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Catalina Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 13
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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
Most recent review
Great for lunch

Catalina's is a lovely place to have lunch and ask for a table on the terrace. Seafood is particularly good here, including Toothfish which is prized and hard to find. Good wine list. My advice is if you are coming from the City to travel by ferry to Rose Bay. The ferry stop is right beside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Alan S
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Catalina's is a lovely place to have lunch and ask for a table on the terrace. Seafood is particularly good here, including Toothfish which is prized and hard to find. Good wine list. My advice is if you are coming from the City to travel by ferry to Rose Bay. The ferry stop is right beside the restaurant and only... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I lunched here with my partner and we both ordered a fish main. Both were poor. My barramundi was a small portion of steamed, tasteless fish sitting in a pool of tasteless watery jus. I had a parcel of lobster that was soggy. The dish had no balance, there was no crispness or acidity. Essentially my $50 main dish had... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. If we don't know what has happened, we can't fix it. We definitely see Catalina as being a restaurant with more than just a great view - with great service and terrific food. I believe that your experience with your food was an aberration - not the norm at all. As you can... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As a party of five we visited Catalina last Sunday for lunch to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. It was our first time at this restaurant and we selected it following a recent review in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph. We were not disappointed. At the time of booking I requested a window table and they gratefully accommodated our request. The... More 

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Sydney
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210 reviews 210 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We took advantage of the birthday offer that was sent to me and were so glad we did. I booked a table for two on a Wednesday night late January and was surprised to find when we arrived there that the restaurant was almost full. There is plenty of easy parking just outside or you can catch the ferry over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Caralinas would have to bribe of my favourite restaurants. The food is amazing, the view is breathtaking and the service is always friendly. My partner and I go once every couple of months and would recommend it to anyone looking for a special/romantic dinner. I suggest the cone bay barramundi with the sooner crab parcel. Wine is also impeccable.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We are visiting Sydney and Catalina was very highly recommended by two different people. We arrived early to have a drink at the bar and then had dinner. The service was efficient and friendly. Unfortunately, the food and wine didn't match up. To start, we had pork belly, which was over-cooked, and the tomatoes, which were very good. For main,... More 

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

I am dismayed to read your comments about the food you ate, particularly in light of the care and dedication we put into every dish, and the effort that goes into sourcing and presenting the finest produce we can get. Your experience does not match the overwhelmingly great comments we get about the food from our other discerning American Express... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Catalina restaurant is situated over the water at Rose Bay, the view is magnificent looking out across Sydney Harbour and if you are lucky the flying boats are in operation. The service and food is not to be faulted. The staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The menu is exciting and the food lives up to its expectations.... More 

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Sydney
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a great night at Catalina a couple of nights ago. All the food we ordered was amazing but a special shout out to the whitebait with duck egg and the fettuccine nero with lobster. Amazing! The sommelier recommended perfect wines and our waitress was attentive and really helpful. What's more she had a personality! (so many don't!!) We'll definitely... More 

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

Thank you for enjoying our restaurant so much. You obviously experienced the perfect combination of great food and service. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a great dinner on the terrace enjoying oysters and fresh burrata, the wonderful lobster fettuccine nero and barramundi, followed by the dark chocolate mousse. The service was good and our outside table just great to enjoy the sunset. Definitely a place to recommend and to come back.

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

It's wonderful sitting outside on the balcony - it sounds as if your whole experience was excellent, and then the sunset sealed the deal! Please come back soon. More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We lunched at Catalina Jan2014 and Jan 2015 and both times was an excellent experience. We took the ferry from Circular Quay Sydney, about 20 minutes I think, and the restaurant is next to the jetty. The place is smart, the clientele are well dressed and it is lively. The signature dish is sucking pig which is delicious and large,... More 

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

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you next time you are 'downunder'. More 

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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: Mediterranean, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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