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Old Surrey Restaurant
Old Surrey Restaurant

Old Surrey Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldsurreyrestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (604) 596-2313
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Philip Aguirre
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 134th street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Old Surrey Restaurant
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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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been coming here for 30+ years and it remains my favorite fine dining restaurant in all of Vancouver and the lower mainland. My favorite waiter Spiro is always on hand with his exemplary service and wine knowledge as well as his table performance. Chef Valentine and now also his son Chef Phillipe prepare the excellent meals and will also cater to special requests so don't hesitate to ask. Above all the prices are reasonable and they have special events so join the club. This restaurant is highly versatile and can accomodate romantic dinners to family get togethers and special group functions. Definitely a must visit. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I always feel like when I go to the Old Surrey Inn that I am going back in time. Attention to detail. Love having the caesar salad and B52 coffee made at the table. This was popular in the 70's. Food is never disappointing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Always excellent service and amazing food. Would highly recommend the Chateaubriand Special!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our experience was quite good. A great atmosphere for a group. The service was slightly overbearing. We all enjoyed our meals. The meats were slightly overcooked compared to the order request. The fresh daily salmon was a definite hit and those who got it, absolutely loved it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Sat in a very dark room on a bright sunny day. Stuffy waiter, later replaced by a personable one. Caesar salad made at the table a bit vinegary and overly dressed. The rest of the meal was fine BUT so Dark in there that I could not identify all the ingredients. Very hot day (30C) and too warm inside (at least 26+) apparently NO AIR CONDITIONING. I was and AM in fear for THE MANY BOTTLES of wine displayed about the restaurant. $150.00 for two."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Old Surrey Restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite. Great place to relax, visit and enjoy an evening of good food with special people. My only negative: some of the food was just too "rich" - to much oil/butter/fat. There is a balance that makes food special and delicious but our meals were just "over the top". At the end of a meal there shouldn't be pools of fat on the plate. But that is our only negative. The rest was great."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was a wonderful dining experience. We went here to celebrate our engagement with a couple of friends and it couldn't have been nicer."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have had quite a number of dinners at the Old Surrey Restaurant and have never been disappointed. Our friends and family have really enjoyed their dinners here too. We just had the halibut recently and my uncle said it was the best he'd ever had. The chef prepares and cooks everything so beautifully. I'm so glad that our neighbours introduced us to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had ordered the sea food platter plate , and I was very dissappointed that there was no melted butter for the lobster, nor sour cream for the potatoes. Im not use to eating french food, first time for me, but over all it was good. Pluse I did not like the sauce on the oysters."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I have lived in south surrey for 15 years, passed this spot several times and never been inside. I cannot believe that this gem has escaped me. We had a spectacular meal. More to the point, the art of service is so missing from most fine-dining establishments. If you want to know what that looks like - check out this place. The chef is a wizard and it is complimented by a expert wait staff. It was the perfect evening for our celebration."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were a group of 12 for a special family occasion. Some of them had never been to the Old Surrey Restaurant, they are raving about it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Old Surrey Restaurant was our first choice for our anniversary dinner. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious. Lovely presentation and fabulous flavors. The Qualicum Bay scallops are amazing! Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent food and wonderful service. We especially like the 'library' room. Our second visit and well worth it."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Found the food and presentation very good. Service was below par and the wine server did not seem to know the proper wine edict."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Highly recommended as a quiet, elegant place to celebrate a special occasion. Staff were most accommodating and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It's a great experience to get here again for dinner. It's a quiet restaurant. And service is very good. Food is perfect, too. Recommended."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "It is always a special treat to eat at Old Surrey. We have recommended it to all of our friends. We have always have absolutely first class food and service and we particularly love the fact that some items are prepared at the table. I don't know of any other restaurant in Vancouver which still does that. It is a bonus. Also great special promotional offers."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As always the service and food were amazing, thanks."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "After driving by this place on my commute for months I decided to try it for Mother's Day and took the family. The food was amazing and while it wasn't cheap, it was worth every penny! They offered a set price menu with 3-4 options for all four courses and the portions were a perfect size. We left satisfied, but not over-stuffed and there were no leftovers. WE have finally found a nice dining spot in Surrey!