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Old Surrey Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1928 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.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 596-2313

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Philip Aguirre

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is split into five distinct rooms with a variety of sizes. Room capacities are 10, 16, 32, 14, 10. Please phone the restaurant directly to book any private function.

  • Private party contact

    Philip Aguirre: (604) 596-2313

  • Neighbourhood

    Surrey

  • Cross Street

    134th street

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Jumbo Prawns

    pan seared with red onions, garlic & vine ripened tomatoes

    • CAD$20.00
  • Fresh Vancouver Island Qualicum Bay Scallops

    flambéed with Sambuca & shallots, finished hollandaise and parmesan cheese

    • CAD$21.00
  • Fresh Raw Vancouver Island Effingham Oysters

    balsamic vinegar dressing with shallots and a hint of Tobasca

    • CAD$21.00
  • Chef's Appetizer

    Changes Daily, ask your server

    • CAD$20.00
  • Soup of the Day

    Changes Daily, ask your server

    • CAD$17.00
  • Spinach Salad

    with crisp bacon, walnuts, grated egg and blue cheese

    • CAD$17.00
  • Caesar Salad or Mushroom Salad

    romaine lettuce, grated emmental & parmesan freshly prepared at your table for two or more

    • CAD$22.00

Mains

  • Fresh Fish of the Day

    Changes Daily, ask your server

    • CAD$38.00
  • Seafood Platter

    lobster, fresh fish, baked oysters & sautéed prawns & scallops

    • CAD$39.00
  • Breast of Chicken

    stuffed with cream cheese & spinach topped with artichokes and a chardonnay wine, mushroom cream demi glaze sauce

    • CAD$36.00
  • Featured Chilliwack-Ryder lake Farm Special

    Changes Daily, ask your server

    • CAD$36.00
  • Rack of Lamb

    slowly oven roasted, finished with Dijon, fine herbs & served in mint demi glaze sauce

    • CAD$42.00
  • Medallions of Beef

    topped with jumbo prawns, asparagus and hollandaise sauce

    • CAD$39.00
  • Steak au Poivre

    topped with a Cognac peppercorn demi glaze & garlic mushrooms 8oz Filet Tenderloin

    • CAD$39.00
  • Chateaubriand Bouquetiere

    filet mignon with a burgundy sauce, carved and flamed at your table for two or more

    • CAD$46.00
  • Add a lobster tail with drawn butter

    • CAD$21.00

Last updated: February 3, 2022

What 1,928 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CH

    CommanderH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best food. I love at the table food service.

  2. KJ

    KrisJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Went for anniversary and it was great. Perfect ambiance

  3. KC

    KennethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited the early evening of Friday May 20. Fabulous food, and friendly, polite, professional service. Our waiters (one has been there 11 years!) were just great. The tableside preparation of our salads and desserts was entertaining, interesting, and so very well done with a level of skill that most patrons do not get to see firsthand. Covid compliance and practices for distancing, mask wearing if needed, and self-awareness of staff made this a very safe place for anyone with such concerns. We're long term customers, and the food has been consistently excellent and simply next level. A highlight for local dining.

  4. JM

    JeanineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My birthday dinner here exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect. We will definitely be back.

  5. JR

    JanineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Nick (hopefully right name) He was very good. Very attentive, sense of humour and professional. That was our third visit in three months. Will be back.

  6. GS

    GordonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Overall it was a very pleasant evening. The staff were very friendly and courteous. Our reservation was for 5:30 and there was no wait. Around 6:00 the restaurant became busier and slightly on the noisy side.That will not stop us from returning.👍

  7. CF

    CindyF

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints! Food is amazing, service staff are friendly and extremely efficient. You cant go wrong if you are looking for a classy date night!

  8. LS

    LisaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our experience, but the restaurant itself was very warm.

  9. LJ

    LynnJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent fine dining experience. The best French Onionsoup I’ve had a a long time. Thank you for a most enjoyable meal.

  10. SL

    SLJL

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best Caesar salad ever. Attention to detail and personal touch superior

  11. DD

    DanielleD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service as always with a lovely meal, good size portions too, were too full for dessert! Chateaubriand was amazing. My third time going in the past year and will definitely be back for tableside tiramisu soon too

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing

  13. a

    anonymous

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Looks kinda run down from the outside, but as soon as you walk inside that changes completely. Great looking restaurant, excellent service, food and ambiance. Lots of character

  14. JF

    JudyF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great meal. Loved watching server make tableside salad and dessert.

  15. P

    Patio

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent time and dinner. The staff is always amazing and food is so awesome.

  16. JM

    JohnM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was very good! Lots of room not crowded by other diner! Medallions of beef was excellent!

  17. R

    Ross

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Must try foodie experience! My wife and I had an amazing dinner!

