Continental Deli Bar and Bistro
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.
Great dinner with my partner. We got the tasting menu for $65 a head and chose a nice bottle of wine that was good value for money. The food was so good. They even accommodated the dessert to be diabetic friendly by giving my cheese instead. Fantastic meal. Definitely coming back.
We enjoyed the meals, cosy and awesome service. We were advised that the plates are meant for sharing, which i thought meant a pretty good size portion. unfortunately it was smaller than expected. It didn't help that our group didn't want to share, which made it pretty difficult since the dish didn't come out altogether. The dishes were lovely, I had the daily specials- grilled sardines and shared the pork sausage with the group. The mash potatoes was really creamy and rich - very tasty but thinking that if this is a shared dish, perhaps it's best served separately on a side bowl rather than it laid on the plate. Overall taste was awesome, just need work on the plating if it's for sharing....
Overall a great place with a unique "deli-inspired" offering. Food was great and very high value (though a bit salty - it is a deli after all I suppose). Atmosphere was exciting and nice without feeling contrived. Service was attentive and exceptionally friendly. The bar forgot a drink and the kitchen missed a dish we had ordered but staff worked hard to accommodate and make up for it.
I think the in-house canned cocktails were very cute, but afterwards felt the use of cans was a bit wasteful.
Overall exceptional value, great food, and an awesome experience. This will go in our rotation for sure.
Staff were exceptional with their knowledge and professionalism with a friendly manner and they went out of their way to make you feel welcome. Food was tasty. Risotto was my favourite.
Everything done at its best. Food, Wine and Service on point.
Food and cocktails are unreal, definite must to check out if in the area. If not it's worth the trip, booked in the morning and got an 8pm seat. Waitresses were friendly and quite helpful, all round it was a fantastic experience and would recommend to any and every one
Not impressed. It's a fairly hollow dining room (unlike the vibe down in the bar) and the food wasn't impressive. Carrot dish - carrots were overcooked; risotto - tasteless and white (no broccoli in the broccoli risotto??); salad very overdressed with vinaigrette. Wine was pretty average. Most outrageous part of the evening though was to order coffee with dessert. "Sorry, we don't do coffee". What..??!! We were told we could go up to King St cafes for coffee. Seemed very odd to run a restaurant but not be able to put a coffee machine in!
Not the experience we had hoped for and wouldn't go back
I went here for a Saturday lunch with my mum and boyfriend. The food, service and atmosphere was truly excellent. Would highly recommend!!
All waitresses were unbelievable. All offering exceptional hospitality and the menu knowledge to back it up. The food was similarly unreal. Absolutely great experience. In particular one lovely woman excelled: My mum asked for the bill just before I went up to pay myself and she returned the bill book with a very nice hand written note to explain that I had paid. Really above and beyond. Thank you so much for it all!
Great restaurant / deli for its food, bar, service and ambience!
We absolutely loved everything about our dinner! The menu was exciting and different than most sydney upscale dinners. Our bartender and waiter was highly knowledgeable and made amazing cocktails. Can't wait to go back again soon!
Food always delicious & exciting! Table service is great, but waited 30 minutes to be seated despite having a booking. Staff member managing incoming customers was quite rude (& has been regularly when we visit).
The food was exquisite, and the wine we had to accompany it was superb. The staff were unobtrusive yet attentive when we wanted them, efficient, warm, incredibly knowledgeable about the produce and the wine, and are clearly foodies themselves.
My only challenge was this: as a hearing impaired person, as the number of diners increased around me (and as their level of wine consumption rose), the noise became close to intolerable and we could not hear ourselves think. As a result, we left perhaps earlier than we might otherwise have done.
Service was good, but overall the degustation meal was overpriced for what it was. Just a so so meal, nothing particularly special.
Meals and drinks took ages to come, over 1 hour for 1 main. Communal table for 2 people wasn’t great as we were sitting side by side rather than opposite which is much better. Prices are through the roof for what you get. Disappointing as I loved it when it was newly opened.
One bonus is the Steak Tartare, delicious meal.
Always a warm welcome by the staff as cocktails are being whipped up, perfect slices of ham being shaved for platters and the rest of the staff so very friendly. Great food, great atmosphere and my favourite local!
Absolutely divine night. The staff were so accomodating and polite, but also knew how to have a laugh with us. The food was delightful as always and the drinks were so much fun. Thanks for having us.
amazing and unique menu options happy friendly staff just really great vibes!
Excellent, very warm and friendly service (all care), terrific food, gorgeous, bewitching space - what dining out is all about.
Just outstanding, an instant favourite. Every detail was attended to from the food, to the interiors, to the ambiance. The wait staff were friendly, knowledgeable and they happily accommodated our party of four adults plus a baby.
Thank you - Loved every part of it. I felt like I was back in my old hood in the Village in NYC. Wonderful staff, service, everything
Nice cheese plate will have to come back at night and try more goodies
Fantastic, friendly but professional service! Loved this restaurant, was innovative and yummy!
I took my two grandparents in their 70s and they loved every minute of it. 10/10
This is what dining out should be! Old school service- new school food!
Had a great night for friends birthday staff were very friendly and attentive.
would recommend to lots of other co workers and friends not my first time and will not be my last
I came here for mother's day and had a fantastic meal. My mother who loves the chance to try new places but still has somewhat traditional taste absolutely loved the food and venue in general. I've been here a few times now and for a range of different occasions and can't really speak more highly of the service, atmosphere and food.
Great place , we all loved it. My 4.5 month old son wanted to take my wife here for mother’s day ;) . He chose well.
Our second visit- our initial delight was confirmed (we live 3 hours from Sydney) - will come again next time we make the trip toSydney.
The food here was great: seemingly simple dishes with big flavours and just really great cuisine.
I was very happy with aspects of our dinner at Continental Deli. The menu is fun and interesting, the food is delicious, there is a good variety of choices and the atmosphere was fun overall. I would definitely recommend it and I will go again.
Such a fun and delicious dining experience. Loved everything about dining here. The chefs banquet menu is great value and a great way to try the whole menu. No visit is complete without the signature Mar-Tinny!
We have a social gathering every 3 months , called Dinner ladies. Trying new and up coming restaurants in Newtown.
Continental bar and deli , is amazingly good.
Quirky drinks , wine list extensive and then the food. Covers all diet requirements, plus it’s not a hassle for them to accomodate 1 person on the banquet. Food Yum
There staff are professional . Book as you won’t regret it
Really disappointing & a rip-off.
My boyfriend and I went for an early dinner on Saturday. We started with a cocktail that was $16 and barely 100ml. We had the crab avocado salad which had one tiny slither of crab but lots of lettuce and sauce. The calamari was crunchy (not battered) and finally the duck which was nearly $40 was four slices.
It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so ripped off at a restaurant.
A small restaurant/deli tucked away off the main hustle and bustle of Kings Street Continental is a really great example of the European style delis where good wine, cheese and meats are plentiful (alongside other smaller and larger sharing style plates). The atmosphere is great, feels vibrant and busy without compromising on service and of course the food is excellent. Giggly recommend getting the cheese and charcuterie board with some other smaller plates to go alongside!
Absolutely loved this place! Was recommended by a client and totally exceeded our already high expectations!
Food and service were fabulous. Wine list is very good and reasonably priced. It is however very noisy upstairs.
Delicious interesting food and great service as always 😊👍
Wonderful food and service. We went before attending to a concert at Enmore Theatre and was just perfect.