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Catalina Restaurant

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Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 

1 Thank F D
Sydney, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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! 😊

Thank Aimee L
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

Thank Arna G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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 

2 Thank Evelyn P
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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!

Thank Amanda74Perth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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).

Thank Eric T
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The weather was perfect and we sat at an outside table from where we could take maximum advantage of the beautiful view. The service was impeccable. We started off with home-made bread and when the waiter returned to offer us a 3rd slice, it took all our willpower to say no. My medium-rare lamb cutlets were perfect and my husband... More 

Thank Yvonne U
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have the best birthday celebration in Sydney by having lunch at Catalina. I'm so elated and so thankful , and lucky enough to dine again at this so classy restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious, and the spectacular unobstructed views is amazing.. Service is very professional and outstanding, excellent. Special mention to DASHA, such a beautiful person , very... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It's not everyday you graduate with a Masters degree so we thought let's book Catalina to celebrate in style. What a bad idea! I have never experienced anything so chaotic! No less that seven separate wait staff (you heard right seven!!!) attended our table the result? Five different requests just to get water!! I have to say myself and my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 55
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?