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Hopetoun Tearooms

Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 2777
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Ranked #40 of 3,965 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Café, Tea Room, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
uk
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The cakes in the window are amazing. Colourful, huge, dreamy and mouth watering. There always seem to be a queue outside which is usually a good sign. Now I love my tea and cake. I also like a good atmosphere and a cosy setting. It was more like a busy posh cafe with a conveyor belt of people coming in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Amazing window display of cakes. Love the decor and the cakes were delicious. There is always a queue for the tea shop but we only had a five minute wait, definitely worth the wait. Prices reasonable for central Melbourne.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Always come back here on each visit to Melbourne - well worth the wait. The cakes are absolutely magic & the service is quick & cheerful.

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TOWNSVILLE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

On a girls weekend and had always wanted to go to the tea rooms. We got up early and went down for breakfast. Was very disappointed. The service was poor. The food was cold and overpriced. All our poached eggs came out hard. Plus your charged 10% more on weekends. So much nicer places in lane ways.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Overpriced. Customer service isn't great. There are better places out there. The only good thing about this place is the pretty window cake displays! Definitely a tourist trap.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A truly memorable experience, great food with the homemade touch, scrumptious cakes that are a work of art, affordably priced from tha fresh sandwiches to the more indulgent meal, always something different from the chef! Even though you have to wait in line for a table at times, the wait is worth it! Its my special treat every time I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited Hopetoun with 3 other ladies on a girls weekend away to Melbourne. The service was great, the food was delish and the atmosphere was great! Highly recommend the high tea and will be adding this to our agenda every trip to Melbourne!

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Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Even though I've been visiting Melbourne since the mid 70's I didn't know the tea rooms existed until a family member went there in January. It is in the beautiful Block Arcade and is a Melbourne institution. It is fantastic! Beautiful cakes and a great lunch menu with lots of variety. I would highly recommend a visit you won't be... More

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Blackwood, South Australia, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife promised to take me somewhere special she'd found in Melbourne on a previous work trip and she did not disappoint. Beautiful food and great coffee. Be prepared to line up at though. We managed to avoid the line as we came earlier in the day. I believe you can book a table. But if I had to line... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

So hopetoun is set in block arcade which is very pretty and after walking by many times and seeing long queues outside, decided to duck in the first opportunity we got when there was no queue. Now Melbourne has many lovely cafes so I figure Hopetouns allure is its setting - granted the cakes in the window look enticing but... More

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