Continental Deli CBD

4.7
176 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.
What 176 people are saying
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TishW
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Restaurant ran out of a number of menu items.
Service was complacent and unprofessional.
Music was so loud that we were shouting at each other.
Food that we received tasted great!

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LeighE
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so good, love this place, food and service always amazing !!

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AlastairF
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Was a great lunch overall, the only missing part was the service level
- Waited awkwardly out the front for 10 min before we were seated
- The waitress gave my table to the wrong people (human error and is completely fine, just putting it here for reference)
- Took way too long to order drinks

Just a little more engagement would be make the place amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service!

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GraceD
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was great, service was ok, acoustics a real problem though. I was having a business lunch and couldn't hear the person I was with properly making it uncomfortable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, attentive service. We will be back.

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melaniei
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, great atmosphere and wonderful food and wine.

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BrianJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Accomodated with a kids pasta that was also delish.
Only problem is THEY GOT RID OF THE FLAN!! What are you thinking Conti?!

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MikeM
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything and tip top service. I do miss the beef dip! please bring it back

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GabriellaB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go for lunch the food is always great and it is quick and the service is fabulous

LH
LouiseH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening- great food & service was fantastic

JB
JakiB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star experience. Food was impeccable and the staff were amazing. Can’t wait to revisit!

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Blake
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar food, the atmosphere makes you feel like you’re in a neighborhood cafe in New York. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to try on our Sydney trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ... enjoyed the food and vibe at the bar

PB
PhilipB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great wine selection and very pleasant atmosphere.

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VenusaK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was energetic, The service we had been given was friendly, efficient and the waiter knows the menu. The food was amazing. My favourite is the steak and fries. The pannacotta and tiramisu dessert were amazing!

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great atmosphere, food was absolutely incredible & the staff are on top of everything. Will definitely be going back.

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vipBenC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Delicious and original food, knowledgeable and engaging wait staff, good wine list and fun atmosphere. Will definitely become a CBD ‘go to’

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KyleL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is always amazing, but we got pretty poor service that day which was disappointing. Would still go back for that deli sandwich every day of the week though

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LeeW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As a foodie, it's my latest find and I've been telling all my friends and clients about your restaurant. When I initially visited your eatery, I enjoyed the pappardelle pasta & bucati pasta, especially the latter. It was arguably the best I've enjoyed over the last 40 years! I could not believe that it has been taken off the menu. When you are on a winner, you should stick to it. I've seen so many restaurants succeed and then fail because they change the winning formula. A case en pointe is a restaurant in the city, Leo. It serves the best pork and guess what? They then took it away. Now, if you walk past the restaurant, it is half empty when it was previously packed. Please bring these 2 dishes back! That being said, I enjoyed the pasta with the pork very much too. Your pork cutlet was also sensational and I have arranged for my colleague to take my clients to lunch there today.

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RowenaC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as always. Staff so lovely and helpful. Can't decide whether I like the CBD or Newtown the best!

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KathrynK
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my dining experience yesterday, the food, service, wine and ambience was fantastic!

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely and warm and welcoming. Bright and cheery, despite wearing masks for the entire time, which we acknowledge and appreciate must be challenging. On arrival they were super accommodating to our vibe for the evening and we felt wholy loved and looked after throughout. Food was excellent and cocktails were fabulous and exactly what we had in mind. A splendid evening!!

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DanielleV
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed my night out at Continental Deli CBD. The service was exceptional and the food was tasty. I do think the price was quite steep for what we received but it's nice for a special occasion.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good little lunchtime place to eat out with your loved one or enjoy a relaxed work lunch.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks... Well-mannered service!
Well recommended!!

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JacintaM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and good location for a work lunch or birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and always good food

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Colin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful staff and engaging surrounds.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is fabulous, as is the menu and staff. Cant hear each other talk but still worth five stars

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Jean
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. An underrated hidden gem in the CBD. Easily one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Sydney.

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vipOpenTable Diner
26 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cheese, meat and wine menu. Always a favourite

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Cate
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was very average - felt like I was being rushed out of my 8pm booking and no drinks were offered when we had finished ours

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Jake
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience, staff were lovely and attentive. Great ingredients, good for couples, small groups and good for sharing.

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cocktails and bloody tasty food. And pouring the tinned cocktails at the table is just so damn fun.

: ) x

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a birthday dinner here with my friends, food was pretty yummy, loved their pasta dishes! The desserts were great as well! Service was very nice as well - but only down side is they are strict about time limits, so when it’s time for the next round, they’ll get you to leave.

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DavidP
Thailand
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time and food is excellent: uncomplicated, great flavours, well
executed and wine friendly.

Particularly impressed with the service. The team went all out to make us feel comfortable as it was the first time we’d taken our four month old to a restaurant. Was a little apprehensive because it was lunch in the law district, but no issues at all.

Highly recommended.

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Margootm
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, great service and good atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my partner here for our anniversary dinner. We had eaten at the Glebe location with friends and had loved it, so I thought let’s give the CBD location a try. Amazing food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

DP
DanielleP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. We had the banquet and it was delicious. The cocktails and wine perfect accompanying. The servers were lovely and attentive.

FAQs

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

Continental Deli CBD is rated 4.7 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.