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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, 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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  • 270
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Business lunch

Going to this restaurant always seems a pleasure. The outlook is nothing less than sensational on Sydney harbour looking across to the north shore. But it is also a sea plane area which is where the restaurant gets its name. Even in winter it feels like summer so it's a good feel place to go. Now... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Going to this restaurant always seems a pleasure. The outlook is nothing less than sensational on Sydney harbour looking across to the north shore. But it is also a sea plane area which is where the restaurant gets its name. Even in winter it feels like summer so it's a good feel place to go. Now what about the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We flew up from Palm Beach in the seaplane to bring some friends visiting from overseas to lunch. It really was one of the best decisions I've made. We were fortunate enough to have a table near the window with a great view of the harbour. The food was exceptional and the service excellent - friendly, efficient and not at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Greeted warmly, we settled in to our seats by the window for our Anniversary dinner, starting with a wonderful cocktail. Views over the harbour are wonderful, and the location feels secluded yet is only a short trip from the CBD. Service was exceptional from the start. The restaurant was completely full, yet in no time at all our delicious entrees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have visited many times in the last twenty years, lots of family birthdays, romantic evenings a twenty first and several engagement celebrations. Sunday was a thirtieth birthday celebration and Catalina's did not disappoint. From the convenient charming valet parking attendant, this is a stylish casual Sydney institution, to the very good menu. It was as busy as I can... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We live in Melbourne so don't eat at Catalina often. Had lunch there yesterday for my 70th birthday. Food delicious, service excellent, view unbeatable. What more can I say. I recommend it very highly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely staff, nice view , great food, special view, can't beat the harbour. A little noisy inside, great service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent venue for a business luncheon. Modern, airy environment with great views over the water and a terrific terrace for cocktail sipping. The belly pork and scallops were the favourite starter choices for our group and both were voted as delicious. The Barramundi was consumed with relish as a main course by most of our group although I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was located in Rose bay 20 min taxi ride from the center of Sydney. It was the fine retaurant with the terrace toward the bay of which scenery was extremly beatiful. The food, view, atmosphere, and the kindness of staffs were all perfect. This is the must go restaurant in Sydney area but the cost would be higher for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We booked at Catalina's for our son's 21st. We arrived at noon. Seven of us were seated around a table on the balcony facing the water. The day was a little chilly and overcast, but we were sheltered from the breeze. Presentation of dishes - excellent Service - first class Taste - exceptional It was a nice touch sending a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have booked a table at Catalina to celebrate the birthday of my partner. I had emailed the restaurant prior hoping to grab a good table. We have heard so many positive comments that we just had to try it before leaving Sydney. We have been seated by a friendly host and indeed got a wonderful table at the window.... 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: Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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