Zoom past the conti most nights on me penny farthing. It seems to be busy every night, they must have been doing a decent trade these last few weeks, all things considered.Conti isn't worth it at the moment if you only want a drink. Tried to go in before and they were bizarrely full on a Wednesday evening!
IMO I think they've got their booking system badly wrong - you HAVE to book for food but you CAN'T book for drinks (you just have to 'chance it'). Therefore, it just gets full of diners.
Better off at The Orchard or Guild Ale House.