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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” (92 reviews)
“raclette” (7 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2470 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As residents of the area, we eat here regularly. They serve many varieties of schnitzel and all of them are very good. We particularly appreciate the opportunity to choose the size of serving we require, and the reduced cost for a smaller serving. Service is...More

1  Thank BrynnyH
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, BrynnyH, for taking the time and telling us and the tripadvisor community about your experience. We particularly appreciate that we gained your confidence on a repeated base. We are looking forward to serving you soon again!

Reviewed 19 September 2018

We chose to go to Bistro Suisse for our anniversary dinner because we know that we can always count on excellent food and service. We have been here many times and are never disappointed.

1  Thank Taz D
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks, Taz, for this wonderful feedback. Happy anniversary once again - and hopefully many more!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Unique quaint restaurant with amazing service, flavours and food. True gem in Sidney by the sea. Highly recommend.

1  Thank kathleen769
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Kathleen Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your experience with us and the tripadivisor community. We're looking forward to hosting you hopefully soon again.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Bistro Suisse is a small restaurant, that prepare and serve the most fabulouse traditiobal suisse food. It is recommended that reservations be made. The presentation and quality of the food is difficult to find elsewhere. The prices were reaonable compared with the quakity. The lady...More

1  Thank Erik T
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Dear Erik A warm thank you for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Think you HAVE to have only fish when in BC? Ha! Try this, folks! Schnitzel and more schnitzel, rosti, knockerli, sausages, cabbage, the works! Okay, so The schnitzel crust was a tad overdone, but we still cleaned our plates. Bonus: the FUNNIEST Irish (!) server...More

1  Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

First time here for dinner and was looking forward to a good Swiss/German dinner. Their Soatzle Matterhorn dinner was excellent as was our dining guests Schnitzel entree’s. The restaurant has limited seating and would recommend making a reservation. The dining room is nicely set and...More

1  Thank Gary S
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you, Gary, we're glad you had an enjoyable experience at our restaurant. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again. We can only confirm that a reservation, in particular in these busy summer months, is recommendable. Outside the busy bottleneck around 6pm you...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Last night we spent a wonderful evening at the Bistro Suisse. Being Swiss, my husband and I enjoyed the unique decoration with the various flags and cow bells, and we appreciated the white tablecloth and napkins. Moreover, we were truly amazed about the quality of...More

1  Thank astridberger
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks for making our dinner such a great experience. The food was excellent - the staff rather charming and the location is a gem Martin

1  Thank Freakforti
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Having never been to Sidney, BC, we were delighted to find this dining gem located close to our B&B. Although we did not have reservations, we were quickly seated, and our adventure began. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about not only the food, but also...More

2  Thank Rae H
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you, Mrs./Mr. Rae, for checking us out and sharing your experience. We are pleaed to hear that you enjoyed and will do our best to keep it this way for future visits & customers.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

As a local ... you will never be unhappy at Bistro Suisse. Their potato pancake breakfasts are so good and can't wait to go back to have again.

1  Thank WindyWoods
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for this great feedback, we can't wait to have you back!

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Joan P
10 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$9 - US$23
Swiss, European, Central European, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
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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