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Catalina Bistro

££ - £££, ,
1 Stilling St, Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2283, Australia
+61 2 4975 3785
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Bar, Pub, Australian
££ - £££
1 Stilling St, Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2283, Australia
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than watching sail boats and the beautiful Lake Macquarie whilst having lunch? The food is inexpensive but fresh and plenty of it. It's a Bistro so there's no table service but the staff are quick to...More

Thank Libbydyson
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Tucked away in the Catalina Bowling Cllub this bistro offers a great selection of freshly cooked meals and genuine and friendly service. It is in a great position overlooking Lake Macquarie with plenty of parking. The bar and drink facilities are also great with friendly...More

1  Thank lynw7472015
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Good meal for the price hubby had flathead I had prawn cutlets good size meal very nice, worth going out there for it nice views of Lake Macquarie from the verandah.

Thank Beverley b
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Located in Club Catalinas it's a Hotel Style Restaurant in a Friendly Family Atmosphere Serving Good Family style Food at Reasonable prices and Generous Serves ! Great Spot Overlooking Lake Macquarie ,,Indoor and Outdoor Dining areas Available

1  Thank Dusty M
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great friendly service and fresh food.Right on the point at beutiful Rathmines Bowlo.Lunch and Dinner back end of the week.

1  Thank Golfin16
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This Restaurant is Located in the Rathmines Bowling Club it's a club style Bistro with indoor and outdoor dining areas the food is Quite well presented and Cooked and the prices are reasonable Great family Dining overlooking Lake Macquarie with entertainment on Sunday afternoon worth...More

1  Thank Dusty M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I recently went there with my wife to meet with her 3rd cousin for the first time and his daughter. We found that the menu on offer at the bistro was quite extensive and the food that was presented to us was good quality club...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Look the food is pretty good but if they get a big crowd it was very slow service. Great location on the Lake .. This is the old officers mess from the Catalina base at Rathmines .. Make sure you take the time to look...More

1  Thank EricTheRed16
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

The Bistro at the Rathmines Bowling Club is good food at reasonable prices. Service is efficient and food is more than what you expect at a club bistro. We have been back a number of times. They also have great pizza which is available as...More

1  Thank Sportsmad348
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

A good night out with a good quality dinner. The chicken special was great and the seafood basket was good. No playground but a number of coin operated games for the children's brief entertainment; bring some gold coins. Eftpos not accepted, bring some notes too!...More

1  Thank Bigfish43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Stilling St, Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2283, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Rathmines
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4975 3785
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