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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.
Newtown, AU-NSW 2042
European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Bistro
Hours of operation:
Mon - Sun, 12 noon - Late
$40 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(02) 8624 3131
Please contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on catering options.
Three Minute walk from Newtown Station
Elvis Abrahanowicz, Jesse Warkentin
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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
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
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 !!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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