Continental Deli Newtown

4.7
436 reviews
$40 and under
European
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gerard
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed so much our evening at the Continental Newtown. We tried the one in the CBD totally not the same vibe. The food has a taste, the atmosphere is like in the best NYC delicatessen, the drink came in a can, the waitress was the best ever. If you are served by Stephanie you will have an amazing evening, she knows all the menu and its nuances, she is adorable and professional. This makes a huge difference to our evening, can't wait to go back Chi & Gerard

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Grifterspaleale
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting on Australia St (just off king st) is a lovely and calm way to spend your afternoon. We had the cheese and charcuterie board: a delicious selection of prosciutto, ham, salami and brie, goats cheese, and so on. A great spot to go with a close circle of friend - even just for some relaxing drinks. Lovely staff as well.

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Sharon
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food, epic drinks! Always a great experience

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ChrisH
Osaka
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing vibe. Will recommend highly to everyone!

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IsabellaB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, restaurant looks lovely, and the food was AMAZING.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Wouldn’t go back - was on my bucket list of restaurants to try since they opened in the cbd - awkward seating in bar area facing mirrored wall in Newtown. Drinks were good. Food nothing to rave about. Overall, uncomfortable - If we had known would definitely given it a BIG miss.

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JoshuaH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, Fabulous service. Highly recommended, it’s definitely my new favourite local.

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DeeA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely exceptional, exquisite food and service to match.

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SophieM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome venue. Staff are incredible. The menu is like no other, something different each dish which was amazing. Heard only the best reviews about Continental and they didn’t fault. Will be back for sure!

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Rebekah
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Waitress was rude & extremely pushy - she told that out time allocation was up and had to leave - even though there were still empty tables
We were not advised that there was a time limit for our booking.

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vipLeeJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was tasty as hell with good options and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always. Delicious meats and cheeses, accompanied by perfectly blended cocktails.

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BroganC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our experience. The waiters were very knowledgeable and attentive. Loved the food and will definitely be back

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RocknRoll
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than enjoying amazing food and wine. Another wonderful experience at Continental Deli Newtown.

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SandeepS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, outstanding hospitality and the best combination of ambience for a lovely dinner

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Jules
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very good, Covid safe. The food & wine were excellent, great atmosphere very relaxing.

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TYRONB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the deli - great food and wine selection and the cocktails in cans are amazing!
Keep coming back because not only is it great, it’s decent value for money.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

4th visit - we both love this place. They have a selection of interesting wines and cocktails to try. The food is very tasty so, while portion size is not XL, it is great for sharing so you can try some more flavours, AND, there's room for dessert or a plate of interesting cheeses matched to a(nother) wine! Staff are attentive but relaxed, cheerful and welcoming. Great place for an above standard casual meal downstairs and comfortable dining upstairs.

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VanessaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love this place - so fun and the food is always great!

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TarynC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delight. Food and atmosphere are great. Staff attentive but not intrusive.

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timl
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good simple menu, the food is well presented, great wine and great service

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Pierre
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Cosy and private but casual ambiance. Excellent venue. Simple menu. Great opening times. Excellent place for a casual dinner.

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BeckB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’m not a lover of sitting at the bar due to my sore back, however with Covid there was little choice. Wine was great. Service was also good. Meats & cheese were delicious, although I wish you could choose your own for the charcuterie, and the biscuits they were severed with were too few and a bit average. Tinned scallops were over powered by the sauce, bit still delicious. We missed out on the octopus which was a shame. I would come back and there was plenty on the menu we were interested in trying.

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GeorgeBL
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, cool concept and great food.

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JennP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Did not disappoint. Good food & wine. Highly recommended.

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HannahB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We had a lunch booking but when we arrived were told that none of the sandwiches were available - Keep in mind these make up the better half of the lunch menu so this was pretty disappointing!
We ended up sharing a selection of cheese, charcuterie and the steak tartare which were all very tasty (tartare especially), but we were disappointed we couldn’t get the sandwiches which is what we had booked in for and none of the other lunch options were very appealing to us.

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SallyP
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 love it! Great menu, set menu was so perfect, wine was great. Thank you ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!

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LucindaC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service made the lunch even better than the food.

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MagdaleneT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Service was great and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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HayleyY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Always perfect, the staff are friendly and efficient making it a perfect dining experience

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RichieRich
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome place just one thing...should really have an espresso machine to serve coffee and really make it a proper European cafe/deli/bistro... :-)

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a special spot. We loved the window seat, close to the counter yet able to watch the world go by. Attentive staff with excellent recommendations, a great wine list and the food. The food makes you want to keep eating even when you’re full. Day time, night time, I’ll be back soon Continental. Thank you.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I loved the Continental Deli. It was our anniversary and it couldn't have been nicer. The Steak Tartare and Roast Chicken were perfect. The cocktails also were superb. The House cured meats and cheese looked sensational. Best of all though was the waitress who was charming and lovely.

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zoef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, intimate but vibrant environment and amazing service

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GoodOne
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Super service, killer tight wine list!!!!

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CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything Continental does! ❤️ I love the decor and ambience of upstairs - favourite thing is the egg yolk and charcuterie XO pasta - pls don’t take it off the menu!

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Liza
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food.

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RowenaC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love our dinners at Continental. Tasting menu was perfect - all of the hits.

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donnaS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Love the food, exorbitant prices for the amount produced on a plate.
Unfortunately this is For a special Occasion rather than a favourite lunch spot!

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Continental Deli Newtown is rated 4.7 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.