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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 95
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great birthday lunch

My husband and daughter took me for a birthday lunch. I have dined at this restaurant on occasion over three decades and under three different names. It's still wonderful and the view still takes my breath away. The food was perfect the waiters were great, the sommelier seemed to be having a bit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Liz S
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and daughter took me for a birthday lunch. I have dined at this restaurant on occasion over three decades and under three different names. It's still wonderful and the view still takes my breath away. The food was perfect the waiters were great, the sommelier seemed to be having a bit of a glum day but not everyone... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Catalina to celebrate our anniversary after hearing great things about this restaurant. We were certainly not disappointed. The staff were so attentive, the setting beautiful, and the ambiance was lovely. We ordered a starter, main and dessert and were not let down with any of these - the food was delicious! We will certainly be back. Thank... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Sydney Harbour and Sydney fine dining at its best - long lunch the only way to go - great seafood, wine and atmosphere. Nothing to much trouble for the diner.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had a business meal here earlier this week and, apart from uncooperative weather, the evening was really quite nice. We took a water taxi from Double Bay, arriving at the waterside dock. I had the fruit tart, which was mediocre, follow by the beef fillet (very good). Dessert was a nice pavlova. The service was very good and the wine... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A miserable night in Sydney weather wise was brightened up no end by our 10th Anniversary meal at Catalina. They made a real effort for us, giving us a window seat and immediately congratulating us. Great cocktails (can recommend the Cucumber Collins and the Old Twist) followed by beautifully presented mains. The wine list is long and of a high... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This time my beloved and I had dinner, so we could not take full advantage of the wonderful harbour view. Nonetheless it was a delightful dining experience, from parking right outside, a friendly greeting, to the meal which for each of us was fine food selected from a menu where the choices were so plentiful decisions were very difficult, and... More 

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Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving feedback on your latest meal at Catalina. I am so pleased you had such and enjoyable well rounded experience. We regard every aspect of dining to be important -not just the food, or the wine, or the service, or the ambience, and it sounds as if everything came together very well for you. We... More 

Hvar, Croatia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here on Sunday afternoon for our 3 year anniversary! The service was great and the atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely! The food was soooo delicious especially the crispy pork belly! My favourite part was the view, it's really beautiful so try and get a seat by the window! Thanks for everything Catalina, we will... More 

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Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your experience so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had marked Catalinas for a visit to see what all the fuss was about and we were both delighted with the venue, the staff and the quality of the food. The oysters are stated in the menu as freshly shucked but had been opened some time prior to me receiving them but they were still okay. I ordered the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Luncheon, great outlook over Sydney Harbour, amazing food and service you could not want for more. Catch the ferry from Circular Quay drops you right at the door....the staff do not miss a trick they heard if was an anniversary and the dessert plate had happy anniversary on it....

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Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Whether dining in a group for a special occasion or having a romantic lunch or dinner, Catalina is always my first choice, the food is consistently fabulous and never disappoints, tremendous wine list and slick sophisticated atmosphere with a view to die for. Always treated wonderfully by the staff, this is truly one of Sydney's gems!! we have taken many... More 

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Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to have your comments, particularly as a regular diner at Catalina. It means so much to us all at Catalina to have so many dedicated, loyal clientele who understand what we're about and come back again and again. More 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?