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About Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

On Newtown’s Australia Street, you will see a small, square red light burning. Past the Courthouse, past the Police Station and just beyond the Fire Station. Founded by Elvis Abrahanowicz and Joe Valore of Porteño , and Jesse Warkentin and Michael Nicolian (of Bodega and Gardel’s Bar, respectively), our Continental Deli Bar & Bistro is the next institution on this iconic Sydney street.

Continental is the realised passion for a neighbourhood deli. Bring your basket to purchase your specialty deli essentials, be it charcuterie for your next days sandwich, fromage for a friend, or all the elements for a perfect picnic. We have sourced what we consider the most interesting, rare and delicious cheeses and charcuterie as well as an impressive range of tinned delicacies; anchovies from the Bay of Biscay, clams and cockles from Galicia, sardines from France. We are however most proud of the items we have canned ourselves from incredible local produce.

210 Australia Street
Newtown, AU-NSW 2042
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Bistro

Hours of operation:
Mon - Sun, 12 noon - Late

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 8624 3131

Website:
http://www.continentaldelicatessen.com.au/

Catering:
Please contact Catherine at enquiries@portenoevents.com.au for more information on catering options.

Public Transport:
Three Minute walk from Newtown Station

Executive Chef:
Elvis Abrahanowicz, Jesse Warkentin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

We can accommodate bookings of up to 25 people and exclusive use bookings for special events - please get in touch with your enquiries.

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

Went for lunch - limited menu but suitable for grazing and sharing so long as you like your charcuterie, cheese and wine! Definitely worth the visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 4 days ago

The new menu is really great the wait staff were exceptional. Very tentative and helpful with the menu knew what we should order and how much. Friendly and nothing was too difficult for them. Wine was great as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Cold cuts and cheeses were amazing! Love the down to earth and low key, yet very cool vibe of the restaurant/bar. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 28 January 2018

Max looked after us and he was fabulous!! Very experienced and friendly and knew his stuff! Wine was always full and food was divine!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 27 January 2018

Food was perfect for lunch but there was plenty more to choose from if a more substantial meal was wanted. Staff were so obliging and fun. Wines were a bit different to the usual. A lovely experience all round

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 20 January 2018

The staff here are wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Excellent service, personalised, friendly and prifessional, you can tell that everyone is well looked after. The food was very good, everything had a taste to it, the flavour were well combined, I can’t just describe one dish as we had the buffet menu (6 course dego) and all items were great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 January 2018

Continental Newtown just seems to get better and better. Staff are amazing young dedicated and very very knowledgable able to guide you thru without sounding obnoxious. Recommendations for wines courses and what goes with what exceptional. We did set menu as there were 5 of us 1 x Vegetarian and they catered especially for them single dishes for their requirements so top marks to kitchen and floor staff for communication.
Another fun dining experience that makes it a great a local that continually gets better every visit !!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 1 January 2018

Great food and quiet place for good conversation! Have been here 3 times and the food is consistently fantastic. This time we enjoyed the sourdough, mussels, charcuterie board, octopus and lamb rump. Would recommend all these dishes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

A thoroughly exquisite experience. From the memorable food, outstanding wine list and excellent service. All the elements were balanced beautifully.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 17 December 2017

We were looking for somewhere nice to have a Sunday lunch and the Continental exceeded our expectations.The staff are very friendly and know how to guide you through the menu to ensure you get exactly what you want. Everything we ate was exceptional, each dish has it's own flavour the sauces on each dish is a standout so get the bread to clean up the plate. There is a good wine list which compliments the food. We selected three small dishes one large and desert which was a good serve.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 December 2017

What a wonderful place to eat and drink.. Love everything about this place

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 December 2017

lovely space- food a huge disappointment. two entrees (“sharing plates”) too tiny to share, a drink each - $80! we had the early sitting and waited and waited for food- when it came and we realised we’d leave hungry it was too late to order more (had to be put by 8:30) if the waiter had mentioned this when we first ordered, we might have reconsidered our choices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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Food4
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Good restaurant, chefs menu is excellent. Most wines however above $60.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 21 November 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Interesting wine list. quality service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

My wife and I had a fabulous meal, simple and delicious. The service was personable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

First visit with friends. Dined many times with my parter. It's now a firm favourite dining spot. Food is always exciting and the menus changes regularly. The ambiance is great, be it at the bar downstairs or the restaurant seating upstairs.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Great spot. Enjoyed the beautiful cheeses and meats, freshly sliced from the fabulous deli selection. Staff were friendly and attentive. Good wine list. Definitely go back again

