Restaurant Reviews


210 Australia St Newtown, Sydney, NSW


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.


(02) 8624 3131



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Private room

  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Jesse Warkentin

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

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Wine: ★

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210 Australia St Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Jesse Warkentin
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Lunch Sat noon-2.30pm, Sun noon-4pm; Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 5pm-10pm

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