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 104 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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W
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 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.

TH
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my second time there.

This time we had main courses which were excellent

JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 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.

JA
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

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

SN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 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!

L
1 review
Dined on December 23, 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.

FA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

MH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious pasta!

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GB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 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.

k
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

d
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 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.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

VC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 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.

VC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 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!

T
1 review
Dined on September 27, 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.

SZ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

What happened to the amazing sandwich menu?

Service always super slow

JF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 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.

T
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
1 review
Dined on September 16, 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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food , great atmosphere
Will go back

DC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

KT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 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.

TF
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MS
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great relaxed place for a drink or casual meal.

MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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 July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

P
Sydney / NSW
54 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 June 7, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The noise level was at SCREAMING PITCH and therefore the experience was unpleasant. I'd never go back.