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Dal Bukhara
Chef Ganesh Gupta
Owner/chef Ganesh Gupta leads the kitchen at Dal Bukhara,
creating authentic Indian cuisine with a wide variety of
flavours and tastes.
Open to the street on one side, with a modern bar, smart
tableware on candlelit tables and a mix of contemporary,
stylish furniture with tasteful Indian style decor, Dal Bukhara
has a warm, cosy atmosphere and is very inviting. Attentive
staff will gladly recommend dishes to suit your palate.
698 Old South Head Road
(02) 9337 3718
The menu is mainly northern Indian fare alongside some of
southern India’s most famous curries. Chef Gupta offers an
extensive selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes,
along with a choice of rice, biryanis and a variety of Indian
breads. The menu features many of the Indian curries that
are so popular with diners, and for those unable to make
the difficult decision on what to choose, there are platter
options and a banquet menu.
Bookings accepted
PSST! Consider the Dal Bukhara banquet menu for private functions and
special occasions.
Lyne Park
(02) 9371 0555
Open Lunch 7 days
Dinner Mon to Sat
Bookings highly recommended
Credit cards accepted
Average prices
Lunch E $30 M $46
Dinner E $30 M $46
Seating 100 + 50 outside
Licensed (no BYO)
Proprietors Michael and
Judy McMahon
Chef Mark Axisa
Yellow Rose Award
see page 417
In 2014, experienced restaurateurs Judy and Michael McMahon
celebrated 20 years at Catalina, and now son James and
daughter Kate have joined them in the successful enterprise.
Catalina’s long-serving Head Chef Mark Axisa continues to
produce dishes that ensure the harbourside restaurant’s
continuing popularity and acclaim.
Under the McMahons’ ownership, Catalina has been transformed from an unassuming and tired place to a modern,
stylish and award-winning restaurant.
With good reason, one expects superb fish dishes at Catalina,
but the pork belly with apple remoulade is a mouth-watering
start to a meal. The ‘Glacier 51’ toothfish is a recent arrival to
Australian restaurant menus. This premium fish from the
depths of sub-Antarctic waters has a white flesh and a delicate
texture. Cooked sous-vide and served in a tomato broth, this is
a must-try for fish lovers. The pan-fried snapper is a drawcard
for Catalina; the lemon and caper sauce gives the fish flavour
and substance and the creamy mash completes the dish.
Open Lunch Thu to Sun
Dinner Tue to Sun
Credit cards accepted
Average prices
Lunch E $10 M $20
Dinner E $10 M $20
Seating 70
Licensed and conditional BYO
Proprietor Ganesh Gupta
Kitchen by Mike
Chef Mike McEnearney
Mike McEnearney, former Executive Chef of Rockpool, has
converted this old warehouse into a foodie’s heaven. His
dedication to fresh produce and his respect for cooking
shine through in this former Rosella Factory.
Teaming up with the Koskela team, this huge space is divided
between beautifully made Australian furniture and the quirky
tables of Kitchen by Mike. This canteen-style venue is a great
place to meet friends for amazing food or just a coffee.
With market gardens at the door, you are immediately drawn
to this man’s respect for produce, and the food certainly
reflects this focus. The menu is based on what is available
at the markets on the day, so it changes daily. However, it
always features at least two meat or fish dishes, as well as a
selection of salads offering unique flavour combinations.
Wood-fired pizzas or focaccia are always available, as are
tartines, quiches, wraps and rolls.
85 Dunning Ave
(02) 9045 0910
Open Breakfast 7 days
Lunch 7 days
Bookings not accepted
Credit cards accepted
MC VISA Eftpos
Average prices
Lunch E $8 M $12
Seating 110 + 50 outside
Licensed (no BYO)
Proprietor Mike McEnearney
PSST! Be warned! This is a very popular lunch venue and queues can form
quickly – be early!
PSST! The view over the harbour is extra spectacular during the day.