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Arc of Iris

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Seafood, Australian, Mediterranean
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151 Bussel Highway, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
(08) 97 573 112
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: We're the quirky little gastronomic delight the Margaret River locals keep...
We're the quirky little gastronomic delight the Margaret River locals keep a secret, and why not, they know a good thing when they experience it. However at the Arc we think everyone deserves a chance to experience our exquisite collection of tastes. Recently we've added a fresh new look to our surrounds. We've retained the wonderful character, our famous eclectic look and those wonderful, favorite dishes, especially the Duck. You can still order the mouthwatering Pork, Beef, Lamb and Venison and we'll feature some delicious new additions. With a reputation for excellent food and welcoming service, you'll find us at the top end of the main street in Margaret River and we're open EVERY NIGHT from 6pm. We are Fully licensed and our great wine list is drawn from local wineries . If your looking for an exceptional dining experience with tastes that will bring you back time and time again join us at The Arc of Iris and discover why we're the locals best kept secret.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dropped in after a busy day in and around Margaret River, the food and the team working were great. I have to give a special mention to the head chef and the pumpkin purée which accompanied the beautifully cooked venison it was unforgettable. Will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
victoria1535
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in after a busy day in and around Margaret River, the food and the team working were great. I have to give a special mention to the head chef and the pumpkin purée which accompanied the beautifully cooked venison it was unforgettable. Will definitely return.

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Thank victoria1535
Perth
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lamb cutlets which were cooked perfectly with chef even enquiring personally - lovely service and we all enjoyed our meals. yes its pricey but i don't mind paying for nice food and everywhere in WA is expensive

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Thank 5411trip
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a really homely and cosy vibe which was nice.... Show casing local wine and a good range of food. What made our experience at Arc of Iris was the wait staff, who were friendly, attentive and accommodating. Furthermore after telling the waiter it was both my partner and my birthday, a desert unexpectadly arrived with a sparkler... More 

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Thank MsMel88
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the garlic prawns as a starter to share with my partner, $19 for 6 pieces of imported frozen Vietnamese prawns, a small salad and a piece of burnt toast?!! I had the duck for my main, disappointing would be an understatement. The dish is the type where you could prep in advance, and only required heating prior to service.... More 

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Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

We are always disappointed when a customer is not happy but, the biggest disappointment is when we ask 3 times during service if everything is ok and are not told when there is a problem. Had you voiced your concerns at the time we could have attempted to ensure that you ended up happy and we could have explained to... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Varied menu with some interesting specials when we were there. Took a bottle of recommended wine which was lovely. Service was very welcoming and friendly. I had a T-bone steak which was excellent. This restaurant is not posh at all - but the dinner that we had was very enjoyable and we would recommend a visit.

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Thank Malcolm S
Singapore
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered three mains: lamb rack, beef cheek and duck. All three are overcooked. The beef cheek was dry instead of tender. The duck meat is dry too. Theflavour of the sauce is too strong. We gave the feedback but it was just met with disbelief. With a bottle of wine, the average cost per person is $60. You can... More 

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Thank Crescentra
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

I am very sorry on two accounts, firstly that you felt there was anything wrong with your food and secondly that you felt your feedback was not investigated properly, when I can assure you that it was. The disbelief as you described it was actually total shock and surprise as we have sold several hundred portions of that beef cheek... More 

Margaret River
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a favourite restaurant of our and we were not disappointed again. Honestly if you want a beautiful steak this is the place. I am very fussy with my steaks, they have to be rare and mine was cooked to perfection. For entrée try the squid served with a lovely salad. We will be back......

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1 Thank glenysMargaretRiver
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner here the other night as walk-ins. The steak and beef cheek (a special) were excellent and there is a decent wine list. Service was good and friendly. Setting is more casual/down to earth but the food is very high quality and that is reflected in the prices. Well worth a visit if in Margaret River... More 

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Thank jeh109
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Well, I am obviously very glad that you enjoyed your meal but concerned that you think there may have been a mistake on your bill, even a small one. FYI, we do work with a very old till but have managed to make some changes so that alcohol is now itemised. Hopefully this will make it easier for other diners... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a classic, formal meal, keep driving. If you want great food, in a fun, casual atmosphere, this place is for you. Note: They now have a liquor license, but they still let me bring in a bottle of wine for a corkage fee. (Quality wine glasses furnished!) The space is funky, post-industrial. Motown music made... More 

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Thank ETB1006
Wellingborough
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped into the Arc of Iris on New Years Eve - and we were served by Kat - the food was just what we wanted and the service informed and courteous. Great team in the kitchen too keeping everything calm despite there being only two of them and the place was full - sign of a good team and good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Bussel Highway, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Margaret River Region  >  Margaret River
  • Phone Number: (08) 97 573 112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

We're the quirky little gastronomic delight the Margaret River locals keep a secret, and why not, they know a good thing when they experience it. However at the Arc we think everyone deserves a chance to experience our exquisite collection of tastes. Recently we've added a fresh new look to our surrounds. We've retained the wonderful character, our famous eclectic look and those wonderful, favorite dishes, especially the Duck. You can still order the mouthwatering Pork, Beef, Lamb and Venison and we'll feature some delicious new additions. With a reputation for excellent food and welcoming service, you'll find us at the top end of the main street in Margaret River and we're open EVERY NIGHT from 6pm. We are Fully licensed and our great wine list is drawn from local wineries . If your looking for an exceptional dining experience with tastes that will bring you back time and time again join us at The Arc of Iris and discover why we're the locals best kept secret.

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