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Me-Gal, Mosman, AU-NSW

Me-Gal

4.5
4.5
74 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Taste culinary delights that are rich with fresh and native ingredients at the 2 Chef Hatted Me-Gal restaurant, serving locally-sourced produce on a delectable seasonally-modified menu that will satisfy the senses.

Me-Gal at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga features a uniquely Australian menu with a strong focus on fresh local produce and native ingredients. With sweeping views of Sydney Harbour, Me-Gal, is named after the Cammeraigal word for ‘tears’ and evokes the saltwater surrounding the restaurant’s beautiful location. The produce is responsibly sourced, free-range and features MSC certification where appropriate.

In designing the menu as Executive Chef, Gursu Mertel has created dishes exemplary in their presentation, influenced by eclectic native Australian ingredients with balanced and harmonious flavour combinations. His culinary style is a reflection of his experience and travels as he confidently crafts inspiring and enticing menus.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9932 4888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Mosman

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Public Transit

    Ferry: Catch the Taronga Zoo ferry from Circular Quay then hop on the 238 bus up the hill to the Wildlife Retreat entrance.<br />Bus: From the city, catch Bus route 100 all the way to Taronga Zoo. <br />The Wildlife Retreat entrance is a 100 metre walk down the hill from the Taronga Zoo bus stop.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place from the food to the seating to the view and the outstanding service is amazing. Compliments to the wait staff they are the best.
  2. GC

    GaryC

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I was not aware of the price when I booked. It is not made clear. I think $120 per head for a fixed menu is totally out of step with what was offered. I will be warning my friends about the cost when they ask about staying at the Wildlife Retreat.
  3. DH

    DavidH

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Although the setting and service was nice, pricing is very overrated for what we received etc.
  4. FC

    FionaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience Beautiful location and friendly service, and the food is so delicious Would highly recommend for a wonderful dining experience.
  5. JO

    JOHNK

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    If you want an overpriced, bad tasting meal with an excellent view and excellent service, this is the place for you
  6. TG

    TimG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant - many thanks for a wonderful evening in an extraordinary location.
  7. PL

    PhilipL

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A trifle expensive but elegantly served and delicious food. View of the harbour and city is fabulous. Only available to those staying at the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
  8. l

    leannek

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The sun was beating down at dinner which was disappointing. We were moved to the next table but still had the same issue.
  9. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the place with open window, the view was brilliant. The food was delicious... Service was well-timed and friendly.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Christmas dinner
  11. GT

    GoodTea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Harbor View Room has a very good sight and very cute koala just sit on a branch opposite your room, delicious food and friendly customer services.
  12. LA

    LilyAn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and fantastic food, the staff are also super helpful and thoughtful. Love this restaurant, the price they charge are decent.
  13. GC

    GrahamC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked to celebrate my wifes 80th birthday, so I was hoping for something really special. I was not disappointed, the food was oustanding, the service excellent and the ambience was very special with the amazing city views over Taronga. I have eaten in some special places all around the world, this is one of the best. Thanks Graham
  14. DD

    DonnaD

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved everything about the restaurant. The food and service were excellent. The view was spectacular.
  15. k

    kated

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I ate at this restaurant as part of The Zoo Luxury Retreat We were warmly welcomed, attended efficiently, food was excellent and well presented. Beautiful views over Sydney Harbout
  16. S

    Sydney2021

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall1food4service2ambience4
    Service was pretty bad, we didn’t get drinks until main course, our side dish that we ordered never came, our waiter asked us what we wanted to order for dessert even though he took the order already so it just wasn’t very a nice experience for our anniversary dinner.
  17. AK

    AndreaK

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great night for a birthday celebration. Food was excellent and love the view and ambiance. Really would have love to try the Turkish dessert Kadak but unfortunately ran out.
  18. CT

    ChristineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous evening and beautiful resort. Food is exceptional and breakfast buffet was fantastic.
  19. n

    nbzpalace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The best out look in Sydney. Pleasant staff and breakfast was excellent.
  20. JR

    JudithR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food,great service and unparalleled views! Children well catered.
  21. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The location is perfect and the food sublime. It was a busy night so service was slow at times but this just meant you had more time to enjoy the courses. Definitely recommend this for a special occasion
  22. SF

    SFDm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Overall we had a really great experience. The only disappointment was that my partner's birthday was not acknowledged, even though I added a note when booking stated we were there for a special occasion.
  23. FW

