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Catalina Restaurant

) #1 of 46 Restaurants in Rose Bay $$$$ Seafood, ,
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • 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 today

We normally venture here for birthdays and wedding anniversary. We were enticed by the winter special both in price and the sound of the food offering. The venue and staff did not disappoint! I would go as far as saying it was the best meal...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the most wonderful birthday lunch at Catalina . The food was delicious the service was warm friendly and so welcoming . Catalina is outstanding it's my favourite restaurant . It's a beautiful treat and the views are stunning . Couldn't recommend it highly enough

Thank mandyjane2026
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I celebrated my birthday here yesterday evening. The staff were warm and attentive. The food was (as always) incredible. I would always recommend a seafood dish when dining here as the produce is fresh and the chefs know how to honour the natural flavours. The...More

Thank Hope V
Reviewed 6 days ago

We always celebrate our birthdays at Catalina in both summer and winter. I had my birthday lunch there this week. We are never bored with the menu and service in spite of our regular visits. The standard of food never disappoints as it's consistently excellent....More

Thank Nitz_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely adore this restaurant and bar. The food is divine, the drinks are delicious and the service is exceptional. Well worth a visit.

Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family celebrations over the last 10 years have been at Catalina ,including an amazing New Years Eve party two years ago, a graduation celebration and several birthdays Yesterday was a secret birthday and retirement celebration so the staff were not aware and we were...More

Thank WendyBail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My birthday was not looking too promising as the weather forecast was heavy rain for the whole day. The highlight of the day was having my birthday lunch at Catalina. Being well into Autumn, the fire was on and the dining room was inviting even...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your birthday lunch at Catalina. There's nothing like an open fire on a dreary day and I'm glad you enjoyed everything so much. Judy McMahon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a girlfriend as a special occasion. The view and ambience is excellent as was the food and service. Quite costly but well worth it for a special meal. My friend tried 3 different wines till she found one she loved and they...More

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

Thank you Wendy. We work hard to make things special for our guests and we hope to welcome you back again. Judy McMahon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky to be able to visit this restaurant for a work function with a group of about 15 of us. Everything about this restaurant was beautiful. The view was stunning and it's the ideal place to have lunch. The sweeping balcony facing the...More

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

Thank you Kristy. Glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you back! Judy McMahon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good, but is pricey compared to similar restaurants. However what really made my recent dining experience so poor was the poor quality of service. We arrived at our table and waited quite some time for anyone to come and talk to us. When...More

1  Thank Alan C
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - my sincerest apologies that this was your experience., I am taken aback that this could happen given the effort we put into recruitment and staff training. Our aim is always to surpass our guests' expectations, not to disappoint. Your...More

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Is it possible to buy a voucher as a gift for your restaurant. If so how much would you suggest for a meal for 2 and will you be able to send the voucher by email? JOhn R
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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hi~ can I prepare a surprise for my boyfriend in your resturant? (like cake with writing happy birthday or sing a song for him)
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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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