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Meet the Chef

Picture of Mark Axisa.

Mark Axisa

Completing his cookery apprenticeship at Catalina, Mark has worked his way through all areas in the Catalina kitchen over the past 16 years. In November 2015 Mark accepted the position of Executive Chef. Mark's long association with and experience at Catalina ensures continuity and his passion is reflected in some exciting new dishes alongside the Catalina favourites.

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Total Score

9
4775 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

(10)
Lovely to see Catalina re-opened after her "tweakment" ;) Excellent dinner as ever

dined on Sun, 8 Sep 2019

(10)
Wonderful Sunday lunch... great food, service and ambience. Can't wait to go again.
Dear Matteo, Thank you for your lovely feedback - we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us on Sunday and look forward to welcoming you back to Catalina in the near future!
Restaurant Catalina responded on Tue, 10 Sep 2019

dined on Sat, 7 Sep 2019

(8)
The fork redemption of $20 not given in the bill. Can you use the points allocated for Catalina for another redemption?

dined on Fri, 6 Sep 2019

(9)
Delicious lunch with excellent quality produce. Gorgeous views, courteous service and attention. A wonderful experience.

dined on Sat, 31 Aug 2019

(9)
Heard a lot of good things about this place, it’s a bit far from where I live but finally i did it. It was so worth it! Would definitely come back. The service was very good, felt very comfortable and casual in a good way. Just love it!

dined on Thu, 22 Aug 2019

(10)
I adore Catalina’s. Food and service are always excellent. Celebrate my birthday and wedding anniversary here every year. There is no better place to have that special occasion.

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(8)
Disappointed they couldn’t make our favourite dish Mooloolaba Prawns and they should add back to the menu

dined on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

(10)
Thank you to all the staff for another wonderful evening.
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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

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