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Catalina Restaurant

$$$$Seafood, ,
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (74 reviews)
“suckling pig” (16 reviews)
“snapper” (30 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was on a visit to Sydney and staying with a friend in Rose Bay who booked a table for our last night together before I returned to the UK. What can I say? This was a wonderful experience and the food was divine from...More

Thank poppydog66
Reviewed 3 days ago

Catalina was one of many restaurants I'd booked for family visiting from the UK. The quality of both food and service excelled all others. And that's before factoring in it's beautiful waterside backdrop. Truly exceptional restaurant. (The banana split has to be the best dessert...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Sydney in a magnificent location down on the harbour at Rose Bay. Beautifully cooked food. No rush and friendly service overlooking the harbour. The set menu is limited but with good choice and features meat and seafood and one...More

Thank gam8le
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I enjoyed lunch at Catalina yesterday (Sunday), we have been here a few times and love it. The food is great, the outlook is great and the staff are five star. David our waiter yesterday and previous times is professional at...More

Thank Bigwib
Reviewed 6 days ago

We picked Catalina for the the last dinner of our 3 week trip to Oz. It was a great send off. Super restaurant, great ambience with wonderful views back over the bay. The service was a joy and the menu was excellent giving us a...More

1  Thank jeremybarnes2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my 50th at Catalina's in December . Searched long and hard for the best place for my birthday - and found it ! Had the most wonderful lunch and afternoon . The location is fantastic , arriving by ferry from Circular Quay . Everything...More

1  Thank LiamB1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was treated to lunch here with my friends to celebrate a significant birthday. Impeccable, friendly service and exceptional food made it such a memorable occasion. The location of, and view from, the restaurant is extraordinary.More

Thank marinamaunsell
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marina, What a lovely review! We take a great deal of pride in the product we offer, but it is always a delight to hear that we have fulfilled our customers' expectations. Thank you, and i look forward to seeing you again in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this restaurant for my boyfriend's birthday and we had been wanting to go for ages. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. My starter of burrata was fine but needed seasoning desperately. My boyfriend's bouillabaisse was not good at all. It was tiny for starters...More

Thank Pink085
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry to hear that you were underwhelmed by your meal with us. We take great pains to ensure that our food is of a consistently high quality, and i believe that in the main,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group visited this restaurant and enjoyed the cuisine. The food was wonderful. We tried the fresh oysters and they went down a delight!

Thank flysandy
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words! I hope you come back for some more of our gorgeous oysters soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful room, sensitively prepared dishes full of clarity and flavour. But above all, a team that really knows what it’s doing, gets on with it charmingly and delivers without fuss or pretension. A refreshing reassurance that it can still be done! Beef, fish, risotto, pavlova,...More

Thank Svetlana P
james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, Svetlana. It is true that Catalina is staffed by a large and experienced team of professionals, and it is wonderful to hear that they made your visit special. I will pass on your feedback to the team. It will...More

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Jfrjr
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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Description
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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