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Bistro Suisse

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2470 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
+1 250-656-5353
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here, absolutely exhausted after a long drive and checking in to my hotel. Warm welcome from the staff, yummy martini and European food so well-flavoured and well-prepared it made me whimper. If you like the kind of food found at ski chalets in Europe, you have to check this out!

Thank SDS6711
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Once or twice a year when we have the opportunity to visit Sidney, we visit this restaurant. We drove friends to the airport last week and planned on dinner before dropping them off. As always, service was excellent, prices are reasonable and food was great. We had a variety of different schnitzels and everyone was more than pleased. Already looking... More 

Thank Terry C
Edmonton, Canada
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1,193 reviews
692 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table by the window which was nice. Service was excellent as was the food selection. We each had a Schnitzel with different toppings. The red cabbage and spätzle was superb as well. For dessert we shared apple streusel and creme brûlée. We shall return.

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British columbia
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

A very small German restaurant. We were lucky to get a table without reservation. Food was very good.

Thank georgib43
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Loved the chicken casserole with spaetzle and the cozy ambience, especially on a grey October day. Service was prompt.

Thank Robin F
Anacortes, Washington
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

What a surprise. Here is the quinessential European restaurant. I mean, this is the real thing. If you like Germanic food done right, at a reasonable price this is the place. The chefs dress like chefs, the staff are friendly and the owner keeps it that way. Enjoy!😋

Thank LPCross
Montreal, Canada
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243 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We enjoyed a choice of schnitzel choices served in a quality setting with fine style. Reasonable choice of wine. I suggest reserving for dinner. Worth a stop.

Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I have lived in the Sidney area for over 30 years and for the first time had dinner at the Bistro Suisse in Sidney. All I can say is "why did we wait so long". The staff were very friendly as soon as we walked through the doors. They were there to answer our questions, explain meals... More 

Thank ggummer
Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great service and food. Even during rush times, especially during tourist season, the staff are professional the daily specials are always good - quiche is a favorite. It is small and intimate and relatively quiet. Many Sidney places get rather noisy with the noon crowd, but here you can actually have a conversation over good food!

Thank et123477
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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182 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We picked the perfect evening to enjoy these delicious Crab-cakes always fresh, crispy on the outside and mouth-watering on the inside. The setting is glorious. Watched the ocean activity, sea-gulls chatting and squabbling at one another, kayakers paddling past, strollers walking along the waterfront. Love this place and highly recommend it.

Thank Barbi H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Swiss, European, Central European, German, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?