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Catalina Restaurant

Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
0293710555
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Ranked #1 of 29 restaurants in Rose Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $55
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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful dining experience at Catalina on a Sunday for my mum's 50th birthday. Eating a beautiful meal with good wine, great food and wonderful company overlooking a stunning view - there wasn't anything to fault! The oysters were definitely on par with the best I have ever had - so fresh and a great appetiser to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fitted us in at the last moment after a seaplane flight. Food was excellent, service charming. Beautiful location.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We spend a lot of time in Sydney, and this place is my favorite dining spot, especially in Summer. The water planes come right in front of the restaurant, you can dine both indoor and outdoor. Food is faultless, along with their service. Can't wait to be back in Sydney to book a long lunch here.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Catalina's is set on the stunning harbour front down in Rosebay so if you're visiting Sydney I'd recommend it for a special lunch. The food is beautiful but I just wasn't blown away, I've been here a couple of times now and I always seem to walk away a little disappointed. My pasta was served cold and just not particularly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Spent our 23rd wedding anniversary at a very relaxing Sunday lunch at Catalina. The service was absolutely brilliant & the food was not far behind either. They helped to make a special day even more special for us. We had a table next to the window offering picture postcard views of Sydney Harbour allowing us to view everything from speedboats... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

An iconic waterfront restaurant in the heart of Rose Bay. Food is very good, for the price point, if the dishes were marginally better value I would say excellent, mains range from $35 (risotto) up to $100 for the signature pig suckling. The wine list is excellent and many of the mid price point wines are great value. Staff are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Recently 10 of us went to Catalina for a birthday dinner. This restaurant, right on the harbour foreshore at Rose Bay, has been in the same place for many years - perfect. Food is fairly expensive but beautifully cooked. I shared an entree of whitebait which was the best I've ever tasted. The toothfish to follow was stunning. I agree... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Cannot fault this restaurant - every time I have been, I leave full, impressed and satisfied. I went for an anniversary dinner and then took them up on their birthday dinner special.... Amazing both times.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well I am not a real fan of jelly but definitely of champagne so this dessert definitely was an absolute WINNER!!! It was gorgeous to look at and even more divine to eat with fresh raspberries and dried strawberries which were amazing!!! Although a tad over priced..I am going back to have it all over again!!! I just wish I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nursing a crushing hangover, I got on a privately hired taxi to take me, some work colleagues and some local big-wigs to Catalina's, via a look at some of the most expensive real-estate in Sydney. It's ugly ! Anyway, the restaurant is a lovely open room overlooking the water with an upmarket clientele, sipping fine chilled wines, enjoying life and... More

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