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Catalina Restaurant

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Australian
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Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
0293710555
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Situated on the shores of Sydney Harbour on Rose Bay, Catalina is a...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
STILL THE BEST !!!!! COMPLETELY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!!

I have been dining at Catalina for over a decade and have never left disappointed. After a year living overseas we decided to spend a Saturday lunching at Catalina like we did in the good old days. We started with a dozen of the freshest oysters that I have ever had, so fresh you could still taste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been dining at Catalina for over a decade and have never left disappointed. After a year living overseas we decided to spend a Saturday lunching at Catalina like we did in the good old days. We started with a dozen of the freshest oysters that I have ever had, so fresh you could still taste the ocean. We... More 

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Castle Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Even though the day was cold and wet, the food and service provided by Catalinas made up for it. I would highly recommend a visit to enjoy a great lunch with superb harbour views.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I lunched here the other day, my first time back in years. I'd say it was "ok" but no longer felt special. Clearly the spectacular view remains unchanged. And the food was fine, and the service was attentive. However it just all felt a bit b-grade these days. Attentive service, yes, but just not the calibre you'd expect from prior... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful location and the food and terrific service does it justice. We thought it was very good value. The only issue was the staff had to raise one of the sails as it was a little windy and my friend had the sun directly in her face as we were seated neR a window. She had to move to have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The view overlooking Rose Bay is sweet and there were a couple of sailing regattas on at the time we had lunch on Wednesday so lots to look at there... The food was as you'd expect from a restaurant of this level, good flavours, interesting combinations but nothing extraordinary. The service was a bit of a let down. Attentive but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

lunch at Catalina for my Birthday ..absolutely everything was perfect. the staff were great, they always are and the food was fantastic..as it always is. my wife and I really enjoy dining at Catalina and have done so for several years, I don't usually have dessert but at the suggestion of our waiter, I had the fig mousse...it was amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We came here by accident when spending a day in Rose bay, sydney. From the outside, it does not look spectacular. But once inside, a delight. We had oysters, pork belly, black linguini, smoked salmon with truffle. Excellent local wine. Very efficient and friendly service. Great view. Quite pricey, but quality and service needs to be paid

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I've only been here once and it was amazining it was for a special occasion and a place like this is special, with highly trained serviced staff who attended to every detail with precision, the table setting, the pouring of wines thats been decanted, serving of meals, down to the host who ushers you to your table. Elegance all the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Catalina's has a certain vantage point being in a prime location on the Harbour in the lovely eastern suburb of Rose Bay. It's also somewhat of an institution. When my partner and I got engaged recently, he had reserved a table at Catalina's to celebrate. We arrived at 5pm and sat outside to watch the sunset. I had a Greygoose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This restarant has it all: a wonderful view, delicious food and friendly staff. I recommend going there in the early evening (in summer) or for lunch so you can really enjoy this bright place and the view of the bay. Sometimes this restaurant might be a bit noisy though.

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Additional Information about Catalina Restaurant

Address: Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
Phone Number: 0293710555
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Rose Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 35 - 55
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Australian

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Restaurant Details

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: 0293710555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 55
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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