Catalina Restaurant

Rose Bay, NSW
OPEN TODAY: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A restaurant experience like no other

Catalina is one of Australia's great destination restaurants situated on a landmark Rose Bay site on Sydney Harbour's eastern foreshore. The restaurant was designed as a homage to the beauty of Sydney Harbour. Diners have a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour at water-level, punctuated only by the comings and goings of a working harbour: ferries, water taxis, fishing and sailing boats, and incoming sea planes based in front of the restaurant.

Experienced restaurateurs Michael and Judy McMahon opened Catalina in 1994 with a simple goal: to be Sydney's favourite place to eat the best by the water. They are joined by their daughter Kate as Floor Manager who  keeps a well-honed eye on all aspects of the restaurant's operations: the food, wine, service and ambience.

Catalina's kitchen remains open continuously from midday to late in the evening. Diners are welcome to dine all day on Mark Axisa's fresh, authentic menus, inspired by the classics - French, Italian, Spanish and Mediterranean. Seafood is a Catalina specialty: oysters are shucked to order; salmon is cured and smoked in-house; and long-standing relationships with Sydney's leading suppliers provide the restaurant with the best line-caught fish. Meat eaters are also well catered for.

1 Hat, SMH Good Food Guide
1 Star, Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide, and rated in Top 100 restaurants in Australia
3 goblets, Australian Wine List of the Year Awards
Payment Options
Diners Gift Vouchers Visa EFTPOS MasterCard EFT Cash AMEX


Dining Options

Indoor Dining A-la-carte Outdoor Seating Eat-in Alfresco Functions Harbourside Dining Bookings Water View Corporate Dining Banquet


Modern Australian Seafood

Price Guide

Mains under $50 Mains over $30 Mains $30-$50 Mains over $50 Entrees over $30 Entrees under $30




Group Bookings Private Function Valet Parking Bar Sea View Family Friendly Parking Function Room Outdoor Seating


Dinner Lunch

Registration Details
  • ABN 42 063 565 962
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Reviews of Catalina Restaurant

  • sedky 27 reviews
    Awful service, staff were arrogant and rude, overpriced and disappointing food. We were seated at the back of the restaurant so couldn't even enjoy the view. One of my worst restaurant experiences ever, such a shame. #reviewtowin
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  • Beautiful location, amazing atmosphere and great food. Spent a birthday dinner with my girlfriends here and we all agreed it was night very well spent
  • Great atmosphere. Great location. Lovely food and service every time an thats what keeps me coming back. Very happy customer.
  • One word Sunning. Had booked a surprise lunch for mums birthday. Beautiful views, atmosphere, service and food. Well worth it
  • It's a little bit of a try hard venue, I know it has a great view but the prices are steep.
  • Great, love this place. Very good for a special treat. I love the desert menu.
  • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star 842 reviews
    I was lucky enough to be taken here for my birthday dinner. Its a good idea to book in advance as it gets busy for both lunch and dinner. The Tooth Fish was superb and tasted like the arctic as promised. There are views across Rosebay which compliment the modern sleek white decor. Service was very professional and the waitstaff were obviously very familiar with the menu.
  • love it here, great food and views
  • This place is just amazing. The food was divine, the ambience was spectacular and the views are breathtaking.
  • We went for my son's graduation last year and the food was fantastic. The salted duck egg yolk was the most memorable dish for me and my family and I still talk about this dish in detail. I would highly recommend it.