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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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“oysters” (75 reviews)
“suckling pig” (17 reviews)
“snapper” (31 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

Friends, knowing we were to visit Sydney, recommended Catalina Restaurant at Rose Bay. Staying near Circular Quay enabled a pleasant ferry ride almost to the doorstop of Catalina. Greeted at the door we were ushered to the deck overlooking the bay and beyond. Brilliant! (We...More

Thank mellicko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sunny outlook and a superb setting looking out to sea with little ferries and sea 'planes going past. The menu is comprehensive but at the higher end of the price scale. The staff were incredibly attentive offering an endless supply of bread and butter...More

1  Thank Happy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our night at Catalina in Rose Bay. Sun setting over the water relaxing with an amazing Pinot. Favourite entree’s definitely the marron and the scallops. I followed this with steak. Very impressed with the presentation and the attention to detail by very experienced staff....More

Thank janeclough1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met a friend for lunch at Catalina and we had a lovely table on the deck overlooking Rose Bay. We shared the antipasto platter, which had fish dumplings, mussels, prawns, scallops, crab meat, squid. The fish dumplings were divine- by the far the best...More

1  Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and attention was excellent. The menu offers an excellent range, however be prepared to pay for the privilege, even without drinks

Thank col_joan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been a few years since we had the pleasure of eating at Catalina, but it is still absolutely fabulous. There is nowhere on the planet that I would rather have Sunday lunch. The food is great, the wine list is wonderful but still...More

Thank Bigal57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED our experience at this restaurant. We took a water taxi, which is a great way to see Sydney to Rose Bay. The restaurant is right on the water with exceptional views. They have a large patio so the tables were just perfect. Reservations...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the location, to the food, to the service, Catalina was one of the most exceptional dining experiences i've had in Sydney. I enjoyed the Scallops for entrée, cooked to perfection. The suckling pig was tasty with delicious crispy skin. A Watermelon Martini was a...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 15 February 2018 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 14 February 2018 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
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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