Catalina
Modern Australian
Catalina
-33.871839,151.263273

One could assume that a restaurant so well located might rely on its good looks to get by. Not so. The views of Rose Bay may be seductive, but the food is equally commanding. Seafood is the star, as an entrée of seared scallops with a tiger prawn and snapper brandade, leek purée, seaweed and leek crisps, for instance, or the poached marron tail with orange aïoli ably demonstrate. Among the main courses, confidently cooked lobster finds a fitting contrast in ink-black fettuccine and tomato and chilli-infused lobster oil, while smoked duck breast with caramelised stone fruit, chestnut purée and cherry jus shows as much finesse. Desserts are difficult to resist; caramelised fig with bitter caramel mousse, brik pastry and sugared pistachio remains the standout. Service is attentive, and the wine list is well considered. Finish with a cocktail on the deck, watching the seaplanes land, to round out this classic Sydney dining experience.          

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $28-$38

    M $36-$55

    D $22-$26

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Mark Axisa

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