  18. J

    Josh

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always great tasting and prepared with care. The staff is friendly and informative on the menu. Each time I have gone has been great and everyone has enjoyed their meals.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great place, little pricey though

  20. j

    jennifera

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff and amazing food. It was a great experience. I have lived down the street my whole life and never been in and now I have and it was worth it.

  21. CS

    CarmenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was my first time there. I definitely would go back again. Service and food were amazing!

  22. f

    foodie2016

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration

  23. TK

    TerrenceK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy having our dinner in the old library, very quiet and intimate!

  24. PL

    PhilipL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been going here for special occasions for the last almost 20 years and have never been disappointed in the service or food.

  25. GM

    GrantM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dining experience as we usually do, only thing that was really annoying was a lady sitting across from us having a conversation on speaker phone. It was not the restaurants fault but I think it could have been gently dealt with by them. We had friends that had come with us for the first time, they were very annoyed.

  26. F

    Foody

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the small intimate room we sat in. The food was outstanding/ we started with a salad and shared the seafood platter as portions are very generous! My daughter had a cocktail which she raved about and we enjoyed a very nice house wine with our meal. It was my daughter’s birthday so she was served a complimentary dessert of her choice, again excellent. We are planning to return soon!

  27. VS

    VernaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was very enjoyable all around. Thanks so much. I enjoy coming to Old Surrey as it is a special treat.

  28. d

    davidw

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Halibut was bland. Filer was fine as was Caesar Salad. Waiter disappeared, never came back to pour wine, and only at the end of the meal did he ask if everything “is okay”. We’ve been going there for 46 years and this was probably our last visit. Disappointing for a milestone birthday (75)

  29. E

    Elena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great place for a date night! It was our second time here, and it didn't disappoint! Lam liver appetizer was outstanding! Much bigger plate than I expected and delicious - so fresh! Martini I ordered was sweeter than I like, but that's mostly because I didn't know the ingredients listed and wanted to try it. Wine selection is decent, even a few choices of 1/2 bottles on the menu. Very pleasant atmosphere and friendly stuff! We hoped to get a desert (remembering how last time it was cooked by our tableside to order!), but were stuffed after appetizers and main dishes, so opted for some heated cognac (by the table side on a fire burner). We're definitely coming back again!

  30. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been coming to this restaurant for years, however because of covid we haven't gone for a while. It was my friends birthday yesterday and we had the best evening, exactly what we remembered. Our Server was Ty he was great and patient with our 9yr old who had lots of stories to tell. Thanks again "Ty with the bowtie".

  31. LP

    LarryP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    Been going there for years. Did ownership change? 3 person party and none of us were happy with what the kitchen presented.

  32. TO

    TemiO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great ambience Nice food Thanks for making the birthday celebration a special one

  33. NA

    NordinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I reserve this restaurant for special occasions, which makes it extra special when we indulge. Once again, for this years anniversary, Old Surrey went above and beyond our expectations. I really do love this place and today, the day after, I find myself wondering why we don't indulge ourselves more often.

  34. JC

    JohnC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal for a birthday celebration. Our waiters were very attentive and made our evening very enjoyable. The chef's appetizer for the evening was excellent and enjoyed by us all.

  35. GL

    GinaL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can't say enough about this restaurant. The food is amazing, the staff are friendly and incredibly professional, and the atmosphere is perfect. Every time we go, we talk about our fine dining experience for days afterwards. If you have necr been, you must go!

  36. WG

    WilliamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Old Surrey restaurant was as advertised. Cozy seating, great drinks and amazing food. I may have cried a little when I first tasted my filet Mignon. 10/10 would recommend.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice stuff , food was so good,

  38. WA

    WayneA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have always had a great time at The Old Surrey Restaurant. Service and food are fantastic.

  39. L

    Limer

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Been here a number of times and always good service and food but this time service dropped the ball. Food was great! We were contacted by our in laws in the morning after dinner asking how we liked the wine they ordered and paid for via visa to be brought to our table for our wedding anniversary????? No wine was ever brought. Big Fo-pah on their behalf. The ambience was a bit dismal. Table next to us was a table of 6. Four adults sand tow toddlers. The loser, idiot parents let their 2 and 3 year old be super loud and stand up on chairs like it is a jungle gym and do nothing about it and smile and think it is cute. It isn't cute. Luckily they left 1/2 way through our dinner but I really think the restaurant should have said something. It isn't Denny's

  40. JC

    JonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food graciously served in a delightful atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • 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

FAQs

Old Surrey Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1928 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Old Surrey Restaurant

13483 72 Ave Surrey, BC V3W 2N7

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    134th street

  • Neighbourhood

    Surrey

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Philip Aguirre

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 596-2313

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is split into five distinct rooms with a variety of sizes. Room capacities are 10, 16, 32, 14, 10. Please phone the restaurant directly to book any private function.

  • Private party contact

    Philip Aguirre: (604) 596-2313

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