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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 - 10:00 pm
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
Canberra, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A surprise gift from the kids meant we had the pleasure of enjoying a fantastic meal at a great location with very friendly service. We'll be looking forward to visiting again. Very spoilt :)

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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The view of the harbour is lovely and you forget about the noisy seaplanes taking off. The atmosphere during the day is bright and breezy. The marron, beef and figs for dessert were sensational!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

There are many great restaurants throughout the world, some with fine foods, some with great views. Catalina combines both. On a sunny Sydney day, dinning on the harbour front, watching boating passing by with the occasional seaplane, the experience at Catalina is one to remember and treasure. Highly recommended for that special occasion and most memorable for an overseas visitor.

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8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the beautiful Art Deco building with its vast window overlooking the bay to the attentive and warm service from our waiter ( an older gentleman, which for me is always a good sign of an establishment that offers its staff careers. Reminiscent of Italy where waiting tables is a respected career) to the melt in your mouth Sushi and... More

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81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a very memorable dinner here last night. Started with cocktails on the deck overlooking beautiful Rose Bay. Great place for Sundowners. Had an excellent meal as well. Delicious prawn lasagne followed by a decadent snapper served over whipped potatoes was the right call. Great wine selections and good looking atmosphere make this a great find out of the CBD

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Catalina is located right on the shore of Rose Bay, one of Sydney's upscale neighborhoods with incredible views of the bay from almost every seat. I attended a business dinner there with a set menu that was absolutely incredible. The atmosphere is upscale contemporary and the decor is simple, but elegant. Unfortunately, I cannot speak to the regular menu, but... More

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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Remarkable delicious food! My partner and I had a business dinner at Catalina, one tip I have is that the restaurant is not ideal for business as the restaurant is very loud with the chatter and laughter of your fellow patrons, tough to have a conversation with people you've just met. The location and view of Rosebay and the water... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had not had the opportunity to dine at Catalina until we went there for our anniversary last Wednesday. We will now be making the trip to Rose Bay as frequently as possible. The ambiance of the restaurant and its location is magnificent from when you pull into park on the waters edge with the waves slapping up upon the... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Wonderful picturesque location & delightful friendly, responsive service. Exquisite meals - the oysters tasted superb - so fresh and flavours that alight your taste buds to another level!! The open lasagne with prawns just melted in our mouths and the squid ink fettuccine with lobster literally had us savouring every mouthful. The coral trout with its exquisite crispy skin was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a special family location as my Father flew in Catalinas' out of Rose Bay during WW2. Every time we are in Sydney we make the pilgrimage for a relaxing indulgence. We are never disappointed.

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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 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 55
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary

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