Continental Cafe

21 Barker St, New Farm QLD 4005
$$$ European

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 21 Barker St, New Farm QLD 4005
  • Cross Street: opposite New Farm Cinema
  • Cuisine: European |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | JCB | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0732540377
  • Features: Private Room,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
MONDAY LUNCH 11:30 - 15:00
MONDAY DINNER 17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
TUESDAY LUNCH 11:30 - 15:00
TUESDAY DINNER 17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
WEDNESDAY LUNCH 11:30 - 15:00
WEDNESDAY DINNER 17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
THURSDAY LUNCH 11:30 - 15:00
THURSDAY DINNER 17:30 - 22:00
Friday
FRIDAY LUNCH 11:30 - 15:00
FRIDAY DINNER 17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
SATURDAY LUNCH 11:30 - 15:00
SATURDAY DINNER 17:30 - 22:00
Sunday
SUNDAY LUNCH 11:30 - 15:00
SUNDAY DINNER 17:30 - 22:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 479 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2024
John L.
best most consistent restaurant in Brisbane. the food is always fresh and of high quality. The staff are efficient and friendly. I could not find one issue with the restaurant that could be improved.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2024
Nola O.
CC is always above standards

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2024
Susan G.
Fabulous service, delightful menu, glorious food. Had the Coq au Vin and Tarte Tatin. Never a moment without fresh water on the table. Easy conversation with no overly loud atmopheric music playing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2024
Gina O.
The truly wonderful thing about The Continental Cafe is that it maintains its magic even after decades of welcoming people to meals every day of the week. The favourites are still on the menu and as meticulously prepared by master Chef; Beau. Our recent Sunday lunch was a very happy and truly scrumptious event.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 01, 2024
Roslyn R.
Loved most of it. Pork belly was a bit challenging to eat but the rest was fabulous.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 24, 2024
Marie D.
Always happy to eat there

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 17, 2024
Desiree B.
Lovely evening thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
May 08, 2024
Prue G.
When we arrived we had to wait for some time before the waitress came with the menu. Perhaps there was not enough staff there on our day. I chose coq au vin for lunch. The sauce was watery and fairly tasteless. The mushrooms and bacon seemed to have been fried separately and added afterwards. I was disappointed in this dish. The sauce should have had a more velvet-like consistency, with an aroma of Burgundy wine, with chicken stock and baby onions. The Affoggato coffee was excellent. My companion's sticky date pudding disappointed her, the cake being too fluffy (she prefers it more solid). The dish also caused the spoon handle to catch the sauce, making it sticky and difficult to use.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 07, 2024
Raynuha S.
Excellent food and service

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 15, 2024
Daniel O.
Excellent as always.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 15, 2024
Michelle C.
Always lovely good. Staff are great

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2024
Greer J.
Excellent food and service as it is always.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 26, 2024
Anne C.
Excellent food, excellent staff and lovely atmosphere. 10 out of 10!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2024
Howard P.
Great, as always. Lovely comfortable room. Bourgeois French food at its best. Slightly old fashioned, because of all the above, so not the place for cutting edge degustation, but a glorious restaurant, serving excellent food. Long may it continue.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2024
Kaye W.
We had a great experience. Wait staff totally flat out but remained completely charming!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 14, 2024
Verity G.
The service here was excellent. Discreet, knowledgable and efficient. All of the diners were very happy with their food. Cooked beautifully - with great presentation on the plate. A very enjoyable lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2024
Gerry S.
The food we ordered was exceptional, one of the best meals we have ever had. The table service was excellent and attentive. Overall this was a memorable experience which we look forward to again soon. Well done Contential Cafe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 01, 2024
Neil M.
Always a relaxing anf friendly atmosphere with great French cuisine.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2024
Kirstin A.
As delicious as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 20, 2024
Roger L.
Special place always and dont think you need to change anything - Lindy and i love the homely atmosphere. Regards Roger

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2024
Georgiana A.
Always a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 24, 2023
Michael Q.
Always excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2023
Alex P.
I've been coming to the Continental Café for years and they have never disappointed me, I've always had a wonderful experience and some of the best food I'll ever get anywhere. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great, the staff are helpful and polite, the prices are more than reasonable (and worth it considering the generous portion sizes) and the food is always high quality and cooked perfectly. I will no doubt be back for more soon! Thanks heaps Beau!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2023
Rosemary S.
Excellent as usual

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2023
Paul P.
The continental cafe is a family favourite. Great quality food, consistent menu, reasonable wine list, European cafe atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2023
Trudy H.
As usual, perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2023
Andrew M.
Always good quality food, quick friendly service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2023
Tony H.
Fabulous restaurant with first class food and service. Will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2023
Jennifer C.
Consistently good food and service from one of our favourite Brisbane restaurants.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2023
Ian W.
We had lunch at the Continental Cafe and it was superb! Menu was interesting and the food was delicious!! Service was very friendly and everything was served in a timely but leisurely style. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2023
Maree G.
Fabulous as usual

