Old Surrey Restaurant

4.7
1216 reviews
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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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Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to be here for my birthday. Ordered the set menu for two, the price was affordable with pretty good potion. Good experience with the food, salad and ice cream is fresh made right in front of your table.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always nice at Ild Surrey! 👍

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l
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Big Red Special 4 Course menu was of interest and we both had the menu offerings,though some improvement is needed in the table-side preparation of the Caesar Salad as it was too wet and was heavy-handed with the amount of vinegar used in it’s construction! Overwhelmed a usually very good salad.
The crab cakes were quite dry and there was a struggle to find a nice crab flavour from such a delicate dish! Would not order them in the future.
The beef tenderloin and the lobster tail were done to perfection and could not have been better prepared!

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PB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant. It never disappoints.

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TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in my area...wonderful, personal service. Staff remembers people from previous encounters at the restaurant.

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love their food.. and ambiance. Waiters know what they’re doing.. chef and cook are good.. it’s just that I think the tables are so close to each other... but I understand.. as place is not that big..
Interiors and decorations are nice!

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EW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back! Really enjoyed the evening, food was excellent!

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DE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!
Been going here for over 40 years for all different occasions. Never disappointed.
Great food , great atmosphere and fantastic staff.

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JL
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a gem. I always knew it was there but never gave it a chance. I would defiantly recommend this place and we will absolutely be back

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CO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is great and prices are reasonable. Can’t wait to go back

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Old Surrey many times . The service is always good. And the food is consistently good.
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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A
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with superb service. Being New Year’s Eve the restaurant was full and it was a set four course menu. There was plenty to choose from and each course was excellent. Would definitely go back again. There was a party of 6 seated next to us and they were quite loud but apart from that we had a great experience.

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MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate special occasions... friendly and professional service. Reliable quality of food.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here to celebrate our Anniversary. Great service all around.

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BD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience for our anniversary. It was a pleasure to go to a fine food restaurant with friendly and professional service. Restaurants of this high caliber are hard to find these days. This place has a history of "bon appetite". RECOMMEND

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D
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always a pleasure to dine at the Old Surrey Restaurant, the service is excellent along with food. Having the various seating rooms makes for a more intimate dining experience. Food and beverages being prepared at the table is a nice twist on fine dining. The only thing I have a problem with is the chairs, the stuffing has long ago lost it's bounce especially in the back of the chairs; when you have been sitting for a couple of ours it really start to tell on the back.

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy coming here. Has become a favorite treat with my husband and parents. Always enjoy the specials with full course meals.
Decided to go out of my comfort zone and ordered the lamb, loved it. And good sized portions.
Caesar salad and ice cream made at your table is our favorite.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food was delicious. For $60, we ate pretty well and had a good service.

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JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seating quarters are a little close, so if it gets busy you will find your private conversation lost over the noise of the smaller room. Food is tasty and well prepared. Selection variety could stand to be increased. Servers and service is impeccable. However ultimately the price value is slightly high in my opinion, I think tbis could be a go to restaurant if perhaps tbe cost doesn't scare the average consumer away. The food just doesn't justify the price point. But a very nice dining experience just the same.

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KG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I’ve been several times before and while the food has remained consistent the service has not. We were all disappointed by the low level of service. Even though we had a reservation they had to set up a table for us and it felt like no one server wanted to be responsible for us. We felt like an inconvenience. They also forgot our online request for a birthday candle to be added to dessert. All in all not what I expected from a fine dining restaurant.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We go quite often and it was a rare time we felt rushed .

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Old Surrey restaurant since the 70's.
It has always been a great place and great food.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming for years. Never disappoints. Quality traditional food. Prefer going here than a trip into Vancouver.

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r
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Amazing. Great food and great service.
We would defiantly go back.

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AI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our team dinner here and it was truly outstanding! The food, service, ambience! All excellent!

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good place to have an date night. She will Thank You 😉🤪🤪

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AW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was attentive, the food was excellent. The wine choices went well with our food. Atmosphere was cozy, with linen tableclothes and napkins, even as the restaurant filled up the noise level was low to moderate. The rooms are segmented so that there is not one big room, rather 5 or 6 smaller more intimate dining areas.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service for my birthday!

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RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There ywas fifteen of us and we were all happy with the food and service, will certainly recommend to our friends, we’ll most certainly be going back.

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W
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our wedding anniversary , we were very happy to find ourselves in a old romantic restaurant. It was cozy and inviting, the service topped off with excellent food 💗 we will make sure to return soon to our new favourite restaurant in Surrey.

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MS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual our experience at The Old Surrey Restaurant was exceptional. We introduced this very authentic and special restaurant to 3 other couples that have never had the pleasure of enjoying this experience. We all had an absolutely wonderful time and enjoyed the extraordinary food, wine and ambiance.

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SW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so looking forward to going back to this restaurant
I was last there in the 80's & it was great then.
On this past Saturday night it did not disappoint, truly a great atmosphere & the food was really mouthwatering.
Service was spot on & very entertaining.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to any & all.
I can't wait to go back!

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BT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great atmosphere for a quiet meal, fantastic food and friendly staff.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our experience at the OLD SURREY RESTAURANT. Will definitely be going back. Particularly enjoyed speaking to the original owner, from the Basque region of Spain, who founded the restaurant in 1975.

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TL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant with great hospitality and service. I had dinner twice already and the seasonal menu is great and wine list is decent. Definitely we will come back again. Thank you.

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DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was okay, but not great! Cute restaurant! They make a ceasar salad at your table- too much presentation for a mediocre salad

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

A unique dining experience! I have never been to a restaurant where you have several different servers. I love that this restaurant provides local fare. I wasn’t in love with the cheesy Qualicum scallops...why put cheese with scallops? The entree’s were delicious. Ultimately I was pleased with the experience and would visit again.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table for 6 for a small birthday celebration and had a great time while being spoiled with very attentive , experienced servers. They came to our table and sang, on tune, to our birthday guest and she enjoyed a complementary dessert. We all had a great time and would definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone desiring an awesome dining experience, even the most critical patron.....

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. The staff are friendly, efficient and thoroughly professional. Will be back.

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FK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was our first time here with our friends, and all of us were pleasantly surprised at the remarkable service and food. We’ve already planned to come again and would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality dining experience.

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