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Arc of Iris

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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting decor, with not-quite-finished feel. We sat next to the kitchen area which was quite hot and airless, and were unable to avoid listening to the banter between the chefs. My husband enjoyed his ragu very much, although I found my saffron prawn risotto over-seasoned. Quite pricey!

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Thank mjr15658
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for your 4 star review. Obviously we apologise if you felt rushed. It is always difficult to find a service level that suits all as some people like immediate service and indeed, will be on here with a poor review if they do not get it. Can I suggest to future customers reading this review that we are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a three day visit to Margaret River, and the Arc of Iris recommended to us by a local. Food very good. However very attentive service made the whole experience feel very rushed. In and out in less than an hour.

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Thank Colin L
Augusta, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, great variety and great setting made this a delightful meal with my family. The place was packed on a Monday night which is always a great sign. The use of fresh produce and high quality meat was complimented by a chef who obviously knows how to season properly. We had rib eye, pork belly, barramundi,pasta as well as... More 

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Thank Bernice G
Rachel E, Public Relations Manager at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Dear Bernie G, Thank you so very much for your resounding recommendation of the Arc; the whole team really appreciate your comments especially our wonderful chef! We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Warm regards, More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice little restaurant at the top of the high street. On entering, we asked for a table and was told to wait to see if one was available. This seemed bazar as the place was almost empty but we thought they must have had a lot of bookings. We were shoved into a little corner by the... More 

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

As I was not there at the time I have no idea what has occurred here but, the way you were seated etc sounds so at odds with our usual 5 star standards that I will be following up with my staff. That table for two in the corner is our last resort table, as you concluded, we only use... More 

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend the Arc of Iris. Its eclectic menu is very well executed and the staff handled special dietary requirements very well. Our waitress had an excellent knowledge of the menu and the chef came out to make final checks of the allergies. There is a BYOB policy for wine with a $12 corkage fee which is good... More 

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Thank globalgirl30
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We work very hard to ensure that your experience is everything it should be. More 

Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was ok but the meals were missing something. The stuff were amazing and the service was very quick.

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

As most of our reviews for our food are five star it is difficult to respond. We always like to use reviews to improve what we do, where we can but, there is no information here: What did you eat? what did you feel was lacking? Obviously we cannot cater for individual tastes. Thank you for mentioning our great staff... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average for the price, service was pleasant enough but not worthy of high rating. Decor was lacking any cohesive approach and the place needs a bit of a spruce up.

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1 Thank Travers F
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

After a log run of 4 and 5 star reviews we are natural disappointed with anything less, it does appear though that your query is with our decor. There is a long history behind our decor and there is information on every table referring to this, which is much appreciated by our guests. I am sorry if you did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After gourmet escape weekend , we decided to visit arc of iris here I guess it is a great idea for a dinner here with parent in law ! We had a wonderful meal tonight ! High light for chef and exceptional service !! Great atmosphere ... we love it so much ! Highly recommended !!!

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Thank Hsusean
Rachel E, Public Relations Manager at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Dear Hsusean, Thank you so very much for your smashing review and lovely recommendation. All of us here at the Arc really appreciates it, as we appreciated your company too. We look forward to a return visit soon. Warm Regards, More 

Perth Hills, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and great food and wine at a reasonable price.They don't take orders after 8.30pm, however.

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Thank Dorothee C
Rachel E, Public Relations Manager at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Dear Dorothee C, Thank you for taking the time to post your great review, though we don't take orders after 8:30pm, we do have two seatings, starting at 6pm. We are really pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to once more welcoming you back to the Arc. Warm Regards, More 

perth western australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Margaret River for nearly 20 years and have somehow never msnaged a meal at this very well known restaurant. It has either always been booked out or we haven't had the time. Well finally decided to give it s try...and we were not disappointed. We invited another couple who also had not dined at this restaurant.... More 

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Thank Rosepetal3
Rachel E, Public Relations Manager at Arc of Iris, responded to this review

Dear Rosepetal3, Thank you so very much for your smashing review and lovely recommendation. All of us here at the Arc really appreciates it, especially Jade! Desserts for sure next time, until then enjoy. Warm Regards, 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
USD 7 - USD 37
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?