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“Excellent food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arc of Iris

Arc of Iris
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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. We've retained the wonderful character, our famous eclectic look and your favorite dishes, especially the Duck as well featuring 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 open EVERY NIGHT from 6pm. We are Fully licensed and our great wine list is drawn from Margaret River local wineries. If you're looking for an exceptional dining experience to bring you back time and time again join us at The Arc of Iris and discover why we're the locals best kept secret.
Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had reserved a table for the 6:30 seating. We got there a few mins early. They sat us at a table at the farthest point right next to the backdoor. The seats were a little cramped because we were sitting with the chairs pushing against the back wall. There were other tables which could have sat 2 people but we were not offered any of those tables. The waitress came, opened the wine(BYO) placed some water on the table and left. The next couple that came were offered a choice of tables. In addition the waitress made good conversation with them and also poured the water for them. Overall, not a good beginning. But the place redeemed itself with the fabulous food. We ordered the seafood platter which was amazing. The hostess(not the waitress) said that we will not have room for dessert and we, of course, took it as a challenge. We finished the platter and then ordered the 'sticky date pudding' and that was outstanding as well. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant for the food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Brunswick, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Busylittle restaurant, friendly happy staff, nice menu something to tempt everyone. A BYO so also easy on the pocket

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Western Australia
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We dined here at the end of December for our wedding anniversary on a very hot night. The hosts were very accommodating and tried to make us as comfortable as possible. We enjoyed the food and loved that we could bring some Margaret River wine to drink. Make sure that you try this restaurant during a visit to the Margaret River!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Slightly overrated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Food 8.5/10
Ambiance 6/10
Service 8/10
Value 8/10

Rated as one of the best restaurants in the region on sites like this - We would say its not quite at that level. The decor is slightly odd and not consistent. But the food was quite enjoyable as others have said. Garlic prawns - only four prawns but came with a delicious creamy garlic sauce and salad. Pork belly again great - crispy crackling and succulent meat. My feedback would be that the food was slightly over zealously seasoned - it was just slightly too salty. Decent value $30-37 mains. BYO alcohol.

Verdict: Enjoyable meal, odd decor, good but not the best.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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“Absolutely the BEST casual restaurant in Margaret River.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We frequent the area and have tried many of the restaurants here. This is one place we return to again and again. The food and service is consistently good, great menu and value for money. The seafood platter is a must-try!

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