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Where

Catalina

Average price $135
9.1/10
1,701 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Mark Axisa

Average price $135 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Sobresaliente
9.1/10
based on 1701 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Rella Z.
    • one review
    10/10

    Catalina always delivers, beautiful location, amazing staff and extensive menu with something with everyone. Cocktails and wine list excellent.

  2. Antonio P.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The food was very good if not very overpriced. It appears regulars were treated very well from the second they walked in the doors and those not familiar to the staff were seated in the back of the restaurant and crammed in with other diners. There were quite a few children in the restaurant so has a distinctly family feel particularly given there was no music being played in the background. Wait staff seemed slightly jaded but very competent.

  3. Jo E.
    • one review
    8/10

    The service and location was fabulous. However, we left a little disappointed with the food. It was good, but not as good as our last visit in 2018. My husbands beef was more well done than medium, and my dumplings were dry. Still good food, but the dishes we chose wouldn’t be worth coming back for (for that price anyway)

  4. Albert S.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and atmosphere

  5. Leigh C.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was my first time back at Catalina in over 10 years and it was just as lovely as I remembered. Despite being unavoidably late the staff ensured I stopped feeling frantic and allowed my friend and I time to relax, enjoy the view and peruse the menu. The staff here have that skilled balance perfected of somehow being present to attend you but not hovering. The food was outstanding and as someone who can't often be tempted by dessert I found it hard to choose and did not regret the indulgence. Will definitely not be waiting 10 years to return.

  6. A A.
    • 247 reviews
    9.5/10

    Service was great / food was good as well I wouldn’t say it wowed me however it was quality . I think if you are booked to eat at the restaurant the valet should be included in the package that’s would be something that would differentiate yourself in the market place .

  7. Paul W.
    • one review
    10/10

    I had my 50th birthday there with family. As usual, we were made to feel very welcome. The food was lovely and we were afforded time to enjoy the views, atmosphere and the occasion. The staff are accommodating and friendly. We will be back

  8. Ciaran F.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Staff were amazing, asked for a table by the window as my aunt was visiting and this was facilitated. Thank you to all the team there. 3rd time there and will be back again for sure.

  9. A A.
    • 258 reviews
    10/10

    It’s always such a treat dining at Catalina. They never fail to please. Best of everything.

  10. Jennifer N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Our Family loves Catalina.

  11. A A.
    • 267 reviews
    7.75/10

    The staff could be nicer but the food and views are amazing!

  12. Horace L.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always excellent food and service but because the restaurant was very busy with all tables full it was very noisy. I would always come back and recommend the restaurant to all my friends and family.

  13. Horace L.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Everything was excellent but because it was very busy inside it was very noisy ??

  14. Rui A.
    • one review
    6/10

    Entree: pork belly is ok. Scallop and tuna doesn't taste very fresh and the serve is tiny. Main: The beef tenderloin is nice. Tooth-fish is a bit disappointing compared with previous visit three years ago. Deserts are nice as always.

  15. Edward C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Our second visit and as good as the first. The outside veranda is a must to appreciate the fantastic location. Service is professional and attentive. Food is simply first class. Not inexpensive but worth every dollar - especially for that very special occasion.

  16. SUSAN L.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Catalina is one of our favourite places. It's has beautifully modern decor, amazing views and the food and service is brilliant. The lemon tart is delicious. We will be returning many more times.

  17. Lyndy J.
    • 19 reviews
    10/10

    Always enjoy lunch at Catalina. So nice to sit looking over the water, enjoying great food and cocktails and attentive service.

  18. Margaret H.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Awesome views service and food It was a birthday treat

  19. A A.
    • 301 reviews
    8.25/10

    Food was delicious though a bit on the high side on pricing.

  20. Dianne C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Wonderful for lunch, beautiful views, excellent staff, amazing food. Great place for a special occasion or when you feel like an excellent lunch.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Lyne Park1 Sunderland Avenue, 2029, Rose Bay, Australia

About the restaurant

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

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