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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 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for our wedding anniversary. Thought it was a bit ordinary and a bit pretentious. Service was ok and attentive but we weren't made to feel special. Found it annoying that our single malts weren't served in Glencairn glasses but rather in tumblers....More

Thank ynoAustralia
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As a life long Sydney resident I have had personal friends and associates who have been to Catalina Restaurant for both personal and business dinning. We recently had lunch and was very very happy with the result. Fabulous food and Service for a very competitive...More

Thank mrussel5
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you very much. I'm glad we measured up to your expectations, and hope to see you back soon. Judy McMahon

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere was busy, created by the to and fro of the floor management, a bit formal too. Food was very good. Our mains were cold but replaced without any fuss. Value - we had a late dinner sitting at 8.30pm and were seated to the...More

Thank Marty181
Reviewed 11 May 2017

For my dads birthday, we came here and it was to die for. The view, although we went at night, was still beautiful. For entree, I ordered the house-smoked salmon. Most people would like to have a hot meal, but it was a very refreshing...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My girlfriend took me to Catalina for my birthday and we had a great night. I had never been before but have always wanted to go and had heard nothing but good things about Catalina. The service was outstanding with the staff friendly and helping...More

Thank _jpalm3535
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We visited this restaurant with our family, some of whom live in Sydney and knew of its reputation. It could not have been a better choice. The setting,quality of the restaurant, high level of service and outstanding food made this the highlight of our time...More

Thank Geoff M
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you. I'm glad you had such a lovely experience and we look forward to seeing you again. Judy McMahon

Reviewed 8 May 2017

For visitors and locals alike, this is one of The best choices in Sydney for lunch, looking over the panoramic glistening Sydney harbour. I used to be a local, now a visitor and caught up with friend for a leisurely lunch. The expansive dining room...More

Thank Dscerning
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My wife and I had the use of a Gift Voucher and we received excellent, friendly service and the food was top notch.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The view of course is spectacular, however the restaurant is fairly crowded and there was a bit of a feeling of being in a (very) upmarket cafeteria. The service was very good, knowledgeable and attentive without being fussy. Our food was nice, although the tuna...More

Thank Chrissie255060
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited for what we thought would be a casual lunch on a lovely sunny day in Sydney. We had booked but we're almost turned away by a maitre d because he thought we hadn't booked and I was wearing sandals!! Aus is incredibly relaxed and...More

Thank charlie162016
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

I'm truly sorry you were disappointed. We have a smart causal dress code which we do enforce, but it doesn't sound as if you were too casually dressed (sandals are fine!), so the most likely explanation is that we were actually fully booked and the...More

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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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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