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Catalina Restaurant

Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Rose Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $55
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Catalina at Rose Bay is one of the best dining experiences I've had! Been there twice now and freshness of food & exquisite presentation & sublime flavours are why I can't wait to dine there again. The snapper & garlic mash just beautiful and the oysters are to die for - to finish, you can't pass up the pannacotta with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Its on the pricey side but worth it for the views, service and food. Staff are prompt with requests, and the menu is quite vast when you include the specials of the day page. Some luxury ingredients are worked in well. Try to grab an outside table during the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Location? 10 Service? 10 Say hi to Siobhan for us! Drinks? 9.5 (didn't have Yorkshire ale) Food? 10.5 (win the .5 back for the dessert) Mains were delicious - suckling pig and lobster so both sides of the menu. Both were perfectly presented without being too 'cooked' and seasoning complimented the meats rather than controlling it. Desserts are off the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Consistently good. Professional service. Wine list could be more affordable. A dairy free dessert would be provide diners with more choice at the end of the meal. Best harbour view restaurant. Great function venue.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had great expectations for our group lunch at Catalina's but the service this time was disappointing (they were busy but hey this is high priced venue), the main dishes rather drab and the deserts small and lifeless. Something's amiss as this was a a great restaurant in its day. It needs to regain its mojo. We will try again... More 

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Northland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I seldom dine alone, but it was a beautiful Sydney afternoon, so I thought that I would treat myself. I did not have a reservation, but decided to take a chance - the place was busy, but I was lucky and sat down immediately. The views over Rose Bay and the Sydney Harbour simply reinforced my belief that this is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Writing to say how disappointed we are with our lunch at Catalina and the service provided today. First my wife's entrée was overlooked - we were told, "a mix up with the docket" had occurred when we enquired as to where it was after a long wait. After we had completed our entrees another 40 to 50 minutes elapsed before... More 

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

I am so sorry to read of your experience. As you can see from the hundreds of positive reviews on our site, your experience was not the norm, and we sincerely regret your disappointment, as Catalina really does have a lot to offer. Unfortunately things went wrong on your table (which can happen in any restaurant), but it is how... More 

Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Requested a table outside as it was my partners bday but when we got there found out we were seated next to the wall. Waiter got the oysters order wrong however we received the corrected ones free of charge. Mains (both ordered fish) and dessert were both tasty. Pretty good experiencem

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although there were plenty of people in the restaurant we didn't even notice them, and the service was amazing. The view, atmosphere and service were all great. The food was fantastic, and cooked to perfection. Loved everything about our lunch at Catalina's

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Food was excellent, setting amazing, but all this was spoilt by the extremely long wait for our meal. Wait staff were particularly skilled at turning the other cheek when we tried to grab their attention. Won't be hurrying back because of this.

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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: Mediterranean, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary

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