Continental Deli CBD

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Continental
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 92 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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GB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

The food was excellent, but the venue is very load and not really suitable if you want to actually talk to your friends over the meal. The service was a bit casual.

k
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was my first time there and I loved it! Service was fantastic and had an amazing time! Thank you

d
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food with a nice vibe, 2nd time there and will go again

EL
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always food and service is impeccable! I always salivate over pictures of the dishes on instagram and they taste as mouthwatering as they look.

AM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Drinks and entrees very good but the mains not good at all.

VC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service but a little noisy for quiet conversation. Food....awesome!!!

JW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anna was our waiter for the night and her service was exceptional. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was very swanky. Keep up the incredible work Anna! Such a value to the team at Continental.

VC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such delicious food. Very well looked after as a coeliac/gluten free diet. Incredibly lovely and helpful staff, fantastic place for my birthday lunch!

T
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Wait service, would recommend.
Food was very enjoyable however the kitchen had run out of bread at 7pm.
Will be back earlier to try the french dip.

SZ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

What happened to the amazing sandwich menu?

Service always super slow

JF
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Slack service and loud 70’s music spoilt the food and wine. It was my first time there and will be my last. When asked if they could turn volume down, was told the “couldn’t” the “ wouldn’t” as “our clientele like it” clearly my friend and I are not their clientele, therefore they won’t miss my $2-300.00 spend on my clients each week, many of which work right on their doorstep.

T
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent service & very attentive, beautiful food offerings and wine list. It’s a must go to.

A
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yes it was a nice experience but a little too expensive - value for money - the wine card was pretty expensive compared to other similar restaurants.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , great atmosphere
Will go back

DC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely evening - all aspects of the night were very good from our welcome to our departure.

C
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Decent food but there are plenty of cheaper similar options around CBD

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good especially the french dip. Great service too!

B
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, great service, great drinks. definitely go again.

KT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT menu, YUMMY food, tasty wine and excellent service.

PH
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service were excellent in all particulars with a jolly good selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle. There were no negatives to the overall experience. The prices were what one would expect for a fancy restaurant.
I would happily visit again.

TF
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, venue, food, drinks and vino
Tempsrutee was in point

MS
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A great relaxed place for a drink or casual meal.

MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant like no other in the CBD with wonderful food and impeccable service.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The meatball sandwich was lukewarm this time hence not as good as previous times.

Unfortunately the restaurant is always very noisy otherwise great place with good food and service.

JC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Continental Deli CBD is a good addition to the dining options in the Phillip St precinct.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The pasta with lamb ragu was excellent with a glass of Pinot noir. A seat by the window to watch the passing parade of lawyers on Phillip Street. Very enjoyable.

BA
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

The noise level was at SCREAMING PITCH and therefore the experience was unpleasant. I'd never go back.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The french dip is a much try! Great restaurant, will certainly be back.

S
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

In fact I took another friend two days later.
She was delighted because her daughter had told her about Newtown Continental.
Continental CBD is a fabulous venue in the city for lunch or an early dinner!

GM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I love the Newtown venue but the CBD not so much. I had a $20 toastie which actually had too much cheese in it & tasted like it was fried in old fat. Made me feel sick.

C
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Wayyyy too overpriced and the eggplant parmigiana was terrible

J
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, Service and Ambience were exceptional. A little pricey, but considering the value it was easy to get over the initial shock.

RR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Has become one of my favorite eating places. Obviously the noise is an issue at peak times but once it empties out a bit its not so problem. Love the staff who are absolutely delightful. The food is magnificent and even just sitting at the bar and watching the world is fun too! Keep it up!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The French Dip sandwich is amazing, wafer thin roast beef and cheese in a baguette with a bowl of the cooking juices to dip it in. This is just served at lunchtime though.

J
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price. Not too noisy so good for business lunches.

SP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We attended on a Saturday night before going to an event. It is always so hard to find a good place to eat in the city on the weekend so we were thrilled to find you are open on Saturday. We have attended the Continental Deli at Newtown and loved it and we loved your city one as well - a different feel and ambiance but just as special and the food just as outstanding. Beautiful flavours, oh so tender meat and wonderful service. Thank you so much.

W
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

You wouldn’t expect to find such a top restaurant located in this part of the city. Casual setting but food produce and execution was exceptional.

VT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food and fantastic service but quite expensive and sooo noisy

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Noise obliterated the pleasure of dining and would return only if less noisy !