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“Beautiful Lunch”

Catalina Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Rose Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$55
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Food & service is outstanding. Spectacular view.
It is expensive but for a special occasion well worth it.

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Thank RITACARTY
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Catalinas is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney which never disappoints, the food and service is outstanding and that view never grows old. A must to try !!

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james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely words Cassandra. I am very proud of our restaurant, and as someone who sees it everyday i totally agree: you never get sick of the view!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I have aspired to visit this establishment for several years since moving to Sydney. A special Birthday lunch was the occasion and it will go down as one of the most memorable meals my wife and I have ever had. The food was outstanding, the service spot-on all within a bright modern dinning room with wonderful views of Rose Bay

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Thank Julian H
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james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review Julian. I am glad that you finally made it into Catalina, and I hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We booked a table some weeks ago with our winter coats ready..

Today was a glorious in a sunny and calm day. Our table was positioned on the balcony with lots of sun and the heaters on.

Many parties and groups inside. A bit noisy and lots of fun and laughs by all.

We started with cocktails and with in mind a wine list to follow.

Complimentary bread was delivered. A good start.

The ladies aren’t big eaters so we ordered mains and sides of chips and veggies.

Barramundi, mussels and seafood bisque/soup
Fillet of snapper on a bed of mash
Home made parsley and spaghetti with Mooloolaba king prawns tomato sauce

All delicious

Dessert shared
Carrot cake, cream cheese with walnut crumble and Walnut ice cream

Coffees

A great experience with amazing food and wonderful service.

Thank X9477ZRkarenm
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james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for reviewing us Karen. It sounds like everything from the weather to the food came together for your lunch, and I am so glad that you had a wonderful day.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We lost count of the number of staff in this restaurant at 13 - talk about service.
Even in winter, the white dining room perched on the edge of the ocean is sublime.
It has to be the best location in Sydney for lunch. The seafood filled menu is exceptional too.
We started with cocktails - the rose martini was gorgeous and came with dried rose petal leaves scattered on top.
The oysters were excellent, as was the tuna sashimi which came on a deep fried leaf of some sort -creative and tasty.
The Patagonian toothfish was incredible, and the snapper came served in a rich sauce and was a large portion.
A banana split topped it all off.
People often say the food here is ordinary, but on this occasion, it was excellent.

Thank Renaesworld
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james M, General Manager at Catalina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us Renae. Lunch at Catalina on a busy, sunny Sunday is hard to beat, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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