Old Surrey Restaurant

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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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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so wonderful and always go above and beyond! Great food and always a nice experience

DE
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We haven't been here for a few years. Top ten caesar salads of all time, chateaubriand was cut with a fork, melt in your mouth tender, fantastic piece of meat. our server, Michael was outstanding. martinis were reasonably priced and delicious. Hard to find service of this caliber in this day and age. We have already made our next reservation.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since my husband and I have visited The Old Surrey Restaurant. I don’t know why we have stayed away. Everything is as impeccable as the first time my husband took me there 16 years ago. We have had too few visits in between. I will definitely make an effort to go back soon! The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and the staff, as always, are ever so caring. I could not recommend this restaurant more. 5 stars

BD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to dine in a quiet atmosphere (ie the library room). The winter food event of a 4 course meal is a great value. Will return to celebrate our anniversary in 2020. This is fine dinning at its best.

JT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make the best caesar salad we have ever had. Nothing compares. We love this place and we keep coming back. Please do not change a thing. See you soon.

NE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner. The rack of lamb with prawns for appetizer .The service was fantastic and for fine dining the prices were very reasonable.

m
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband has been coming to the Old Surrey since shortly after it opened and it introduced me to it in 1987. We keep this as our "special go-to place" for a fine dining experience which has never in all these years disappointed us. Have recommended this restaurant to many friends over the years. As a matter of fact, we had our wedding reception there in 1988 in the room downstairs.
Always a superb evening.

NG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would and do recommend Old Surrey to all my friends and business acquaintances. My husband and I have been dining at Old Surrey for at least 25 years and have never had a bad experience. The people are wonderful, professional and friendly. The service is impeccable, the ambiance is relaxing, the food is excellent and they have a terrific wine list. This is our "go-to" place for a wonderful evening out or just a chance to get away from the kitchen.

JH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible winter menu with excellent variety. Steaks were cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. Thanks to Michael for his attentive service and his choice to continue the tradition of being an incredible waiter.

JN
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit the Old Surrey atleast twice a year and we Love It!! Have never had a bad dining experience! The service is great and the food is amazing!!

AT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special place for special occasions. Great meal all round

S
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good lamb,,.gooddddddddddddddddddddddddffffffddddddddd

MH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Considering I have known about this restaurant for more than 35 years, this was my first visit. This will NOT be my last. Service was fantastic, food was delicious and the atmosphere excellent. Well done to that staff and owners

D
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

TB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hasn't changed forever, an old favourite restaurant...love the 60 dollar winter special and the best caesar salad made at the table, by a waiter that were remember from years ago. The clientell is mature, no kids, just the right space for seating...looked after by many waiter and waitresses....very good overall eperience, thank you!!

DJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
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 on December 3, 2019
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
6 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.

PC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at the Old Surrey Restaurant. Everything from the greeting by the door, different greetings at the table by different servers, the presentation of the food to quality of the food. Impeccable

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
14 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
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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