Continental Deli Newtown
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.
I would recommend this restaurant however I think that it should be made clear on the website that selecting the time from 3-6 pm will allow you to only eat sandwiches and charcuterie plates. I was extremely disappointed when I was told this on the day hoping to celebrate my birthday with friends and a proper meal !!!!
High quality as always! Love this venue and it never fails to impress - the service is impeccable, the food is always so delicious and the wine list has a great selection.
Odd that a banquet order for 4 people would have uneven numbers of charcuterie items. It just made things a little awkward to negotiate.
We also needed to request bread to eat it with when it did seem every table surrounding us who were eating similar dishes were supplied with.
That said the food was great and there was more than enough to eat.
The cocktails really do need some looking at in my opinion as while their price is in the ballpark for Sydney there is way too much ice in the tall glasses
Lovely neighbourhood spot - friendly service, intimate atmosphere & great food.
Banquet for $65 was a no brainer with fabulous food & lots of it. Bit noisy upstairs but good service.
Nice and quiet (which is becoming rare) place, elaborated food with simple and fresh ingredients, unusual mix of savours and ingredients, good portions without exaggeration.
Recommended for a nice dinner with somebody you do appreciate and share a good moment with.
Great creative food with good portions at ok prices, can be noisy, especially at shared table. Service excellent.
Beautiful lunch - cheese and charcuterie suggestions by Melvin were unbelievably delicious and the wine suggested was incredible.
Awesome experience overall and the food was on point. The waiter new the wine list enough to know exactly what I described I wanted in a wine and came through with the goods. Was also a first date so with all this said it paid off choosing to go here
The restaurant is great, however it feels like the portions got smaller in the last 6 months and the value for the money was not there. Also its a bit sad paying 75 bucks p for a 8 small courses to finish eating chicken with expensive wine and tiny entrees to share. Service was good, a bit noise when you have to share the big table as there is a birthday party.
My partner and I had a sumptuous and beautifully presented meal at Continental Newtown.
The service was top notch and ambience perfectly aligned to our food.
Had a fantastic experience at Continental Deli! Food was amazing, service was great and atmosphere was perfect. Would definitely go again and recommend to others.
Cute little venue. Suggest sticking to the downstairs space as upstairs is an echoing cacophony. Had a lovely, umami-rich strozzapretti with kale and chickpea, but all other dishes lacked va va voom and were extortionate. The wine list is on point, but again budget breaking. What a shame
Absolutely amazing, best service I’ve had in a while and charcuterie I didn’t even think we got in Australia - highly recommend!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Just love it. The meatball sandwich is just to die for and the Grenache simply delightful to partner it. Thanks all x
Continental Deli Newtown is superb, with a really interesting menu that honours tradition while updating it for a modern sensibility. The food is full of flavour yet delicate, with an excellent wine list to match. We went for the Chef's Menu, which offered a great sampler of their most famous dishes for a very reasonable $65pp. Would enthusiastically recommend to anyone!
The food was good but poor value for money. We spent well over a hundred dollars for the two of us and then had to go and have another meal. Staff were great just really small portions.
Food was beautiful a bit pricey for the portion size but very good quality and yummy
Delicious food with lovely staff and ambiance! Great with a group or for date night. And sitting by the bar was super fun!
Fabulous experience great food
The staff is very friendly and hospitable. Our server was wonderful and knew everything on the menu as well as the extensive wines list. The food was amazing. We opted for the banquet and it is really bang for your buck. So much food! Great place for a special dinner or even just a cheese/charcuterie platter and a drink.
Friendly and attentive service in a sophisticated and stylishly understated venue. Thoroughly enjoyed the superbly cooked and presented food. Menu is Italian inspired and presentation is considered. Serving sizes are reasonable, yet cocktails are a tad on the pricey side. Highly recommended for intimate dinners, smaller and even medium-sized groups. I'll be returning soon.
2nd time to visit Continental Deli Newtown. Service seemed a bit disjointed on this occasion. We had a banquet and it felt like they had forgotten us at times. There was a large group which seemed to occupy most of the staff's attention. Very long gap between courses which got a bit frustrating at the end. Otherwise the food and vibe is still great.
We attended the Continental for our anniversary. Loved everything about it. Cheese and cold cuts were amazing and their wine selection was delicious. Thanks
We had a lovely catch up dinner with family - food was delicious wine beautiful and service excellent - one of our favourites for a formal or at the bar dinner
The Continental Deli, while well reviewed, wants to be a French bistro in its pricing but the food is just average. The portions are very small. We had the wagu beef, blue buffalo cheese and risotto and it set us back $70.
As we left, my husband asked if we have peanut butter at home.
The food, service and ambience were great. We decided on the banquet menu and were not disappointed, except for dessert- the rum baba tiramisu was too heavy and boozy on which to end the meal. The other desserts on the menu looked amazing. You must try the octopus, it was our favourite dish of the night. Thanks Continental for a fantastic night.
Great ambiance and beautiful food which made the trip to Newtown worth it. Only improvement would be the service of drinks which was really slow.
Great service and quality food. Perfect for a date
This was my third visit to Continental and I haven't been disappointed yet. Previously we've sat downstairs at the bar, but this time upstairs in the dining room. I enjoy both, but upstairs makes for a more intimate experience. The service was attentive and friendly, and we were so happy with our choices from the small but well balanced menu. The octopus and wagyu were particularly notable. I will be back and highly recommend Continental.
Waitress was fantastic. Food was ok, maybe a little too over the top. Worst part was a 30min wait between the small meals and the larger meals. Kinda spoilt the experience
A little gem of a restaurant in Newtown - great ambience and service. The octopus, "pommes puree" and chicken are fabulous. Definitely worth a visit.
Great atmosphere, great food and excellent service. A great find. Loving the story behind the restaurant and their canning expertise
My partner and I were thrilled to discover that Continental was open for lunch on a Sunday afternoon.
We enjoyed the banquet menu and the staff were flexible about one dietry need.
Staff were attentive, food delicious and the wines were a treat.
I had an excellent lunch here with my girlfriends. Staff knowledge of food and wine excellent as was the food quality. Highly recommend
Interesting concept, amazing food and fabulous service!
Great ambience, the staff can not doing enough for you, the food is amazing - it takes me back to my favourite places in Spain everytime - and those cocktails in a can are genius.
Thank you for a wonderful night
You are now our best "place to go" in Newtown
Great meal and service. Well located bistro very close to Newtown centre.
Such great food, atmosphere and fantastic service. First time eating and drinking here and definitely won’t be the last! Thank you for a fabulous night :)
Continental Deli Newtown is rated 4.5 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.
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