Explore the George Lunch Tour
Is your stomach grumbling? Is the sink full of dirty dishes? We both know it's time to treat yourself!
Join Surrey in celebrating the delicious restaurants in the Downtown area from July 16 until August 24. Each week we will be promoting a new restaurant which will be featuring a special discount to all patrons who arrive for lunch between 11am and 1pm.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to enter in for a chance to win amazing prizes at each restaurant through our social media contest! All you have to do is:
- Visit one of the restaurants during their featured week
- Take a picture in the restaurant and use #ExploreTheGeorge
- Tag the DSBIA and the restaurant in your post
Surrey is growing faster than ever, with a downtown core emerging around King George Boulevard - "The George". Get to know your community, with a wealth of restaurants and shops, a medical technology hub, an expanding financial district, and some of the best post-secondary education in British Columbia, Keep scrolling and Explore The George!
Saison provides special twists on Taiwanese food, literally lighting their special flaming chicken dish on fire for a great show at your table. They also provide deep fried foods, hot pots and delicious bubble tea. Come try this new restaurant just in the inside of T&T at Central City.
Dan The Man Autobody
Dan The Man's Autobody is a family owned business and has been providing great collision repair, glass and light mechanical work. Dan The Man's Autobody has been open for 30 years taking pride in their workmanship. Come and try this autobody shop and see that their work speaks for itself.
Central City Brewpub
As one of the foundations for Central City, the Central City Brewpub has been serving quality drinks winning the Canadian Brewing Awards “Brewery of the Year” in both 2010 and again in 2012. With the variety of food, great atmosphere and live entertainment, Central City Brewpub is a great location to spend time with friends.
Bozzini's has been serving the locals and visitors to the heart of Surrey since 1982. Come and try their variety of food ranging from Greek, Italian, Indian and Canadian cuisine.
Knight & Day Restaurant
Enjoy homestyle western classics such as the Classic Breakfast or Ham and Cheese Omelet. With a warm and inviting atmosphere, you are sure to enjoy your visit to Knight & Day Restaurant.
"Right now with this summer time, there's a lot of people wanting to lose a lot of fat..." Reflex Supplements is here to provide products to help you achieve your beach body goals this summer. Come and check out the shop at 102 Ave & Whalley Blvd. and browse the wide variety of supplements that they provide.
Island Vibez Hair Studio & Accessories
"It's not just about the cut, it's about the experience!" Island Vibez Hair Studio & Accessories is the perfect place for your summer hair cut and style. Come in and hang out with them at 13565 105A Avenue to see what they're all about.
BMO Bank of Montreal - Downtown Surrey Branch
Serving over 14,000 clients, Bank of Montreal's Downtown Surrey branch has been on King George Boulevard for decades. Available for your personal and commercial banking needs, this branch is located at 10155 King George Boulevard.
Michael & Young Fly Shop
Founded in Surrey in 1985, Michael & Young is Canada's top specialized fly shop. Their three principles are "Service, Quality and Commitment" and their knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any question their customers have about fly fishing. Visit Michael & Young at the Surrey and Vancouver locations and at www.myflyshop.ca.
Surrey City Development Corporation (SCDC)
Owned by the City of Surrey, SCDC is an investment and development firm which has been involved in the development of projects including City Hall, City Centre Library, and 3 Civic Plaza. Established in 2007, SCDC provides the city with an additional revenue source and helps to implement Surrey's strategic vision. Find out more about SCDC at www.scdc.ca.
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Lark Group is one of the developers accelerating the growth of Downtown Surrey. Lark has helped pioneer Innovation Boulevard, Surrey's new medical hub. Their new development City Centre One, located at 13737 96 Avenue, is home to over 90 medical specialists and numerous health technology companies. Learn more at www.innovationboulevard.ca and www.larkgroup.com.
Mahaveer Chef's Choice
Visit Mahaveer Chef's Choice, Downtown Surrey's newest Indian restaurant, for finely crafted Indian cuisine. Try out their lunch buffet for a variety of flavourful dishes at 10227 King George Boulevard.
Owned by the Singh family since 2005, Lorenzo Clothing offers fashion choices for both men and women. Specializing in Italian-style men's suits, Lorenzo Clothing has a wide assortment of affordable styles. You can find them across from Bed Bath & Beyond in Central City Shopping Centre.
