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Bistro Suisse

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German, Swiss, European
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2470 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
+1 250-656-5353
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bistro Suisse and proudly offers a wide selection of classic Swiss and...
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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small but intimate with great food

The menu is schnitzel schnitzel schnitzel! And that's a good thing since you can have your schnitzel and eat it too - many ways. I chose the chicken, my dinner mates chose pork and all meat was pounded very thinly, perfectly crumbed and fried. The sides were potatoes or spatzle. The bread was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Marian090
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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The menu is schnitzel schnitzel schnitzel! And that's a good thing since you can have your schnitzel and eat it too - many ways. I chose the chicken, my dinner mates chose pork and all meat was pounded very thinly, perfectly crumbed and fried. The sides were potatoes or spatzle. The bread was the best I had ever eaten in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've lived in the Sidney area for a long time, and have enjoyed many relaxing high quality meals here. Unfortunately, this little restaurant's transition to new owners a year or two ago isn't going well. They are filling this restaurant I ate there Sat April 18/15 for the evening meal. Like in my past recent visits, most of the tables... More 

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Baba1000, Owner at Bistro Suisse, responded to this review

Dear Evelyn A We appreciate your recent visit at the Bistro and thank you for the time to write your detailed review. We are sorry that you had this experience. We are glad that you apperently enjoyed the food again. As every customer is important to us we will address your mentioned points concering the service with the person involved.... More 

Mill Bay, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to walk by Bistro Suisse as I bragged about the amazing dinner I had had there only to learn they were open for lunch. Needless to say, my visitor and I stayed for lunch and it did not disappoint. Lunching outdoors on the sidewalk of Sidney is akin to sitting on the Champs Elysee (albeit a... More 

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Edmonton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've been visiting Sidney for decades, and often passed by Bistro Suisse dozens of times. We've read their menu in the window, but always gave it a miss. This past visit though, we decided to go in and try it out for lunch. We were delighted. I had the meat balls, spaetzel, red cabbage and mushroom sauce. My husband had... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went for lunch. Nice snitzel and rosti potatoes. Fair wine list typical prices for similar places. Apple strudel wad decent but not really good. Coffee was nothing special, no eresso. Service was good

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Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were going to the Mexican place in Sidney but it was closed so we went here and are so glad we did. The food was some of the best quality I've had in Victoria / Sidney and was just delicious. The staff are wonderful. It's defiantly on my top favorites list !

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Traveling through Sidney and happened upon Bistro Suisse. What a wonderful meal and excellent service... they were crowded but took us in without reservation.

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North Saanich, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have dined here several times in the past five years primarily for business lunches and on a couple of occasions for special outings for a birthday and anniversary celebration. While I can not say I have had a truly bad meal here, there has been some degree of variability in quality the past couple of years and that perhaps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are a fan of good food, well cooked, then Bistro Suisse is the place for you, They have a wide selection of entrees, and will provide what amounts to a half-serving (one schnitzel) for lighter appetites. The rosti and spaetzle are outstanding, and if it leaves some people with extensive experience in the 'real' schnitzel wanting more -... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have traveled extensively in Germany and Austria and therefore have had some wonderful Schnitzel. We were hoping we could have the equivalent at Bistro Suisse in Sidney. The Schnitzel was acceptable, not exceptional and the accompanying potato Rosti was very disappointing. It was always a favourite of mine and I had hoped for something much more authentic. The prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2470 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: German, Swiss, European

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?