Restaurant Reviews

Continental: Restaurant review

Continental

Address

210 Australia St
Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Sat noon-2.30pm, Sun noon-4pm;
Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 5pm-10pm

Prices

E $7-$20
M $20-$34
D $10-$14

REVIEW

Behind the red front door, there's a deli brimming with cured meats, cheese and tinned seafood. You'll be perfectly content poised at the counter here, hefty mortadella sandwich in one hand, house-canned Martini in the other; however, it's only one of your options. Climb the stairs and you'll find the bistro, where Allie Webb prints and fish-shaped terrine moulds adorn the walls, and dishes are dialled up a notch. A sliced wagyu skirt steak sits atop a bed of anchovy-spiked mash and cogollos, wedges of cos topped with fat anchovies and garlicky sauce, is a fun take on a Caesar. Protein reigns supreme at Continental, both up and downstairs, but vegetables have their day, too. Roast pumpkin is lifted by a smoked maple vinaigrette and the panzanella is a salty mix of textures. Friendly service, fun cocktails and an approachable wine list across both levels guarantee you'll have an enjoyable experience no matter where you sit.

Phone:
(02) 8624 3131

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Jesse Warkentin

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.