7 Days Seafood
A fixture in Downtown Surrey since 1982, 7 Days Seafood sells imported groceries from all over the world. Specializing in items from Africa, South and Central America, and the Caribbean, you will be sure to find some unique and hard-to-find ingredients here. Discover what they have at 10711 King George Boulevard.
Beta Collective is a co-working space in Downtown Surrey, which provides flexible monthly desk and office space rentals. Beta Collective offers meeting and event space, mail and phone services, and recreational space including a ping pong table. Interested in giving Beta Collective a try? They offer free trials for new members. Check them out at www.betacollective.ca
African Cultural Village
Many of the garments sold at African Cultural Village are designed by co-owner Lillian O'Brien, who has designed clothing for fashion shows in Vancouver and in Africa. African Cultural Village also sells unique imported giftware from Africa and will be hosting a variety of classes including African dance and Swahili classes. Find them right across from Alebi African Cuisine at 10679 King George Boulevard.
With over 1,000 locations around the world, Chatime opened in Downtown Surrey in January 2016. One of the top items on Chatime's massive menu is the Matcha Tea Latte. Find them at 10255 King George Boulevard and at www.chatimeca.com.
Established in 2002 by two respiratory therapists, Coastal Sleep offers CPAP therapy for sleep apnea patients. Coastal Sleep is a preferred CPAP machine vendor of Fraser Health and is located in City Centre 1 right across from Surrey Memorial Hospital. Learn more about Coastal Sleep at www.coastalsleep.ca.
Di Reggae Café
Di Reggae Café was opened in 2011, serving Jamaican dishes like jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry goat. With live in-house reggae music and Fish Fridays, Di Reggae Café offers the full Jamaican experience. Find them at 13593 King George Boulevard and online at www.direggaecafe.com.
FINCAD has offices in New York, London, and Dublin with over 100 employees. Their head office is located right in Downtown Surrey on the 17th floor of Central City. Co-founded in 1990 by Surrey resident Bob Park, FINCAD has become one of the world's leading financial analytics software companies. Learn more at www.fincad.com.
Peacock Bar & Grill
Peacock Bar & Grill offers live all-ages entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night as well as menu items made fresh in-house. Check out their daily specials which include $10 all-you-can-eat pizza on Mondays and $16 steak and prawns on Wednesday nights. Find out what's going on at Peacock Bar & Grill at www.peacockbar-grill.com.
Stone Oven Bakery
"When flame contacts the bread, it really brings out the taste", says Majd Putris, owner of Stone Oven Bakery. Using all-natural, additive-free flours, Stone Oven Bakery offers a variety of Middle Eastern breads and baked goods. Next time you're driving down 104 Avenue, stop at Stone Oven Bakery and pick up a bag of Iraqi-style samoon.
With four locations in the Lower Mainland, Broadway Camera's Surrey home is in Central City Shopping Centre. They offer a wide selection of cameras, lighting equipment, tripods, and other equipment with a knowledgeable staff.
Alebi African Cuisine
After owning a popular restaurant in Burnaby, Elizabeth Balogun opened Alebi African Cuisine. Named after Elizabeth's Nigerian nickname, Alebi serves authentic African dishes from fried tilapia to okra soup. Check out their menu at www.alebiafricancuisine.com
Roggendorf School of Hairdressing & Nails
Located in Dell Shopping Centre for over a decade, Roggendorf School offers BCTIA-accredited courses in hairdressing and nail design. With a large facility and experienced instructors, Roggendorf offers training for careers in the beauty industry and offers haircuts to the public. Find them at 10598 King George Boulevard.
Located on 104 Avenue, just east of The George, Ben's Appliances has been providing Surrey with major appliances for over 50 years. Owned by the Notting family since 1962, Ben's offers "box store prices with mom and pop service". Find them at www.bensappliances.ca.
Canadian Tourism College
Established in 1980, Canadian Tourism College offers education in hospitality and tourism. Their Surrey campus is located inside London Station (just down the hall from the Downtown Surrey BIA office) and offers specialized classes taught by experienced instructors. With small, accredited classes, CTC sets its students up for success in the tourism industry. Explore their programs at www.tourismcollege.com.
