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 109 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OliverD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 service and food as always, will be back for sure <3

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AashaS
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome venue with amazing staff food. Would highly recommend

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Oliviap
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and waitress was friendly and attentive. Perfect spot for a cheeky weekday lunch with a glass of wine, main and coffee served quickly (but not rushed!) will be back

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TDB1
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food! Especially the pasta. We'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All great!

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Wompa
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great feed !!!
This was a really good lunch, service was top, food on point. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just love this place. Super friendly staff, great food. Always a great pit stop either the Newtown or Philip Street. Mar tinny a go go! Anchovies and the best platters in town.

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TwoHappyDiners
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was my second time there.

This time we had main courses which were excellent

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JamieB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, great beverage selection, huge wine list, great ambiance.... We can't forget the staff, a well oiled machine, friendly and accommodating! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The food was overpriced for what was presented. The pasta dish was very small for the price. Bread did not come with the meal - unheard of in Europe.

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JosephineA
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Great spot went with husband before watching a movie great meal great starters/entree.
Definitely would go again

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SimrinN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The pasta was absolutely amazing - so delicious! Service was also super friendly and attentive! Prices can be pricey, but every bite was definitely yum!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked for my team's end-of-year lunch.
Waited at the 'wait here' sign; no one seated us
Walked in and waited, got pointed to a table
Waited
Waited
Got up and got us some menus from the kitchen; someone came and poured us water
Waited
Waited
Walked out after half-an-hour when no one even took our drinks order; took my team for burgers.

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FlippingAround
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food better than expected. Place is nice enough.
Food better than expected. Place is nice enough.

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MaryH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed happy hour at Continental Deli, the food was delicious and the coctail in a can was great.

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Suzanne
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love Continental for all sorts of reasons - the food is soooo interesting and the service is terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious pasta!

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GailB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
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.

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vipkatt
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipdetritus
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Ellie
New York Area
3 reviews
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.

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AlineM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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

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vipVincentC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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JeremyW
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.

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VanessaC
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!

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Tashery
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.

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

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

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DominiqueH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

What happened to the amazing sandwich menu?

Service always super slow

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JacquiF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
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.

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Tash
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.

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Andrea
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , great atmosphere
Will go back

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DonnaC
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.

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Customer
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Baramet
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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

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

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PeterH
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.

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

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

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

A great relaxed place for a drink or casual meal.

FAQs

Continental Deli CBD offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9922 7347.

Continental Deli CBD is rated 4.6 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.