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.
The pasta was absolutely amazing - so delicious! Service was also super friendly and attentive! Prices can be pricey, but every bite was definitely yum!
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
Got up and got us some menus from the kitchen; someone came and poured us water
Walked out after half-an-hour when no one even took our drinks order; took my team for burgers.
Food better than expected. Place is nice enough.
Food better than expected. Place is nice enough.
Really enjoyed happy hour at Continental Deli, the food was delicious and the coctail in a can was great.
We love Continental for all sorts of reasons - the food is soooo interesting and the service is terrific!
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.
It was my first time there and I loved it! Service was fantastic and had an amazing time! Thank you
Good food with a nice vibe, 2nd time there and will go again
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.
Great atmosphere and service. Drinks and entrees very good but the mains not good at all.
Great service but a little noisy for quiet conversation. Food....awesome!!!
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.
Such delicious food. Very well looked after as a coeliac/gluten free diet. Incredibly lovely and helpful staff, fantastic place for my birthday lunch!
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.
The food is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What happened to the amazing sandwich menu?
Service always super slow
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.
Great ambiance, excellent service & very attentive, beautiful food offerings and wine list. It’s a must go to.
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.
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!!!