About 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.
Surrey, BC V3W 2N7
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Old Surrey Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Table next to us way to loud.Caesar salad was disappointing.
Others at exit were given their jackets, we were pointed to ours (made us feel like we were 3rd class)
I tipped 25% and I don’t really know why,I should have tipped 10%.
Even our chairs seemed lower grade than the ones others in our section sitting in,once again, felt like we stuffed into a corner like an inconvenience!
Will go to the Keg (or elsewhere)for all other future special occasions,never coming back here.
This restaurant has been in business for 43 years and is still owned and run by the same lovely couple. It has been a few years since my husband and I had been there but I dare say we’ll be back soon. The service is impeccable, the staff is very friendly and the food is fabulous! A five star experience and reasonably priced.
Cooking for a Chef can be difficult when all they can think about is what they would have done to improve the meal. Some of the food seemed a little bland or missing something to round out the flavor, namely the shrimp bisque. Overall it was a lovely experience.
My friend and I were pleasantly surprised with everything about the experience at this place. First we ordered the seasonal pack. Everything was delicious . 5 courses as well as a good size portion. The surroundings were very comfortable as well as the well informed servers. There was nothing there could I find not good. It was fantastic. Reminded me of the 70`s when service, food and the guests were #1. I have already told many of my friends and family of the this place and will be going back. I have worked in this business for 40 years or so and know a bit about the industry. There are so many times I have paid for food not fit to eat. I now have found a wonderful spot where my money will be well spent. Thank you very much
We dined at the Old Surrey Restaurant for the fourth time in the last 30 or so years earlier this week. As expected, it was great again!
We had our first great meal there when our kids were young and we lived in North Surrey. Since then we have lived in Burnaby, Port Moody, Vancouver, St. John's, NL and now New Westminster. And occasionally we return sort of like homing pigeons to the Old Surrey Restaurant.
My wife and I both chose the Fall/Winter fixed menu that offered lots of options. We both chose bruschetta and a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing to start. I had lamb that was medium in a lovely mint gravy and my wife had salmon. For dessert I had a ginger cheesecake that was very good and my wife had puffed pastry with apple that she took home with a good chunk of her salmon.
Meantime, I devoured everything presented to me...And it was--as expected--a wonderful and memorable meal.
Absolutely recommended for any occasion. Fabulous specials on throughout the year and do take advantage of them. Bang for the buck and the food and service are always outstanding. Not enough could be said on this. Old Surrey is one of those “hidden gems” that once discovered you will always come back again and again.
Old Surrey is a favourite with our whole family. When you're there they treat you like family. We love the table side food prep and the fact they are a "make the customer" happy type of restaurant. They allow you to make changes to your menu order without a complaint or problem. Our children love to join us and enjoy the interaction and fun we have with the servers. Love this restaurant!
Wonderful food, with special features prepared at the table. Rotating seasonal prix fixe specialties. Cozy rooms and the noise level allows conversation with your dining companions! The only downside is a very small parking lot, so come early enough for your reservation to find a spot.
We had the fall special choosing the Soft Shell Crab (Very Good) , Beef Wellingdon - also very
good and Spring Lamb Rack of Lamb & Leg - not as tender as I would have liked. The Caesars Salad was excellent as was our dessert (Brownie with BlackBerry Flambeu.
visited Old Surrey Restaurant with friends to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. Couldn't have been a more perfect evening. Food was delicious and beautifully presented; service is attentive but relaxed allowing time for visiting. The lack of music and background noise made it very enjoyable for our hear-aid folks. We totally enjoyed our private dining room and will be back for sure.
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