Old Surrey Restaurant

4.7
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CAN$30 and under
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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.
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DJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food as usual was outstanding. From the appetizers to the dessert, everything was delicious. If you get the chance to have their Caesar Salad try it our party of 11 loved it. This gem of a restaurant is very cozy and the servers are friendly. If you're trying to impress a date or your significant other on an anniversary, I highly recommend this place.

Thanks Old Surrey Restaurant, we'll be back.

SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food is amazing.
This restaurant was recommended to me by a co-worker and I am so thankful he told me about The Surrey Restaurant. I highly recommend going out for a date or any occasion. My favourite restaurant by far!!!!

NM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have been going to Old Surrey for more than 20 years. It's our favorite spot for special occasions or just for a nice evening out. The food is excellent, the service superb, the people are extremely nice and friendly and the prices are reasonable. The wine list is great, too. I have brought friends and business acquaintances to Old Surrey and they love it too. They also do table side menu items like chateaubriande, crepes Suzette, Cherries Jubilee and other items when on the menu. Special coffees are done that way as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that wants an excellent fine dining experience.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service to match!

V
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant in many years - we had a most enjoyable evening. A warm welcome, friendly informative staff, excellent fresh food & service from all of the staff we encountered. The desert cooked at the table was outstanding & separated this restaurant from others. We look forward to returning next time we have a special celebration.
5 stars restaurant providing exceptional food, excellent services (not rushed) and a pleasant atmosphere for dinner. (couple with Val)

JO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We go to Old Surrey Retstaurant for special occasions (birthdays) and have never been disappointed with the whole experience. The food is excellent. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to this restaurant for years and mostly saving it for special occasions. We have come to know Spiro and consider him a friend now. He and the other servers are exceptional, they go above and beyond to make you feel special and ensure you have a wonderful experience there. We will continue to have that on the top of our list for great dining experiences.

W
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fine dining in Surrey. The food was exquisite. The service was knowledgeable, efficient and attentive. The decor is an Edwardian home elegant. The desserts flamed at the table side. If you are in Surrey you can discover a treat in this restaurant, if you aren’t, it’s well worth the drive.

KG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The single greatest Caesar salad on the planet

R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very busy for the Friday seating, but the food Service was outstanding. They provide exceptional customer service and treat you as a special person. Not rushing to get you out. Thanks to Spiro and his team.

F
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stellar service, amicable hosts, wonderful food presented beautifully! I just wish I had more capacity!

MA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very good dinner with friends. Good and service was great and the restaurant was quiet. Something you don’t get very often. We had a great visit with our friends.

L
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a wonderful trip back in time! We used to come here many years ago and I'm so happy that the stellar food and service has been maintained. The martini was one of best I've had in any restaurant! We all thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely return real soon!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Service was very slow. Took for ever to get drink. We were a party of 15 with one waiter. Food was good but took for ever to get it. We were there for 3 hours, not by Choice. Would not recommend for large parties.

j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Lamb chops were excellent - will order again. Duck leg also excellent but breast tough. Will order lamb next visit.

CL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our first time to Old Surrey Restaurant and we were very happy with our meal and service . Would highly recommend this restaurant for a special celebration !

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We arrived late for our reservations and they were super kind and understanding about it. We ended up clearing the place out but the service was still stellar. They didnt rush us at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond our expectations! If you enjoy fine food this is for you!

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Staff was awesome. We highly recommend this restaurant. Will be back.

T
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Sometimes, it is just better than other times...but always good!

MT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine here frequently and always have a wonderful experience. This was no exception. The food was very good and the service, as always was excellent. Mike was our server and he was knowledgeable and helpful. We finished with crepes suzette, flambed at our table -a nice finish to a lovely evening.

k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was great, service was great BUT the spot lights from across the street hit you right in the eye. My husband had his back to the window and I spent the whole time trying to hide behind him so I wasn’t blinded by the spot lights. Please put some blinds up. We may be back but I will call ahead to see if blinds have been installed first.

T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for another great evening! Everything was great as it has been for 40 years!

d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Old Surrey Restaurant is our favourite place to celebrate our anniversary. It was our 49 th, and we so enjoyed the excellent food and the service was top notch. We enjoyed the predinner treats and the Caesar Salad was the best. We love the OSR.Thank you so much

g
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent fine dining in Surrey! Trained and extremely thoughtful servers paced us through a perfect evening dinner. The wine steward even dove deep into his cellar to find my off list request.

It won't be a long wait till our next visit!

JC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great friendly service from everyone in the establishment. Will definitely return in the future!

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great evening out.

s
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars at Old Surrey restaurant. Everything on the menu is excellent but it’s the seasonal specials that are truly “bang for the buck”. Highly recommend to try the restaurant and no need to wait for a special occasion to do so. Service is exceptional and the ambiance is cosy no matter the weather outside.

P
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Michael, was absolutely fabulous! As usual, the food was incredible. We had the four course dinner and it was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend Old Surrey Restaurant!

DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for the real dining experience. Old school all the way and a pleasurable evening. Highly recommended for a great date. perfect traditional food but up to date. highly impressed by the outstanding teamwork from the staff. We felt very welcome. They are there because they love what they do. It is the calling of a professional service person and they all display the professional and friendly way it should be.

l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good service and delicious food. We had a wonderful night at the restaurant . We will come back

MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Old Surrey is our place to go for special occasions as well as just to get out. We are regulars and often meet other regulars who share the same experiences as we do: Great food, Great service, and a wonderful atmosphere. For this evening we had Spiro, Mike and Nick taking care of all our needs and we could not have been in better hands. Phillip's menu offerings and presentation were well above expectations. We have already booked our next visit and can't wait for it.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at the "Old Surrey Restaurant" and it is our go to place for a romantic dinner. We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed every bit of the evening.

w
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our evening at the Old Surrey Restaurant, great service and great food. Best caesar salad ever! Steak was perfect and lobster was cooked to perfection. Will definitely be going again to try the Chateaubriand.

KG
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time here and we had an amazing experience! Food was well priced and excellent quality. We had the duck special and the beef medallion which were both great. The scallops with saffron sauce and the salad are a must have! Will definitely be back.

JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been coming here since the 80’s and bringing new people. The food and service is always outstanding.

b
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal! Caesar salad is outstanding prepared tableside. The fourcourse meal included a desert flambeed tableside. Excellent value at $60 per person. My steak was great and prepared as requested. My wife had the Mahi Mahi and she enjoyed the entree very much. Service is prompt and friendly. My wife recently broke her leg and a staff member offered a healing prayer as we departed. The menu has many options and a good wine list. I do not hesitate to recommend.

IM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent dinner with wonderful service. This is one of our favourite restaurants for a dinner out.

NR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was cooked exactly as ordered. I had the lamb. it had just the right amount of mint to bring out the flavours with a side if you wanted to add more. The service was impeccable our servers knew about the wines what to pair, they pretty much answered every question we had easily. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a fine dining experience, great ambiance, in a place rooted in history. We will definitely be going back.

TJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server Michael met us at the door and from then on it was top notch service throughout the evening. We were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary and had read online that the Old Surrey Restaurant was the most romantic place to eat in Surrey, they did not disappoint. The food was melt in your mouth delicious, the building was full of wonderful historical photos and knickknacks. I've never had a Caesar salad prepared right at the table before, it was so fresh and flavourful, I don't think I'll ever have as good a Caesar salad as at the Old Surrey Restaurant.

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