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 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
love many aspects, except for the noise levels. the negroni is FAB
The noise level was so deafening that conversation was impossible. Would have to improve a lot before I return
Despite being a little expensive, I keep coming back because they get everything right
Great food, drinks, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Love the concept. The tinned food and drinks are so good.
Great food and wine selection. Cocktails are also lovely. The only thing I would say is it is quite noisy, when you seat on a round table it is almost impossible to talk to people in front of you.
The French Dip sandwich is great. Will be going back just for that.
My only issue was that all the pasta that was served was a really odd lukewarm. Food was nice enough, I think better for charcuterie style eating. Steak tartare was great.
Banquet was great! Very nice wine list too. Definitely recommend.
Great to see this Newtown staple in the CBD and closer to the east end of town, thrilled to see Continental Deli land here. Would have given it a five-star review, if not for the noise levels but that seems to be my perennial complaint about Sydney restaurants. Loud does not equal a great ambience. The food was delicious which is the jewel in the crown and will see me coming back, as well as the convenient (for me) location.
Pasta very cold cocktails are an extremely small size
Love the food and atmosphere but the noise level makes it hard to dine with more than 1 other person.
Everything is bang on as I was expecting.
'll be back. All class!