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Catalina Restaurant

$$$$Seafood, ,
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were visiting Sydney for our wedding anniversary and my husband had been looking for months for a special place for our anniversary dinner, and special it was. The manager greeted us and congratulated us on our anniversary, nice touch. The view of rose bay...More

Thank stagcoop
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This restaurant is situated on the Sydney Harbour at Rose Bay easily accessible by Sydney Ferries allowing you to enjoy their wines. The food & wine were first class as one would expect being charged such high prices. Unfortunately a beautiful relaxing afternoon lunch with...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

One of the few Sydney Harbour restaurants actually on the water. Chic cool formal ambience. Beautiful food, great service, wonderful location looking out onto the harbour. Very noisy. However the weather was pleasant so sitting outside on high stools on the narrow verandah for drinks...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed October 15, 2016

The view is to die for ( suggest lunch or dinner during daylight saving months). So often that means the food disappoints, but not here. Food is fresh, inventive and tasty. Wine list is superb. Service ultra professional. Peple from all walks of life are...More

Thank Julie1958594
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This restaurant is in a beautiful situation and has a stylish and pared back elegance. Extremely delicious and well presented food - every dish at our table was a success. Lovely selection of delicious cocktails, fabulous wine recommended by the excellent sommelier. One tiny complaint...More

Thank susan_on_the_move
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We dine at this restaurant fairly often. I can honestly say each time the food is divine. Excellent flavour and decent portions. Service is great and the views at sunset spectacular. The snapper with mash is absolutely delicious!!

Thank helen29000
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Beaut spot for lunch or an early dinner overlooking Rose Bay and Sydney Harbour. The food, beverages, staff and service is just what you'd expect from a hatted restaurant. This is our second time dining at Catalina and our first time at dinner - it...More

Thank sap78au
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Really easy to get to via Ferry from Circular Key to Rose Bay and then 1 minute walk. Views fantastic with added bonus of seeing seaplanes landing and taking off directly in front of you. Food really, really good but is has to be said...More

Thank grwpl
Reviewed October 10, 2016

The Catalina has an enviable critical reputation with stratospheric prices to match. How could it be that an important family gathering, comprising well-to-do people, could be rendered so unenjoyable? Read on. The scene at which the writer was a guest: Sunday 9th October. Lunch for...More

3  Thank fixitfox
Judy M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

It saddened me greatly to read your review of what was an unfortunate mistake on Sunday. As the manager on duty, and the son of the proprietor, the idea that anyone perceives us to be avaricious or careless of their enjoyment in our life’s work...More

Reviewed October 8, 2016

Come for a long lunch here on a sunny day. The atmosphere is sophisticated and the beautiful blue water and skies would compliment the nice clean tasting food. Finish it off with a nice cup of coffee and the best lemon tart ever!

Thank La_Rue_Petit
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Response from Macfilms | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought yes, and if wine is involved, I would suggest over $350 for 2!
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November 9, 2015|
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Response from Judy M | Property representative |
We don't sing Happy Birthday in the dining room, but we do offer a range of birthday cakes which our pastry chef is happy to bake, as long as the cake is pre-ordered 48 hours in advance. We can write a 'Happy Birthday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$35 - $55
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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