Owned by the same people who own Sheila's Deli and Sheila's Catering. New place in South Surrey near Morgan Crossing.
This place is well hidden as others have commented. Once you’re inside the room itself is lovely and they have a nice patio area outside. The inside room is well lit and it has nice high ceilings. It’s very nice decorated. When we were here for dinner on Sunday it was very quiet. We arrived for dinner at 6:00 and when we left at 7:30 there were no other customers. I think that they were going to close early.
Our server Alex was terrific. He obviously enjoys his job very much and was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was always there when you needed help or had questions but the rest of the time he left you alone. He offered to let us sample a wine to decide if we wanted a full glass. We shared the prawn appetizer of the day. They were magnificent. The prawns were very fresh and it was simply prepared with garlic butter, smoked paprika and chili flakes. They were served with slices of lightly toasted baguettes. It was a truly outstanding dish. My husband had the special of the day – roast prime rib au jus served with perfectly cooked Yorkshire pudding, baked potato and salad. The prime rib was cooked exactly as my husband had requested and it was a very flavourful tender cut of beef. I had the osso buco. It was good but it was not one of the better osso buco’s that I’ve had. It came with the same salad that accompanied my husband’s entrée and polenta. I have to say that I did not like the polenta at all. I found it very heavy. Neither one of us cared for the salad. I think I heard Alex tell another table that it had hearts of palm (not a fan of hearts of palm). For dessert we shared an order of cookies and cream. This was 2 large chocolate cookies topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate drizzle. It was delicious. Alex had graciously had it divided in 2 before it was brought to the table.
It was a lovely evening and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Beautiful restaurant, amazing service, better than average food for the most part and fair prices.
We’ll be back. I just wouldn’t order the osso buco again.
Sheila's Bistro and Lounge is a fairly new addition to the South Surrey restaurant scene. Because it is very close to where we live we happened by it and decided to try it. Parking is a bit of a problem because it is located in a business complex but the inside is bright, clean and cheerful. Unfortunately, because of the lack of any soft surface treatments, it is extremely loud if it is a busy day. Also the menu is extremely limited. We were very surprised there they do not have any soup choices for lunch and some of the other items were not very appealing. There were three of us and we actually had trouble finding something we wanted to eat. Some of the menu items are a bit pretentious. Two of us had the fish tacos which were pretty good but certainly not great. The other person had the special of the day which was prawns and chips. She said the prawns were pretty good. The best part of the meal was their home made potato chips - not fries but thin, crispy potato chips. They were delicious and are quite addictive. The place has a lot of promise but all three of us felt they will really have to work on their menu. There are simply not enough choices for us to return very often.
Service was excellent though!