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Total Dimmi Score

8.8
3478 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(7.7)
Atmosphere
(8.9)
Julia Crawford

dined on Sat, 22 Apr 2017

(10)
Wonderful place for a long lazy lunch. Stunning views, amazing service, excellent food
Heather

dined on Sat, 22 Apr 2017

(10)
Amazing view and food. Great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We brought our kids and we were a bit worried about them but they really catered to them and made them feel very special. Will definitely be back again !

dined on Thu, 20 Apr 2017

(8)
Food was really wonderful. Obviously on the expensive side but it's an experience.

dined on Tue, 18 Apr 2017

(8)
The staff are always friendly and attentive the views and atmosphere fantastic. The main of toothfish was outstanding.
Thank you very much for your kind words Christina. We look forward to welcoming you back to Catalina soon.
Judy McMahon, Catalina responded on Tue, 18 Apr 2017

dined on Sun, 16 Apr 2017

(10)
Beautiful food and drinks. Amazing views. We always love coming here.

dined on Wed, 12 Apr 2017

(10)
Everything is perfect , even the sour dough bread is nice and crispy outside and soft inside !ordered Morton bugs and pan fried barrimumdi ! It's just perfect ! Could not be better ! The salad is also very juicy and fresh !
Cherry

dined on Tue, 11 Apr 2017

(9)
Intimate setting, sophisticated menu and professional staff

dined on Fri, 7 Apr 2017

(10)
What an amazing restaurant! For anyone looking for a fine dining experience right on the water, Catalina does not disappoint. The extensive menu left us so unsure of what to order.. because we wanted it all. The food is impeccable and although it's pricey you are definitely paying for the overall experience. Highly recommend!

dined on Mon, 27 Mar 2017

(10)
I had the most wonderful birthday dinner at Catalina. The food, the atmosphere and the service were all flawless. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a special restaurant to take their significant other to.
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About Catalina

Sydney’s favourite venue by the water Located on the stunning harbour in Rose Bay with breathtaking views across the water, Catalina has been a Sydney icon for almost twenty years, with Michael and Judy McMahon at the helm. Catalina's fresh and authentic menus are inspired by the classics - French, Italian, Spanish and Mediterranean with Executive Chef Mark Axisa producing new dishes regularly alongside Catalina favourites. In keeping with the harbourside location, seafood is a Catalina specialty! Boasting an impressive wine and cocktail list, you can experience great food, exceptional drinks and unbeatable views in the one spot. For those looking for a more casual and affordable mode of dining, the bar food in the expanded bar area is great way to experience the beauty of Catalina and Sydney Harbour without breaking the bank The McMahon’s goal for Catalina was always simple - "to be Sydney’s favourite place to eat the best food by the water." They certainly achieved that goal. Go and experience this stunning restaurant for yourself - It really is as good as people say. Best dish: pan fried snapper, potato and garlic mash and lemon caper butter

Number of seats
150
Parking availability
Yes

Catalina Address

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Reviews we love

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82

Events

Catalina, it’s like walking in and seeing Sydney’s take on the Amalfi Coast! A beautiful, modern, minimalist restaurant located on the footstep of Sydney Harbour overlooking uninterrupted, prized views of the harbour, Shark Island & the peninsula of Point Piper. Guests seat in gorgeous surroundings to million dollar views and receive the ’essential Sydney’ experience. Function Options? Endless. Be it an uber cool Summer cocktail style soiree when the sun is beckoning, mojitos are flowing, the oyster bar is crowd drawing, canapés circulating and the band is owning the dance floor. To elegance.. A black tie Winter love affair by the fire, candlelight flickering, formal fine dining, a baby grand piano & classic Frank Sinatra. The restaurant is perfect for cocktail parties, PR Launches, corporate functions & small groups. The cuisine at Catalina is modern Australian. While there is a strong emphasis on fish and shellfish, it is much more than a seafood restaurant! For weddings we can host ceremonies on site and offer a travelling entrée or dessert course, cocktail station, dessert degustation table and oyster bar. We cater for the large & luxurious functions to the small intimate parties & everything in between.

Capacity
150 seated / 250 standing
Price
from $90 p.p.
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Location
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Best For
  • Birthday/group party
  • Christmas party
  • Private function
  • Product launch
  • Cocktail party
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