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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Converted house, good space upstairs in main restaurant. Service was exceptional and very friendly and helpful. Food was great, we really enjoyed our starters - mussels in Harissa with kaffir lime leaf and the quirky scallops in green tomato sauce. We had a section of cold meats, cheddar and anchovies. All splendid and of the highest quality. The restaurant came higly recommended and it did not disappoint. Give it a go, you will not regret it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 23 October 2017

We wanted somewhere to meet friends we hadn't seen in 4 years on a Monday night in Newton area, with a degestation / chefs menu type of dining. This isn't the easiest on a Monday so we chose The Continental & hoped for the best. We had a great meal with superb service in a lovely little dining area, we weren't rushed at all even though it was getting late by the time we left & we were even able to buy some lovely cheese from the deli on the way out.

A thoroughly lovely evening, agreed by all 4

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 18 October 2017

Outstanding. Really, really good restaurant. Fantastic menu and great, attentive and unpretentious service. Food was superb. There was a slight mix up with the bill but that was sorted out with no problem at all. I only mention it as evidence of their great ethos and service. Thoroughly recommend the Continental Deli to anyone. Vegans might want to make sure there are enough menu choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on 11 October 2017

One of the best meals I have had in Sydney this year. Exciting combination of flavours which really worked. The only drawback was that no coffee or tea was available. With such lovely dinner and dessert, it seemed a pity we couldn't finish off with a hot drink.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Our waitress knowledge was noted. Definitely will go again. Our waitress/hostess Zoe was sensational.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Would recommend their Chef's menu. Service was top notch! Will definitely be back for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 28 September 2017

Delicious food - really enjoyed the steak tartare and the cheese and charcuterie board
Attentive service. Food served quickly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 27 September 2017

Trendy and upmarket on entering, great service but perhaps a little too attentive upstairs. Menu was limited and overpriced for Newtown. We booked for the 6 pm session, we were the only diners upstairs and there was no atmosphere, too quiet. Most dishes were high quality but for a bunch of Italians being served mortadella on a platter is a bit like being served Devon. When you are paying that much you really want some top notch speciality meats! Don't think I'd bother going back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was delicious and the wine tasty as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

Great food complimented by dedicated service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 September 2017

The Continental Deli Bar did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was friendly. Our favourite dish was the grilled calamari.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great experience! Fantiastic food, warm ambiance, lovely, helpful and accommodating staff. Couldn't recommend it more highly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Again Continental delivers with punching well above expectations. Every time we dine here the food gets better and better - fresh innovative sublime favours. Four of us did dinner and let Continental choose the courses a great way to savour all the favourites a plus a few new tastes. Not one let done each course timed to perfection presented brilliantly and taste combinations brilliant. Hhard to pick best - we all had different favourites

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 September 2017

The service is always outstanding. Dominique is the most friendliest and professional host EVER. 10/10 just for her smile alone.
The wine list, the aperitifs, the digestifs, the cocktails are brilliant. We had a beautiful Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
The food is unbelievable. The banquet is an amazing deal. That dessert - chocolate pudding with cumquat and yoghurt sorbet to die for.
This isn't the first time I've been. But everytime I dine here, I'm always amazed at how fabulous the place is.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

I find this place a nice venue for a quiet meal for 2-4 friends.
Not a budget restaurant, but affordable, tapas style food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

Really enjoyed it and can't wait to come back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

Excellent and even better service. Would recommend to anyone

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

Good food, service great, if a little haphazard.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Great little place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 18 July 2017

A group of us dined at Continental on Tuesday night and can not stop raving about how fantastic the food, service and venue was. The food has a nice twist and we loved how it was nice to be eating something different, the service was excellent, we were seated in a private area and they were more than flexible with our changing guest numbers and the venue decor is full of character. I can not recommend it highly enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 16 July 2017

Delicious food and fabulous service in a relaxed atmosphere in the upstairs Bistro. Looking forward to enjoying the downstairs bar at another time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 15 July 2017

The waitstaff were very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was lovely; downstairs was vibrant whilst upstairs was quite peaceful, yet lively. The food was not as good as I had anticipated as the flavours were not balanced perfectly with many of the sauces/dressings being too strong (this was the case with the watercress salad and the octopus). The chocolate cake desert was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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