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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 17 August 2017 via mobile

When attending a place like Catalina the hardest thing is choosing what to have.. after making a selection from the everyday menu or the daily selection then choosing a wine from the extensive list it can seem confusing. For advice on what dishes to have,...More

1  Thank Jennero1
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have been coming to Catalina for special occasions for around 10 years now. The standard of food and service as well as the harbour side setting is exceptional. We celebrated Eve's birthday there earlier this week and enjoyed a wonderful lunch...More

Thank SMH6
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Spectacular location, amazing food and super staff. I highly recommend it for the prime quality of their food and upstanding service

Thank 82ML82
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Have always wanted to dine at Catalina and the opportunity presented itself for my birthday as a surprise from my family. We were greeted with great warmth by the maitre de. It was very noisy but that was OK - showed people were enjoying themselves....More

Thank Cecelia C
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We love hosting people's special occasions, and I hope we see you for many more birthdays to come.

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This place is top class with great staff. They also do a 2-1 during your birthday month so that's a nice touch. The food is absolutely amazing here as you would expect. They also do a great value winter deal. Great place, great location, great...More

1  Thank Michael G
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your glowing review. I'm so glad you love our birthday club offer. It is just our little way of thanking our valued return guests.

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It was our 6th visit and every time the ambience, food and wine are always top class. A special mention for the Pork Belly Ragu, Beef Bourguignon & the desserts (all of them!) The wine cellar is exceptional and the panoramic view of rosebay adds...More

james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

What a ringing endorsement. I am so glad you love Catalina as much as I do. I look forward to seeing you next time you're here.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Catalina is one of our favourite restaurant experiences and our go-to for birthdays and anniversaries (and anything else we can think of that justifies an afternoon off). The food and wine are unfailingly exquisite (seriously, that snapper!), the service without exception is flawless and the...More

Thank Jodie2345678
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your gorgeous review, Jodie. Sounds like we'll be seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We celebrated my wife's 50th here. We were lucky enough to get a window table. The food was excellent and the service was also great. Would recommend a lunch over a dinner to see more through the window. Also minor issue: waiter refilled tap water...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our lunch last July 26 to celebrate a milestone was extremely good...excellent! We were seated at a table with unobstructed views of the water, and the male host that greeted us right in the door was very welcoming and friendly. What is very impressive is...More

Thank maganda0411
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

What a glowing review! Thank you for your amazing words. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Catalina's would have one of the best positions in Sydney. Sitting out on the water in Rose Bay. The food is outstanding, and so beautifully presented that it is a shame to spoil it by eating it.

Thank Les F
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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
US$35 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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