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Loved the food and service. Loved the individual rooms and a sense of being a guest in a home. Loved the gentle atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Old Surrey Restaurant is one of my favorite places to go for a relaxing, fun and enjoyable meal out. The staff there is second to none from the greeting of a friendly smile to the ultimate in service. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family. I have been going there for more than 30 years and they never fail to please."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "With a great chef and the romantic settings, outstanding service this is the place for celibrating that special occasion. We just did it was our 52nd and are not at all sorry we again went to The Old Surrey House."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were looking for fancy and wondered if there were any fine dining places close by. We had heard of Old Surrey from the wifes parents. Looked at the menu online and decided to try. A pleasant little escape in Surrey. Food was perfectly cooked and well presented. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "we have been going for 10 years and have never been disappointed with the food or service. fantastic as always!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is truly a fine restaurant that never disappoints."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "For those who have not eaten at the Old Surrey Restaurant, it is an old house divided into five separate eating areas. By far the coziest room is the Library, which has four tables. We've eaten there often. The other four areas are a bit larger and are set up for larger parties or when there are a larger number of diners. We were in the Library. There was only one other couple, in their mid thirties. He answered his cell phone. He talked on his cell phone. He bored his escort to tears and didn't shut up for the entire 115 minutes they were there. And there was no place for us to escape to."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "we went with another couple for birthday dinner and was very enjoyable time."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Loved it,It is forsure the place to go to get pampered :) Love the people It was a great time to remember.We got married on a saturday went to harrison at Morgans it sucked....Im 62 ole surrey you got the best Dont change!!!!WE will see you again:):)Soo glad we came there on day Two "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I have now gone to this restaurant on 2 different occasions. Both times it was wonderful! Great food and service. The space is broken down into smaller rooms which gives it a more intimate feel. It is quite expensive so will stay a 'special occasion' place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was attentive and the food was enjoyed by 3 of us. Good portions and the items were delivered as requested."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our 51st anniversary was made more special with the wonderful time we had at the Old Surrey Restaurant. From the moment we arrived , we felt welcome. Our dinner - the 4 course anniversary special - was excellent with wonderful service. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Been here a number of times, the food is excellent, the service great and the atmosphere very good. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a special place to take their special person to."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had difficulty using the web site to change my reservation. Very frustating and had the restaurent not meant something special to us we would have gone elsewhere. Not everyone is computer savvy and some like to make reservations the old fashioned way, by phone."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had heard the establishment had gone downhill but wanted to try anyway...It was a vey slippery slope indeed. The ambience nice but food took and hour and a half to arrive and not one word of apology or a free dessert. When I asked if the food was coming soon(in a polite manner) the server answered with some "attitude" when really I could have been the one to be miffed! When the food arrived halibut too salty could barely taste the coconut sauce and one little potao puff and a few little pieces of carrot and broccoli I...all for an overpriced 27.00. If not for the great company and good wine would be total washout."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Have been going here for years and sadly may not return . Had the halibut special and must say baby food had more flavour than my dish . It was cooked by the owner , so I can't understand why he didn't taste the sauce before sending it out . No excuse ! It was a special anniversary for us and rather put a damper on our experience . I told our waiter about it and that's about as far as it went . All in all disappointing :("
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I loved that the restaurant was not playing loud music with a heavy base - the music was conducive to both fine dining and relaxation. there was a fairly large crowd in the room next to us as they were pretty loud but I gather it was a special occasion and they were happy. I loved the ambience and the fact that not all the servers were under 25. I would definately go back for a special for a special occasion.occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have been going for years and food/service is always fantastic. This time, for whatever reason, they outdid themselves. All of the dishes were perfect and especially the halibut....outstanding."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "1st I ordered French onion soup and was brought shrimp bisque;then very quickly I was brought a cold French onion soup which had not much flavor except for almost a curry flavor.Perhaps this was because it was cold!Had Chateau Briand Bouquetiere ,steak was good,but sauce was blan and they also put some kind of white sauce on it I did not care for.Desert was good.All for $180 with 1 beer and 1/2 bottle of wine.A bit pricey."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were the only one in the restaurant, the food was amazing."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It was my first time at Old Surrey and I really enjoyed it. The food, wine and ambience were excellent. Staff were great at checking on us without interupting. The washroom was not to the same style level of the rest of the restuarant. Nothing wrong with the restroom but it pulled me out of the elegance of the rest of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014