Old Surrey Restaurant

4.8
1771 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
What 1771 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoyceF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Old Surrey has been an Anniversary destination on & off for 53 years. Always great food, presentation & excellent Service. Of course we will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience as always. We have been coming here to celebrate our big moments, from our dates early on in our relationship, to our engagement dinner & now celebrating our wedding. It feels like family! The food is incredible, and Nick is such a wonderful server. Can’t wait to keep celebrating milestones with the Old Surrey family. ☺️

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KaytW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always excellent food and service. A nice place to go for a special dinner.

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MikeM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are frequent guests at the Old Surrey, without a doubt our favorite restaurant. We were so happy when we got the notice that they were re-opening, we booked our table right away.
The 2 month break did not cause them to miss a beat, everything was as exceptional as ever.
So glad we can enjoy our times with the Old Surrey.
Mike MacPhee and Nancy Goldman.

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SandiLou2
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to get back to an old favorite restaurant! Food and service remain outstanding and food value is unbeatable for fine dining. The chateaubriande special was truly a treat! Love the old school table side presentations. Staff seem happy to be there - love that.

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ranjitk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant for many years on my birthday. The waiters always provided excellent service. However last night I felt like I was in a bar. It was noisy and the server clearly did not have any fine dining experience. She was not friendly at all. We did not feel welcome. It’s time to change the tradition and find a different restaurant for my birthday.

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DerekD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food, well presented over a relaxing two hours. Fine dining at its finest

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RoseB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was prepared beautifully and served at our table professionally. Flames and all. Quite a show. I would consider another visit and perhaps chose a different meal which would be equally as good as the chateaubriand.

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MariaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Service fell down. Ghastly man at the reception- total mess with reservation. Cesar salad used to be the best; now it’s just stuffed with vinegar. All stuff changed, and not for the better. Missing the good old Old Surrey.😞😞😞

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening with delicious food, service and wine.

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TomS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service may have been a bit spotty, as the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed, but that was more than made up for by the delicious food.

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JudyB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great and service is superb. We usually come here for birthdays and our anniversary.

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WayneMacIsaac
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, with attentive but very unintrusive staff looking after us. Pleasant ambience, and friendly service. We had a perfect dinner to celebrate her birthday, and she enjoyed it very much, remarking so several times. Thank you!

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April
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The meals tonight were delicious, cooked that meal to perfection.

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EricD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have enjoyed dining at Old Surrey for over 30 years. We have NEVER been disappointed! It is our favourite place for special occasions for just us; for get togethers with best friends; and celebrations with groups. Can’t be beat!

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mafi
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The aesthetic is beautiful, as if we walked into another era. Wine, books, & candles decorate the restaurant. The service is comfortable & the atmosphere provides an intimate dining experience.

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Malcolm
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is awesome. I wish I remember the person who served us but he was hilarious. Joking around with us and making us feel at home!! I’ll be definitely going back soon! Thanks again!

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vipDale
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a pleasure coming back here. The atmosphere, fantastic. The service from Tye and Jasmine amazing as usual! And the food as usual superb.

JM
JeffM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jasmine and Ty were wonderful hosts/servers. We celebrated at Old Surrey Restaurant one year ago to the date for our wedding anniversary. We speak of making this an annual occasion. Thanks much for an enjoyable time!

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DorothyT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to old Surrey Restaurant since 1981. Have never had a bad meal. Always felt taken care of. Original owners Val and Leslie are amazing. Son is now the owner. You will never have a bad meal or experience.

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RichardH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to the Old Surrey Restaurant 3 - 4 times a year - We always for the special and we have never been disappointed.

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RobertN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are so glad this restaurant is open again. It has been run by a single family for a long time. There were 4 of us we had 2 seafood plates, a poached salmon and medallions of beef with prawns. The taste was superior, the service beyond exceptional and we bet after one visit you will make this your favorite place to go for dinner with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual. Food was delicious and the service was great!
Nice to see Val and Leslie helping out. Great people!

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SusanG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoying table service and having friendly people greet and serve you are just two reasons why we have been going to the Old Surrey restaurant for the last 29 years. As far as the food goes....we have tried almost everything on the menu and have never been dissatisfied. Quite the contrary, everything is delicious!

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Jean
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always very good. The staff are excellent. There is a decent wine list and a large variety of cocktails. Overall a great place for dinner,

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TammyR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treasure. Memories. History. Family. Grateful. And almost through Covid!

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DaveT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening, as always. Great menu, keen fun staff and a good wine list with some of our BC favourites.

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vipWinK
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a bad experience, always a good meal. The best ceasar salad.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally great experience as usual. Food fabulous had the chateaubriand 4 course meal. . Staff and service was 5 out of 5. Great atmosphere and will be back for sure.

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eatout2
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delight to eat here. Food is very traditional, and we go, that is what we want. We would probably go to eat there more frequently if there were some vegan choices on the menu.

JM
JimM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Highly recommended for a special occasion! Definitely our favourite!!

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wakeboard142
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don’t want to comment on this restaurant as it the best hidden gem around always a good time

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Kari
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambiance in an old building; excellent food and service keeps
bringing us back.

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TeresaM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

While the food was good, the ambience was noisy. Did not feel comfortable with their basically non existent Covid Protocols. There are no barriers between tables. Rooms were full. I did have to send my raw/cold scallops back and they were less expensive than a ceasar salad. $20 for a salad!! Been coming here for 25 years and it will be a while before returning if I win the lottery.

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EdwardK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Especially nice that you serve the old fashioned delicious desserts like Crepes Suzette and Cerise flambé which was our wedding day diner dessert.
We were happy that we could bring our grandchildren, 12 and 10.
I think table manners and how to appreciate a well presented meal is part of a culture and should be part of education.
We were lucky that we reserved a table the last day before the Covid lock down of another 3 weeks and appreciated that we had a room for only the six of us.
Thank you for a pleasant evening.
J.J. Kampschuur.

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Friends2dine
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The Old Surrey never disappoints. Always a wonderful experience to eat here. Staff are very attentive & food is delicious.

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AderaA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our time at the Old Surrey Restaurant. It’s a fabulous place to celebrate and/or to indulge in superb food in a quiet, intimate, romantic atmosphere. We will be back indeed.

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RossP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my wife's Birthday. The staff were great. We had Caesar Salad, Chateaubriand and Cherries Jubilee. Everything was prepared at our table and was very good. This was our second time at here and we will be coming back.

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Sarah
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and atmosphere, excellent food..

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SarahW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience to take my nephew there for his brunch birthday. The staff are very welcoming and friendly.

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Old Surrey Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1771 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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