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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing! Highly recommend

Very friendly staff & chef - the chef even checking everything was ok with food! The entrees and pastas we had were so flavoursome & we were speechless at each spoonful saying ohh this is amazing! The crab pasta & vegetarian pasta is beautiful & highly recommend. A must when staying in town :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Gold Coast, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very friendly staff & chef - the chef even checking everything was ok with food! The entrees and pastas we had were so flavoursome & we were speechless at each spoonful saying ohh this is amazing! The crab pasta & vegetarian pasta is beautiful & highly recommend. A must when staying in town :)

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Perth, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A group of six of us went for dinner on a chilly Saturday night. The restaurant is quite small but cosy (except when the front door is left open - the management REALLY should install a self closer). We all had two courses and tried a variety of dishes. The entrees included the scallops with chorizo, creamy garlic prawns, oysters... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review. Your satisfaction in every respect is obviously our aim. We are particularly grateful when customers are constructive and make comments that allow us to improve on what we do. We will be taking action regarding the self closers for the doors as you are quite right that the restaurant is cosy unless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Topped off a beautiful day in Margaret River by choosing to dine at Arc of Iris. Friendly, helpful staff to welcome and serve us, and a warm, candlelit corner to relax in and enjoy a leisurely meal. We indulged in the seafood platter for two - a delicious array of superbly cooked seafood - from crispy-skinned salmon to creamy garlic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent. Our seafood platter meal was the best we have ever had anywhere. A definite new favourite resturant for us. Can't wait to return.

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Wish this place would open longer because we always want to return to try something new. We especially LOVED the scallops. They also have a nice selection of wines by the glass for those who can't finish a bottle.

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

I think you may have made a mistake on your review. You have given us a great review stating that you always want to return etc but then you have only given us 2 stars? the rating seems at odds with what you have said? If you like our place you need to give it 4 or 5 stars. otherwse... More 

Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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

This is a nasty and thoughtless review. We welcome all feedback that is constructive and allows us to improve on what we do. You do not say when you came in or what you had to eat? How can we possibly fix what you seem to think is wrong without details? Your review is preceeded by no less than 17,... More 

Fremantle
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 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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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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