Continental Deli CBD

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Continental
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  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
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 81 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

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 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , great atmosphere
Will go back

DC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

C
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

B
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

KT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

PH
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A great relaxed place for a drink or casual meal.

MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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

P
Sydney / NSW
48 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

S
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Wayyyy too overpriced and the eggplant parmigiana was terrible

J
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

SP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food and fantastic service but quite expensive and sooo noisy

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

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

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service in a nice CBD location the pork was great

k
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is always on point at the Continental, I'm a regular at the Newtown and wanted to go try the CBD store. The wait staff were friendly and helpful, paid attention to detail. The food was delicious as excepted and we had a lovely evening, I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

RS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Would go to the Newtown one if trying again.
Went for the French dip sandwich - told this isn’t done on the weekend, this isn’t advertised anywhere.
Atmosphere negative as in a dead part of the CBD.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Interesting menu and very tasty. The staff were very helpful as we were on a tight schedule.

P
Sydney / NSW
48 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch with an Alumna. Great time. Good food. Beef tartare always good.

S
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious friendly and stylish . Already sending more people to try. Why should the law firms nearby have all the pleasure.

RR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a much needed addition to the center of the Sydney’s eating places. The food is magnificent (although a few more occasional additions to the menu would be welcome), the wine list is amazing and the staff are simply wonderful. I wholeheartedly recommend Continental to anyone looking for a casual first rate dining experience.

a
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I’m gonna recommend all my friends to stay away from this place. Overpriced, pretentious food, noisy and overall unpleasant environment.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great restaurant. just a little too noisy making conversation difficult

IK
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

downfall was the lag in food. We were on a business lunch and were there for 2 hours when we should have been there for 1 as the food took so long to come out. Think they forgot the steak as it came out 20 minutes after all the rest of the food. Very nice server and delicious food.

r
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I opted for the tasting menu and we were all more than satisfied by the end. My favourite dish was the Cucumber Newyorkése with stracciatella and dill, but every dish was delicious and the portions were ample. (Indeed, we struggled somewhat with dessert.) Our cocktails were impeccable and we couldn't fault the service either. Many thanks to Mikey and the team for a splendid evening.

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