Continental Deli Newtown

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$40 and under
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European
On Newtown’s Australia Street, you will see a small, square red light burning. Past the Courthouse, past the Police Station and just beyond the Fire Station. Founded by Elvis Abrahanowicz and Joe Valore of Porteño , and Jesse Warkentin and Michael Nicolian (of Bodega and Gardel’s Bar, respectively), our Continental Deli Bar & Bistro is the next institution on this iconic Sydney street.

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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Wouldn’t go back - was on my bucket list of restaurants to try since they opened in the cbd - awkward seating in bar area facing mirrored wall in Newtown. Drinks were good. Food nothing to rave about. Overall, uncomfortable - If we had known would definitely given it a BIG miss.

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DeeA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exceptional, exquisite food and service to match.

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SophieM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome venue. Staff are incredible. The menu is like no other, something different each dish which was amazing. Heard only the best reviews about Continental and they didn’t fault. Will be back for sure!

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Rebekah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Waitress was rude & extremely pushy - she told that out time allocation was up and had to leave - even though there were still empty tables
We were not advised that there was a time limit for our booking.

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vipLeeJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty as hell with good options and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Delicious meats and cheeses, accompanied by perfectly blended cocktails.

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BroganC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience. The waiters were very knowledgeable and attentive. Loved the food and will definitely be back

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RocknRoll
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than enjoying amazing food and wine. Another wonderful experience at Continental Deli Newtown.

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SandeepS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, outstanding hospitality and the best combination of ambience for a lovely dinner

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Jules
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good, Covid safe. The food & wine were excellent, great atmosphere very relaxing.

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TYRONB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the deli - great food and wine selection and the cocktails in cans are amazing!
Keep coming back because not only is it great, it’s decent value for money.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

4th visit - we both love this place. They have a selection of interesting wines and cocktails to try. The food is very tasty so, while portion size is not XL, it is great for sharing so you can try some more flavours, AND, there's room for dessert or a plate of interesting cheeses matched to a(nother) wine! Staff are attentive but relaxed, cheerful and welcoming. Great place for an above standard casual meal downstairs and comfortable dining upstairs.

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VanessaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place - so fun and the food is always great!

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TarynC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight. Food and atmosphere are great. Staff attentive but not intrusive.

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timl
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good simple menu, the food is well presented, great wine and great service

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Pierre
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cosy and private but casual ambiance. Excellent venue. Simple menu. Great opening times. Excellent place for a casual dinner.

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BeckB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m not a lover of sitting at the bar due to my sore back, however with Covid there was little choice. Wine was great. Service was also good. Meats & cheese were delicious, although I wish you could choose your own for the charcuterie, and the biscuits they were severed with were too few and a bit average. Tinned scallops were over powered by the sauce, bit still delicious. We missed out on the octopus which was a shame. I would come back and there was plenty on the menu we were interested in trying.

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GeorgeBL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, cool concept and great food.

JP
JennP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Did not disappoint. Good food & wine. Highly recommended.

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HannahB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a lunch booking but when we arrived were told that none of the sandwiches were available - Keep in mind these make up the better half of the lunch menu so this was pretty disappointing!
We ended up sharing a selection of cheese, charcuterie and the steak tartare which were all very tasty (tartare especially), but we were disappointed we couldn’t get the sandwiches which is what we had booked in for and none of the other lunch options were very appealing to us.

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SallyP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 love it! Great menu, set menu was so perfect, wine was great. Thank you ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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LucindaC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service made the lunch even better than the food.

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MagdaleneT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Service was great and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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HayleyY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Always perfect, the staff are friendly and efficient making it a perfect dining experience

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RichieRich
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome place just one thing...should really have an espresso machine to serve coffee and really make it a proper European cafe/deli/bistro... :-)

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special spot. We loved the window seat, close to the counter yet able to watch the world go by. Attentive staff with excellent recommendations, a great wine list and the food. The food makes you want to keep eating even when you’re full. Day time, night time, I’ll be back soon Continental. Thank you.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved the Continental Deli. It was our anniversary and it couldn't have been nicer. The Steak Tartare and Roast Chicken were perfect. The cocktails also were superb. The House cured meats and cheese looked sensational. Best of all though was the waitress who was charming and lovely.

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zoef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, intimate but vibrant environment and amazing service

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GoodOne
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Super service, killer tight wine list!!!!

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CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything Continental does! ❤️ I love the decor and ambience of upstairs - favourite thing is the egg yolk and charcuterie XO pasta - pls don’t take it off the menu!

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Liza
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food.

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RowenaC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our dinners at Continental. Tasting menu was perfect - all of the hits.

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donnaS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Love the food, exorbitant prices for the amount produced on a plate.
Unfortunately this is For a special Occasion rather than a favourite lunch spot!

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Madeleine
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food and good place to eat with friends in a group

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ArnoF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Great spot in Newtown. Lovely food and very friendly and informative staff. Good wine list as well.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Food was incredible, we was on the banquet menu so much food for great value. Perfect little lunch or dinner spot!

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SharoltK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great cocktails! this place also has fantastic character and vibe. Will definitely be returning with friends and family.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, knowledgeable staff,
Classy, (yet relaxed) environment,
Delicious food.
Good drinks list, extensive vermouth selection.

Perfect to take a special someone,
Or if you just want to experience the kind of friendly, helpful service seldom seen outside of Melbourne.

Pretty much perfect.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing presentation, the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes and produce. :)
Look forward to visiting again!

FAQs

Continental Deli Newtown is rated 4.7 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.