    FrankW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An excellent experience and we would love to return for either breakfast or dinner
  24. E

    Emmai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Stunning views staff excellent made sure you had everything you needed
  25. BE

    BruceE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Me-Gal as part of a package to reward ourselves for a tough year. Our expectations of Me-Gal were high and we were not let down. The food was wonderful, so often vegetarian mains look like an also ran to make up numbers. Our dishes were as just as good, if not better than other dishes on the menu. The staff were excellent in their presentation and service. Cannot fault the experience.
  26. CB

    CorinneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Was wonderful watching sunset over the city. Food was delicious and creatively plated. Our server was attentive and pleasant. We did, however, wait a very long time for our main to arrive.
  27. BD

    BrianD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had first class food in an amazing setting. It was an ideal place for a special celebration. The service was also very attentive.
  28. D

    Dchris

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table overlooked the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Perfect.. The dinner was delicious with a good choice of dishes for each course. Table service was excellent and friendly. Thank you very much as we had a most enjoyable evening as the sun was setting.
  29. KM

    KristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious would definitely recommend.
  30. FM

    FayeMcC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent time in April or May this year and was so happy with the experience that we gave this visit to our daughter and her partner. I believe that the both of them are looking forward to going back next year
  31. LS

    LeahS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved it.. the food was very good with views of Sydney harbour
  32. LS

    LeahS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful food lovely outlook enjoyed the experience
  33. DL

    DebbieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely sensational!! This is the best restaurant we have been to for some time. The staff were amazing and so welcoming and the food was just sublime. The slow cooked beef cheeks were the best I have had and the portions were generous. The children's dessert was like nothing we have experienced, with the chocolate mud cake being more like a chocolate lava cake, with ice cream on the side and fun lollies around for our child. We cannot thank you enough for the food and incredible service and will recommend this to friends.
  34. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    While my first plate of salmon was over cooked, it’s replacement was delicious although it took 20 minutes to replace by which time my wife had finished her main meal and the potatoes were by now, cold. They didn’t charge us for the spuds😊 I understand wait staff are difficult to find at the moment and the service reflected the inexperience of staff. I would recommend more emphasis on the training of staff. Given it appears the restaurant has been outsourced to Epicure I suspect that level of investment is unlikely given that guests are a captive audience from the Wildlife Retreat. Overall the food was good and the room and views beautiful.
  35. AP

    AlisonP

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall it was a great dinning experience, good meal sizing and fantastic menu. Only criticism was that our stay at the wildlife retreat included a 3 course meal at Me-Gal, however it did not include sides, I found this dissapointing and unnecessary.
  36. K

    Kenw

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice view,Nice dinner PS. You need to pay extra $6/person for sparkling water
  37. T

    Toad

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food - Outstanding, nobody could complain about the serving sizes Service - Our allocated waiter was excellent, but the guy who delivered the starter couldn't care less. Otherwise you would have got 5 stars. Ambiance - Enjoyable, well laid out and decorated, Million $ view Value - A bit XE, but for that standard of food not over priced. We were lucky, we had the who stay & eat package which was excellent value. Noise Level - With those tiled floors, glass walls and no curtains what do you expect. But don't change a thing, the view cancels out all the downsides. Could have separate area for screaming Japanese kids. Overall - An excellent evening in most all aspects.
  38. JW

    JaniceW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    excellent over all. the final course (a cake) appeared to be prepared off premises and was disappointing
  39. m

    missrellajane

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely dinner and breakfast to top off our wildlife retreat.
  40. MT

    MichaelT2021

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Make sure you reserve a window seat otherwise the Me-Gal is nothing out of ordinary. One entrée was extremely cold i.e. like just taken out of fridge, this was not eaten. Our two mains and the desserts were excellent. With expectations of a beautiful view and quiet table, it was disappointing to be placed down the back with families and kitchen. If you go to Me-Gal ensure you reserve a window table not just a time to eat. The service was very professional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Me-Gal is rated 4.5 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 pm


Google Map for Me-Gal

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, AU-NSW 2088

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Mosman

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Public Transit

    Ferry: Catch the Taronga Zoo ferry from Circular Quay then hop on the 238 bus up the hill to the Wildlife Retreat entrance.Bus: From the city, catch Bus route 100 all the way to Taronga Zoo. The Wildlife Retreat entrance is a 100 metre walk down the hill from the Taronga Zoo bus stop.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

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