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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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  • 293
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 15
    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
60th Dinner

20 of us for a celebratory dinner. Menus choices submitted early for our three course meal. Wow.... Food really nice. Twice cooked duck was superb and a huge serve. My Pork belly was beautifully cooked. The only complaint....the crackle was soggy....grrr!!! Entrees and sweets all very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Liz L
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

20 of us for a celebratory dinner. Menus choices submitted early for our three course meal. Wow.... Food really nice. Twice cooked duck was superb and a huge serve. My Pork belly was beautifully cooked. The only complaint....the crackle was soggy....grrr!!! Entrees and sweets all very good. Efficient service from the staff too. One would only question why a restaurant... More 

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Hawker, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We saw previous reviews so thought we'd go but we're disappointed by the food (bland) and the price ($40 for a main). Plenty of wonderful places to eat in Margaret River - this was not one of them.

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Fremantle
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Went for diner the duck was very good and my wife had the crab angle pasta she wants to go back to have it again the staff were friendly they charge $10 a bottle corkage defiinately worth a visit

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Rack of lamb excellent. Oysters were served kilos trick. Asked for au natural - no problem and they were excellent. Very friendly and professional.

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Perth, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Following a recommendation we booked a table and very nearly cancelled the booking when seeing the basic seating inside this venue. But, oh my goodness, we are soooooo pleased we didn't cancel. . . . This was quite simply the best gustatory experience of our lives. There were seven in our party and each one of us were blown away... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a great review. You have probably realised by now that Arc of Iris is iconic in Margaret River and has been around for over 20 years. it built its reputation on its eclectic style of mis matched furniture etc so although it was recently brightened up and redecorated by us as new owners we... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We had Beef Short Rib and a fillet steak. Excellent food but a long wait for service as the restaurant was full and the chef personally set out every plate. Very much worth a visit for a relaxed meal in a small bistro environment. Good wine list with all the great Margaret river wines. Very much personal touch from the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good service and good food. Barramundi cooked to perfection, crispy skin, yum. Our table was close to chefs cooking who were happy and jovial asking if we enjoyed our meal. Happy atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My partner and I visited this restaurant while staying in Margaret River and we were not disappointed. The staff couldn't have been nicer! Being a vegetarian I usually find it hard to get something on the menu as choices are slim, but the chef came out to our table and explained that he can make anything I wanted fresh, and... More 

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perth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We came here for our wedding anniversary and unfortunately got a table right up the back, so little ambience. However this was more than made up for by delicious food and lovely attentive staff. The garlic prawns come in a creamy sauce, which is very tasty but not that garlicky. Not sure that the toasted brioche really goes with it,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was first class and complemented by fine service. Not sure what it was but I thought the place lacked 'ambience'. Good place to eat and maybe it will develop.

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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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