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Catalina Restaurant

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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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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 11 February 2018 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 9 February 2018 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 8 February 2018 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

2  Thank kathmac72
Reviewed 5 February 2018 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 February 2018 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 30 January 2018

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 1 February 2018

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 29 January 2018 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 1 February 2018

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 29 January 2018

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 1 February 2018

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

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We came to celebrate a friend's birthday and everything was top notch. A delicious, varied menu, beautifully presented and tasting food and immaculate service. With the wonderful water views - this was the recipe for the perfect evening!

Thank pddownunder
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for your beautiful review! I often feel that perfection in this business is an unattainable, so to read that you had the perfect night is so wonderful! I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Yesterday had dinner here with my husband to celebrate my birthday and thought the whole experience was amazing . From the beautiful table on the deck with amazing views, to the impeccable service to the food which was not only work of art but the...More

Thank ElizabethN
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for a beautiful review Elizabeth. Accolades are a very nice thing to receive, but what are chef's hats compared to the kind words you have written here? We always strive to offer our customers a wonderful experience so it is immensely gratifying to...More

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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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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