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Bistro Suisse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European, German, Gluten Free Options
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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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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The restaurant does not look like much from outside, or even inside; but the food is amazing. Specializing in Swiss food. We had crab cakes as an appetizer - best have had in years; entrees: the Spätzli Casserole ‘Matterhorn’ and the Beef Schnitzel Café de Paris. Very excellent food, large portions. Restaurant was busy with the locals. Would not hesitate... More 

Thank Beezee12
Perth, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

All four of us were very happy with our meals. I had a spätzle dish with pork and mushrooms and cheese , it was excellent. The portions are very large so I couldn't finish my meal. I was asked if I wanted to take it home with me. The service is friendly and efficient. Even the bread they offer is... More 

Thank susan c
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I loved the atmosphere as well as the incredibly delicious food. This is a very small restaurant but it is big on customer service.

Thank Norm S
Sidney, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Been going here for 6 years. Good traditional Swiss menu in a traditional Swiss setting. Attentive service. Always consistent.

Thank RDBT
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a great little place when you are in the mood for Swiss/German cuisine. Its not a large restaurant so reservations--even for lunch--are recommended. Service is friendly and professional. Decor is seriously Swiss. The schnitzels are all good with generous portions. The steak and lamb also looked good and were clearly popular with the mature clientele. The winelist is... More 

Thank Michael W
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this review

Thank you, Micheal, for your visit and your great and differentiated feedback. We are glad to read that you overall enjoyed the experience. There is just one thing that needs some correction: a closer look in our dinner menu shows that vegetarian mains start at $15, with many meat options under $20 and the majority between $20-30. Our most 'expensive'... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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677 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

Thank kpatters
British columbia
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
USD 9 - USD 23
Swiss, European, Central European, German, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?