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Continental Cafe

21 Barker St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3254 0377
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lambs brains” (4 reviews)
“liver” (4 reviews)
“offal” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Barker St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

We hadn't been here for a while but the food is as good as ever. Highlight was the pate and creme brûlée but all the food was fantastic. Great service and ambience, felt like a bistro in France. It's a bit quiet but not a...More

Thank acandygirl
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have noticed this restaurant while strolling along Brunswick Street in New Farm, it is off the main street so we thought we might have dinner away from the traffic. We decided to sit inside as the outside tables were all positioned on a slope...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

I have been going to the resturant since 1989. It is a classic with exceptional food and service. Make sure you save room for desert they are too die for!!! I will be back many more times ..

Thank Nicky C
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Great food as I mentioned before, fish specials are always just what you want. varied menu if thats not your thing, genuinely great European fresh food... something I really struggle to find in New Farm. Prices are mid-range and service is hit or miss at...More

Thank J_HamptonCourt
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Amazed with the quality of the food and such a reasonable price. The dishes were ones that I had never tried with interesting combinations. Extremely yummy! I will be back for sure.

Thank bundybear56
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Very slow an service, in our group of six we had to get up twice for drinks an food. Menu was lacking creativity. The only decent entree of crab croquettes were unavailable and the steak was undercooked an fatty. We have had a better cut...More

Thank T D
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We decided on The Continental Cafe for a family meal after reading the good reviews. It was a pleasant little bistro which was busy without being overbearing. The service was prompt although I thought a little scatty with out waitress forgetting drinks and give food...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Very welcoming. It seems as though they invite us to the family feast. Other guests are also quite vibrant. You see smiles, hear laughters, and enjoy their company over very tasty food. Wine selection is very nice too. We started off...More

Thank Sho D
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I don't know why this restaurant isn't number 1 in Brisbane, but I am secretly happy it isn't otherwise it I fear it would loose that element us locals love so much about it. This is the place to come if you want heartwarming food,...More

Thank emmadden23
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Held our daughters wedding reception here, food was fantastic. Can't recommend too highly- everyone enjoyed the food.

Thank Time2travel2OS
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14 January 2017|
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Response from Beau D | Property representative |
Dear glenda666, We offer (padded) banquette seats along the wall as well as bistro chairs and tables throughout. Kind regards Continental Cafe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Barker St | New Farm, 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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