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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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White Rock, Canada
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Had the loveliest lunch here last week. The servers were efficient, warm and kind. The ambience was that of someones home. Comforting on a rainy day. The food coming out of the kitchen had great presentation. My lunch was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the Onion soup ! Delightful little slice of Switzerland in the hustle and bustle of Sidney's... More 

Thank just_jackie_and_coco
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Yeah so the food here is geared towards a seniors crowd. Food is mediocre and wife's dish had canned mushrooms. Seriously?

3 Thank GordenRamsey
Barbara C, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your visit and for taking the time to give us your feedback about your experience. We are really sorry that we could not quite meet your expectations. However, we do not fully share your impression that our menu targets a more senior population since we have customers of all ages and seems to... More 

Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Our waitress was knowledgeable in the area. Many locals go to this restaurant we could hear overhear them speaking. The hostess recognized many of the locals by name. This restaurant was recommended to us by several different people who enjoy boating throughout the Canadian islands… They said it is a must.. And we agree.

Thank TimothyMoyer
Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Looking for classical dining? A place to take a date? or do you enjoy Swiss food? Good for lunch or dinner. They do specialize in schnitzel's etc.

Thank Bruce A
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our family of four (two teenage boys) enjoyed our dinner here very much. The menu had something for everyone and the food was very good with generous portions as well. We enjoyed the seafood dishes, as well as rack of lamb and schnitzel. There was a full bar, as well as good wines--from BC and Europe-- to choose from. The... More 

Thank SFMM_11
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was our first time to Bistro Suisse. We were not disappointed. I had the Classic Schnitzel and my wife had the chicken. She is gluten intolerant and the restaurant had no problems accommodating her. Both meals were delicious and healthy portions. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert. The only blemish and this is not a slight against the... More 

Thank sneezy007
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had the schnitzel with spätzle. The meal was excellent. The service was quick and friendly. It was our first time here to the Island but the Bistro Suisse will be a guaranteed supper stop on our next visit.

Thank jamescQ6890WD
Victoria, Canada
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We live three blocks away but are not frequent guests. First we waited nearly an hour to be served after ordering. "We are busy". Well restaurants do get busy. My three guests were quite happy with.their food. I had a few complaints - the waitress turned her nose up when a guest ordered a side of mushroom sauce with her... More 

1 Thank yonze
Vicotoria, BC
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It's always nice to have authentic German food and you will get it here. Wiener schnitzel, spätzle, onion soup are all good. The portions are large, so you can share or have leftovers to take home.

Thank Funnymommy74
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240 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Swiss Bistro's new owners and chef have settled in and are doing a great job of introducing quality swiss fare with flair. The pork hock (scweinshaxe) melts in your mouth served with home made Sauerkraut and Red Cabbage. The Rostli and Spatzl are genuine, and the Schnitzels are delicious. Good service and now an outside patio area.

Thank Ruperto

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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$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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?