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Catalina Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Bondi, Australia
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for Sunday lunch to celebrate a milestone birthday. To be honest I was anticipating being disappointed as the dining experience would need to be pretty well perfect to justify the prices charged here. But Catalina delivered and then some! Having advised them of my wife's birthday when booking weeks ago, we were immensely pleased to get an... More 

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Thank Bondi_Phil
Sydney
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a summers day there is no better place in Sydney to have lunch. The setting, food and service is beyond fantastic. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Thank Les F
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Catalina has been long known as one of Sydney's top restaurants and for a good reason. We took my partner's Japanese parents there on Monday night and they loved the experience. Wonderful dishes with a good dose of Japanese influence, they were quite amazed how some of the ingredients had been used as opposed to in Japan. Not only was... More 

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Thank Ozvamp
London
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor service. First of all one member of the party ordered the signature dish of suckling pig, but at 7.30 pm they had run out ! Having taken order we waited an hour before it was served - no initial apology, we were told it takes a while to cook the 7 dishes !!! But during the wait they did... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch at Catalina with a small group of friends and we all absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and the location is absolutely beautiful! Would definitely recommend it for a special occasion! 😊

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Thank Aimee L
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful birthday lunch. Perfect weather, beautiful view, friendly and efficient service with great staff. Food was amazing and the cocktails are so delicious and made to perfection. You always feel so special dining at Catalina. Could not want for anything more. Take someone you love and spoil them

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Thank Arna G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a booking to dine on the 24th Nov to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary. When making the booking, I advised the restaurant of the special occasion and requested, if possible, could we be seated in a special spot due to the occasion. Staff was very courteous and remarked that they would do everything possible to make our night special.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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221 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been patronising Catalina for decades always for a special celebration. Booked more than three months in advance for another family (9 of us) birthday lunch. It's a beautiful space, silver service, expensive yes, extremely popular however, this visit we noticed that more tables appear to have been added into the room creating a 'crowded' vibe plus it was a... More 

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Thank ontheroadsince73
Perth
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views; fantastic quality food and equally amazing service. This venue was wonderful from start to finish. I'd highly recommend this venue!

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Thank Amanda74Perth
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67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have chosen this restaurants a number of times now to celebrate special occasions (birthdays in particular) and they are always consistent. Food is delicious and the produce they use is really fresh. The service is professional and very attentive to your needs. The views are just breath taking (make sure you arrive with some daylight to appreciate the views).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?