Continental Deli CBD
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.
Great food , great atmosphere
Will go back
Lovely evening - all aspects of the night were very good from our welcome to our departure.
Decent food but there are plenty of cheaper similar options around CBD
Food was really good especially the french dip. Great service too!
Great food, great service, great drinks. definitely go again.
GREAT menu, YUMMY food, tasty wine and excellent service.
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.
Amazing service, venue, food, drinks and vino
Tempsrutee was in point
A great relaxed place for a drink or casual meal.
Fabulous restaurant like no other in the CBD with wonderful food and impeccable service.
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.
Continental Deli CBD is a good addition to the dining options in the Phillip St precinct.
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.
The noise level was at SCREAMING PITCH and therefore the experience was unpleasant. I'd never go back.
The french dip is a much try! Great restaurant, will certainly be back.
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!
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.
Wayyyy too overpriced and the eggplant parmigiana was terrible
Food, Service and Ambience were exceptional. A little pricey, but considering the value it was easy to get over the initial shock.
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!!!
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.
Great food at a reasonable price. Not too noisy so good for business lunches.
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.
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.
Great food and fantastic service but quite expensive and sooo noisy
Noise obliterated the pleasure of dining and would return only if less noisy !
Great food and service in a nice CBD location the pork was great
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.
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.
Interesting menu and very tasty. The staff were very helpful as we were on a tight schedule.
Lunch with an Alumna. Great time. Good food. Beef tartare always good.
Delicious friendly and stylish . Already sending more people to try. Why should the law firms nearby have all the pleasure.
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.
I’m gonna recommend all my friends to stay away from this place. Overpriced, pretentious food, noisy and overall unpleasant environment.
Great restaurant. just a little too noisy making conversation difficult
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.
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.
My first visit. Thoroughly enjoyable. Good food. Good wine. Good company. And you can watch people you know walking by in Phillip Street!!
This is a great destination for a quick lunch, however the table we were seated at was right beside a couple of gentlemen talking very loudly. The food is very good and the service is attentive and friendly.
Nothing special in the food department; very high noise level so forget discussing anything of consequence