requested a different table and then were well looked after. The warm bread was nice but unnecessary, the olives on toast were a nice touch but too salty. The steak I ordered was perfectly done and absolutely delicious with mushrooms and veg. The 4 course meal was good but not delicious! We will go there again but not on a Sunday evening!
Nice atmosphere and good food. Overall d ...
Nice atmosphere and good food. Overall dining experience was very decent. The only 2 complaints I have about this particular restaurant are firstly, my waiter made me feel somewhat unimportant and at times completely neglected. We were seated immediately which was nice, however, it took us at least 10 minutes to receive our menus and another 15 for him to come back and see if we were ready to order. We were ready in less than 5 minutes, closed the menus and patiently looked at the waiter to notice us. Secondly, we decided to go with their 4 course dinner, and after getting the first course, we then waited intervals of 30+ minutes between each course. Our dinner was 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete. I do love a nicely paced, unhurried dining out experience, but have never had to go hungry in between each course.
We went for the Chateaubriand special an ...
We went for the Chateaubriand special and it was excellent. Presentation for Caesar salad and the Chateaubriand at the table was very nice and rare to find these days. The restaurant needs a bit of updating though...for a restaurant that advertises fine dining, you don't expect to be seated at a fold-up utility table. That aside, everything was very nice.
It was a friends get together for the $5 ...
It was a friends get together for the $55.00 four course dinner Special. It was very enjoyable by all. We had the Caesar Salad, the entrée and desert prepared by our table which was great. The servers and service was excellent. We didn't have to ask for anything as it was all on our table. We were even given an extra appetizer compliments of the chef. We were treated well and felt very special.
We've been going to this place for many ...
We've been going to this place for many years.Both with family and friends.We have never been disappointed. The food is always good and we especially enjoy their Caesar salad prepared at the table as with the main course and dessert.Spiro the head waiter holds it all together.Without him the place would not be the same.The wine prices are a bit high though.
Overall an enjoyable experience.
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.
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