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Hopetoun Tearooms

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Tea Room
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Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2777
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A Melbourne Institution - since 1892 - located in the exact same position...
A Melbourne Institution - since 1892 - located in the exact same position of the Block Arcade. Providing diners with a range of Tea, desserts and a la carte savoury meals. High Tea is also provided 7 days - by reservation only - access online for reservations. General dining - no reservation required - just come in and we will look after you..
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant and beautiful

Lovely place for a quiet cup of tea & a scone or Fruit Brioche toast before shopping on a Saturday morning. Steeped in elegant history and a must visit place just for the experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely place for a quiet cup of tea & a scone or Fruit Brioche toast before shopping on a Saturday morning. Steeped in elegant history and a must visit place just for the experience.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

That's the motto of this historical tearoom in the heart of Melbourne located in the Block Arcade. Had a delicious lunch and tea. The chocolate fig tart was amazing. This place is a must when visiting Melbourne. I will come back!

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Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A hidden gem in the Block Arcade just off the corner of Elizabeth and Collins Street. The window display of cakes and other sweet temptations were being admired and photographed by passers-by and customers waiting to be seated. The staff were friendly and attentive. The tea selection was extensive. The food was fresh and very tasty and didn't take too... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The location of these historic tearooms in the gloriously decorative, Italianate Block Arcade is wonderful. And just in case that isn't enough for you, the tearooms offer a wildly decorative and over-scale green wallpaper that you can gaze at while you're waiting in the queue. Alternatively, as you near the entrance you can gaze at the rich and colourful goodies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just walking by the window stops you in your tracks. There is always a line but it moves quickly. We stopped for afternoon tea and each had a different dessert. WOW is all I can say. So delicious. Its located in the block arcade so very nice atmosphere

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When you walk past the tea rooms it certainly catches your eye. The old world charm that resonates from the facade and from behind the windows draws your interest immediately..... But that is where all the positives end !! After lining up for 20 mins.... We were just about sitting on top of the people next to us... I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The tearooms have an awesome range of cakes to choose from. And an equally impressive tea selection. Try to get there early in the day to beat the queue. Located in The Block Arcade which is beautiful, elegant and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Depending on what time you arrive, the wait can be up to 30 minutes. Once inside the decor and service are of a very high standard. Choices are good ranging from small cakes to sandwiches and if prebooked full morning tea. A must do at least once when visiting Melbourne. The block arcade where it is situated is a relic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My mother, sister and I always make time to go to this Melbourne establishment when we are in town. Perpetually busy with a line up at all times, it is worth the wait. Delightful afternoon tea

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been disappointed by this tearoom, as we were expecting a cosy ambiance from the outside. The place was crowded & cold. Overall food & tea quality was good but not exceptional. Been wagyu & seafood risotto is not what you expect on a tearoom's menu... Staff exhausted & unpleasant. Definitely NOT WORTH queuing half an hour.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Tea Room

Description

A Melbourne Institution - since 1892 - located in the exact same position of the Block Arcade. Providing diners with a range of Tea, desserts and a la carte savoury meals. High Tea is also provided 7 days - by reservation only - access online for reservations. General dining - no reservation required - just come in and we will look after you..
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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