Old Surrey Restaurant

4.8
1161 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 596-2313
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Philip Aguirre
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
134th street
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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MN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent food, great service and will undoubtedly return for another great meal.

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SL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time. The French services was so nice to experience. We will be back.

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AA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was very good. The table was nice. Disappointed in the price of wine by the glass. Very expensive compared to the cost of a bottle in a retail store. My partner does not drink and so a bottle of wine just for me would have been way too much.

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b
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food! Portions are generous.
The best Caesar salad anywhere.

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E
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This beautiful restaurant is nestled in an unlikely part of town. Certainly doesn't seem to fit the area, however, once you're inside you're transformed into a different time and space. It's got great character and charm. The servers are very professional as well as traditional. They serve at-the-table-made Ceasar salad as well as flambe dessert. A wonderful romantic place as well as a place to bring the family for Christmas dinner. Would definitely come back.

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B
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very good and nicely presented. The waiters for this upscale restaurant were nice but could use some training in table service. The wait time to receive a menu or to be served was much longer than it should have been.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

they even did the 4 course meal as a vegetarian option for me without a problem! Which was amazing to me. Great service. Amazing food.

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f
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

not the first time and will be back. service and food were great as always.
sorry but I think it is overpriced by about 25%

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AN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service from Kurt. Great table side Caeser salad. Will return for sure.

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had not visited the Restaurant since 1986 and it was better than I remembered. I took my Aunt to celebrate her 80th birthday and she loved it. It had also been a very long time since she had visited. We both want to come back around Christmas to see the decorations and to celebrate my birthday. We will recommend it to all our friends. I forgot how lovely it was. Thank you for the wonderful food and service.

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DJ
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday and enjoyed a fantastic meal. Our cozy spot in the library was perfect for out threesome and conversation was private and hearable.

Service from Micheal was well done— and he did not disappoint in his skills at mixing our Caesar Salad or Cherries Jubilee flaming table side. This type of service is getting difficult to find!

We enjoyed a generous halibut dinner, their home grown lamb rack and seafood platter. Beautifully presented and equally as beautiful in taste.

We recommend the Old Surrey Restaurant for your next celebration, or just a great dinner just because!

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The dining room was quite exquisite. We were seated in the library. Food was average. My wife and I both had the Fall special. My wife loved her scallop appetizer and salad was delicious. The wine was priced a bit high for a BC Chardonnay. When we finished the bottle of wine I asked the waiter for another single glass of wine and was served something close to vinegar. I should have sent it back. Dinner with tip was $244.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friends had told my husband and I about the restaurant, and how great their expereince was. So we decided to try it for his birthday and we were not disappointed. We had a very wonderful dining experience. The service was great and the servers were very friendly and polite. The food was very delicious. And it was great having our caesar salad mixed right at our table, as well as the cherries jubilee and my husband's B-52 specialty coffee. We will definitely be back again and with friends as well.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited the Old Surrey for the first time, after living in Surrey for over 30 years. Why did it take so long-we have missed a lot of special meals.
Tried the Chateau-briand which was spectacular, and paired well with their house red.
We shall return-after we save up for the next evening.

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent place for foodies and even if you aren't there are other options that will meet even the most hard to feed. My friend and I especially like their monthly specials which are an excellent value. I use the restaurant to treat my friends to a very special meal. This was my 3rd visit this year and I will be back in the future.

The staff are friendly and professional interacting with the patrons in solicitous manner. All in all a great place to dine.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I really love this restaurant this was our second time there the staff are amazing and I love the table side Cesar salad and dessert

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SF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, just wow!! Amazing food and service!! A fabulous place

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous gourmet food and ambience. Wonderful service.

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good the service was excellent the atmosphere was also great all in all I would rate this for 4.5 star

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was really nice and cozy environment. Service was excellent and servers were really nice and quick. Food tasted delicious, preparation was great. Would love to come back.
Yes! They do have parking available

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O
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there with my wife for our anniversary.
Always a pleasant experience. Food is delicious and the staff are exceptional.
Have been going here for 40 years and never had a bad experience.
Highly recommended.

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PB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent fine dining. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I wanted to take my girlfriend to a special restaurant and wow her this restaurant is the place from the service to the food to the great wine we will definitely come back

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l
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining experience as usual.

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r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

personable, friendly service and great food .... table preparation is splendid entertainment

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g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food , great service, and the prep work done at our table for our meal was entertaining and mouth watering.

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TN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorited place for any special occasion or just dinner out. Having the table side service adds to the ambiance Food is always wonderful as is the presentation

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s
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite ANNIVERSARY dining spot.keep up the good work.see you next year.Steve and Theresa .

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We reserved online and had a lovely dinner for four. The cosy atmosphere allowed for conversation and the food was excellent. There were lots of choices on the menu. The tableside service was superb.

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PE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had amazing dinner we love this restaurant food really good.
We keep coming back because the value and quality is excellent.

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Annual chateaubriand special 4 course dinner. The food was superb and the service top notch. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best fine dinning in the area. We make a special trip just to eat here as we have to drive 4 hours to get here. Fresh food cooked perfectly every time! I love the Old Surrey House.

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t
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent place for fine dining, good food and excellent value. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Been going here since our first anniversary in 1984 and quality still as good as first day. Highly recommend restaurant as a hidden gem in the heart of Newton.

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H
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fabulous service, nice ambiance. We had a wonderful experience. Thanks for the great food and great service

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been going to the Old Surrey for 35 yrs now and last night’s dinner was amazing once again.
Long time staff with great service. Our friends had the Chateau special and were blown away.
Everyone should go there at least once

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DW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in the library room and it was quiet and well behaved. Unfortunately there was a table of four loud drunks in the next room and their gregarious drunken laughter intruded.

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BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Probably the best dining experience in 40 years. The waiters were exceptional, and the table side food prep made to order superb. Seperate dining rooms make for a quiet, personal experience. Great to see staff and restraunt who have been around for over 40 years. Truly professionals.

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PO
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have you heard the expression, this food is to die for. Kick it up a notch, this food is to live for! Perhaps even kill for LOL I'm just saying

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s
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here many times since discovering Old Surrey over a year ago. Neighbourhood gem. Seasonal specials are “bang for the buck”. Service impeccable every time.

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TK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This place is amazing. Service was little slower than previous visits but overall the place is amazing.

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