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 03, 2023
Danny H.
The menu was superb and varied. The service was attentive and professional.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 25, 2023
Lisa P.
The meal and service was really good will be going back for sure

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2023
David C.
This is such good food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2023
Caroline H.
It is the best place. Excellent food and service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2023
Kym F.
Amazing food. I don't understand why there weren't lines around the block when we went (albeit on a Monday at lunch). I understand it has been around a while - but instead of chasing the latest "hot table" this is the place to be. Excellent and consistently good food in a lovely area of New Farm. I had the seafood risotto which is the best I've ever had. Definitely a must visit every time I come back to Brisbane.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2023
Kerrie H.
I always take my guests, visitors and family to The Continental for any special occasion as the food and service is always top notch. I’ve never had a disappointing experience there yet and I have been a customer for many years.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2023
Clare R.
10/10 as always.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2023
Kari E.
What an absolute gem of a restaurant! We loved it. Food is beautiful, service is friendly. We had the escargot, goat's cheese souffle, French Onion soup, steak, risotto and the cuttlefish. All delicious. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2023
Rob P.
Delicious food and great service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2023
Tracey C.
We are never disappointed when we dine at Continental Cafe. Food is always consistently excellent and I love their fish specials - very creative. A lovely evening all round!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2023
David B.
Amazing restaurant with excellent food. Never disappoints. Excellent steaks!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 30, 2024
Mark H.
Excellent as always

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 09, 2024
Joy M.
Love the food, the service and the relaxed atmosphere. An old favorite that continues to impress

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 19, 2024
BRIAN D.
Look ive being going to the contential cafe on and off for over 40 years its always been great stand by value for money great food great people .

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 19, 2023
Chris B.
A very nice experience- thanks very much

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 06, 2023
Terry N.
Great place to eat. Always enjoy coming here.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 15, 2023
Greg C.
A very pleasant dining experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 20, 2023
Adrian D.
A consistently charming cafe restaurant with exceptional cuisine. One of the best experiences in New Farm.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 18, 2024
Joe P.
The Continental Cafe is constantly good but I will say that the service that night was particularly slow. I had to go up to the front desk to get the attention of the waiter so we could order.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 07, 2024
Denise H.
The food as always was impeccably cooked & the service always done with a smile. I had The Confit pork belly w/ rhubarb and puy lentil ragout, veal glaze which for me was too heavy on the lentils which I thought weren’t particularly flavoursome. My partner had the Pan‑seared lamb's fry & bacon, désirée potato mash, roast tomato jus which he said was fabulous. We will be back to enjoy more of what the Continental Cafe has to offer.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2024
Sarah W.
A wonderful dining experience as usual at the Continental Cafe, which is consistently excellent.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 06, 2024
Peter B.
Ambience typified my impression of a European cafe experience--nice, with lots of conversations & groups. Aromas from the kitchen added to the experience. I had the soy lime chicken breast. Found the soy reduction a bit too sweet & would've preferred veges instead of the risotto, but that's just me.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 28, 2024
Gabrielle M.
Always a lovely meal. Staff and ambience keep you wanting to go back. Food is great.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 22, 2023
Leonie H.
For lunch, my two friends and I all had the lamb salad which we found very tasty. However, while the lamb was very well cooked and quite succulent, it was full of gristle which made it extremely difficult to cut with the ordinary knives and unpleasant to chew.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 19, 2023
Tracey C.
An old favourite in a sea of shiny new restaurants. So happy to see Continental Cafe fully booked on a Monday night. An institution.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 10, 2023
Lee D.
The style of the restaurant reflects good sense and professionalism; always satisfying and enjoyable. There are apparently some regular diners; always a good sign. The menu is balanced and fully adequate showing originality and care; good chef; the meals in our experience on repeat visits have always been very well prepared. The service on this visit was slightly slow but overall on time, with a high level of attentiveness, friendliness and efficiency. Tremendous place.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 31, 2023
Murray P.
Excellent service, great meals delivered quickly, which was just what we were seeking

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 4/10
Apr 03, 2024
Deborah H.
Service was good, expensive for food which was ok - not exceptional and it is noisy.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 29, 2024
Christine G.
Despite there only being a few customers, we found the environment uncomfortably noisy for our older ears. We would be happy to return if we were able to eat in a quieter area. Please let us know if we are able to request that. We also asked whether it was possible to cater for our friend (who has a tick induced mammalian meat allergy) at a raclette meal. Someone was going to check that out and get back to us. Thank you. Christine Galbraith 0419 724 574