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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely long lunch

I enjoyed a long birthday lunch here with my husband and another couple and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and afternoon. The view is just spectacular and a fantastic backdrop for dining. We enjoyed two courses each and then shared petit fours for dessert. I'll definitely be back for future... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed a long birthday lunch here with my husband and another couple and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and afternoon. The view is just spectacular and a fantastic backdrop for dining. We enjoyed two courses each and then shared petit fours for dessert. I'll definitely be back for future special occasions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What can I say...this place exudes class and set in a stunning location overlooking the water in Rose Bay. The outside area is gorgeous however can get rather stifling in the sun, even in winter. Take the sea plane or a water taxi straight to the door. The wait staff are all older and extremely professional, and the food is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Expensive, great wine, boring cheese menu, delightful chippies, superb duck egg. Service is perfection

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a waterfront restaurant in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. Meals are expensive at A$45/main plus sides etc. The quality is high, but don't expect to feel like you have received bargain. They do lots of specials (eg winter special, Entertainment book, birthday month etc), so make sure you ask when booking, especially mid week. It is best for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'd been to Catalina previously on a bright Sydney summer day. This time it was a dinner catch up. We still were able to gaze out at the lights and Rose Bay did not disappoint. We shared the open Prawn Lasagne and the Lime an chilli oysters. Both were excellent!! The Lasagne was particularly delicious. I had Venison for my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Catalina for lunch to celebrate my partner's promotion food was delicious and came out in a timely manner, staff were friendly and attentive. We sat on a table which was futherest from the window and still found that we had a great view of the water. Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Evening was delightful and quite romantic Service extraordinary Food was exquisite Desert platter made quite birthday cake, candle and all Steak was melt in your mouth and the wine will send you to heaven View is stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We live in Sydney and dine out regularly. This is a place that never disappoints. Amazing service and food to die for. If you want fresh seafood, the oysters here are as good as it gets. We have dined here 5 times in the past 12 months, and if you are from out of town and want to splash out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Catalina is in a lovely little spot in Rose Bay. We were lucky enough to be seated outdoors and this was perfect for my birthday celebration with my parents and in-laws. Service was impeccable and the food was prepared perfectly - the herb encrusted lamb rack was to die for. The views were gorgeous over the bay and despite having... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The menu for a red ballon voucher is different from the norm. First time dinner visit was not bad but not great. It seemed that the food served to my wife and i was prepared from around noon ,as it all had a slightly crusty layer on all of the servings, our booking was for 7.30pm. Great service , good... More 

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

Hi Nick, Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that your recent dining experience didn’t live up to your expectation, as that is certainly not common of our valued Red Balloon guests. As listed on the their site, Our Red Balloon menu is actually just a slightly reduced version of regular our a la carte menu,... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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