We all know the struggle of finding the perfect date night restaurant. Often, there’s a lot of options, while no decisions are being made. To complicate matters, the hundreds of unique restaurants in White Rock and South Surrey can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve taken the time to break down five incredible restaurants in the area for you. Each restaurant offers its own unique ambiance and flare.
These are some of the best date night restaurants in White Rock and South Surrey.
Founded by chef/owner and White Rock native Josiah Tam, Barrique Kitchen and Wine Bar has been serving up elevated French-inspired cuisine since its opening this year. Some favourites include their Duck Confit, Steak and Frites, and even Duck Poutine, a fantastic duck confit-topped twist on the Canadian classic (with the option to add foie gras). Alternatively, if you and your date want to have a custom curated meal, Trust The Chef leaves you in the hands of the chef for a truly unique experience. Besides their ingenious and delicious dishes, Barrique’s impressive wine selection stands, featuring wines from B.C, Italy, and of course France. If you’re looking for a date night restaurant full of refined options with an upscale rustic ambiance and great hospitality, Barrique is the spot for you.
Cuisine: French-inspired Canadian
Price Range: $60-$80 for two (approx.)
Address: #1-15223 Pacific Ave, White Rock BC
Driving down Highway 99, a sight you’ll never miss is the shining silver exterior of My Shanti. The restaurant is the ultimate showcase of Dragon’s Den and Chopped star and restauranteur Vikram Vij’s culinary journey throughout India. Here you can discover refined versions of popular Indian dishes such as Vegetable Paneer, or inventive twists on classics such as their Duck Biryani. This, combined with a brilliant interior adorned with beautiful lanterns, screams Instagram opportunity at every visit. Also, you may even catch Vikram Vij at the restaurant on one of his frequent visits!
Price Range: $45-$65 for two (approx.)
Address: 15869 Croydon Dr, Surrey, BC
A White Rock beach favourite, Uli’s Restaurant is widely known for their locally-sourced, seasonal European inspired dishes. Although started by Ulrich Blume over 30 years ago, his son Tyler Blume continues to oversee an amazing waterfront farm-to-table experience. As a result, their menu always has some seasonal changes. This ensures your experience will be something new every time, with current offerings including Mushroom Risotto, Pork Belly on a Brie and Chive Risotto Cake, and their classic Paella. If you’re looking for a date night restaurant with great views and delicious European food, Uli’s will be able to provide.
Price Range: $60-$80 for two (approx.)
Address: 15023 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC
Maguroguy is often cited as the best Japanese restaurant in the South Surrey/White Rock area, and for good reason. Their creative sushi rolls are unseen almost anywhere else, with an extensive list of feature rolls that includes the Lobster Maki Roll, consisting of deep fried lobster tail that is topped with fresh avocado, salmon sashimi, and scallops. Another popular option is their Hot Stone Beef, slices of steak cooked on your table with a searing hot stone. As such, Maguroguy is the perfect date night restaurant if you want to be more explorative, while still having your classic Japanese options such as nigiri and tonkatsu available.
Price Range: $30-$50 for two (approx.)
Address: 320-2670 152nd Street, Surrey, BC
Finally, Pasta Vino embodies what Italian food is at heart, meals that bring people together. So, doesn’t this characterize what you would want on a date? Although the word Trattoria means a place that serves simple Italian food, Pasta Vino offers more. While you can enjoy simple, yet refined dishes such as Linguine Pollo Pomedero or Lasagna Al Forno, you can also enjoy dishes like their Porchetta Italiano, a slow roasted pork belly rubbed with Italian herbs, drizzled with smoked pork jus, all encompassed on an Italian flatbread. They also have live music every Sunday starting at 6:00 pm, so don’t forget to make a reservation!
Price Range: $70-$90 for two (approx.)
Address: 15355 24 Ave, Surrey, BC