Eating out like a local in Margs

Main St Eats

Margaret River Food/Margaret River experiences by Debbie Noonan, April 23rd 2018

Arc of Iris Margaret River

Margaret River is well known for it’s great wineries and foodie experiences, but what about those little places the locals frequent? You know the ones, the ones we catch up with friends and family, or head for those special occasions.

One of our favourites is The Arc of Iris. Established in 1990, initially it started with few tables and chairs, so customers simply brought their own. For a long time drinks were served from old jam jars (back then not trendy) or maybe they were ahead of their time. And, of course who could forget the old oil drums to sit on. When locals finally got fed up, of they went to the op shop and started to purchase mismatched crockery, cutlery and furniture, and so the eclectic look of The Arc began.

We all know that saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” this could never be truer about this local favourite.

Wind forward to 2018 and you will find husband and wife team Carina (front of house) and Denis (Chef) cooking up a storm in this very popular main street restaurant.

Denis and his team are passionate about promoting and highlighting regional suppliers and local produce and their extensive menu will leave you wanting more.

So, you may ask, what do we recommend?

Well that’s easy, for me the baby squid Japanese style or garlic prawns are always a great place to start, and then it must be the slow cooked belly of pork – yum yum.

For Pete it’s never that straight forward, but fresh oysters will often jump out as a favourite, after that the free-range Wagin duck is a forerunner, but depending on his mood the local beef or venison will always be up there in the mix.


Now we often can’t fit in much else, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look, or share the home made sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream.

Have we tempted you yet? Hopefully yes, if so just hit this link to book now.

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