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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

Private Party Contact:
Catherine - enquiries@portenoevents.com.au: (02) 8624 3131

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

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Interesting wine list. quality service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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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Food5
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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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·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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Value5

 
·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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food4
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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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food4
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Service5
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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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Food4
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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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Food5
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·Dined on 7 July 2017

In one word - BRILLIANT! Food, service, atmosphere was superb. I'll be a regular customer from now on 👍

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Great food, friendly and informed staff, great atmosphere. And not pretentious at all!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 24 June 2017

Good ambience and service, but extremely noisy at times. The food was delcious, especially the baked Beetroot stracciatella, shredded mozzarella cheese, toasted bread crumbs and rocket. We have had another three servings if we could. So moorish. Unfortunately, due to an extremely noise table of 4 next to us, we had to miss dessert. Shame.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 24 June 2017

Absolutely loved our evening at Continental Deli - we went for the banquet menu so we could try a bit of everything. Food was delicious, amazing cocktails, very attentive service and an overall buzzing atmosphere. Will go again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 21 June 2017

as always the welcome was friendly and genuine this restaurant always is so spot on it just never looses its cool,nothing is too much effort and the staff are so nice..the food the recommendations always precise..

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 June 2017

A unique concept in serving canned foods.

Food was delicious and service exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 9 June 2017

First time in Bistro upstairs - previously had charcuterie/shared plates downstairs.

On this occasion we had the degustation - exceptionally good value - if anything too much food but fairly well paced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 June 2017

As soon as you walk in you're greeted by the lovely staff and ushered to your table... wait staff are super attentive and were knowledgable enough to answer questions on menu items and confident enough to make suggestions based on our requests.

The food came out and we were delighted with what we were served... our table was a little tight to the wall, but we enjoyed our experience regardless.

Would definitely return and will recommend to friends! 😊

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 31 May 2017

From the get go, the service was amazing. Table was ready even though we were a little early, & our waitress was very attentive without being ever present. She made recommendations when we ordered and stopped us from ordering a massive plate that would have put us in a food coma. The food was incredible, the steak tartare & potato puree was so good, I thought about it again this morning. All up - would recommend in the blink of an eye. Thank you for helping us celebrate our anniversary in style!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 20 May 2017

The food is amazing if you are looking to try something a bit different. They really know how to put flavours together and I love that it's all about sharing here. The staff are warm and friendly and the place has a great vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
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·Dined on 19 May 2017

I'm in hospitality & it's taken me a while to get here, but wow it blew us away! My bf & I have been trying to take each other here on a date for so long. Bang on service, food, wine & martinis were amazing. Perfect end to a busy week.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
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·Dined on 18 May 2017

Restaurant is beautiful with lovely kit out. Food was good but overpriced for what was served. Wine list is exceptional however more affordable options should be included circa $40-$50. Service was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 14 May 2017

From the second we walked in, the staff greeted us so amiably it was really refreshing. They are thorough, eager to please and friendly.

The food was great - we ordered the cheese and charcuterie board with the softest, spongiest sourdough (could've done with some salt in our olive oil), kingfish, steak tartare and a pumpkin & stracciatella dish. We got the crepe suzette for dessert and it was a bit too liquer-y or bitter for our tastes. Prices are a little on the steep side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on 6 May 2017

Food was good. Nice ambience. But staff kept rushing us - hurrying us to order, taking our plates away before we finished and checking on us every five minutes so we can eat and leave. If you have tables for people to sit down and eat....let them sit down and eat. Otherwise just have a bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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