Vlasses Greek Taverna
Vlassis Greek Taverna has been owned by the Cosmidis family for over 20 years in Downtown Surrey. With every dish made from scratch, Vlassis' fresh and meticulously prepared food has attracted a loyal customer base. Next time you're in, try their chicken souvlaki or roast lamb. Check out their menu and order online at www.vlassisgreektaverna.com.
Nahm Thai Bistro
Nahm Thai Bistro has become a popular spot among those living and working in the Downtown Surrey area. Its trendy atmosphere and authentic, carefully crafted dishes fit well with the urbanization of Surrey's downtown core. Try Nahm's dinner specials on your next night out and check out their menu at www.nahm.ca.
After moving to Surrey from Mexico, the Najar family opened Taqueria Jalisco. The small restaurant has become well-known in Downtown Surrey for its authentic Mexican cuisine, from drowned burritos to torta. Visit them at 13646 Grosvenor Road to experience their flavourful dishes and vibrant colours.
Whalley Optical Centre
Lutz Sprecher and Whalley Optical Centre have been serving Downtown Surrey since 1978. Their opticians are trained in filling optical prescriptions, fitting contact lenses, and fitting glasses. Next time you're looking for a new pair of frames, have a look at Whalley Optical's selection of more than 1,000 pairs of glasses!
Prospera Credit Union
As a sponsor for events like Movies Under the Stars and Surrey Fest, Prospera Credit Union prioritizes community involvement. After over 70 years in British Columbia, Prospera's mission is to make "a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members". Find this branch at 13747 104 Avenue.
Serving authentic El Salvadorian and Latin American cuisine, Don Chepe's is a family-owned restaurant in Downtown Surrey on 104 Avenue. Next time you're looking for a flavourful meal, try Don Chepe's pupusas or chicken tacos.
Maxim's Bakery is a Chinese bakery located in Central City Shopping Centre, just outside of T&T Supermarket. Visit Maxim's and try their danishes and mango cakes!
With locations across the province, Browns Socialhouse opened a new location in Downtown Surrey in May 2016. Browns offers casual dining with a trendy atmosphere. Try their delicious and mouth-watering Dragon Chicken Bowl at 9666 King George Boulevard!
Kintec Footwear and Orthotics
Kintec Footwear & Orthotics takes pride in having the best selection of performance footwear in the Lower Mainland. They offer high quality footwear and braces and make custom fit orthotics in store. Managed by 1996 Olympic gold medalist Robert Esmie, Kintec's Surrey location is at 13465 King George Boulevard.
Visit their website at www.kintec.net.
Cogcentric Labs Inc.
Cogcentric Labs creates customized learning software for every kind of company from universities and hospitals to restaurants and retail stores. These SFU grads are one of many tech startups choosing Downtown Surrey as their home. Check out their work at www.cogcentric.com.
Afghan Bakery and Fast Food
In addition to their Afghani bread, baked fresh every day in several varieties, Afghan Bakery & Fast Food also offers a large variety of flavourful Middle Eastern cuisine. Come and experience the flavours of Afghanistan for your next lunch with their shawarma platters, donairs, and kebabs! Located at 13748 104 Avenue, right across the street from Prospera Credit Union.
TD Canada Trust at 104 Avenue
TD has been serving Downtown Surrey for decades at their branch on King George Highway, where they have their commercial banking headquarters for the Fraser Valley. With a wide range of services for both personal and commercial banking, TD is an integral part of Downtown Surrey's budding financial district.
Surrey Natural Foods
Located at 13585 King George Boulevard, Surrey Natural Foods has been a fixture in the community for over 40 years. With a wide selection of books and supplements (including over 300 herbs), Surrey Natural Foods emphasizes the high quality of their products. Find them at www.surreynaturalfoods.com
Tomato Shack Pizza
In 1974, the Syskakis family opened Venice Pizzeria on King George in Surrey. Now, son Dino is carrying on the legacy with the newly re-named Tomato Shack Pizza. Using recipes that have been refined over decades, Tomato Shack is providing Downtown Surrey with delicious pizzas and pastas made with high quality and fresh ingredients.
