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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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Ranked #81 of 4,140 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Café, Tea Room, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Perth, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

After waiting half an hour in the line outside for a simple coffee and cake I feel like my expectations were sky high for this much touted tearoom. Swarming with tourists, you are crammed into a seat within the cramped tea rooms. $12 for a slice of cake, when you can get a better quality slice for much less around... More 

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london
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93 reviews 93 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We saw the cakes in the window and I had to drag my husband in (he wilingly went in!). There are so many cakes to try and it's hard to chose. The queue went quick for us. I had the special which was brownie, ice cream and strawberries. It was lovely but enough for two! My husband has New York... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We treated ourselves to breakfast here on our recent trip to Melbourne. It was lovely. We felt very special we went back a couple of days later to buy some dessert to eat at our hotel it was very fresh and the servings were huge I couldn't finish my piece of double chocolate cheesecake

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Visual and gastronomical feast, surprisingly affordable and famously delicious. No booking required, just walk inn from the street, worth cuing for!

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Queensland, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful tea room with its window of cakes and rich interior decor looks quite divine, but the quality of the food doesn't quite match the promise of the looks. Ok so this is a tea room by name so it's probably a stretch to expect really exceptional espresso coffee, but my coffee was actually so bad I thought for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We decided to stop by for lunch as we manage to stumble upon it when there wasn't a queue at noon. There used to be a very long queue to get in so the lack of queue was a surprise. Later on the queue did build up but it still wasn't like what we have seen before. The place is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The window display of cakes looks fantastic so we decided we had to try it. Out of 6 of us, 5 were quite disappointed with our cake selection, only one of us said it was excellent. The other five of us agreed we could make better at home. It must be a sign of the times if people think these... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We came here as tourists in May 2014 and found the service appalling and the cakes incredibly disappointing. Now that we live in Melbourne we decided to give it another go: the service is still as bad as ever and the cakes no better. The staff don't smile or acknowledge orders (let alone say 'please' and 'thank you') and, worse... More 

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HopetounTeaRooms, Owner at Hopetoun Tearooms, responded to this review

JayC - thank you for your feedback - second time around. We take all feedback seriously and review them with all staff members. We are a small venue and try and accommodate all customers in a space poor establishment. We therefore - due to our popularity, try and assist and dine all patrons at all times, and this is the... More 

Auckland,
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Chocolate and fig tart was amazing. Lamingtons, chosen by my tea companion, surprisingly most and coconutty compared to the standard version. OUTSTANDING TEAS - served loose leaf in individual generous pots and strainers. The Maquise Earl Grey almost medicinal with its lavender, I left with an extra box to drink at home. Service good too, after not too long a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A touch of old world Melbourne charm awaits. Had green loose leaf tea with fresh lemon and serve of scrumptious scones. Perfect morning refreshments in delightful surrounds. Quite special.

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Additional Information about Hopetoun Tearooms

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

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