Located within the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo on Sydney’s north shore, Me-Gal restaurant will open this Thursday 30 March.

Trippas White is behind the operation, which aims to cater for Mosman locals along with guests of the retreat and visitors to the area.

Named after the Cammeraigal word for tears, the restaurant boasts a natural, bushland setting with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and city.

Executive Chef Stefan Schröder has crafted a menu which stars local, sustainably-sourced produce with a strong focus on seasonality.

The menu is designed to share with medium and large plates, plus a seasonal feast offering ($120 per person) for larger groups dining in.

Expect to see dishes like stuffed zucchini flowers with wattle seed ricotta; sautéed Hawkesbury calamari with ‘ndjua; split Skull Island tiger prawns with lime labneh and lemon myrtle pear tart.

Steven Woodburn.

Group Sommelier Louella Mathews is behind the wine list that continues the local focus by shining the light on Australian producers.

Majority of wines are available via the glass with Coravin and showcase vegan, organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices.

Wine names like Yabby Lake, Grosset, Henschke and Leeuwin Estate feature across the list.

The cocktail offering also carries over the theme of locality, by using native botanicals, ingredients and spirits.

“When crafting the offering for Me-Gal we drew inspiration from its unique location and the Australian native fauna that surrounds it,” says General Manager Hoanh Giang.

“The focus at Me-Gal is on sustainable dining…we wanted to develop a destination dining experience which is aligned with the Wildlife Retreat experience.”

Me-Gal will be open for dinner Monday to Sunday, and for lunch Thursday to Sunday and is located at 2A Bradleys Head Road, Mosman with entry via the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.