Old Surrey Restaurant

4.7
1640 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 1640 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarryW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent experience for my wife’s birthday! Food was awesome, servers were great and had great knowledge of how the food was prepared!

DH
DonnaH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Due to Covid our experience was quite different from the past. Very quiet. Food was exceptional as always but I found this time our meal was much more pricey than in the past. I very much like this restaurant and hope that it can survive Covid. I prefer to see more people in the restaurant. I am sure that is your desire as well. Let's just pray Covid pushes off and we can all get back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

24th wedding anniversary dinner. The food is amazing! I had the seafood platter; a lot of food comes on that plate, too much for me - hubby was happy to help. He had the steak; melt in your mouth juicy, cooked to perfection. The value is fantastic for the meal that is served! The service is always top notch, not constantly in your face, but always around when you need. Second time here, and will be back again for sure!!

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RalphM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place for special dinners, recommend to everyone super service and quality!!!

TJ
TJCC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. The 12oz rib eye was melt in your mouth.

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TasoP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional everything.

TG
TaylorG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always, and the service was fantastic. Thanks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything. The food was spectacular. The service outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, will be going back!

RB
RichardB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Big Fans of the Inn Always a treat to go there. Everything about the place is great!

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GinaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been a patron of Old Surrey for many years. It is our go-to when we are looking for a great meal with ambience. Highly recommend!

LB
LindaB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Surrey restaurant is elegant and private and their service is way above anywhere else my husband and I have been. This marvellous place is so safe to eat at, as they follow every Dr. Bonnie Henry suggestion to the letter. The food is incredibly delicious and the presentation is so creative and artistic. Most of all, the staff are welcoming, attentive and very professional. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves every time we have dined at the Old Surrey Restaurant.

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Cookie111
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been going to the Old Surrey Inn for 30 years which likely adds up to 10-15 meals over that time frame. And we have NEVER been disappointed...Not a single time!!!
Saturday, we went for my birthday...my wife says we've made it an annual date for the last five years or so.
This time I had rack of lamb and she had medallions of beef and we were both extremely pleased...Lamb has become my favourite red meat and I suggested while we were enjoying our meals that I thought it was the best rack I had ever had...
I also had a salad and we both had desert. I had cheese cake and my wife had fresh strawberries and ice cream. We changed desert's halfway through and we liked them both.
All things being equal, we'll be back again next year on Nov. 14!

LG
LorraineG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a distinctly unique dining experience you must check out the Old Surrey Restaurant! The quality of food is unprecedented - it's scrumptious and very well prepared and presented. Compliments to the Chef and the excellent Staff! This is the only restaurant that serves THE best Caesar Salad, freshly prepared at your table. We wanted to order the Crepes Suzette but were too full after our spectacular meal of Beef Medallions. This was our second time and we will definitely return and we'll recommend to all our friends to try some exquisite French cuisine. Thank you for the memorable meal, where we celebrated our 40th anniversary! Cheers!

MJ
MaxfieldJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We went here for our anniversary as this is the best restaurant in Newton for fine dining. The food as always is fabulous and they have a very good wine selection of BC wines. If you have never been to Old Surrey House A definite must try, you won’t be disappointed

DR
DeniseR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service combined with a fabulous meal makes for a perfect night! Caesar salad made fresh at your table combined with after dinner coffees flambé. Perfection

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marnjt
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Food was excellent. Will definately return and will recommend to family and friends.

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RW123
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Ambiance, appetizers and desert was delicious. Main course needed much improvement.

JE
JaniceE
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, made decisions difficult. Presentation and taste of food was outstanding. Plan to return over the holidays.

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chrism
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have nothing but good things too say about this place

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The medallions with prawns was scrumptious!

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GordS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very classy restaurant with amazing food. Great place for a special occassion.

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vipBlakeS
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening, but didn’t really like being kicked out at the 2 hour time limit!!!!

JB
JoanB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant. Excellent food and atmosphere. Service is exemplary.

EJ
ElaineJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've been going to the Old Surrey Inn for over twenty years. Other than our favorite waiter Spiro retiring in June, our favorite restaurant has kept on getting better and better!

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Arnie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening out. Great food and good service at a place full of character.

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foody
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food , great service, ambient sound was quiet, able to carry on a conversation without having to raise voice and in fact was able to talk at a more intimate level. only mistake was, ordered a Strawberry Margarita and it arrived with a salted rim, should have been sugar as its a sweet drink. Salt with lime. Otherwise an excellent dinner date night.

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GurjotB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it all so good everything best thanks for great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food is fantastic! Love the presentation, you can see and taste the fresh ingredients. The price for the portion was a tad on the high side but we get it; there is an extra cost to doing business these days and to stay open and provide this fantastic food and service is very much appreciated. Thank you to all the staff, fantastic job.

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RobertN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above excellent, very friendly. We had the Cesar salad and ice cream made from scratch at our table. Our main meal was the beef Wellington, medium rare. I think even Gordon Ramsey would be proud.

AJ
AmyJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are dinner was amazing as it always is here. Never disappointed!

DB
DonB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual service and ambience were outstanding. Time for them to stop serving the potato croquettes . Croquettes were salty and a little overdone. The Duck was subperb

MP
MissP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for the price paid. Will definitely be back again.

SS
SlimShady
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent staff and service. Highly recommended

MM
MelissaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is always excellent. Service was good at the beginning of the meal. Then no one checked on us for drinks during the meal and had to get the attention of the server to get another drink order. Otherwise was an excellent dinner.

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thegoodguyfromsurrey
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The service was amazing! Great for a romantic date setting or a celebration.

RB
RossB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

location table wise was ok, but because of covid we were no allowed in eat in the Library.
We introduced friends to Old Surrey and they were impressed and will return.

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Truktrex
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very pleased with the quality of the food;from appetizers to main course and dessert.Very good representation of BC wines in their cellar

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SteveK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great job. We really enjoyed our evening with excellent service and wonderful food.

JI
JIMT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here often and have never had a bad meal. Great service and the food is always hot and fresh.

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Old Surrey Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1640 OpenTable diners.

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