Continental Deli CBD

4.6
16 reviews
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Continental
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  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
With our Newtown original well-established as a local favourite, we now bring the Continental Deli to the city.
Founded by Elvis Abrahanowicz and Joe Valore of Porteño, and Jesse Warkentin and Michael Nicolian (of Bodega and Gardel’s Bar).

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.

You can expect to see many of our most popular dishes, our in house tinned seafood, our famous tinned cocktails as well many new dishes to try.
What 16 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.1
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ED
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food in a great location. Very difficult to hear people with the noise levels from the concrete floors.

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SO
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Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything you'd expect from this team of experts! A fantastic spread and variety of food, served by fantastic staff in amazing surroundings.

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OT
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Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great wine list and love the Deli selection

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GH
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Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food great service but man so noisy you have to really yell just to be heard . Tjann

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AY
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Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was fantastic but the restaurant can be very loud at certain parts of the night. Service was great as well!

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KH
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Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The staff were very friendly and helpful with the wine and food choices. They accommodated dietary requirements beautifully and everyone thought the food was delicious. As we were a group, we had the set menu. There was a good variety of food and most of us left very full. My only comment is that it is a very noisy restaurant. We had a lovely time - thanks for having us.

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VT
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Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food and service but quite expensive and very noisy

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RG
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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful venue great food and staff. The wine list is unreasonably expensive. Ultimately it will cost business. What a pity

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C
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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best city restaurant experience ever. Everything they've done has been really thought out and done with style and authenticity. Get there.

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G
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great to have the guys from Newtown in the city, good vibe and perfect for a business lunch, will be back for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The octopus and mango dish is very good. The service is excellent

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s
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Whilst the food was tasty & the staff attentive, the noise was unbearable.
We were not the only table struggling.
Too much hard standings. Need noise reduction implementing. Also keep the music to soft background sound not dominating.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was amazing. The recommendations from the staff were spot on. The kale bucatini was one of the nicest dishes I’ve ever had. Great cocktails, great music, great food, great people. Will be back.

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V
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Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a true Gem. The food is amazing and the staff were very welcoming and professional. Love this place

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AR
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Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very interesting menu and attentive wait staff. We loved everything we tried!

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SS
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Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Big fan of Continental Deli in Newtown and was please the CBD Deli opened so close to my office.
Took three colleagues in and we had a great meal. One of my colleagues is vegetarian and also allergic to alcohol (including in vinaigrette’s etc.) and the staff were very accommodating.
I had the French Dip sandwich... was great. Reminded me of Ross’ Moist Maker in Friends but to the quality you’d expect from somewhere like Continentala Deli.
Overall service and food were great - only thing to note is we were glad we booked! Looked to be a small queue forming when we arrived.

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