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Catalina Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
An old favourite

I recently dined at Catalina and was reminded why this is my favourite restaurant. The food was fantastic and served in a timely manner despite how busy the restaurant was that evening. Best of all though is the service, they know just when to approach and when to stay away from your table, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Alli G
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I recently dined at Catalina and was reminded why this is my favourite restaurant. The food was fantastic and served in a timely manner despite how busy the restaurant was that evening. Best of all though is the service, they know just when to approach and when to stay away from your table, so that you feel served without feeling... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friends and I were disappointed when we visited Catalina for dinner in early April. The restaurant was crowded with tables placed very close to one another, causing my friends and I to also speak louder to one another. Further, after placing our order, we had to wait nearly an hour before our main course was delivered. The maitre d'... More 

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

We were so sorry that you experienced delays with your food on your last visit to Catalina. It was unfortunately a very busy dinner and as you say, when the Floor Manager became aware of your disappointment he did everything he could to make it up to you. He remembers your table and was under the impression that his efforts... More 

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great food and great service. It was really bad weather when we went but it had great views. The Lobster fettuccine was out of this world!

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

So glad to read that you enjoyed your Catalina experience. And we agree - even in ordinary weather it's a lovely place to dine. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We went to Catalina and the service was great I ordered the barramundi and my friend the lamb, he was not that happy about the lamb rack, he comment "if it is a lamb it is too big, to me it seems a sheep" however the barramundi was very nice, perhaps too much cream on it, if you going to... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is the second time to Catalina after a long break in between. The ambiance is relaxing and fresh and very comfortable with to die for views north across the harbour. The menu is extensive and polished. The food was wonderful. Very nice staff.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wonderful menu, very helpful staff, all dishes prepared and presented to perfection. With a marvelous view as you enjoy you food and refreshments.THANK YOU Management and staff of CATALINA.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Every time I eat at Catalina, I am never disappointed. From my favourite dishes to the ones suggested by my waiter, every meal has been absolute perfection. Great service from all staff and bread ninja's, refilling their home baked bread without me even noticing

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very expensive and poor quality !!! I do not recommend this restaurant. Staff not warming, especially the management staff.

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

I am very sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience at Catalina. It is a surprise to me, given the overwhelmingly positive comments we receive from TripAdvisor travellers, I would very much like to hear from you personally via our reservations email address to hear about what in particular disappointed you. We really do aim to please,... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went to the Catalina Restaurant for a wedding and the food was amazing, cannot fault the menu at all, the staff are the only reason why this didn't get 5 stars.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write how much you enjoyed the wedding reception you recently attended at Catalina. We strive to create a very special and memorable occasion for our bridal parties and their guests, and it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed the food so much. I hope we see you back at Catalina, the restaurant-... More 

Lithgow
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food and views from Catalins are fabulous a prefect place to go for a special occasion . I came with a few ladies for lunch ,we all travelled down on the train from the mountains especially to have lunch here and had a wonderful experience,the staff made us very welcome and the service was great.

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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, Romantic, 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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