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Taronga Zoo restaurant Me-Gal opens to the public and now we can all enjoy Sydney’s best views with a cocktail!

Published On: March 29, 2023

Lower north shore residents will be among the first to enjoy a Me-Gal dining experience at Taronga Zoo from March 30.


We have HUGE news for local foodies looking for a swish dining experience with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour.

Me-Gal, the stunning restaurant located within the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo, will open to the public for the first time on Thursday 30 March.

The menu is focussed on native and local ingredients, with diners choosing medium or large plates.

For the past three years, the elegant venue has been the exclusive domain of hotel guests, who’ve enjoyed a five-star meal in iconic surrounds, with floor to ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of the city, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Run by Catering giant Trippas White, Me-Gal (named after the Cammeraigal word for ‘tears’) is led by Executive Chef Stefan Schroder, who has designed a menu that showcases native and sustainable local produce.

Menu highlights include a 12-hour slow cooked Flinders Island lamb.

Diners will find medium and larger plates on offer, along with a seasonal feast ($120 pp) for larger groups.

Highlights include char-grilled Skull Island Tiger Prawns, 12-hour slow roasted Flinders Island lamb and stuffed Zucchini flowers with wattle seed ricotta.

“We wanted to develop a destination dining experience which is aligned with the Wildlife Retreat experience,” General Manager, Hoanh Giang, said.

The wine list is designed around classics like Henschke, Penfolds, Yabby Lake, Leeuwin Estate and Oakridge, alongside a selection of vegan, organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines — most of which are available by the glass.

Local Pro Tip: Diners can enjoy a meal at Me-Gal without paying the entrance price to Taronga Zoo!

The cocktail list follows an Australian theme, featuring native and botanical ingredients and local spirits.

With its stunning terrace overlooking Sydney Harbour, Me-Gal is sounding like the perfect Friday night spot for some sundowners followed by dinner.

See the latest menu, HERE.

The restaurant will be open for lunch Thursday–Sunday and dinner Monday–Sunday.

Me-Gal is open for dinner Monday to Sunday.

Me-Gal is open for lunch Thursday to Sunday.

Enter via the Taronga Wildlife Retreat. Parking is available at Taronga Zoo’s multi-story carpark.

To book a table, email: [email protected]

About Taronga Wildlife Retreat

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is an overnight eco-retreat on Cammeraigal country, nestled within Taronga Zoo on the edge of Sydney Harbour. It has 62 rooms in five environmentally sensitive and sustainably designed lodges and ‘The Sanctuary’, a thoughtfully designed habitat, created especially for guests of the Retreat. ‘The Sanctuary’ is home to an array of native wildlife including Wallabies, Bettongs, Short-beaked Echidnas and Koalas, and can be enjoyed either on a guided tour or viewed from the comfort of guests’ rooms.

About Trippas White Group

The Trippas White Group is an Australian owned company with a portfolio of restaurants and bars, including Infinity and Bar 83 at Sydney Tower, Botanic House by Luke Nguyen, Centennial Homestead, Reign and ESQ at QVB, Walsh Bay Kitchen and Terrance on the Domain.


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