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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 3,988 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Queensland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Seriously one of the best tearoom I have been too. Loved and I wish i could have gone more. Its a a place where you need to line up as there is many people wanting the same experience and pleasure as yourself. The food was amazing and the experience is great. Enjoy !!!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow, hard to believe the glowing reviews of this place. You have to queue for at least 30 minutes to get in. While waiting for such a long time, people behind were plucked out if the queue and sent in because one if the staff "knew them." Ugh. But then, when finally inside... The tea is really average. Their breakfast... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've wandered part the cake display a number of times, finally had the time to spend. Only a 5 minute wait close to noon on a Friday. A slice of lemon tart was divine - just enough that I enjoyed every spoonful without forcing down the last morsel. Would have rated excellent but my espresso wasn't quite there - but... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Hopetoun has the best scones I've ever tasted, a must stop destination for any serious foodie. Cakes to die for! If you don't live in Melbourne and want to do a high tea here, make sure you book in advanced months ahead, because they are that popular.

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Adelaide
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We pre-booked High Tea whilst on a shopping trip to Melbourne. It was sensational & I would highly recommend it. A great selection of delicious sandwiches & cakes, plus more teas than you could poke a stick at. A must!!

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Traralgon, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the third time i have been and i love it. Although you have to stand in a queue to be seated the waiting time is not to long also that gives you ample time to look at the amazing cakes on display in the window! The food and the service are great, a must do if your ever... More

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Wollongong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This cosy tearoom was so inviting with the scrumptious display of cakes, tarts, cheesecakes and scones in the window. I waited in line for 1/2 an hour on a Saturday afternoon for a table for 4 people. We were served by a lovely lady who knew all about her product and bent over backwards to help us with our questions.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just go and eat as much as you can! Be prepared to queue though! Great atmosphere and divine food! I'd eat there everyday if I could!

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uk
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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

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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