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Catalina Restaurant

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Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit - first time was a lunch, this time dinner. The amazing views aren't quite the same at night; though the lights of passing ferries and ships on the harbour are still pretty magical, if you want to make the most of the huge windows and the terrace you should go in daylight. But we had a smashing... More 

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Thank MurphUK
Shellharbour, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is one I go to off and on hoping it will change because of its location. Unfortunately is doesn't. The food is good, service is average, however the biggest downfall is its extremely noisy.

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Thank Sanuk61
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Catalina's is one of our favourite places to celebrate special occasions. Although pricey, the food is always wonderful and the staff are friendly, efficient and always willing to offer advice in relation to the menu or wine list. The location, right at Rose Bay Wharf, means public transport is an option after that long lunch when you don't want to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to have lunch after watching the Sydney to Hobart race Service was perfect and food was amazing I ordered a barramundi which was moist and delicious My husband ordered the quails and was very tasty. We also had oysters as an entree Dessert was to die for , we ordered a selection and also had the affogato

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Thank traveladdict1964
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Catalina's. We've been going now for 4 years on special occasions and it never disappoints. Great food, lovely setting and all round enjoyable night. I just wish I had room for a dessert each time as they are awesome. It is great to sit out on the balcony and watch the sunset whilst soaking up the relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank woodyndave
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a long lunch here in December on a Sunday for a friends 40th Birthday - food and service was outstanding. Given we were all from interstate it was a great surprise to realize that we didn't have to change venues to continue on into the evening. We broke out the espresso martinis and dancing shoes and made the... More 

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Rose Bay, Australia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to have lunch on a sunny day. On a busy day the service can be hit or miss. Last visit charged for drinks we did not have.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that happened on your last visit - one of your waiters must have made a mistake when they were entering a table number. Unfortunately human error does occur occasionally, but I do hope those drinks were taken off your bill once the mistake was noticed, and that we see you again. Judy McMahon More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very attentive service, staff were great with information about the food. Food was lovely although would have loved more bread but she never returned to our table. We went for lunch and the view was beautiful as the day was sunny and clear.

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Thank Lizzyp12016
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so sorry your bread waiter didn't make another appearance, but glad that everything else ticked the boxes. Judy McMahon Owner More 

2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day for lunch. Waitstaff were warm and attentive with good suggestions to stear us through the menu.

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Thank Jenny130346
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much. I've always believed attentive, knowledgeable staff make all the difference to a restaurant experience. I hope we see you back at Catalina again soon to experience more of that! Judy McMahon Owner More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time I booked online I was impressed, with the ease of booking, their follow up with text confirmation, I knew I had a table for the day and time I wanted. Upon arrival we (party of 4) greeted with a warm and professional manner, escorted to our table, seated with grace and charm. Our waiters/waitress introduce themselves as... More 

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

Thank you very much. It sounds as if you had the perfect Catalina day, and we hope to see you back soon for a repeat performance. Judy McMahon Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $55
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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: +61 2 9371 0555
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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