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Continental Deli CBD, Sydney, AU-NSW

Continental Deli CBD

4.5
4.5
223 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9922 7347

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Elvis Abrahanowicz, Jesse Warkentin

  • Catering

    We offer Cheese & Charcuterie platters. Get in touch to see our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to offer our beautiful restaurant for exclusive hire on Saturdays and Sundays for up to groups of 40-70 people. Get in touch via cbd@continentaldelicatessen.com.au outlining what type of event you would like to host.

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JA

    JAMESR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great pastas - a pasta, glass of wine and coffee will come to about $45/head With pasta, a bottle of wine , desert and coffees that will come to about $100/head for a table of three.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food Outstanding service from Thomas Loved our lunch and will definitely return soon

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service1ambience3

    Lovely food we couldn’t finish it all. Rude and indifferent staff, who frequently made us feel like we were putting them out by asking for simple things like water. Amazing food if you’re willing to tolerate the service

  4. JL

    JonathanL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food was nice, not exceptional. Had the French dip sandwich. Mustard could have a bit more zip to it. Service was slow considering it wasn’t busy when we got there. Nice ambience for lunch, food was acceptable but maybe best to get takeaway if you need to get back to the office in an hour.

  5. A

    Audrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Light and airy restaurant with terrific food and a great wine list. The wait staff were knowledgeable and knew their stuff. Recommended although a slightly expensive lunch.

  6. ZA

    ZoeAmelia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the most wonderful lunch, food was delicious and the service was amazing!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So good! Food is phenomenal. Service solid

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Loved the atmosphere and the food and cocktails were great!

  9. B

    Bree

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food and venue, we had an excellent time.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely excellent food and service Highly recommend

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food and great drinks! How can it get any better?? We loved everything that we tried and the cocktails were amazing as well. Highly recommend the Splice Ramos, the Corn Butter Scallops and the Steak Tartare. I will definitely be coming back for more!

  12. AK

    AmyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Wine was delicious. I had the tomato based pasta which was nice, but not outstanding. The pasta was chewy and bland. Unfortunately the prices on the menu didn’t match the prices on the bill.

  13. M

    Michaela

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1

    You don’t want to leave a restaurant after having a simple lunch at the cost of $120, feeling grumpy and dissatisfied. But that’s exactly how we felt! The service was inattentive and the music so loud, we could hear it approaching the restaurant from the street. I had the feeling the music was satisfying the managers taste, rather than the style and clientele of the restaurant. The food was OK, but overshadowed by the experience. Our overall experience was overpriced and unwelcoming.

  14. MW

    MeganW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Usually love this place and the service is very nice but slow. Love the zucchini, beef tartare and chicken but were extremely disappointed with the prawn pasta which lacked any sort of flavour.

  15. GR

    GemmaR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Continental Deli was a great spot for lunch. Good food, generous portion sizes. The canned cocktails are cool, my partner loved his Mar-tinny. Would happily return.

  16. CY

    CarolY

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service, definitely come back again!

  17. PS

    PatrickS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We love to eat at Continental but the city dosnt have the same feel as Newtown but it’s more roomy

  18. MS

    MaggianneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic, the food, drinks AND service was incredible, will certainly be back. THANK YOU

  19. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious with great choice options and the service was very good.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Our food wass

  21. a

    angie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The environment and service was good but the food lacked a bit of flavour perhaps a bit of salt to bring out the flavors more.

  22. AE

    AnaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, even better food! Perfect for a casual dinner.

  23. s

    sarahk

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great vibe. Delighted that Continental Deli is back with its brilliant menu.

  24. EM

    EstherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I have to say food, service etc was outstanding. My only comment would be the dining room is a little noisy, found myself having to ask things to be repeated when speaking among our table. Acoustics could be better. Will definitely return. Thank you

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, ambience - all outstanding. Perfect if you work in the city but have a guest who you’d like to treat well!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked a table Thursday night for Friday night dinner. On Friday, because of the bad weather, my friend cancelled as she was driving from Canberra that day. It was 5:58 PM when I tried to call the restaurant and reached a recording saying line was only manned up to 6 PM. I sent a message via open table to cancel the booking. There is no way I could cancel 2 days prior as the booking was made the night before. I understand that there is a policy but since I tried to call and was sent to recording while it was 2 mins before 6.

  27. H

    Howard

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Thanks for fitting in with our guests food requirements, but still allowing us to eat from your full chef's menu - great wine as well - love it here!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was amazing

  29. JC

    JennyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening. Service outstanding- welcoming and professional- delicious

  30. DP

    DeeP

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    I love Continental Deli. I've eaten in Newtown many times and CBD a few times. The food is just always outstanding. The pasta dishes are always a clever combination of flavours and ingredients and just taste so good, and everything else on the relatively small menu is equally delicious too. The wait staff are normally efficient and helpful, but yesterday (admittedly it was very busy in the city) service was a bit sloppy, slow and unfriendly (water splashed around while pouring, glasses not topped up). Won't stop me from going back again and again for the food though.

  31. KK

    KathrynK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love that place, great food great vibe and a great location.

  32. JR

    JulietteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The house made pasta is truly outstanding in both quality and taste. Happily, there is also a wine list to match! Would recommend and will go again.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was beautiful. Service was friendly, helpful, fun and informative. The decor was beautiful and felt cozy, although the space was larger than the Newtown location. There is a vibrancy to this restaurant that cannot be replicated. Thank you for a wonderful night.

  34. EC

    EvaC

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and wine. The service was also attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. I can’t wait to come back again soon!

  35. TC

    TimC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great experience but food service was a bit slow for a working lunch

  36. EF

    ErinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, exceptional service. Our server was particularly lovely and really made the night special.

  37. F

    Foodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing authentic Italian food and great service

  38. LF

    LeanneF

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice to be back in the city and enjoy a delicious lunch @ Continental Deli with friends

  39. M

    Mike

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great night out. The team at Continental Deli seemed as pleased as we were to be out and about. Great food and cocktails with tremendous service Well worth a visit

  40. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, nice staff. Definitely going there again.

FAQs

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

Continental Deli CBD is rated 4.5 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Continental Deli CBD

167 Phillip Street Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Elvis Abrahanowicz, Jesse Warkentin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 9922 7347

  • Catering

    We offer Cheese & Charcuterie platters. Get in touch to see our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to offer our beautiful restaurant for exclusive hire on Saturdays and Sundays for up to groups of 40-70 people. Get in touch via cbd@continentaldelicatessen.com.au outlining what type of event you would like to host.

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