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Arc of Iris

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, Mediterranean,
151 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
+61 8 9757 3112
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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151 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Absolutely Superb!
"The staff are super friendly, knowledgeable about the local produce"
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2. local meat
"200g fillet steak, cooked to perfection, and I had the barramundi"
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3. What a find! so unexpected!
"Highly recommended. I had the duck while my partner had the pork belly"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a party of 6 and we were all disappointed with the quality of both the food and the service. My baby squid in tempura batter was large pieces of squid in an uninspiring batter. The rice that came with the duck wasn't hot...More

Thank susan w
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 April 2017

What can I say! I Love this place, great food and just a wonderful atmosphere... Unpretentious quality with staff that are just so friendly. I had the Ribeye, and I can honestly say it's the best steak I've ever had. Well done guys please keep...More

Thank 1000foody
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you foody! your enthusiasm for our restaurant, regular visits and appreciation of everything we do has us all smiling everytime. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were warmly greeted by the waitstaff and seated without a fuss. Whilst the waitress didn’t know what gin or vodka they stocked, she was quick to find out and drinks were ordered. We were given an appropriate amount of time to peruse the menu....More

Thank Meegity
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am sorry that your experience was not totally satisfying for you. As you can see, most of our reviews are 4 or 5 stars. No, we are definitely not cheap but then we do not try or claim to be. Our whole focus is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some interesting reviews & also being a Qantas restaurant we decided to book. Feeling like we had sat down at grandmas dining table, glassware not matching & interesting dining chairs, we proceeded to read them menu & order drinks. Our drinks came quickly...More

Thank Anthony C
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Anthony for sharing your experience with us. I will definitely be following up on the fact that you stated the service lacked attention to detail? as our service is usually recognised as stand out and something we pride ourselves on. It does sound...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had dinner here (6 adults). The food was very nice and service was good too. The decor of the restaurant is certainly different, it looks like the buy their furnishings from the op shop. It was all very pleasant. While everything is very...More

Thank Patrick K
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! Yes, we do buy our furnishings from the op shop and on each table there is a very interesting history to explain how all of this started as we are Margaret Rivers oldest restaurant and this is a long held...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been quite a few years since we have visited this Margaret River institution. It did not disappoint. Pastas were delicious. Service was excellent. If you have time whilst in MR it's a must. We mad the trip whilst staying in Yallingup.

Thank grevic
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the trouble to give us this lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the good news - the food here is excellent. We were a party of 5 including 2 kids (11 and 12) with adult appetites. Signature steak, pork belly, duck and a range of desserts were all first rate. So why the but? If you...More

1  Thank Burnleypudding
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Just to confirm that whilst we do have a history as a character and quirky restaurant it is a little unfair to assume that we do not wish to compete in terms of ambience. We did actually have plans for a very extensive refurb this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely evening meal here with friends. Good menu with seafood, meat, pasta and vegetarian choices. Importantly was excellent for my wife who requires gluten free choices. We ate duck, pasta ragu,Thai vegetarian curry all tasty and well presented Its expensive though. $38 for...More

Thank chriswalsh365
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed everything Chris. The focus at our restaurant is local, organic and free range so our ingredients are expensive to source. Hopefully this is reflected in the taste and quality of our meals.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the duck (really tasty) and a pasta with a meat ragu along with a good bottle of local red wine. Dessert was a bit disappointing. We liked the sticky date pudding very much, but the lemon dessert was way too sweet. Good service...More

Thank Leslie742
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you did not like that dessert Leslie, it is fairly new but fast becoming a favourite. Looks like the great meals and local wine made up for it though, which is great.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food, the service and the advice from our hostess! I’d highly recommend Arc of Iris if you’re visiting Margaret River. Thank you!!

Thank Glen C
Sarah G, Owner at Arc of Iris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review.

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Candice W
12 December 2017|
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Response from Sarah G | Property representative |
Yes, we are. We have our usual a la carte menu. There is a 15$ surcharge for the Public Holiday, rest assured we use it to pay our wonderful staff what they deserve for working Christmas Day. there is a minimum charge of $75... More
9 October 2016|
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Response from Sarah G | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay! we only check this page every few days. This will be fine but, can you send us an email address so we can confirm that back to you? I cannot send you our email address as it will not let me include... More
1 August 2016|
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Response from Sarah G | Property representative |
Yes very family friendly.kids menu and highchairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 46
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Margaret River Region  >  Margaret River
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9757 3112
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We are Margaret Rivers oldest restaurant! and have been delighting both locals and visitors for over 26 years! Our look is old and eclectic, still referencing the restaurants humble beginnings when tables,chairs,crockery and cutlery Were bought from the local op shop or donated by regulars.'Miss matched tables and chairs add to the now famous character. The focus is all on the food serving luxury cuts of free range meat with local wines, fresh seafood and Italian pasta as well as that famous duck and venison and that sought after 700g prime ribeye steak. 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 have been around for 26 years when so many others come and go.
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