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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago

Went for lunch and found the view stunning. Menu was great and food very good. We also found the service was excellent. Overall a very good place for lunch.

Thank John M
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks John. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had always wanted to go to Catalina so went for my birthday with a group of friends. While very expensive (possibly not the best value for money ever) the food is awesome, absolutely delicious seafood. Service was a little slow but the location and...More

Thank JoJoHarps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can one say about this restaurant that seems to excel on every level. I must be the only person in Sydney who had not been to this iconic restaurant and it certainly didn’t disappoint. My entree was the shared seafood platter and it was...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As expected the location and views are terrific. The service friendly and efficient. My starter of John Dory was outstanding, my wife's barramundi was delicious, my steak was good but a little lacking in all round flavour. The lemon tart had a rather soggy base...More

Thank Nickneal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something must be wrong with Catalina tonight, I can’t believe a famous restaurant would have make my husband turns into serious stomachache. I thought it was only my dish has problem which the roasted chicken was extremely salty. I believe the seafood, my husband ordered...More

Thank Alvina F
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Alvina I'm so sorry you were disappointed by your experience at Catalina. We were aware that you felt your chicken was too salty, which we believe is a matter of taste, but were unaware that your husband developed a stomach ache. I assure you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for lunch. The place was busy but not slammed, you can seat overlooking the bay or inside still with the view of the harbor. I had a selection of oysters to start and grilled Marron for my main course. Portions are generous...More

Thank mtschindler
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Extremely well balanced, high quality food. Cooked to perfection with a view over the water. Lots of servers, all very serious about their jobs, aiming to please. Dress up nicely for this one. I highly recommend the Dessert platter as you can then try a...More

Thank Callum W
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The service, views, location, wine, starter and desert (shared dish) were excellent. Dishes are not too small so a 3 course order can see you conveniently leave the restaurant feeling full. Plenty of parking in the park and ferry wharf, mostly 4P which is more...More

Thank Reza P
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Catalina's is a great place to eat. The views are wonderful at any time of day but especially pleasant on balmy evenings when the doors are open. The food is always good, the menu is sufficiently varied to have something for everyone, the cellar would...More

Thank spottedquoll
Reviewed 16 April 2018

A group of 6 of us went for my mum's special birthday dinner. We were superbly looked after by all of the staff. The decision of what to order was extremely difficult - I really wanted to try everything on the menu! In the end...More

Thank Gabstar16
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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
Groups, Romantic, View, 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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