Continental Deli Newtown
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.
We can accommodate bookings of up to 25 people and exclusive use bookings for special events - please get in touch with your enquiries.View Private Dining Details
Delectable foods from all over plus learned staff to guide the experience.
Food absolutely amazing great value and amazing service will definitely be back! Thank you
This is everything you want from a dining experience. Service, atmosphere, quality food and great value. I might eat here again 20 times this year.
Was downstairs at bar. Had what they recommended the charcuterie and some cucumber and cheese salad plus the tinned razor clams. Must say was underwhelmed and the portions were quite small. I believe the bistro upstairs may be better
We dined on a busy Friday night and came in at about 8:30pm to celebrate our engagement. From the moment we arrived we were taken care of by the amazing and friendly staff. We were taken upstairs and our request to have a romantic and private table was accommodated. We were served by a couple of waitresses and a gentlemen named Max and received some of the best service we have ever gotten in any restaurant. The service alone won us over and we hadn't had any food at that point.
The food was amazing, we had the octopus which was divine and the pork belly was the best of ever had. Kudos to the team at Continental. Definitely won us both over.
Disappointed by their limited menu items with 2 seafood mains unavailable
Great food - dining upstairs lovely but seriously too dark to even see the menu! Would recommend for a date night or with friends
The service was impeccable, attentive but not pushy, and we were encouraged to graze over our food over several hours - a nice change from the strict 2 hour table sittings so many restaurants adopt these days. Gracias x
A very good restaurant with excellent food and a comprehensive wine list (a little expensive I thought) - the food itself was excellent and varied (although I’m not a great fan of share plates) - again food was excellent and wine as well - service was also prompt and friendly
Great food and knowledgeable staff who love their work
We thought your restaurant was absolutely outstanding. The food was wonderful - different, beautiful flavours, tender, varied - just gorgeous. The service was also outstanding - friendly, quick, attentive but not intrusive. It was quiet and intimate. Thank you for a beautiful night.
Always a great meal and lovely strong cocktails !!
Always an exceptional experience. Fantastic food, great atmosphere and superb drinks.
I'd last been to Continental Deli the week it first opened and the upstairs Bistro wasn't in existence. I was so pleased to return and wasn't disappointed. Took two friends on our way to the theatre around the corner and had a really happy and delicious time. Every share dish was sublime - Charcuterie Plate, prawns, potato, octopus and salad.
The wait staff were professional and understanding. We had a problem with our wine choice and they sorted it out in a very flexible way for which we were very grateful. So look forward to going back again hopefully much sooner next time.
Fantastic food with the steak tartare a stand out. We found the service to be very friendly and efficient. Varied wine selection too
Booked for dinner for a family of five (youngest is 13). We were seated upstairs at a large shared table but with enough space between us and the other diners to not feel we were intruding on them or vice versa. The degustation menu with its varied dishes, fresh flavours and generous portions is great value at 65pp. Highlights include the steak tartare, octopus, spatchcock and the trio of desserts. While the restaurant was full and bustling on a Friday night the service was consistently friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Continental Deli and expect I’ll return when next visiting Sydney.
Service was friendly but not switched on! .
Amazing service food and ambience I had such an amazing afternoon can’t wait to come back
My husband and I had the set menu, cold meats, olives and gerkins to start. This was all beautiful. Next we had steak tartare, superb, followed by a cucumber salad, also amazing. The octopus was the best we have ever eaten. I cannot usually eat spatchcock but this was falling off the bone, so tender. I also do not usually choose rum baba, but this was exquisite.
Our servive was impeccable. Our wine was a beautiful Sicilian Nero D'Avola. We had a perfect night.
Beautiful and vibrant venue. Perfect for wine and cheese with friends, and even better for date nights. A cheese lover’s paradise. Waitstaff were attentive and food was prepared quickly. Can’t recommend enough.
