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151 Bussel Highway, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
(08) 97 573 112
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 285
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I previously ate at this restaurant a couple of years ago and return for dinner in February 2015. The only change since that time is that the premises in now licenced. BYO wine is allowed and a corkage charge applies. The service was friendly and efficient and the wait staff were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Tingdene
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I previously ate at this restaurant a couple of years ago and return for dinner in February 2015. The only change since that time is that the premises in now licenced. BYO wine is allowed and a corkage charge applies. The service was friendly and efficient and the wait staff were very informative in regard to the menu and the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We did enjoy our meal here but it felt much more 'run of the mill' compared to everything else we ate for 5 days. There were so many fantastic places that surprised us with such good food that when we came here it did not feel anything special. The staff were very nice although run off their feet and so... More 

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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal we had here on a recent weekend escape from Perth. Beautiful, fresh, well cooked food and attentive friendly service. The steak and duck dishes were both delicious, as was the starter from the daily specials. Dessert and liqueur coffees were a disappointment, but overall we had a great evening and will return next time we are... More 

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

Thanks for your 5 star review! Even though you have given us five stars you have aaid you were disappointed with the dessert and liqueur coffees. Obviously our aim is for you not to be disappointed with anything. Would you be able to email me thearcofiris@gmail.com and let me know what you were disappointed with as it may be something... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having visited the Arc of Iris about a year ago I was much looking forward to dinner at this iconic dining room. It was immediately apparent that it had changed hands but the ambience was much the same and the quality of food as good as memory suggested. They had been granted a booze licence the previous week which resulted... More 

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colchester
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was Australia Day weekend so rather busy but we managed to get a late booking. Ok our table was right at the back but it was great fun watching the workings of the restaurant and seeing the chef at work. This place is well run and the team all work together to ensure service is efficient and friendly. My... More 

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Petham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A friendly, animated lively restaurant that provides the best of the south west food, and is iconic in Margaret River. I have been coming to this restaurant every year or two for over 6 years and this is the best it has ever been. Sarah and her team have made this cute and quirky restaurant a stand out in terms... More 

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Perth, Australia
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987 reviews 987 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
578 helpful votes 578 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I thought the food was pretty good, although not totally amazing given the price. Where the place lost marks was the service. As we ordered we overheard staff talking with relief at the last order of the day going in, and they seemed to totally switch off even though several meals hadn't come out yet. We were sat right next... More 

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

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. As the owner I am never happy to see a 3 star review especially as the previous 9 were all 4 and 5 star. I appreciate that the level of service as you described it was unacceptable and will use your post to remind staff that 5 star service is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Beautiful food back after one year i find the same taste and awesome service i remembered, kitchen and front house still have the same expert hand to play the game. I really have to say the pork bely it's perfect crispy skin not to fat tender meat all you can wish when you orther it.... after three course you gonna... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant on our first night in Margaret River. My crab pasta and my husbands lamb were both spectacular! Lovely wine to top it off made a lovely evening!

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Margaret River, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in MR ! Great service, top quality food, especially the meat lover platter for 2 : cooked to perfection and many little sides. We tried as well the fish platter and was also delicious. Nice little terrace. Will of course go back soon !

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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: Asian, Mediterranean, Seafood, 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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