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The stark white curve of the building matches the languorous curve of Rose Bay.
Rose Bay was the site of Australia's first international airport. Flying boats, including the famous Catalinas, had their base in the bay.
Sea planes continue to use Rose Bay as a landing site.
Built in 1957 , the restaurant was originally known as Caprice and has a long reputation for excellence.
Catalina today is a sleek minimalist building with its toes in the water.
Leigh Prentice refurbished the space so as to ensure uninterrupted water level views of the harbour for all dining patrons. It provides constantly changing activity with sailing boats, sea planes, ferries and pelicans.
Catalina has been described as "Sydney's verandah"
The famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race starts just in front of the restaurant