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Continental Cafe

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21 Barker St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3254 0377
11:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Group of 8. Service was excellent I had the 200g eye fillet Medium. It was well presented and cooked to perfection. As an entree I had the Bruschetta which was more than ample. Tomato was succulent and the oil topping added to the tomato flavour. The only issue was the seating which fir short legged people was uncomfortable.

Thank 138JoeS
Courtenay, Canada
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576 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a Wednesday night we were surprised that the only tables that were free were on the street! Wow did we luck out! Nice breeze and cool air was fantastic. Our waitress Hannah was very good and she looked after us very well. I started with a very good dark ale And we also ordered a great bottle of Pinot... More 

Thank Smoltman
Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited the Continental Cafe on a number of occasions for educational meetings. The food is always well cooked & presented well. However, the menu is repetitive. Last night l had seared salmon with pork belly. Both melted in my mouth. I enjoyed it but l wouldn't visit too frequently. Consistent good standard.

Thank David Y
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This cafe has survived for years because the food is always delicious! We have been going here for years and it never disappoints. The liver is fantastic, I can never finish it all and always ask to take the leftovers home - once the carton handed to me was hot - in error my food had been thrown away so... More 

Thank fergus1991
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

In a word, disappointed. After years of this icon being our go to for family functions, afraid we will have to give it a miss in future. After waiting nearly two hours for mains, poor service (had to ask multiple times for drinks, pour our own wine and water, and ask to order food) our group of 14 left with... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a neighbourhood gem that has had some of the same dishes on the menu for years because there would be a hail of customer complaints if they took their popular favourites away from their loyal clientele. The cuisine has French and Italian influences, and the chefs are confident enough to serve liver and know that you'll probably like... More 

Thank Teajaye
Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I was told you will never be disappointed and we were not! Attentive service without being intrusive a decent wine list but the winner Spm round is the goid. We got the terrine for entree and it was so tart served with cheese, tomato and pickles just brilliant. The spaghetti was amazing with the perfect balance of seafood & spice... More 

Thank KataMay2014
Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We attended a lunchtime wedding reception here and the food and service were excellent. The cuttlefish entree beautiful, Osso Bucco main great, and Creme brûlée lovely. Staff were exceptional. Would defiantly go back as a paying customer going on the quality and service for a full wedding reception.

1 Thank Andrew C
Brisbane Region, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I attended this establishment on a Friday with a small group of assorted old mates from diverse backgrounds. We were feted with a menu which was small however comprehensive with most food groups represented. The service was efficient, friendly and welcoming. The wine list was more than adequate with Australian, French and NZ contenders at a price that seemed fair.... More 

Thank hazza2016
Tannum Sands
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Took in Lunch here with relatives over the weekend, very beautiful setting and great food and ambiance. Beer was cold and wine delicious, could not fault the service or attentiveness of the staff.

1 Thank arnie66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Barker St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3254 0377
An iconic European bistro, a destination for an intimate dinner for two, a family gathering or a corporate function with flair.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?