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Arc of Iris

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Asian, Australian
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151 Bussel Highway, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
(08) 97 573 112
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply outstanding food

I have been fortunate to travel the globe and am hesitant to go overboard about dining experiences, but the food here is exquisite. I had the oysters kilpatrick special. 6 for $18 and my wife had garlic prawns. Both beautiful. My main was Duck. Always a bit reluctant to order duck as often it's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Andrew S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I have been fortunate to travel the globe and am hesitant to go overboard about dining experiences, but the food here is exquisite. I had the oysters kilpatrick special. 6 for $18 and my wife had garlic prawns. Both beautiful. My main was Duck. Always a bit reluctant to order duck as often it's a but small, but this was... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to go back to the arc as our first visit was fantastic. By far the best beef cheeks we have ever tasted and we also heard the table next to us raving about them to the chef! We had the duck which is never a let down as well as the scallops which are also amazing! The prawn... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review! Your experience is certainly what we aim to provide to all of our guests and if we can achieve it on a very busy night then we are even happier! More 

Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We hadn't booked, so were asked to sit in the covered, but chilly courtyard, which was fine -- it was Saturday night after all! The service seemed fine to begin with... our lovely waitress was personable and helpful, but once we'd made our order none of us out in the patio saw the staff for long intervals. The table next... More 

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

Thank you for your honest review and astute observation that the staff were under pressure we were a wait person down as you quite rightly worked out for yourselves. It is never our intention to be understaffed and offering good service is as important to us as good food, as to you, it is all part of your overall dining... More 

Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is exceptional and a little different which is always nice not to have the same things. The prawn spring rolls had such good flavor and the balsamic reduction sauce finished the off to perfection. All the food that we were served was of a high quality and it had a lot of atmosphere. Will go back again when... More 

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Perth
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Arc of Iris was a wonderful surprise for my husband and i. The restaurant had a lovely feel with a really good atmosphere and excellent service. Both my husband and I had the Pork Belly for our mains and were not disappointed at all. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Margaret River.

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Perth
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here about once a year for many years and always rated it very highly. Four years ago, I reviewed it on TA and gave it 5 stars. Recently we had dinner and found that standards had slipped in some areas - apparently it's been under new ownership for a few months. Negatives: 5 or... More 

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

I think it was unfortunate that you visited us on Friday. Every business has its difficult days and this was definitely one of our. As Brittany our lovely Canadian waitress quite rightly explained to you, we were working under extreme circumstances but, in this industry we always do what we can to get through. It is true that our head... More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

When we walked in (we came in for the early session) it was characterless and the tired decor stood out. Once we started to eat however, the surroundings melted into the background. The food is excellent and the staff just as good. Our German waitress was very friendly and as we were sitting near the exposed kitchen, we also got... More 

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

I am so glad you loved our food so much! Regarding the decor and our eclectic, shabby chic style you might be interested to know that this is Margaret Rivers oldest and much loved restaurant and although it has been brightened up in the last 18 months and some modern touches added we are very conscious that we are actually... More 

Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Huge Gratitude to Lucie the head chef at the Arc of Iris. The Pork pate entree was perfect and the Asian Duck main was so good. Best Winter Food, Great Vibe, Cute Chef

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

I think our lovely chef Lucie will be thrilled to be so appreciated! thank you for taking the time to make her day. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We really loved the flavour combination at this little restaurant. My husband had the duck dish - a full half duck - and was very happy with it. I had the venison dish which was delicious - one of the best meals I had whilst in the Margaret River region. This restaurant pays attention to the quality of their ingredients... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The place had been done up since we were last here! even though we liked the place before it is lovely now! Staff were great and service was quick and friendly! Our food was bliss! My partner had the crab spaghetti and I opted for the special of the night which was dumplings and beef cheeks! I honestly did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Asian, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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