The new dining destination located within the stunning Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, boasts breathtaking views of the iconic Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and city skyline, promising to be a must-visit spot for those seeking a new vantage point of Sydney.
Nestled in a natural, native bushland setting, finding Me-Gal is an adventure all in itself. Beyond a sliding glass door portal, diners to-be will enjoy a sneak peek of the luxe retreat accommodation weaving through maze-like foliage and if you’re lucky – a greeting from Taronga Retreat’s resident platypus – before entering the expansive retreat lounge.
Spend some quality time at the lounge with a delicious pre or post-dinner drink, while relishing the breathtaking harbour views. The ambience is made even more enchanting by an artistic lighting display made up of dozens of paper birds suspended from the ceiling, creating a serene atmosphere to unwind and enjoy.
Continue through the complex to find Me-Gal’s elevated haven. An elegant dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing some of the best harbour views that the North Shore dining scene has to offer. The restaurant’s name, derived from the Cammeraigal word for ‘tears’, evokes the salt water of the surrounding harbourside shoreline.
On the menu, sustainability is key. Executive Chef Stefan Schröder has designed a menu using fresh, sustainably sourced produce, including native ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. Me-Gal features a range of medium and larger plates, along with a seasonal feast option for larger groups. Highlights include the Compressed watermelon with Persian feta, mountain pepper, lemon balm and radish, and an earthy Beetroot risotto with whipped lemon myrtle ricotta, watercress and lemon thyme.
The wine program, curated by Group Sommelier Louella Mathews, features a heavy focus on Australian producers and includes vegan, organic, biodynamic, and sustainable wines. The cocktail list is also inspired by Australian flavours and features local spirits and botanical ingredients.
Me-Gal is now open to the public for dinner seven days a week and for lunch from Thursday to Sunday midday till late. So whether you’re a Mosman local, a guest of the retreat, or a destination diner, you can experience Taronga like never before. Plus, time your reservation right and you’ll also enjoy a full firework display 6 nights a week as Madama Butterfly’s residence continues into late April. Visit the Me-Gal website to secure your booking.