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About Tap Restaurant
Chef Alistair Veen strives to marry downtown class with neighbourhood comforts. Our intimate dining room features our open kitchen, perfect for a dinner with friends, business lunch or date night. We pride ourselves on sourcing local ingredients and building relationships with local producers; you will notice the difference. Please contact us for information about booking private events and catering.
Surrey, BC V3S 0X7
Hours of Operation:
Open 11:30am-11:30pm Tuesday to Saturday
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Acoustic Groove plays live every Wednesday. Their contemporary music fits our room perfectly.
Our catering team specializes in on-site canapé creation, as well as private dinners. We bring a team into your house/venue and build all the canapés in front of your guests. We try to stay away from buffet style, preferring to do set menus. We do not do drop offs and pick-up is very limited due to the nature of our cuisine.
Tons. And free!
5 minute walk away
Private Party Facilities:
Our Private Dining Room seats 40 guests or 70 guests standing. Cocktail style parties with amazing tapas is our favorite style, but any bookout will be met with complete flexibility. Contact us for more information on private parties.
Private Party Contact:
Alistair: (604) 536-1954
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host monthly interactive wine dinners with winemakers from around the globe. Check out Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Tap Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Usually the food is excellent, but I rated it lower based on my most recent experience. I had a smoked salmon salad with winter greens and candied walnuts. There was no smoked salmon and the salmon that accompanied it had the consistency and blandness of poached salmon. Worst of all, I hit a rancid walnut which put me off the whole thing.
My friend, the birthday girl, enjoyed her lunch very much. And the service was attentive and not intrusive.
Booked noting it was my wife's B'day, however the waitress was not aware. Only said happy b'day at the end of our dinner. It was busy that day, however we waited about 10-12 min after we were seated to have our orders taken. We were ready to order our full meal and the waitress only took our drink order and left with out asking if we were ready to order food. When we did order food they didn't have 2 dishes that we wanted. Would think the waitress would have let us know beforehand what they were out of that evening.
The French onion soup was a bit too sweet for my wife's liking, and would prefer to have the pork belly crispy and not soft.
Dined at many French restaurants in France. The Tap duck was better than any French restaurant I have enjoyed.
The dessert, Lava Cake, was excellent.
Great presentation on the plates.
Definitely will go back again - many times - to try some of the other menu items
Great room and live music was excellent. Very good service. Mussels were great. Good wine list. Food was presented beautifully. Entrees tasted okay, but weren't great, and we expected better for the price. (Ling cod, pork belly and the pasta were our mains.) Seasoning and flavours fell kind of flat? The poached pear dessert definitely needs a re-do and wasn't very good at all. I would love to try this restaurant again, but will wait until there is a new menu to try.
We had a great meal but our server never once asked if we would like more wine or even water when both our glasses were empty. Once we finished our meal it took quite awhile for her to return to ask if would like anything else. A couple times we almost just got up and left. I have been here a few times before for dinner and enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately our lunch experience wasn’t the same
TAP offers the best dining in South Surrey. Chef/owner/Somelier Alistair Veen deserves his excellent reputation and awards. On Saturday he helped with my food and beverage choices then followed through with little touches that made my night out sparkle.
Serious foodies know and love this place because it never disappoints. See the menu on-line at their website then expect a few specials. Last Saturday the specials were created with Ling Cod (a local fish) or Waygu Beef from Alberta. I began the evening with a plate of charcuterie. It was exceptional with little touches of French Cuisine and Farm-to-Table ingenuity to set the tone for evening. Think, 'the Best of BC' dining in an elegant, cozy atmosphere.
Did I say that Service is exceptional? Parking is easy and ample. Reserve on-line or call.
After eating there many times, we were very disappointed in the food. The Caesar salad has changed from what it has been. I could only eat part of it. The rack of lamb was not up to it’s usual standard. We were really looking forward to it. 😔. As I said, very disappointed.
First time at Tap. The front room is crowded and doesn't have much ambience. The back room where we were was better. Lighting is not great and has a coldness to it. Wait staff and servers were great, food was great. Overall a good evening with the biggest improvement needed being the lighting and overall ambience.
We arrived on time. Our table was ready and waiting. Our hostess greeted us warmly, showed us to our table and took coats. She told us about the Napa Valley wines promotion which we indulged in..she accepted our pace for visiting, sipping and chatting. The appetizers arrived in a lovely presentation and were well timed. The entrees arrived at just the right time. All dishes were cleared in an unobtrusive manner. The evening was lovely.
If there were any complaints, it would be that the seating is a little tight, and that drives the noise level up, but it was Saturday night and I don’t blame other people to discovering my favourite restaurant. I could also say that the server did stop by maybe a little too often, which interrupted conversation, but I do realize she has to get her job done too.
An awesome night.
Very nice room with open kitchen ,comfortable with great ambiance.
Our lunch was excellent especially enjoyed the lobster Bisque with a pork sandwich. Our server was unattentive and did not live up to the standards of the room. A bit of a disappointment
for such a fine restaurant
This hidden gem was a real delight. The food and ambience were great, but what impressed me the most was the service. The wait and buss staff were exceptional and obviously well-trained. Our waitress was personable, intelligent and a real delight. The bussers were so unobtrusive that when one of them reached around to pick up and refill a water glass, my friend, who hadn't noticed turned to pick up his glass and had no idea what had happened to it.
The owner stopped by the table and made us all laugh with an off-the-cuff remark.
This was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've ever had.
I don't often write reviews unless something special warrants it and this was most definitely special. I have lived in the area for around 23-years and have just discovered this hidden gem almost on my doorstep. The ambience, service and food were 5-star. I have travelled extensively around the world and visited some of the most notable restaurants and, in my opinion, this venue should have a Michelin 3-Star rating, in other words it offers "exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey". I would encourage anyone to make the journey to discover Tap, you will not be disappointed. I will most certainly be visiting again.
Our evening at Tap was nothing short of outstanding. Our server was bubbly and personable and delivered amazing service throughout the entire evening. The live band was incredible and added a fun energy to our evening. The food did not disappoint. Every bite of every dish was heavenly and I can honestly say probably one of the best meals I have ever had. My partner and I wanted to go somewhere special and fun for our anniversary and Tap did not disappoint. I cannot wait to go back!
Tap is my favorite "go to" restaurant when meeting friends to celebrate a special occasion or just catch up. I have never been disappointed in the food or the service. It is all far above average. The area is quiet. Parking is easy. Prices are average but food much better and more creative than average. It is a special place!
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