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Continental Deli CBD, Sydney, AU-NSW

Continental Deli CBD

4.6
4.6
235 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary French, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9922 7347
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Elvis Abrahanowicz, Jesse Warkentin
  • Catering
    We offer Cheese & Charcuterie platters. Get in touch to see our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    We are happy to offer our beautiful restaurant for exclusive hire on Saturdays and Sundays for up to groups of 40-70 people. Get in touch via cbd@continentaldelicatessen.com.au outlining what type of event you would like to host.
  • Neighborhood
    Sydney CBD
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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235 Reviews
  1. DorisK

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is good but little for the money. Newtown Deli I prefer when it comes to food. The venue in the city is great and Service was very good Doris

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  2. Rob23

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the favourites - Gilda’s excellent, tartare - always great & casarecce pasta a standout. Service very friendly and warm.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and cute little restaurant. Small servings so not the best value for money, although the food is good

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  4. AllyviaO

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service from bar to table! Absolutely loved the cocktail and rose we selected. Anchovies, prawns and the frites were a standout! Will be back again soon!

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  5. Xmal

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience and great looking. A busy, young-ish, professional lunch time crowd. Menu for main dishes is brief, though with many sharing options. Food is good but a bit overpriced - the interior ambience makes up for it. Service is efficient and unobtrusive.

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  6. AndyP

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place near Martin Place for lunch, the 'French Dip' is one of the best sandwiches in Sydney and worth the trip alone.

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  7. EbonyW

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not as good as the Newtown Continental. Staff not as attentive, no bloody Mary's available and staff were poorly trained. The food was good, there is more space than the Newtown continental which is good but really loses the ambiance.

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  8. GMCG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were 3 of us and we share mostly entree's and 2 pasta. The scallop and prawn entrees were excellent as was the stake tatare and the mushroom dish. The paste was delightful and the wine was lovely. That staff are superb. What can I say, we enjoyed it!

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  9. MarisaB

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could give more stars for this venue I would. Great service, fabulous food, couldn’t be more helpful as I added to the booking at the last minute and also accommodated some special food needs

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  10. Anna

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    THE best steak! And yummy pasta. Would definitely come back!

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  11. Anna

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited menu for lunch, we order the sandwiches, we all agreed they should be toasted or at least baked, there was far too much cold bread- none of us finished it. Reservations team were good after I had to postpone a few times. Atmosphere was busy , service was fairly slow.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta was absolutely delicious

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  13. JAMESR

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pastas - a pasta, glass of wine and coffee will come to about $45/head With pasta, a bottle of wine , desert and coffees that will come to about $100/head for a table of three.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Outstanding service from Thomas Loved our lunch and will definitely return soon

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food we couldn’t finish it all. Rude and indifferent staff, who frequently made us feel like we were putting them out by asking for simple things like water. Amazing food if you’re willing to tolerate the service

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  16. JonathanL

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice, not exceptional. Had the French dip sandwich. Mustard could have a bit more zip to it. Service was slow considering it wasn’t busy when we got there. Nice ambience for lunch, food was acceptable but maybe best to get takeaway if you need to get back to the office in an hour.

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  17. Audrey

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Light and airy restaurant with terrific food and a great wine list. The wait staff were knowledgeable and knew their stuff. Recommended although a slightly expensive lunch.

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  18. ZoeAmelia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the most wonderful lunch, food was delicious and the service was amazing!

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  19. MarkP

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So good! Food is phenomenal. Service solid

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere and the food and cocktails were great!

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  21. Bree

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and venue, we had an excellent time.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent food and service Highly recommend

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and great drinks! How can it get any better?? We loved everything that we tried and the cocktails were amazing as well. Highly recommend the Splice Ramos, the Corn Butter Scallops and the Steak Tartare. I will definitely be coming back for more!

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  24. AmyK

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine was delicious. I had the tomato based pasta which was nice, but not outstanding. The pasta was chewy and bland. Unfortunately the prices on the menu didn’t match the prices on the bill.

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  25. Michaela

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    You don’t want to leave a restaurant after having a simple lunch at the cost of $120, feeling grumpy and dissatisfied. But that’s exactly how we felt! The service was inattentive and the music so loud, we could hear it approaching the restaurant from the street. I had the feeling the music was satisfying the managers taste, rather than the style and clientele of the restaurant. The food was OK, but overshadowed by the experience. Our overall experience was overpriced and unwelcoming.

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  26. MeganW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually love this place and the service is very nice but slow. Love the zucchini, beef tartare and chicken but were extremely disappointed with the prawn pasta which lacked any sort of flavour.

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  27. GemmaR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Continental Deli was a great spot for lunch. Good food, generous portion sizes. The canned cocktails are cool, my partner loved his Mar-tinny. Would happily return.

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  28. CarolY

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service, definitely come back again!

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  29. MaggianneS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic, the food, drinks AND service was incredible, will certainly be back. THANK YOU

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  30. PatrickS

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love to eat at Continental but the city dosnt have the same feel as Newtown but it’s more roomy

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  31. MichelleC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious with great choice options and the service was very good.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food wass

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  33. angie

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The environment and service was good but the food lacked a bit of flavour perhaps a bit of salt to bring out the flavors more.

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  34. AnaE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, even better food! Perfect for a casual dinner.

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  35. sarahk

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great vibe. Delighted that Continental Deli is back with its brilliant menu.

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  36. EstherM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have to say food, service etc was outstanding. My only comment would be the dining room is a little noisy, found myself having to ask things to be repeated when speaking among our table. Acoustics could be better. Will definitely return. Thank you

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, ambience - all outstanding. Perfect if you work in the city but have a guest who you’d like to treat well!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked a table Thursday night for Friday night dinner. On Friday, because of the bad weather, my friend cancelled as she was driving from Canberra that day. It was 5:58 PM when I tried to call the restaurant and reached a recording saying line was only manned up to 6 PM. I sent a message via open table to cancel the booking. There is no way I could cancel 2 days prior as the booking was made the night before. I understand that there is a policy but since I tried to call and was sent to recording while it was 2 mins before 6.

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  39. Howard

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanks for fitting in with our guests food requirements, but still allowing us to eat from your full chef's menu - great wine as well - love it here!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was amazing

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FAQs

Continental Deli CBD offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9922 7347.

Continental Deli CBD is rated 4.6 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Continental Deli CBD

167 Phillip Street, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sydney CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary French, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Elvis Abrahanowicz, Jesse Warkentin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 9922 7347
  • Catering
    We offer Cheese & Charcuterie platters. Get in touch to see our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    We are happy to offer our beautiful restaurant for exclusive hire on Saturdays and Sundays for up to groups of 40-70 people. Get in touch via cbd@continentaldelicatessen.com.au outlining what type of event you would like to host.
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