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Catalina Restaurant

) #1 of 47 Restaurants in Rose Bay ££££ Seafood, ,
Lyne Park, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9371 0555
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (72 reviews)
“suckling pig” (15 reviews)
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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 10 March 2017

Despite living in SE Asia, I always try to visit Catalina when in Sydney. Aside from the wonderful food and service, I love the location and outlook. This occasion did not disappoint, fantastic as usual, with great service by Simon and Kim. However 2 days...More

Thank steveamcb
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoy Catalina so much, and that it was fantastic again this time. But I'm so sorry you found changing your booking time so frustrating. Unfortunately our automated text confirmation system doesn't allow us to receive changes to a...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We dined here with our 2 teenage sons on Monday night. The restaurant was full which is great for them on a Monday night. Not so great for us as they appeared to be very short staffed with floor wait staff. The setting is exceptional...More

Thank NikAUS
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thnak you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your food so much, and were well looked after by the sommelier. But I'm truly sorry one of your waiters wasn't up to the task. I hope it didn't spoil your evening. It's...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Had a leisurely lunch for a friend's birthday recently and loved every minute. The location is beautiful. Watching the seaplanes take off and land and the activity on the bay is lovely. Classy decor and a view from every table. We were surprised by the...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Agreed the views are fantastic but the food is very expensive and on the night we visited disappointing with the exception of the oysters that were fantastic! The bread was stale and I would guess not made on the premises the gluten free option obviously...More

Thank deb1232015
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience at Catalina. I'm glad you loved our oysters - they are a source of pride to us. But I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy the rest of your meal. Our chefs put painstaking hours into designing...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Some people rank this by-the water's-edge eatery as 'the best food in Sydney'... i beg to differ. This swank eatery rests its laurels on its terrific outlook, its consistent draw of pretty people who happen to wear the right Rose Bay style of shades and...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had a delightful three course luncheon here on a SUnday and though it was a heat wave, the doors were open to see the water. You can't get a better view and the finest food and a wine list that is incredible. It's an...More

Thank LabLover4Ever
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely words.I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. I will pass your praise on to the service staff and kitchen team. They really appreciate positive feedback - it makes all of their hard work worthwhile. Judy McMahon Owner

Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was the best meal we had in Sydney. The food is sublime and the view is spectacular. What a lovely sunset and a great way to end the day. Recommend the Frose (frozen rose) to start. Wait staff was very attentive.More

Thank BethR64
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

So glad to hear that you rounded out your visit to Sydney with a visit to Catalina, and enjoyed it so much. Sydney is a beautiful harbour city, and it has always been our aim for Catalina to be the quintessential Sydney experience. Judy McMahon...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

i ordered a voucher from the Catalina website and received the receipt of the purchase. However, I never received the voucher in the post though it was said they sent it. I got in contact with the Catalina support team whom rudely informed me that...More

Thank CMR1991
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear about this. We have had many instances in the past 2 or 3 months when Australia Post has failed to deliver Gift Vouchers in a timely fashion, and on these occasions we re-issued them....More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

FANTASTIC Restaurant and location, Excellent food, wine and Service, Helpful and Friendly Staff and the View is incomparable. What more could you ask for!!!

Thank Sharron S
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. This is exactly what we aim for every day, and we're so glad we tick all the boxes for you. Judy McMahon Owner

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We get to Catalina as often as possible. The service is incredible and the food and drinks are even better. The scenery is perfect, best to go on a beautiful day or during sunset. Never fail to amaze!

Thank Ali_leigh27
Judy M, Owner at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Glad to hear that you enjoy the restaurant so much, and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Judy McMahon Owner

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I would have thought yes, and if wine is involved, I would suggest over $350 for 2!
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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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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