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Bistro Suisse

$$ - $$$, European,
2470 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
+1 250-656-5353
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“schnitzel” (84 reviews)
“raclette” (6 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2470 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed & had attentive service without being overbearing. The special of the evening was the roast beef dinner, which, as promised was delicious.

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our family dinner and it was like being back in Switzerland. The food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and made our dining experience enjoyable.

1  Thank Bohdan J
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Bistro Suisse in Sidney is an amazing restaurant - one of our most favorite places to come to eat when we are on the Island. If one wants to have a real European great meal, he should have a dinner at this place. The friendly...More

2  Thank Jonauri
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Based on the good reviews, my wife and I have been meaning to have lunch at this restaurant for some time. We have visited Switzerland several times on our European trips, particularly Basel, and Luzern, and have first hand knowledge of good Swiss fare. The...More

Thank WandMMcIlroy
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear customer Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant and taking the time for your review. We are of course very sorry to hear that we couldn't meet your expectations. It appears to me, we didn't meet our standards on this day, which is...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

A quaint little restaurant with class and delicious authentic Swiss cuisine, beautifully prepared and served. It's a small restaurant, so you are advised to make a reservation. The owner/cook is Swiss, and brings his talents to his kitchen to prepare wonderful meals with the freshest...More

1  Thank dpoole9
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We were in Sidney for just a night from Washington State and Bistro Suisse was highly recommended by a local. What a special surprise to find this delicious place that reminded those accompanying me of Europe and brought back great stories. The dinner and dessert...More

1  Thank KAtwood21
Reviewed 10 November 2017

New owner a few years ago. Great food, great menu. Service from all staff VERY polite, knowledgeable. Desserts great way to end your meal.

1  Thank freedom552014
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The Bistro Suise is so beautiful and romantic, the food is first class. Situated in the little seaside town of Sidney By The Sea it is a must visit. Here you get that personal service which is lacking in many places.

1  Thank Brewpod
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We were treated immediately upon entry. Given perfect table in cozy corner. Food was fantastic! Naked onion soup is a must have!! Vegetarian options to which was great for me. Wonderful experience and left full.

1  Thank Trudy P
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Booked last minute & thankfully they were able to squeeze us in before a large booking arrived. Nice cosy little restaurant tastefully decorated with warm friendly staff. The French onion soup, Jagger schnitzel & chocolate mousse were all really great. With wine & beer the...More

Thank bigsneds
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Questions & Answers
Joan P
11 September 2017|
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Response from Deb F | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes they usually are open Christmas day, but have a set menu. You really need reservations for that day and now would probably get you a table for Christmas. Don't leave it too late!
29 January 2016|
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Response from Barbara C | Property representative |
Dear Mr. Smith Sorry for our delayed replay to your question, we were unaware of this category until today. We can only confirm that our dishes are freshly prepared and our kitchen is open to meet specific dietary needs, as... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Swiss, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2470 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5353
Bistro Suisse and proudly offers a wide selection of classic Swiss and European dishes. Food made from scratch and served with love make the culinary experience in this casual fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Sidney so unique!
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