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Catalina Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

fantastic view of rose bay, sat watching all the sea planes taking off and landing. food was incredible with magnificent view. highly recommend it for lunch

Thank elyse067
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is fantastic, start with a drink on the outside balcony over the water, maybe one of the many tasty cocktails then the hard stuff starts, trying to choose what to order is really difficult as I find most of the 'finer restaurants' in town only have a couple of things I would order but here there is nothing... More 

Thank Steve B
Greater Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautifully situated on the water it is a perfect location to experience very good seafood Sydney has to offer. Fabulous view over Rose Bay watching the seaplanes come in, especially on a sunny day is unforgetable experience. Staff is welcoming but at the same time to formal. Sitting on the balcony is preferred due to uninterrupted views and when inside... More 

1 Thank Romeo B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. Consistent service - great wine list and what a view. My go to place 'for anything'.

Thank 903judithk
Auckland, New Zealand
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240 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Catalina for my birthday and I really enjoyed it. The view is one of the best you will ever get for a restaurant and the food and drink is very good. However, you are definitely paying for the view. The wine is marked up at least 3 times and the food was fine dining prices but not... More 

Thank CarlEdinburgh
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Catalina is so bad it's actually very funny. If you asked a group of secondary school students to imagine and deliver a high end restaurant, this is what they would come up with. Wine list is unimaginative. Menu is seriously boring (though must admit the food we ordered was cooked and presented well). The service was abominable (staff were grumpy... More 

Thank Chim-on-the-North-Is
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting Sydney last week it was a 'must do' to revisit Catalina for lunch. In a city with many great restaurants in great locations Catalina is up there with the best. The view over Rose Bay watching the seaplanes come in, especially on a fine day is dreamy. The welcoming attention by staff sets the mood for a great lunch.... More 

Thank Notruckstopfood
Paris, France
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on the balcony in the sun enjoying amazing food and terrific wines was a hug highlight to a wonderful Sydney visit. Tremendous seafood and high quality interesting Australian cooking. It can be a little windy on the balcony but worth it no matter what - the feeling of luxury lasts. Owner was such a friendly character also. Get in... More 

Thank Warsaw_Pete
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chef gave us a culinary experience to recommend-Highly. And as usual the staff were just fabulous, always seems like visiting an old friend. The atmosphere is busy, well designed so we hear each other on a fully booked evening.

Thank Lesley B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service food is exceptional arrived without a booking on a very busy day and was accommodated and later moved to an exceptional table with a wonderful view. Could not fault anything!I will be coming back!

Thank Ana Y

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?