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Arc of Iris

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££ - £££
Mediterranean, Australian
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151 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
+61 8 9757 3112
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18:00 - 21:00
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We certainly enjoyed our meal and definitely would visit again soon. The staff were attentive and most helpful! Recommend to all.

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

Thank you for letting other diners know about your great experience with us. More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time eating at the "Arc of Iris", they didn't disappoint us! Lovely food - sourced locally & the staff are delightfully helpful. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but step inside & it is relaxed & comfortable. One look at the menu tells you that you will not be disappointed with the food. Altogether a wonderful experience... More 

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

As you discovered The Arc is all about our food. Hopefully you read the interesting history behind our current look however we do accept that our food is now of such a quality that the setting really is at odds with it so we are planning some changes this winter as long as our landlord is agreeable. Thank you for... More 

Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we first went into the restaurant we felt that it was a little "unfinished" however when we read the brochure on their history we found it very interesting. The service and food was outstanding.

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

That history really helps customers to understand our setting which has become very at odds with the quality of our food. We have spent the last couple of years really working on our food and use of local free range meats etc and now it is the turn of the setting and we are currently in discussion with our landlord... More 

Longfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very cosy restaurant at the end of the High Street. the menu is small but caters for all tastes, whatever you have you will not be disappointed as the food was excellent as was the wine- all local and reasonably priced. The service was the best that we have experienced in WA. If you're visiting Margaret River... More 

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

Thank you so much for your glowing review. Obviously we would like to think that allof our customers feel that way about their experience. More 

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is deliciously fresh and perfectly presented. It's a little expensive but they are using local ingredients. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful and it's a lovely setting to enjoy such great food.

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

Thank you for appreciating the extra cost, at source of using local and free range products. Many people love the idea of it but not that it is slightly more expensive. We are glad that you so thoroughly enjoyed your whole experience. More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great delight to find fried Camembert on the menu. It really took me down memory lane. The place is still very eclectic but food and service was so good.

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Thank gracechia13
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

That deep fried camambert is a rare find on a menu these days and is a big favourite! our eclectic look should be getting a big makeover later this year, as we do not own the building we just need to finalise things with the landlord but hope to have a whole new look by next season. More 

Tarwin Lower, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can't complain about the food or the service it was spot on. However to charge $12 corkage for the privilege of taking our own wine that we had purchased earlier in the day at a local winery I feel was a bit steep. But like I said the food was delicious and the service was very good.

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Thank SPD68
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our great food and service. Unfortunately as a licensed restaurant our running costs are higher than that of a BYO restaurant which is why many licensed restaurants do not allow BYO at all as it does not cover the cost of providing the service. The industry standard is actually around $20 a bottle. Below... More 

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best food we have experienced in a very long time! The quality of the food was outstanding and the portion sizes were perfect. Fantastic service and a very enjoyable evening. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for appreciating what we do. We all work incredibly hard to try and ensure that all of our guests have an experience like yours. More 

Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted somewhere nice to go out for dinner and we could not have chosen a better spot. The restaurant is hidden away at one end of the main street and you could easily not realise that it is there. It was much quieter than many of the other restaurants in the town. The restaurant has an interesting history which... More 

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Thank CarolannG887
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation of our great food and service. I think you were here on a quiet night because a large party cancelled at the last minute so obviously we then end up unexpectedly quiet. Sorry you were a little disappointed with dessert, I do not know what you had but many of those desserts have been on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and attentive service. Not inexpensive but really worth it. Great atmosphere, including the music.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review review. We do not wish to be known as inexpensive. If it cost less we could not do it as well and what you have stated is exactly what we hope to achieve not inexpensive but, worth it. Thank you for appreciating that. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Australian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Margaret River Region  >  Margaret River
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9757 3112
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.

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