Sunday, 3 January 2016

Arc of Iris, Margaret River

While exploring Margaret River we came across Arc of Iris, a popular little restaurant in the heart of the town. Arc of Iris supports local produce by sourcing all their free range meat, cheese, bread, olive oil and wine in the Margaret River region. Upon entering we were seated by a lovely attentive waiter.

Kilpatrick Oysters ($3.50 each)

Since we were in the already luxurious Margaret River we had to try some of their local oysters and we decided to have the Kilpatrick oysters. The sauce was beautiful and tasty and the spice was wonderfully balanced with the chunks of bacon which added some extra texture and saltiness. The only flaw was that the sauce over powered the flavour of the oysters and we prefer fresh uncooked oysters. We rate the oysters 6.5/10.

The Beef ($40)

We liked this dish however, it didn't blow us away. The beef was cooked very nicely so it was tender and juicy. It was accompanied by a light and tangy sauce which gave it some extra zing. For those who don't like to venture too far out of their comfort zone this would be a nice option but we feel like it needed a little more creativity. We rate this dish 7/10.

The Pork ($36)

We ordered the Finest Linley Valley free range pork belly which had been slow roasted for 7.5 hours. Since the pork was roasted it had a different texture to what we were used to, it was slightly chewier and a little dry. The skin was not as crispy as we'd like but paired with the red cabbage and apple sauce it was palatable. We rate this dish 5.5/10.

The Duck ($39)

The duck was our favourite dish out of the lot we tried. It was sourced locally in Wagin and was free range. We liked that it was a generous serving size giving us half a duck, which was a twist on the traditional asian roast duck. We enjoyed the sauce as it added some sweetness which was eventually cut through with some spicy flavours. We rate this dish 9/10.

Overall Review

Overall we thought the food was very high quality however, it was very expensive for what we had. We would like to mention that the staff were friendly and attentive, providing excellent service. If you're in Margaret River any time soon we recommend you try out their duck. We rate Arc of Iris 7/10.

Arc of Iris Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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