Old Surrey Restaurant

4.7
1849 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.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1849 people are saying
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AnnaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try it once and you will surely fall in love. A place that cannot be forgotten. Elegant but affordable for everyone. Dishes from the French menu. For everyday and festive occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Well we greeted and seated quickly 7:45pm reservations, then the waiting began 40 min for Appie scallops were tasty but very rich sauce and a little to sweet for me , I had the prawns over cooked and under seasoned, then waited a very long time, even our waiter made a comment ( problem in the kitchen ) as other tables around us who were seated 1/2 hr after us got theirs main course before us . I had the halibut tasty and my husband had the lamb very good and well portioned. Didn’t have dessert as it was almost 10 pm

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FrequentTraveller
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to restaurant for any special evening.

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MargaretW
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Regular customer prior Covid. First visit since. Disappointed with the limited choice offered for $75 Fall Special. Ordered the Mussels & Beef & would not recommend either. Dessert - Brownie seemed dried out & hard to cut with spoon. My favourite restaurant but this meal did not meet my expectations. Service & ambiance was good.

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Terry
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the only place I know of in BC where you can still get a Caesar salad prepared at your table -- and it was excellent! The service was first class professional and the servers worked like Swiss precision together. Amazing actually!

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TamisC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is beyond excellent and service quality is something all restaurants should aspire to

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CameronM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service, and ambiance. Would recommend to a friend,
Will be back again

LK
LaurieK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and and lovely atmosphere always.

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fishmonger
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience we were in the library room. Pricey but good for a special occasion

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AngelaB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying The Old Surrey Inn for many years. It has been consistently very enjoyable. The Fall menu was fantastic and our server was was funny and gracious. We will be back!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is very good. I just do not like that the tables are so close together.
No privacy. I could hear the conversations next tables to us.

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PearlT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at the Old Surrey Inn Restaurant. Beyond expectation!

JC
JulieC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely decor, elevated service. I recommend completely

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great , staff were great and the price is right. What more could you ask for ?

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NickB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant in Surrey, that serves very delicious food, along with very good service. I would highly recommend it.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a Surrey fixture. It is the place to go for a celebratory dinner or a wedding proposal. It is NOT old school. Dining selection is first rate. Everything is cooked to perfection. The chef creates an every changing prix fixe menu that is remarkable in its creativity. Solid and well priced wine list. As good as the food is, the wait staff is even better. There are very professional and seem to anticipate your needs. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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vipMike
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent food and atmosphere A true gem in Surrey.

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RandyP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were excellent.
Thank you for helping us celebrate our 25th anniversary

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Jeremy
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, quiet and reliable old-school classy place. Loved it.

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TeresaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, perfect for celebrating a birthday, anniversary or something special.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a Great Meal with My Wife - The Ceaser is to die for - my Ribeye was Fantastic!

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TrevorJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to this Restaurant for over 20 years and have never had a bad meal or experience

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Food2love
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable night out with great food, excellent service and delightful ambiance.

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RobertA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finally booked a reservation at the Old Surrey restaurant, and so glad we did. The gourmet experience was beyond comparison to anything else that we had in the lower mainland. Five star rating for exceptional food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our first anniversary with my boyfriend here and I think every other table was celebrating anniversaries too. Lovely ambiance and amazing food. The Fall special was a a good deal but we didn’t order it because we wanted the Steak. Best steak we’ve ever had!!

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GTM1
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

WE are regular diners at the Old Surrey .... never dissappointed.

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DerbyHillsFoodie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. A long term diamond in Newton I've had the pleasure of going to for 30 odd years now, and brought the next generation out for the first time to experience. They loved it. The food and service last night for our family party of 8 in our own cozy dining room was spectacular. Everything from start to finish was first class and I can't wait to go back.

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SuzanneV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal again.
It was my daughter's birthday, they recognized that as soon as we walked through the door.
Service was amazing as usual, constant attention with ordering, water, asking if we had any other need. It was not disruptive though, very respectful and discreet.
The food came in a timely manner, was hot and very delicious!!
Thr family had the fall special which had a great variety of choices. The girls loved the mussels. The tableside Caesar salad and dessert is always a treat to watch, I love this restaurant gor the fact that these type of traditions continue white linen etc! It is noticed and appreciated.
The main meal was very nice, the family had both the halibut and the wellington, I had the pepper steak off the regular menu. The portions were great, food was hot, looked amazing and tasted even better 😋
We all had another great meal and celebration catered once more by this awesome restaurant.
Thank you!!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!
I’ll definitely come back.
Best restaurant in Surrey.

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us had the Harvest menu which was SUPERB!! Been eating at this restaurant since it opened mid 70's. Just keeps getting better!
Hats off to Nick, who surprised us all with his expertise is the making of the Caesar Salad at our table...... honestly thought nobody could hold a candle to Spiro's!!!
Phillip has taken an icon and brought fresh ideas to an already outstanding dining establishment!!
Also great that many items on the menu are locally sourced!

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maxineh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

wonderful meal - great service - food came piping hot - very enjoyable evening

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BonnieH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Beef was a little disappointing. Duck was superb as was the caesar salad, crab dip and scallops for starters. Great family birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good with great food. The halibut was outstandingly.

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foodguy
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have heard of Old Surrey for years but had never tried it. We were celebrating our 26th anniversary and it was a perfect choice. We dined in the Library which is a small intimate room. Food and Service were both excellent. Table side prepared Caesar Salad and dessert is a very nice touch which you do not find anymore. The staff were attentive and take pride in their service which also seems to have been lost over the years. Overall a very enjoyable evening and we will be back.

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vipDavidP
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. However, considering that the restaurant wasn't very busy. we seemed to be left unattended for very long periods of time. Twice we had to leave the table to track down someone to help us. When a comment was made to the person filling our water glasses that the water was only luke warm, we did not see him again. My wife and I had no water for the last hour.

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SusanC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot crab starter was super delicious…I could have made a meal of it. BUT ordered the rack of lamb, it was out of this world and cooked to perfection. The halibut supper was fabulous and our guests loved it.

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vipWilliamJ
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed it, very knowledgeable Staff and tentative. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good crap dip, friendly staff, nice interior

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MarleneC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been visiting this restaurant for more than 40 years and have never had a less than excellent meal or experience.

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KristiS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint. Perfect for a date night or special occasion. Service is spectacular! The staff check on you several times and genuinely seems to care if you are enjoying your meal. The food was first class. Will be back again soon!

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Old Surrey Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1849 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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