Three of us went to celebrate a birthday, the service was excellent, I’ve only experienced similar at 5 star restaurants with staff who know their stuff and care about their customers dining experience.
The food was wonderful, creative, full of flavour and filling!
The cocktails and wine were perfect with our meal.
Overall I’d rate this place as one of the best I’ve been to in Newtown.
Do yourself a favour, try this place, you’ll be very pleased!
On my way out I noticed a big table which would seat +10, I’m already planning my next party there ;-)
Terrific food, polite, friendly and knowledgeable staff
Really friendly staff. Good food and very good wine.
Food came out relatively quickly as well. Had a really good night with great ambiance.
Food was great, but the service was poor. Waitress was not helpful, telling us that she only worked there a couple of days a week and therefore didn’t know what the wines or even food was like. She made very little effort to find out.
The food was wonderful. The lighting was too dim . The staff very friendly . The noise was tough !
Food is outstanding and the service was excellent - we asked for a wine recommendation and it was spot on.
We had the $75 set menu (extra cheese course) and I don't agree that the servings were small - it was more than sufficient and such good quality. I actually wouldn't do the extra course again as with the desserts it was too much food. It is expensive - yes but not outrageous, comparable to other restaurants of this calibre. I think because it is Newtown and looks like a wine bar downstairs (not in a bad way) there is an expectation that it will be similar in price to the Thai establishments/pubs and its a different experience. The cocktail bars around Newtown charge the same for cocktails, wine by the bottle/glass is higher. Overall, I would recommend for a special occasion, you could pay less without the set menu.
Our first time at Continental and it was fabulous. Both the food and the service were 5 star. Interesting flavours and combinations and friendly and efficient service. We were upstairs and it was much quieter than downstairs when we arrived, but by the time all the tables were full upstairs it was very noisy. I think it could also do with a little more light upstairs. But overall it was really good and I'm looking forward to our next visit.
Generally really love this place and have been on other occasions. Unfortunately this time the special rigatoni carbonara was very much on the salty side.
Thanks for an amazing meal. Could not fault it. One of the best Sydney restaurants I’ve been to!
great food and excellent staff (who on a hot day should be allowed to wear shorts).
We booked this venue for a double birthday dinner.
We were suggested to have the Banquet at $65 p/head.
The word Banquet means a good serving of food.
Now, we are not big eaters, but something is terribly wrong with your portion sizes as we all felt
that we had to fill up on bread.
The owners need to rectify this ,as value for money is not at this restaurant.
P.s We travelled from Avoca Beach for this.
Great staff and food made this a memorable lunch we will definitely be coming back
Luckily this is our go to before we go out on any evening. Great place, excellent service, wonderful bartenders and fantastic food
The only unfortunate thing is that it is very popular, but you can book on open table which is great
Loved the decor of the place, and small seating area had lots of character and good vibes. Grilled octopus and steak tartare were highlights and service was very friendly despite a clearly very busy time.
Overall the atmosphere, service, and food were outstanding. We really enjoyed our dinner and it was quite a memorable evening. If anything the seating was in close quarters to other diners, some of whom were more energetic than others. However, this did not distract from the attentiveness of the staff and the timeliness of food service.
Really good but very slow with the drinks. We had food arrive before we had even had a drink!
The charcuterie platters are perfect and the salad we chose was delicious. Lunch at Continental is a wonderful way to catch up with friends and sample a glass or two of wine from an international wine list.
Brilliant service, stunning food, interesting interior. If you’re thinking about going, just go! You won’t regret it.
Lovely food and staff but unfortunately the noise in the restaurant made the evening terribly difficult. We were only a table of 3 but conversation had to be yelled because of the volume of the music. Even when other tables were emptied towards the end of the evening it was still almost impossible to hear what we were saying to each other! A shame. The lighting was also almost non existent so difficult to say Id the food was presented well. It was certainly tasty.
Great atmosphere , good small but interesting menu , great wine , good value and the service was exceptional : friendly and attentive . I will be back soon