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Catalina Restaurant

$$$$Seafood, ,
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

We booked a table some weeks ago with our winter coats ready.. Today was a glorious in a sunny and calm day. Our table was positioned on the balcony with lots of sun and the heaters on. 😎😎 Many parties and groups inside. A bit...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We lost count of the number of staff in this restaurant at 13 - talk about service. Even in winter, the white dining room perched on the edge of the ocean is sublime. It has to be the best location in Sydney for lunch. The...More

Thank RenaeLM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a mixed experience at Catalina Rose Bay today for lunch. We were welcomed warmly upon arrival and shown to our table, which had a lovely view despite the weather. A blond haired waitress immediately asked us which drinks we wanted, after bringing them...More

Thank Cecilia W
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us Cecilia. At catalina we strive to offer fresh and delicious food served in a beautiful location, with friendly, efficient service. I am sorry to hear that you felt you’re service was a little intrusive on this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The view is of course spectacular and the room very comfortable. The service is professional and warm. The food is fresh and tasty and the wine list amazing. The length of time this place has...More

1  Thank Julie1958594
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your stellar review Julie! Catalina has now been in my family for 25 years, and I am very proud of the standard we have maintained over that time. It is very gratifying to read that you feel the same way! I look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Catalina before and remember it as better. The view is, of course, fabulous but better for lunch than dinner. And the food was average; very salty, rich and slightly random in its combination of flavours. The $57 glass of wine was...More

1  Thank 77Michael
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us Michael. I am very sorry to hear that you found our food disappointing. As you can see from the majority of our reviews it is generally very well liked, so i fear that something may have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I met for a long weekend in Sydney; from NZ and country NSW respectively. We were sightseeing up a storm but mainly looking for delicious food and drinks. A spur of the moment decision based on Trip Advisor reviews had us jump...More

1  Thank Delanie G
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Went for lunch and found the view stunning. Menu was great and food very good. We also found the service was excellent. Overall a very good place for lunch.

Thank John M
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thanks John. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I had always wanted to go to Catalina so went for my birthday with a group of friends. While very expensive (possibly not the best value for money ever) the food is awesome, absolutely delicious seafood. Service was a little slow but the location and...More

Thank JoJoHarps
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

What can one say about this restaurant that seems to excel on every level. I must be the only person in Sydney who had not been to this iconic restaurant and it certainly didn’t disappoint. My entree was the shared seafood platter and it was...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 1 May 2018

As expected the location and views are terrific. The service friendly and efficient. My starter of John Dory was outstanding, my wife's barramundi was delicious, my steak was good but a little lacking in all round flavour. The lemon tart had a rather soggy base...More

Thank Nickneal
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8 September 2016|
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Response from Macfilms | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought yes, and if wine is involved, I would suggest over $350 for 2!
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9 November 2015|
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Response from Judy M | Property representative |
We don't sing Happy Birthday in the dining room, but we do offer a range of birthday cakes which our pastry chef is happy to bake, as long as the cake is pre-ordered 48 hours in advance. We can write a 'Happy Birthday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Rose Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9371 0555
  • E-mail
Situated on the shores of Sydney Harbour on Rose Bay, Catalina is a beautiful, airy light-filled restaurant and bar with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening out onto a long curved balcony over the water. In keeping with its harbourside location, the menu features beautifully fresh seafood - Sydney Rock oysters shucked to order; house smoked Tasmanian salmon; whole snapper and barramundi, filleted on the premises - but also a wide range of the best meat and poultry Australia has to offer. A fabulous Australian and global wine list (over 600 wines) and welcoming, attentive service, make this restaurant a must-do Sydney dining experience. Come in all day for the full menu - Catalina doesn't close between lunch and dinner - or graze on bar food overlooking the most beautiful harbour in the world.
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