You can find them at 10322 Whalley Boulevard, beside Beta Collective.
Located in Central City Shopping Centre (right outside the upstairs Walmart entrance), SoccerPlus has been serving soccer players in Downtown Surrey since 1986.
Check out their large selection of soccer shoes and apparel and find them online at www.shopsoccerplus.com
For over 15 years, Pet Solutions has been Downtown Surrey’s one stop pet supply store. Along with a large selection of pet products and friendly and knowledgeable staff, the family-owned business also offers high quality pet grooming.
Pet Solutions can be found in Dell Shopping Centre at 10616 King George Boulevard and at www.petsolutionsbc.com.
Manis Restaurant is Downtown Surrey’s go-to spot for Pan-Asian cuisine. Located on Whalley Boulevard, right next to the Venue sales centre, Manis offers a modern atmosphere with a wide variety of entrees for both lunch and dinner. Find their menu at www.manisrestaurant.com/
Accredited by the PCTIA and BC EQA, Brighton College provides relevant career training with flexible scheduling and small class sizes. With a Surrey campus in Central City (right above the Central City Brew Pub), Brighton offers programs in AutoCAD, construction, engineering, international trade & freight, business, hospitality, and information technology.
Taste of Africa
“We cook our food with passion.” Isaac and Becky Takyi offer a “Taste of Africa” to Downtown Surrey with their Ghanaian-style dishes. In addition to dine-in options like tilapia and jerk chicken, Taste of Africa offers a variety of imported foods including African yams and Plantain Fufu.
Find them at 10663 King George Boulevard and on Facebook.
Whitney’s 12 Round Fitness
Run by former BC Lion and RCMP officer Kenrick Whitney, Whitney’s 12 Round Fitness is one of just three Training for Warriors affiliates in British Columbia. Located just a block away from Gateway Skytrain station, Whitney’s offers results for everyone from office workers to professional athletes.
Tokachi Japanese Restaurant
Located in Whalley Station Square since 1995, Tokachi has been owned by Fumio Sageishi for over 20 years. Serving authentic Japanese food, Tokachi has become a local favourite over the years.
Visit them at 10767 King George Boulevard and at www.tokachi.ca
Galina’s Euro Food
Nicknamed “Little Europe in Central City”, Galina’s Euro Food has a large selection of Eastern European food products, including 15 types of homemade perogies and 50 types of imported Russian and Ukrainian chocolate.
Just a few steps from Central City Shopping Centre and SFU Surrey, check out Galina’s at 13531 102 Avenue and at www.galinaseurofood.com!
99 Nursery & Florist
99 Nursery & Florist is an award-winning garden centre that has been owned and operated by the Hui family since 1964. Explore their large selection of flowers and plants at 9376 King George Boulevard and find more information at www.99nurseryflorist.com/
Pastime Sports & Games
With locations in Langley and Downtown Surrey, Pastime has been serving sports fans and gamers alike for nearly 25 years. Pastime has brought numerous autograph guests to Central City Shopping Centre over the past few years including “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, and six-time MLB All-Star Jose Canseco. See videos of more autograph guests at www.youtube.com/user/pastimesg
You can find Pastime in the Central City Shopping Centre right outside the food court and on Facebook.
Central City Comix
Central City Comix is right down the street from SFU’s Surrey Campus and Surrey Central Skytrains station. For 9 years, they have offered a huge selection of comics, graphic novels, figurines, and other collectibles. Find them at 10221 King George Boulevard and at www.centralcitycomix.com!
Taste of Punjab
Located at the corner of 100 Avenue and Whalley Boulevard, Taste of Punjab has been serving fine quality Indian food to the people of Downtown Surrey for 11 years. Find them at www.tasteofpunjab.ca and try their featured items Karahi Paneer and Butter Chicken!
Sprite Multimedia Systems
Sprite Multimedia Systems is a computer store in Downtown Surrey which specializes in computer repairs, computer sales, and home theatre sales.
Find them at 13597 King George Boulevard and www.sprite.ca.
Bros. BBQ specializes in homestyle Southern cuisine, featuring barbecued chicken and ribs, paninis, fresh juices and smoothies, and more!
Check them out at 13652 Grosvenor Road and at www.brosbbqsurrey.com