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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 6:00 PMAll hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

I took my daughter out for her birthday and we had such a wonderful dinner. We were seated at the windows with views of Sydney Harbour. We ordered pan seared scallops and crude tuna for starters followed by the salmon and grilled snapper for mains....More

Thank Miss_Lou14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location at Rose Bay. A light and airy restaurant with the best views of the bay and activity on it. We enjoyed all dishes, marrontail in a citrus dressing, rack of lamb and white peach cheesecake. OK it’s not Michelin Star but very acceptable....More

1  Thank AGDowson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great food and staff, loved the area as it is also close to where i live. kind of pricey but it’s very divine

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a special get together for my family so we chose the best restaurant in our home town. Catalina. It’s always been our favourite. Sensational food, drinks, views and service. You can fly in by sea plane if you choose to. We started with...More

1  Thank Shelly J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Catalina a number of times and have always been thoroughly impressed. The restaurant has an amazing view, the staff are always attentive and accomodating and the food is the undisputed star of the show! We went for a friend’s birthday dinner and...More

1  Thank kathmac72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't think of any better place for a business lunch at the waterfront where the quality of the food being served and the impeccable service do match the fantastic view. During Summer you have to go for a table on the balcony and almost...More

1  Thank Andreas J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Sydney friend recommended Catalina to us so we ate here this lunchtime - and we were absolutely thrilled that we did. First rate service, excellent food and wines - an extensive list of specials; I had fish and my partner the cheese ravioli which...More

1  Thank MartinC132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is stunning - views across Sydney Harbour Everything about the meal was perfect - excellent seafood from boutique producers , knowledgeable attentive (but never intrusive ) staff , relaxed atmosphere. Great wine list - creative cocktails Its quite expensive (as you would expect)...More

Thank wildcrazygoats
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your spectacular review! We put a great deal of effort into delivering a great product to our customers and a review like this is what it is all about! I look forward to welcoming you back to Catalina soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to dine at Catalina, amazing food, great service and fantastic views. Today’s visit didn’t disappoint, enjoyed the lamb and beef, the lamb was cooked perfectly pink and melted in the mouth. My partners steak was equally well cooked. Iconic and fantastic

Thank Hannah D
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hannah, I am very happy to hear that you're recent trip to Catalina was everything you had hoped it would be. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to wait for several minutes while wait staff whizzed past without offering to seat us. Eventually we were placed away from the window but still able to enjoy the view of the Harbour Bridge and of the wide range of well-dressed customers. The...More

Thank portmerionCanberra
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It sounds as if your experience with us was a little bit patchy, and for that I apologise. We take great pride in our world class wine program and also in the talented professionals who administer...More

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8 September 2016|
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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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9 November 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
US$35 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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