Old Surrey Restaurant

4.8
1885 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1885 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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RoseS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was simply amazing !! Staff are so accommodating , professional and welcoming. Thank you for a lovely evening !

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Fantastic
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go Old Surrey every year on our anniversary. Amazing food and staff!

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Ross
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great dinner was had. This place is a nice gem in Surrey that has great food and great service. My wife and I go here 2-3 times a year and have never been disappointed.

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JanL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andrew was very attentive .best service and the very best food .presented very well
One of the finest restaurants in the lower mainland. Old Surrey restaurant has been around for many years an Hope It WILl Be for years too come

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Old Surrey was an amazing experience. The servers, the ambience, the food - all top notch. The crab dip and the Caesar salad were delicious. We had the chicken, lamb and beef - all really good! The crepe Suzette was the highlight of the dinner.

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vipbrlwest1
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual !

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SharonS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot for a special 80th birthday dinner! Our server, Nick, was great. After the delicious dinners, we had special coffees, which Nick made at the table, and they were some of the best we have ever had!! This is definitely one of our very favourite restaurants. We have never been disappointed with the food or service here.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience and will definitely come back!

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LindaB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everytime I cross the wee pond to visit my mother we have dinner at The Old Surrey Restaurant. Excellent food, as is the service and ambience I am assured of the continual excellence of the place. One recommendation that I would make is for the food to arrive at slower intervals so we can savour each delicious dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent classic dining. Front of house staff is absolutely lovely, food is exceptional. Lived in Surrey for over 35 yrs and wish I’d tried it sooner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable as always and the food outstanding! Ordered the fresh halibut and was cooked to perfection!

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SamuelJ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, staff very helpful and accommodating, scallops, steak and ceasar salad were great

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vipbrlwest1
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super experience

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with delicious food. The only suggestion I would have is, if you are not in a hurry, please make that known. We had ordered drinks and an appetizer and had just gotten our drinks and our appetizer arrived. For our main entree we did let the waiter know we weren't in a hurry and the rest of the meal went perfectly.

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Foodie
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and excellent service. Highly recommend. Nick was great at his job and very entertaining

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GaryA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef was aware of our lactose allergies and adjusted the dinner accordingly. My daughter said the halibut was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our New years dinner. The set menu is always good. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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GordonR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to spend New Years Eve.
Outstanding in every way.

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vipbrlwest1
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Had a private room for 6
Awesome in every way

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jasminel
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service, great food and drinks, and a special ambience perfect for special occasions!

Fantastic. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

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SherryW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, atmosphere, food, wine and kindness all rolled up into one restaurant. Thank you for such a fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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TiffanyC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so wonderful. The food is the best I have ever had. The steak melts in your mouth. Everything was perfectly cooked. The Cesar salad is the best you will ever have.

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localfes
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best fine dining, complete with old world charm. Went for the halibut and were not disappointed! Absolutely fabulous...

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Kellyg
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, tasty drinks, great service and ambience, I love this restaurant!!

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JoeP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Food and service was top notch!

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laurentc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and food quality. Nice plates presentation.
I just would like a bit more of French oriented dishes.

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KipL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, ambience service were all outstanding the best restaurant south of the Fraser
Only concern was my “split” of house champagne” should have been colder

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SharonT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a landmark birthday and the Old Surrey delivered exactly what I was hoping for. Lovely ambiance, excellent service and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and ambience was perfect for a quiet intimate dinner.

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FrancesS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s great cause you can actually have conversation and hear the other person
Service is outstanding and food is excellent
I was told all workers are vaccinated so felt safer

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

The halibut was over cooked and dry. Prawn appetizer very good and the desert was very good but the main was below standard. I could not finish the main course.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the caesar salad tableside to dessert tableside. A fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

70th Birthday

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JimS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoy the Old Surrey Restaurant as it never disappoints! Food and Service is excellent.

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MargaretW
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dec 10/21 Ordered the Winter 4 Course Special $75. Each course had a great selection. I plan to return just for the current winter Special. In Oct I ordered the Fall 4 course Special & was very disappointed in the very limited selection. The food was good but no choice. Really put me off returning. However a friend told me about the current selection for this winter Special & I loved it. PLEASE CONTINUE OFFERING SEVERAL CHOICES FOR EACH COURSE. The Prawns, Escargot, French Onion Soup, Pomegranate salad, Halibut, Strawberries & Ice cream are all highly recommended.

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Love2Dine
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food. Fun to watch tableside prep for chateaubriand, Caesar salad, cherries jubilee. The beef medallions melted in your mouth they were so tender. Can’t wait to go back.

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seasweet
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to celebrate 🍾 the love of my life's 85th.

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VICTORIA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was very good. Enjoyed very much

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always .. excellent !

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Old Surrey Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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