Old Surrey Restaurant
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.
First time to be here for my birthday. Ordered the set menu for two, the price was affordable with pretty good potion. Good experience with the food, salad and ice cream is fresh made right in front of your table.
The Old Surrey Restaurant's has been a favourite of ours for years.
Their "Big Red" fixed-price menu is a gourmet meal and an absolute bargain. In its latest iteration, chef Aguirre has evolved a previously near-perfect offering further, adding lobster tail to the filet mignon (both flavoured & cooked exactly right) and taking homemade ice cream (prepared tableside) to a higher level of delicious. Calling their portions "generous" is a serious understatement - skip lunch before dining here.
Service and atmosphere is excellent: fine-dining standards including the almost-lost art of tableside preparation delivered with friendly, unpretentious service.
Always nice at Ild Surrey! 👍
The Big Red Special 4 Course menu was of interest and we both had the menu offerings,though some improvement is needed in the table-side preparation of the Caesar Salad as it was too wet and was heavy-handed with the amount of vinegar used in it’s construction! Overwhelmed a usually very good salad.
The crab cakes were quite dry and there was a struggle to find a nice crab flavour from such a delicate dish! Would not order them in the future.
The beef tenderloin and the lobster tail were done to perfection and could not have been better prepared!
My favourite restaurant. It never disappoints.
Best restaurant in my area...wonderful, personal service. Staff remembers people from previous encounters at the restaurant.
Love their food.. and ambiance. Waiters know what they’re doing.. chef and cook are good.. it’s just that I think the tables are so close to each other... but I understand.. as place is not that big..
Interiors and decorations are nice!
We will be back! Really enjoyed the evening, food was excellent!
Love this place!
Been going here for over 40 years for all different occasions. Never disappointed.
Great food , great atmosphere and fantastic staff.
Definitely a gem. I always knew it was there but never gave it a chance. I would defiantly recommend this place and we will absolutely be back
Love this place. Food is great and prices are reasonable. Can’t wait to go back
I have been to Old Surrey many times . The service is always good. And the food is consistently good.
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
We had a wonderful meal with superb service. Being New Year’s Eve the restaurant was full and it was a set four course menu. There was plenty to choose from and each course was excellent. Would definitely go back again. There was a party of 6 seated next to us and they were quite loud but apart from that we had a great experience.
Great place to celebrate special occasions... friendly and professional service. Reliable quality of food.
We love coming here to celebrate our Anniversary. Great service all around.
We enjoyed our dining experience for our anniversary. It was a pleasure to go to a fine food restaurant with friendly and professional service. Restaurants of this high caliber are hard to find these days. This place has a history of "bon appetite". RECOMMEND
Always a pleasure to dine at the Old Surrey Restaurant, the service is excellent along with food. Having the various seating rooms makes for a more intimate dining experience. Food and beverages being prepared at the table is a nice twist on fine dining. The only thing I have a problem with is the chairs, the stuffing has long ago lost it's bounce especially in the back of the chairs; when you have been sitting for a couple of ours it really start to tell on the back.
Always enjoy coming here. Has become a favorite treat with my husband and parents. Always enjoy the specials with full course meals.
Decided to go out of my comfort zone and ordered the lamb, loved it. And good sized portions.
Caesar salad and ice cream made at your table is our favorite.
food was delicious. For $60, we ate pretty well and had a good service.
Seating quarters are a little close, so if it gets busy you will find your private conversation lost over the noise of the smaller room. Food is tasty and well prepared. Selection variety could stand to be increased. Servers and service is impeccable. However ultimately the price value is slightly high in my opinion, I think tbis could be a go to restaurant if perhaps tbe cost doesn't scare the average consumer away. The food just doesn't justify the price point. But a very nice dining experience just the same.
I’ve been several times before and while the food has remained consistent the service has not. We were all disappointed by the low level of service. Even though we had a reservation they had to set up a table for us and it felt like no one server wanted to be responsible for us. We felt like an inconvenience. They also forgot our online request for a birthday candle to be added to dessert. All in all not what I expected from a fine dining restaurant.
We go quite often and it was a rare time we felt rushed .
We have been going to the Old Surrey restaurant since the 70's.
It has always been a great place and great food.
We have been coming for years. Never disappoints. Quality traditional food. Prefer going here than a trip into Vancouver.
It was Amazing. Great food and great service.
We would defiantly go back.
We had our team dinner here and it was truly outstanding! The food, service, ambience! All excellent!
Very good place to have an date night. She will Thank You 😉🤪🤪
The wait staff was attentive, the food was excellent. The wine choices went well with our food. Atmosphere was cozy, with linen tableclothes and napkins, even as the restaurant filled up the noise level was low to moderate. The rooms are segmented so that there is not one big room, rather 5 or 6 smaller more intimate dining areas.
Excellent food and service for my birthday!
There ywas fifteen of us and we were all happy with the food and service, will certainly recommend to our friends, we’ll most certainly be going back.
It was our wedding anniversary , we were very happy to find ourselves in a old romantic restaurant. It was cozy and inviting, the service topped off with excellent food 💗 we will make sure to return soon to our new favourite restaurant in Surrey.
As usual our experience at The Old Surrey Restaurant was exceptional. We introduced this very authentic and special restaurant to 3 other couples that have never had the pleasure of enjoying this experience. We all had an absolutely wonderful time and enjoyed the extraordinary food, wine and ambiance.
I was so looking forward to going back to this restaurant
I was last there in the 80's & it was great then.
On this past Saturday night it did not disappoint, truly a great atmosphere & the food was really mouthwatering.
Service was spot on & very entertaining.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to any & all.
I can't wait to go back!
A great atmosphere for a quiet meal, fantastic food and friendly staff.
Enjoyed our experience at the OLD SURREY RESTAURANT. Will definitely be going back. Particularly enjoyed speaking to the original owner, from the Basque region of Spain, who founded the restaurant in 1975.
What a beautiful restaurant with great hospitality and service. I had dinner twice already and the seasonal menu is great and wine list is decent. Definitely we will come back again. Thank you.
Food was okay, but not great! Cute restaurant! They make a ceasar salad at your table- too much presentation for a mediocre salad
A unique dining experience! I have never been to a restaurant where you have several different servers. I love that this restaurant provides local fare. I wasn’t in love with the cheesy Qualicum scallops...why put cheese with scallops? The entree’s were delicious. Ultimately I was pleased with the experience and would visit again.
We booked a table for 6 for a small birthday celebration and had a great time while being spoiled with very attentive , experienced servers. They came to our table and sang, on tune, to our birthday guest and she enjoyed a complementary dessert. We all had a great time and would definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone desiring an awesome dining experience, even the most critical patron.....
Excellent food. Great service. The staff are friendly, efficient and thoroughly professional. Will be back.