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Catalina Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Catalina surely is a quality restaurant and very hard to fault - staff, location, food. The menu is outstanding and every effort is made to guarantee the best experience possible.

Thank John-Kauter
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Catalina to celebrate my Mum's 85th birthday. We (5 of us) came by water taxi (do it if you can). I haven't been here before but highly recommend this restaurant. The food was outstanding, the service befitting the 5 star place it is and the view is outstanding. This is not a cheap restaurant but for us, the... More 

Thank JaneneCanberra
Sydney, Australia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the time we walked in to the time we left, could not fault Catalina, amazing location, great service and excellent food!

Thank Binny111
Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the food being good the service was offensive. Too much effort was put into pushing wine, slopping it into the glass and overfilling then asking if we wanted another bottle.

Thank Susanhilary1313
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for my 60th birthday celebrations with friends and Catalina did not disappoint. There were 8 of us and there wasn't a negative comment from anyone. The service was first class from the moment we walked in the door. It's difficult to recommend something from the menu as they're are so many sensational dishes, From the Tempura Oysters,... More 

Thank RondaAnn
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat here probably every 4-6 weeks. I am never disappointed with the menu, which encompasses weekly and sometimes daily specials. Food is always fresh and exquisitely prepared, the wine list is comprehensive and superb. The service is spot on no matter how busy they get! I'll add the disclaimer, Catalina is definitely not a place for those on a... More 

Thank Chairman N
Sydney, Australia
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204 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunched here in a small group recently. Given a great table against the window as we requested when booking and the service from when we walked in was very attentive as well as friendly from one of the two waiters at our table. Although a little noisy there's no denying the fantastic view here on a sunny day. The selection... More 

Thank NosfromMaroubra
Sydney, Australia
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229 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is fantastic and the service at a similar level, but what made this visit so memorable was the way in which the Maitre d addressed a potential problem. I raised with him my concern at the credit card surcharge and he immediately advised that he would remove it. The issue was so professionally handled ! Well done!!

Thank Alan P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great experience with superb food, impeccable service and a sensational setting! I highly recommend it!!

Thank James S
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the views at Catalinas are almost faultless, we visit here regularly and service varies greatly depending on the waiter. We will be back but not for the service

Thank brendanandtanya

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?