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Catalina Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
12:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Oure, Fyn, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Met the owner, beautiful people Michael and Judy. Food 10/10. Wine 10/10. Location 10/10. A must see, you have to try it.

Thank Felix R
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sat outside at bar counter and had delicious oysters, calamari and prawns. Excellent food and very good service, even though it was very busy. Lovely view of harbour and great watching sea planes come and go

Thank Diane D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had very high expectations of this restaurant but walked away disappointed. The food lacked flavour and my entree was very heavy handed with salt. Service was impersonal and slow, we waited a long time between entree and mains It was also very very very expensive, you don't mind paying high prices if the food and location and service warrants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful day, a bunch of girlfriends getting together Friendly service Would recommend an early sitting for lunch as it did get much busier around early afternoon Excellent food, amazing water views

1 Thank CrazyShopper23
Bondi, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here for Sunday lunch to celebrate a milestone birthday. To be honest I was anticipating being disappointed as the dining experience would need to be pretty well perfect to justify the prices charged here. But Catalina delivered and then some! Having advised them of my wife's birthday when booking weeks ago, we were immensely pleased to get an... More 

1 Thank Bondi_Phil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a summers day there is no better place in Sydney to have lunch. The setting, food and service is beyond fantastic. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

Thank Les F
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Catalina has been long known as one of Sydney's top restaurants and for a good reason. We took my partner's Japanese parents there on Monday night and they loved the experience. Wonderful dishes with a good dose of Japanese influence, they were quite amazed how some of the ingredients had been used as opposed to in Japan. Not only was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor service. First of all one member of the party ordered the signature dish of suckling pig, but at 7.30 pm they had run out ! Having taken order we waited an hour before it was served - no initial apology, we were told it takes a while to cook the 7 dishes !!! But during the wait they did... More 

1 Thank F D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Catalina with a small group of friends and we all absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and the location is absolutely beautiful! Would definitely recommend it for a special occasion! 😊

Thank Aimee L
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful birthday lunch. Perfect weather, beautiful view, friendly and efficient service with great staff. Food was amazing and the cocktails are so delicious and made to perfection. You always feel so special dining at Catalina. Could not want for anything more. Take someone you love and spoil them

Thank Arna G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 55
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?