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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • 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 3 days ago via mobile

Given the lofty reputation and location of this restaurant, we were naturally excited to have lunch at this famed restaurant. My wife and I ordered the Pan Fried Grasslands Premium Tenderloin (MBS +2) and Pan Roasted Junee Lamb Rack to share. Both were very well...More

Thank DeepseaGiantSquid
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food, great service and great location. Highly recommend this restaurant. Cant wait to go back!

Thank beyourhero
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken there for my birthday and had a lovely experience. The staff knew it was my birthday and made me feel special; the food was lovely, as well as the cocktails which I thought were absolutely perfect (and I'm fussy with cocktails). This...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful restaurant with the most exquisite views of the water. Menu is too die for , service just superb and ambience great . Very hard to fault. Sea planes can be a bit too noisy and clearly not cheap !!! Wonderful experience

Thank Astrojoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the first time. They view was fantastic on a nice sunny day, float planes landing and taking off, ferries coming and going and this all happens while eating and enjoying great food and fine wine. The title is Top Class it could well have...More

Thank GLW1941
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We aim to please, and it sounds like we succeeded! I look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant itself is situated on the water and sets itself up for great veiws and what is hoped to be a great meal although personally I find the food and menu and staff and most people who eat there quite full of themselves and...More

1  Thank Peter H
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us peter. I am sorry to hear that you find our restaurant to be overrated, but as you can see from our legions of loyal regular customers, the vast majority find our food and service to be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a beautiful table overlooking the bay. Food quality was good especially the barrumubdi since it's Australia favorite catch . Service was attentive but rushing a bit for us to finish and leave per se. Worth to go during warmer months without gusty...More

Thank Bnw3223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited recently for our anniversary and we had an amazing time. Million dollar views, delicious food, wine and cocktails, and excellent service. We are already planning our next visit! Thanks to the friendly staff for making our anniversary lunch such a...More

Thank sezzle20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant , the food is great , the service wonderful and it is of cause location location location! My most recent visit was on a Sunday the place was full , we were 4 people we were put at a table surrounded...More

Thank CEDSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most perfect day in Rose Bay and the most perfect view. Great seating arrangement and amazing friendly staff.

Thank Niki C
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Niki. We hope to offer warm friendly service at all times, so it is very gratifying to hear that we delivered for you! I hope to see you again soon.

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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!
彩莹 莫
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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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